Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Crab Shanty

3410 Plum Tree Dr. (Baltimore National Pike, Rt. 40 W.) Send to Phone
410-465-9660
A lightly upscale venue for cracking piles of steamed hard-shell crabs.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Crab Shanty Restaurant Review

: For those seeking a more upscale atmosphere in which to have a giant pile of steamed hard-shell crabs, there's The Crab Shanty. The crabs are generally heavy and well spiced, plus there's a full menu --- broiled, grilled, sautéed or blackened fish, steamed shellfish, crab cakes, plus veal, chicken, beef and pasta --- for those not enthusiastic about picking their way through dinner. There’s even a small-plates menu of new creations, served Fridays in the pub. For a vintage touch, decorative items in the dining areas were culled from historic houses, barns and hotels on the Eastern seaboard, and an auction yielded a real prize: the sleigh used in the film “White Christmas.”



2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.