Warmer weather is approaching, meaning it’s almost time to start cracking into locally sourced crabs and dining on delicious crab cakes. Peak Maryland crab season officially begins in April, so plan a visit to Montgomery County, Maryland to enjoy fresh, tasty crab dishes that are well worth the trip.
875 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
20220 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876
There are few things that get Marylanders more excited than tearing into a bushel of delicious blue crabs encrusted with Old Bay seasoning. As a local family business, Cameron’s has been providing fresh, Maryland crabs at affordable prices to the area for decades. You can pick up your bushel at their Rockville location, Germantown food truck, or have them delivered!
The Grilled Oyster Company
200 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
A neighborhood raw bar, The Grilled Oyster Company is a great option for a date night with ambiance. Stop in for crab hush puppies with maple honey butter, Maryland crab dip served with grilled French bread, Old Bay fries, and Chesapeake Cioppino, which brings crab together with shrimp, mussels, and clams in a tomato and vegetable broth.
8012 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Crisfield Seafood is known for its friendly and attentive service, which keeps local regulars coming back for more. For lighter fare, order the crab meat cocktail appetizer or the crab cake sandwich served with your choice of coleslaw or fries. Their signature selections are the main event and include flounder stuffed with crab meat, baked shrimp stuffed with crab meat, and lobster tails stuffed with crab meat.
Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge
5441 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
Cozy up as if you’re in the Adirondack Mountains at Tower Oaks Lodge. Start off with a warm cup of Maryland cream of crab soup or the ever-popular crab and artichoke dip filled with lump crab meat. If you’re craving jumbo lump crab cakes, order with fries or as a sandwich on a potato roll with coleslaw.
82 Market Street Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Bonefish Grill prides themselves on using fresh, seasonal, high-quality seafood throughout their menu offerings. Savor the corn chowder and lump crab soup with a bit of bacon, share some Maryland-style crab cakes with a red rémoulade sauce, or dive into crab-topped bang fries with bang bang shrimp sauce to start your meal off right. Moving onto the main course, we recommend the sirloin and crab cake dinner for a great surf and turf-style option.