Baltimore might as well be the crab capital of the U.S.  Situated right on the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore takes full advantage of the cool waters and its abundance of delectable blue crabs.  All throughout Baltimore there are tons of restaurants steaming hard and soft shell crabs, whipping up some of the best crab cakes, and more.  Here are some good bets for the best crab in Baltimore.

Riptide by the Bay - Situated in Baltimore's historic Fell's Point neighborhood, Riptide by the Bay serves up a variety of Maryland blue crab and crab dishes perfect for any seafood lover.  Stop by and enjoy blue crabs year-round, Maryland crab dip, crab cakes, and more.

Canton Dockside - Voted one of Baltimore's 15 best crab houses by Baltimore Magazine, Canton Dockside provides a family friendly atmosphere perfect for seafood fans young and old.  Enjoy succulent Maryland blue crab, fish and chips, Maryland crab cakes, and so much more.

Captain James Landing - Head to this premier seafood restaurant in Baltimore overlooking the Inner Harbor for an unforgettable dining experience.  Captain James Landing is a top destination for everything from steamed crabs to Maryland crab soup, steamed shrimp, and little neck clams.

The Crab Shanty - Open for over 30 years, The Crab Shanty has become a longstanding institution for fresh, delicious crab in Baltimore.  Go for their Chesapeake Seafood Steamer which includes mussels, Jonah crab claws, clams, shrimp, spinach, and
potatoes in a lemon garlic broth.

L.P. Steamers Crab House - Offering some of the best steamed crabs in South Baltimore, L.P. Steamers Crab House is the place to go if you're looking to satisfy that crab or seafood craving.  Stop by and enjoy steamed crab, crab cakes, fried clam strips, crab fluff, steamed flounder, and more.