Best Crabs on Kent Island

Want to know where to get the best crabs on Kent Island? We’ve got you covered! Spring is here and that means it’s time to roll out the brown paper, grab the mallets, and get ready to dig in!

Blue crabs are native to the Chesapeake Bay region. Fishermen have been harvesting crabs around the various shores — for fun and for nourishment since the first European colonists arrived in Maryland in the 17th century. While there was an abundance of land to grow crops, seafood very quickly became a part of the everyday diet of those on the Eastern Shore. Seafood was plentiful. Over the decades, commercial fishing and crabbing contributed more and more to Maryland’s economy. Thanks to new technologies like the trotline, it has become even easier to harvest large numbers of crabs from the water. We sure do love our blue crabs! 🦀🦀

How do Kent Islanders Like Their Crabs? We Want to Know!

Best Crab Houses on Kent Island

Without further adieu, here are the top 3 picks on where to eat crabs on Kent Island straight from the locals!

Fisherman’s Crab Deck

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Fisherman’s Crab Deck is a seasonal full-service restaurant with waterfront dining, inside and outside on the Kent Narrows. NO reservations. NO pets. FREE boat docking while you dine. Lunch and Dinner, Kids Menu and Steamed Crabs! – they also have the nutty buddy ice cream bar mentioned in our Ice Cream on Kent Island blog.

Stevensville Crab Shack

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You can sit with the Bay Bridge in the background and a breeze off the Chesapeake Bay as you dine on Maryland’s freshest seafood delights. Maryland’s expert Eastern Shore seafood lovers drop in to eat genuine Kent Island crab, shrimp, oyster and rockfish recipes – pure gold on the tongue.

Harris’ Crab House

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Harris’ Crab House – Open FOR CARRY OUT And DINE-IN daily at 11:00 AM Fresh Seafood No reservations necessary. Craving crabs? Have them delivered – Harris’ now ships some of your Harris’ Crab House favorites using Goldbelly! Don’t forget to stop by Dessert First for a treat after your crabs! 

Carry-Out Crabs on Kent Island

C Legg’s Seafood – C Legg’s Seafood offers the freshest live and steamed local crabs for curbside pickup located in Chester, Maryland. Send a fb message, text, or phone call to order. (410) 829-0994 or

Hunter’s Crabs – Hunter’s Crabs is a family owned and operated seafood market. 4801 Main St, Grasonville (410) 827-8923

Kent Point Marina, Bait House, and Seafood – Kent Point Marina & Bait House was re-established in 2013 when owners Heide and Wayne Major bought the commercial marina from Karen and John Lassan. Since then, changes and improvements have been made to made this marina a friendly atmosphere for both commercial watermen, local bird-watchers, and neighborhood folks alike. THE STEAM TRAILER IS OPEN FOR SUMMER! April – November 2022 Mobile: 410-753-2330

Main Street Seafood – Fresh local crabs, seafood, and produce. Crabs, Crabmeat, Soft Crabs, Hard Crabs, Crab Seasonings and all your Crab supplies! They also sell clams, fish, shrimp, oysters, scallops and a variety of local produce! 5400 Main St Grasonville (410) 490-5687

Mr B’s Seafood – Mr B’s is a full service whole/retail seafood market located in Stevensville MD. We have been proudly serving customers for over forty years. Let us cater your next party. Steamed Blue Crab Shrimp feasts for corporate events, social clubs, church events, fund raisers, birthdays and more. 114 State Street, Stevensville (410) 643-5536

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