Top Choice Seafood in Baltimore

Thames St Oyster House

An icon of Fell's Point, this vintage dining and drinking hall serves some of Baltimore's best seafood. Dine in the polished upstairs dining room with views of the waterfront, take a seat in the backyard, or plunk d…
Seafood in Baltimore


Here's a fine example of a place that the press and the tourists found out about long ago, yet whose brilliance hasn't been dimmed by the publicity. Faidley's is best known for its crab cakes, in-claw meat, backfin …
Seafood in Eastern Shore

Watermen's Inn

For a true Shore experience, Watermen's Inn is legendary; in an unpretentious setting you can feast on local catch from an ever-changing menu.
Seafood in Annapolis

Jimmy Cantler's Riverside Inn

This is one of the best crab shacks in the state, and eating a steamed crab has been elevated to an art form – a hands-on, messy endeavor, normally accompanied by corn on the cob and ice-cold beer.
Seafood in St Michaels & Tilghman Island

Crab Claw

Next door to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Crab Claw serves up tasty Maryland blue crabs to splendid views over the harbor. Avoid the seafood sampler, unless you're a fan of deep-fried seafood.
Seafood in Baltimore

LP Steamers

LP is the best in Baltimore’s seafood stakes: working class, teasing smiles and the freshest crabs on the southside.
Seafood in Annapolis


The by-consensus best crab house in Annapolis is a little ways outside of the city. But like many crab houses, Cantler’s can be approached by road (Forest Beach Rd) or boat (a waterfront location is crab-eating indu…
Seafood in Maryland

Harris Crab House

Off Rte 50 in the Kent Narrows, just after crossing the Bay Bridge, Harris Crab House is highly regarded for its food and enormous wooden waterfront deck, even if it’s a bit of a tourist trap.
Seafood in Southern Maryland


This fish shack, which isn't that far in exterior decor from a bomb shelter (it doesn't get significantly better inside), is run by Tom Courtney, local fisherman and all around surly character. So what's to love? Fi…
Seafood in St Michaels & Tilghman Island

Harrison's Chesapeake House

The venerable Harrison has had a bit of an overhaul, going from old-school crab shack decked out in maritime paraphernalia to...a slightly newer-school crab shack with maritime paraphernalia. And that's fine! Let th…