Neighborhood Eats: Bethesda Crab House
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
Bethesda Crab House
Address: 4958 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-3382
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Steamed jumbo blue crabs; crabcakes; peel-and-eat shrimp.
Price Details: All-you-can-eat crab feast, $25.

Paper-covered communal tables set the scene for this seaside-style crabhouse in downtown Bethesda. Don’t waste time on side dishes or chatting up the sometimes grouchy servers: Steamed blue crabs with Old Bay are the stars here. Regulars know to call ahead and reserve them—ask for jumbos—because they sometimes run out.

-March, 2008 

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