Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bethesda Crab House- Bethesda, MD

4th of July weekend was the perfect time for crabs! Some friends and I looked around the area for an All-You-Cab-Eat place and decided upon Bethesda Crab House.

You have to make a reservations because they only have limited number of crabs. The outside was packed! It is a very casual place with newspaper covered tables.

We decided to eat inside to avoid the wait. The inside is small with 2-3 tables in the middle and booths along the wall.

All-You-Can-Eat medium male crabs for $40 a person. It also came with unlimited corn on the cob and cole slaw. Sorry this pic is blurry and that I don't have pics of the slaw and corn, but we were dying to eat! No time, lol.

These bad boys were covered in Old Bay Seasoning and came with butter, white vinegar and extra seasoning on the side.

There's a 2-hour time limit to eat as many as you can! The trays came out by the dozen, except for the last one that came out in a 1/2 dozen. Our group of 5 probably ate 5 trays. The table wasn't big enough for all the shells. A trash bucket would have been convenient, but our server came by to remove some of the trash.
It was a great time with friends! Some of the crabs were smaller than I'd consider "medium", but over all the crabs were hot upon arrival. The service was nice and I would say it's similar to other crab houses I've been to. They also offer other seafood options and crabs a la carte.

4958 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-3382
Bethesda Crab House on Urbanspoon

Open 7 days a week 9AM-11PM


mary said...

All you can eat crabs for $40 is an excellent price. Thanks for the review I will check this place out!

Anonymous said...

As a crab lover, I must tell you that Bda Crabhouse is not a good place to go...sadly, they reheat their crabs per order, which is why they sometimes are luke warm and the heat is not consistent throughout. I really wanted to like this place, but I can't enjoy re-heated unfresh crabs. Go to b-more or annapolis!