end of the crab season

the end is near and so they face the final curtain… capt pell’s in fairfax is still serving crabs — just grab a dozen last night. the quarterdeck in arlington is out for the season. check out other area crab places on a site devoted all to blue-crab.


btw, if you’ve never eaten blue crab out of the shell, please do your research and learn the fine techniques of how to eat and pick steamed crab. it will save you alot of heartache and strange stares. honestly, a couple friends ventured into a crab shack w/o knowing how to eat ’em and barely made it through a half dozen. what a waste! we took them last night, showed them the proper way and they almost kept up w/ the pros ;)

a crab a day keeps the doctor away (that or most ppl coz you smell like crab for hours after — i took two showers today – ha!)

dc/md/nova locales:
Barefoot Green Restaurant 1017 Sophia St Fredericksburg, VA 540-373-2012
Bethesda Crab House 4958 Bethesda Ave Bethesda, MD 301-652-9754
Won “Best Crabs” in washingtonpost.com’s Best Bets 2003 Readers’ Choice contest
Captain Pell’s 8815 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 703-560-0060
Captain White’s 7305 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 703-765-7900
On the Waterfront
The Dancing Crab 4611 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington, DC 202-244-1882
Fairfax Crab House 8815 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 703-560-0060
Ernie’s Original Crab House, 6319 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 703-765-1000
The Quarterdeck 1200 Fort Meyer Dr Arlington, VA 703-528-2722

and more and more

3 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 4:32 pm

    How many of these are “crab shacks” instead of “crab houses?”

  2. Glenn (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

    Mmmmm, crab.

  3. Erin Myers (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 9:51 am

    My husband and I were total vegetarians for years – except for crab. We used to joke that, “we’re from Maryland – where crab is considered a vegetable”

    If you want the yummiest crab / crab cakes ever, you’ve gotta go to Stoney’s – they have AWESOME crab, a floating outdoor seating area with a lovely Western Shore view of the Bay – 3944 Oyster House Rd Broomes Island, MD 410-586-1888.

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