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Crab Houses
Posted by: Crabs and Beer ()
Date: March 18, 2010 10:32PM

Thinking to the coming summer months and can't wait for some blue crabs and cold beer. Growing up we always took the boat to Robertson's Crab House and Capt. Billy's, but I think I read somewhere that one has since closed and the other has become way too crowded, pricey, and shitty crabs. Any suggestions for a great crab house this summer. No boat anymore but willing to drive if the crabs are good and the beer is cold. And please don't suggest The Quarterdeck or that place off Wisconsin Ave., I haven't had good crabs at either place - the crabs are too small and over-steamed.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 18, 2010 10:44PM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2010 01:09AM by inkahootz.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Crabs and Beer ()
Date: March 18, 2010 10:52PM

I thought they closed because a developer bought the land. Guess I was wrong, how are the crabs, decent sized?

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 18, 2010 11:09PM

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Claw ()
Date: March 18, 2010 11:10PM

It's a haul, but the Crab Claw in St. Micheal MD is the best. http://www.thecrabclaw.com/

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Crabs and Beer ()
Date: March 18, 2010 11:51PM

Thanks for the advice - will be checking them out come summer. Love cracking crabs and drinking cold beer, a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Just curious if there are any other suggestions - I'd like to hit up a couple of places this summer.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 18, 2010 11:54PM

inkahootz Wrote:
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> Tim's Rivershore (not in Fairfax, but in PWC) is
> right on the river and a great place to boat to.


Makes me wish I had a boat. What are Piracy prosecutions like these days?

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 19, 2010 12:02AM

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2010 01:07AM by inkahootz.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: March 19, 2010 09:45AM

inkahootz Wrote:
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> ThePackLeader Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > inkahootz Wrote:
> >
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> > > Tim's Rivershore (not in Fairfax, but in PWC)
> > is
> > > right on the river and a great place to boat
> > to.
> >
> >
> > Makes me wish I had a boat. What are Piracy
> > prosecutions like these days?
>
>
> I don't know, but you can pick up a brand new 17
> ft. Bayliner (w/ a cuddy cabin) for the price of a
> compact car. BTW, there isn't a personal property
> tax in PWC for recreational vehicles if you
> register and dock/garage it there.


Buy anything BUT a Bayliner. It really is a shite product. If you can find an older Boston Whaler you're doing yourself a favor. Just my opinion.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 19, 2010 09:58AM

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: March 19, 2010 10:16AM

Fair Oaks mall has some company with a boat on display advertising a rental option. Best of both worlds and no black money-pit hole to keep up.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: March 19, 2010 02:34PM

Just remember a boat is a luxury item so every thing associated with it costs double. They are money pits because most boats take a lot of punishment from bouncing around on waves all day.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Pell's ()
Date: March 19, 2010 10:03PM

What about captain pell's in Fairfax?

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Crabs and Beer ()
Date: March 19, 2010 11:40PM

I am a bit leary of crab houses not on the water, I am pretty sure the houses no longer go out and crab themselves (or get them from local watermen) and probably just get them trucked in, but still. Picking crabs must be done by the water or at home, just my opinion - that's all.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: Pell's ()
Date: March 19, 2010 11:46PM

Pells are pretty flipping tasty if you askme. Despite the water. You asked fr good crabs, and I think they've got
a good source. If you want environment,
well then that's different. It's pretty convenient tho

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: March 19, 2010 11:48PM

life lesson - always avoid sushi at truck stops.

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Re: Crab Houses
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 20, 2010 02:38PM

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2010 01:05AM by inkahootz.

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