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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Bethesda Crab House

  • 4958 Bethesda Ave. Map It
  • Bethesda
  • Seafood

Updated 05/23/2014

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This modest, noisy, ultracasual restaurant is the best place to enjoy one of the Chesapeake Bay area's great delicacies—blue crabs steamed with Old Bay seasoning. Order as many crabs as you want; when they're ready, they'll be dumped on your paper-covered table. That's your cue to pick up a mallet and knife and attack the crustaceans. (The waiters gladly give instructions.) Then settle back with a beer for some serious crab pickin'. The price varies with the time of

year. It's a good idea to call in advance to reserve your crabs—the restaurant sometimes runs out.

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4958 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Maryland, 20814, United States

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Updated 05/23/2014


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