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Schultz's Crab House

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1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
410-687-1020
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crabs!!

This is a local spot with delicious seafood. We went in for the crabs and were told it takes 35min so we ordered them as well as the seafood platter which had a lil bit of everything fried - orange roughy, scallops, crab cake, soft shell crab. The platter arrived and satiated our hunger. The crabs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a local spot with delicious seafood. We went in for the crabs and were told it takes 35min so we ordered them as well as the seafood platter which had a lil bit of everything fried - orange roughy, scallops, crab cake, soft shell crab. The platter arrived and satiated our hunger. The crabs came out piping hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The crabs are very good. Remember to call ahead to make sure they'll have them in and to see what the prices are (normally three price levels based on size of the crab). If you're not familiar with how to eat a crab, this might not be the best place to go. It usually gets busy, with a limited wait... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Whatever You Want To Eat Its AllGOOD At SCHULTZS They been In Essex For Over 50 Years That Should Tell You All !!!The Food Is GREAT & They Also Have A Bar There If You Feel Like It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Best bang for your buck. Crabs were delicious, sweet and tasty!! Schultz rocks!!! No frills crab schack that delivers great crabs!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Their steamed crabs blew my former favorite place out of the water. Their crab cake sandwich blew my former favorite place out of the water. Their seafood gumbo was good enough to take a quart home. And their prices are reasonable. As the waiter confirmed, "it's not rocket science … but it's easy to mess [crabs] up." And as I... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was great (except perhaps the wait!) When we got there, there was only one table left, so it can get very busy. The service was very attentive and it was a nice atmosphere. Prior to ordering, we were told that the crabs would take about 35 minutes to come, so we ordered the popcorn shrimp to... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Bar atmosphere but friendly. Most of the items were batter dipped, and fried but all had a good flavor.

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Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was our first time there. When you enter the dining room, there is no hostess to greet you, so you have to grab somebody's attention to get seated. They only had small size crabs at first, so we waited for the larger crabs about 30 minutes. We has crab soup which was excellent and so were the onion rings.... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to Schultz's Crab House after a day at Camden Field watching the Orioles play the Nationals. It was a great experience. None of the high end dining at Schultz's. this was a local, neighborhood eatery that servved delicious food. We had a huge platter of steamed crabs, another bowl of ssteamed shrimp and onions, and crab soup. All... More 

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Jarrestville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were introduced to Schultz's over thirty years ago and are still going back. We were just there the other day for "backfin lump" "Maryland" crab cakes. And again the food was great the service was good (we had a 10 min. wait, to be expected on a weekend this time of year). If you are in Baltimore this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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