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Schultz's Crab House

1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
410-687-1020
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Ranked #4 of 62 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was in the area looking for a restaurant. I had seen positive reviews on Tripadvisor and got a positive review from a local. The crab cakes were excellent. Lots of crab. Lightly seasoned which is perfect if the crab is good (and it was). The tartar sauce was optional in my opinion. The decor is spartan. The tables are... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the lobster tails and they were excellent. Not the fanciest place, but what crab house is? Don't come late, they may run out of crabs. The locals seem at home here.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When we stepped into the door we knew it was going to be a great place. We ordered steamed shrimp which was very reasonable and steamed crabs I also had the Maryland crab soup. Every thing was so delicious ! There were all types of people there family ,couples ,business associates.Our waitress was great, I even told her so. It... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not only do theydo steamed crabs right, the other food is great as well. Busy place, but customer service is never compromised. Their soups are great.

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Baltimore Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Schultz's has been around what seems like forever. I remember coming here with my uncle in late 70's early 80's picking up steamed crabs from the shack out back. I come here probably at least once a year, whenever in the mood for some seafood it's one of the handful of places in the area I may hit. Be warned,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Schult'z never disappoints! Came here for lunch. Ordered grilled chicken salad. Way better than expected, and huge. Also ordered $3.99 fries. Also tasty, crisp, and a large portion. Then split a dozen med ($42) steamed crabs with my daughter. Ate every last one.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great, as always. This place never changes. The same decor from 30 + years ago. Got steamed crabs. Perfect seasoning. Very yummy. $47 a dozen. Also had popcorn shrimp - very good batter. Nice. Salad - fine. Good dressing. And crab soup. Good, but loads of veggies, a little light on the crab meat. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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whirled
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a real neighborhood restaurant with, as others mentioned, street-only parking, so that can be a bit of a pain. But once you get in, the staff is wonderful and very knowlegeable about their menu and crabs! I came here mostly for the crabs and they are among the best around. So many places now use small crabs, and... More 

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MiddleRiver Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

if your lookin for a tasty seafood lunch, Dinner or just a drink people are friendly We would have no problem taking children in to restaurant

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Baltimore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have gone to Schultz's many times for dinner and have never had a bad meal. It's a nice family place and it's a good place to meet people. Chef Larry is always around to say hi and make sure everything was delicious, the wait staff is excellent and George the bartender always is ready to greet you with a... More 

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Additional Information about Schultz's Crab House

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

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