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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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  • 23
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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
Girls Night!

Crabs were great and a fun Maryland experience. Enjoyed the seafood & grill items we ordered --nice atmosphere & wonderful servers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Crabs were great and a fun Maryland experience. Enjoyed the seafood & grill items we ordered --nice atmosphere & wonderful servers.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have been coming to Schultz's for over 15 years drawn by their pepper spice covered steamed crabs. The atmosphere may be from the 60's but their Maryland crap soup and steamed crabs are from heaven. Two words of advise: Don't wear cloths that your afraid of getting something on because when you start walking the crabs with a wooden... More 

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Milwaukee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was our first experience eating at Schultz’s. We ended up here after a bad service experience the same evening at Sue Island Grill and Crab. Schultz’s is an older establishment, but has a very cozy feel. We were greeted at the door by a friendly waiter and then shown to our table right away. Our wait person (Sharon -... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was there 5/20, typical bar restaurant, very good crab cake with fries and coleslaw. Would and will go there over and over again. Have my boat right up the road so will have many chances to go and in fact will.

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This neighborhood fixture is a very good to excellent restaurant for crabs and other seafood dishes, The lump crabmeat crab cakes are superior as well as the crab bisque and tomato based crab soup. The restaurant has a large bar area. Food: 4.5-5/5. Service: Very friendly, courteous, helpful and prompt. Decor: Dark wood paneling with dark wood tabletops gives the... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were seated right away by a very nice young man. Hot, delicious bread and butter was delivered to our table. The ice tea we ordered was perfect and ice cold. I got the jumbo lump crabcake with a baked potato and cole slaw. Everything was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the chicken Chesapeake. It was a rather large piece... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Best place in Essex, MD 21221. Food is awesome, staff is so friendly. We go at least 1 or 2 times a week. Love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place has the best crab soup ever. It is the only place I have tasted that comes down to tasting like my fathers home made recipe. Have been going there for lunch and lite dinners it is very good. Crab cakes are good and so are the salmon cakes tasty. This place is very reasonable and the staff is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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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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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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