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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
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Roswell, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Newark, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Newark, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is very good. We had crabs and got a lesson in how to crack them. It's fun work and worth it. Even some locals were unaware of Schultz's. We will be back next time in Baltimore.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Steamed crabs with the special seasoning (by the dozen) on a September Friday night were awesome. But expect to spend the entire evening hammering away at their hard shells. Sounds like the place is erecting a barn with all the hammering. A definite local area favorite with pool table, bar and restaurant. "Lump" crab cakes were also excellent. Street parking... More

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Philadelphia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We've been eating hardshell Chesapeake crabs for 50 years and finally discovered Schultz's, only 90 minutes (!) from home. It is clearly a neighborhood restaurant/bar, with a very good vibe from the regulars who were dining there. But it was the crabs that grabbed our attention: large, hot on arrival from the kitchen (too hot to pick up initially), well... More

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