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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 - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome place to eat, drink and be happy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Tuohy318
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Essex, Maryland
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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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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 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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77 reviews 77 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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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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84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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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