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The Crab Claw

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304 Mill Street at Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great dock seating!

Went on a warm day and were able to sit right along the water with family. the Crab Pizza was amazing! I can't wait to go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Michaels, Maryland
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Nanty Glo
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite waterside restaurant for us. Food is tasty, perfect service,and friendly staff. A delightful outdoor dining experience on the marina.

Thank Marlin P
St. Michaels, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a warm day and were able to sit right along the water with family. the Crab Pizza was amazing! I can't wait to go back.

Thank KKM7757
Royal Oak, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Used to go all the time as a tourist, don't go now as a local, but bring guests who visit. Place to bash crabs, watch boats come in, etc. Lots of fun. If you are a local, you catch your own crabs.

Thank Kate M
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Locals told my family to avoid eating here. But we really like to support local restaurants and the views are incredbe. I don't see why when popular with tourists the food has to be low quality, inconsistent portions, high cost and terrible service. Don't bother and perhaps the owners will serve quality well cooked seafood to equal the prices they... More 

Thank Celie B
Mont Alto, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a small bite to eat. Great views and great service! My husband and father had a bucket of clams served with a side of clam juice. They said they were delicious including the clam juice and a plate of clam strips which they also said were very good.

Thank Elizabeth M
River Forest, Illinois
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Crab Claw is a perennial favorite in historic St. Michaels, MD. Right on the water next to a marina, it offers the feel and views one would expect from a landmark Chesapeake Bay restaurant. Even late in the season in a poor crabbing year, steamed blue crabs were available, but expect to pay up by the end of October... More 

Thank ChrisH018
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Waterfront restaurant that has been there for 50 years. We sat outdoors and it was lovely. The freshest tasting oysters served in a steel bucket with a cup of brine on the side together with warm drawn butter. Delicious. We also had steamed oysters, perfectly done. Couldn't get enough. Next was steamed shrimp. Again very fresh tasting. You can't compare... More 

Thank lovetocook23
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Because many of the recent reviews were lukewarm, we hesitated to return to one of our favorites after not having been in the area for several years. I'm glad we risked it! We got XL crabs which were wonderful, my daughter got the scallops which she said were excellent. We also got sides of veggies - they are large and... More 

Thank WVyankee
Delanco, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch after our visit to the lighthouse, what a great surprise! Friends I was with had their Margaritas and said that they were the best the whole weekend! Food and atmosphere was great!

Thank Theresa H
Prescott, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We were sadly disappointed with a place that is always on our list to eat. The very friendly waitress was spread thin working both upstairs and downstairs and couldn't possibly give us decent service. We actually felt sorry for her. Also, some of the food on our plate was cold but as our waitress was not available we are it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 Mill Street at Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  St. Michaels
  • Phone Number: 410-745-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?