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Bethesda Crab House

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4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
+1 301-652-3382
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“blue crabs” (8 reviews)
“corns” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best first experience with blue crabs! Order ahead of time, as we were told they run out of the large crabs early. All the staff were extremely friendly and made you feel like one big family sitting outside on the paper lined picnic tables. Inside...More

Thank LongIslandIowa
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has been serving crabs for at least 50 years and not changed that much. In fact they just did a bit of remodeling which was needed. First come first serve but order crabs by phone ahead of time. Seating either inside table and...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the all you can eat for $45 pp. It was the best deal you get all the crabs, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. The crabs were meaty and very tasty.

Thank Jas N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love crab: king, spider, dungeness, velvet, bay, all kinds. For the likes of me, this is a GREAT place. Lots of great crab, freshly boiled, in a casual atmosphere where you do not need to worry too much about manners when you just dig...More

Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual restaurant Picnic tables outside Shrimp starter was great Soft shell crab excellent Sweet corn was excellent Crab cake fresh and excellent Worth the stop --- real thing

Thank pho2
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent service and to wine and dine someone then this place is not for you. If you're looking to eat some awesome crabs in a pretty regular restaurant but have some of the best crab soup ever had them this...More

Thank WorldTravelerDC1
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I decided to host a birthday party for my wonderful wife, attended by old friends from the community where we used to live, until about 18 months ago. But where? I decided on the crab house, having eaten there before many times. If you are...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed April 16, 2017

I dined there as part of a group. We ordered 4 dozen crabs. They were good, but they had way too much seasoning on them. I would have preferred adding it myself. The place itself could also smell better. Just because you sell seafood doesn't...More

Thank Aelleee
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

While the crabs are certainly good and the rusty atmosphere very welcome, the boiled shrimp had no taste. A shame really.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This is a place where you break crabs apart, get your hands dirty, make a mess and have good eating. If you want large crabs you may want to call ahead and reserve. It's on the edge of being divey with basic outdoor tables, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-3382
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