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Rube's Crab Shack

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17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
+1 301-447-4116
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“crab legs” (14 reviews)
“clams” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rube’s is always a great place to go for all you can eat crabs! Everything was great except the steamed shrimp were a little tough to peel. Crabs, crab legs & fried shrimp were awesome!!

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night so seating was difficult but we finally got a place at the bar. The seafood we ordered came quickly and was hot and delicious. Crab soup as an appetizer was nicely spicy. Skip the salad bar.

Thank roxborough28
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Place was clean, service was fast, food was good. Lots of locals came in to eat. Lots of menu choices. Would go back.

Thank Stunnin_D
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We live in Frederick and will make the 30 minute drive to Emmittsburg to enjoy some crab legs, muscles and oysters. Relaxing atmosphere!

Thank SonyaY224
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

love the crabs and crab legs! crabs to go are also good. they have good service ok prices they have an outside area in nice weather

Thank 3chele
Reviewed January 13, 2018

I should have known something was wrong when there was plenty of room in this formerly-popular seafood restaurant on a Friday night . People are staying away in droves because the owner / manager is rude and the service is bad . Our waitress looked...More

Thank phantomreviewer2015
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

This was the 2nd time I've been there and both were excellent! We have friends in the area and they both love crabs, so they brought us along this time. The service was good, food well prepared and price was comparable to other Crab/Seafood restaurants....More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We made reservation for 8 people for 5:00 pm. When we got there (promptly at 5:00pm) we were asked how many to which we replied there were 7, 3 that were just behind us and would be there in a matter of minutes. The hostess...More

Thank RAHeare
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Went here with friends on the recommendation of other friends. The hard shells were heavy, cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. The soup was excellent as we're the crab legs. Our waitress was so good she should be teaching others how to do it.

Thank gogulls
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The servings were generous and they kept coming. Seafood can be tricky but it was well cooked and fresh. Vey plain surroundings but good food.

Thank michael c
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Joseph G
March 4, 2017|
Response from phantomreviewer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know the answer .
Jennifer G
March 23, 2016|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Think you can order them by the dozen; I'd give them a phone call. Seem to remember people eating them there by the dozen. M J R.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Emmitsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-447-4116
This place just opened about two or three weeks ago. There is also a Rube's restaurant with the same owners in Thurmont, MD.
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