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Schultz's Crab House

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$$ - $$$
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1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's little more that can be added bout this place. The seafood is excellent, amazing crabs, sensational crab cakes, wonderful fried haddock, and a full bar with wildly inexpensive drinks. The place is laid back and friendly, and it took us all of two visits to become regulars. It's our go-to place for drinks and meals, as it is for... More 

Thank Don E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't found anyone that makes a crabcake better than Schultz's. They come on homemade rolls, too. Most of the the time I get take out. But, I do enjoy dining in, too. We've been eating there for 20 years. We eat lunch at Schultz's every New Year's Eve. Can't go wrong with any of these: crabcakes, crab soup, steamed... More 

Thank Tricia Y
Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We traveled 4 hours to visit Shultz's on the recommendation of a relative who lives in the area. It was well worth the trip. The service was second to none, and VERY friendly - as were our fellow diners. The Maryland Blue Crabs were fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. Other meals we saw coming out of the kitchen looked equally... More 

Thank rkhawg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Always good food and service, real nice place, rustic and comfortable, Staff hustles, and does the little things, great value always has specials, always feel welcome, never a bad meal.

Thank Steve P
Dundalk, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

when ever I am hungry for crabs this is where I go. have never been disappointed, friendly service and not much of a wait for our dinner. will always go here.

Thank NanaAnna16
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend, famous for their awesome inexpensive crabs. My favorite were the huge crabs, the crab cake and the steam corn with butter. The onion rings did not disappoint either, I would say I loved everything in the place, we were so full, I couldn't even have dessert.

Thank dgnmil
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I walked in I was told there was a 20 minute wait. The hostess then told me the crabs were small and to her not worth buying so I left.

Thank snugglestyler
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Celebrated our anniversary. Dinner, crabcakes, were very good. I'm picky about my cole slaw, and I really like it here. Service was good. Very casual and comfortable.

Thank Beachlady75
Monticello, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

when we received the bill, we were handed only a slip of paper with the total amount of our meal labeled clearly Pre-Tip Amount. Under this was a line for the gratuity amount followed by a line for the total to be charged. The bill seemed high and my husband asked for the itemized bill. The waitress had to go... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This <now> Floridian stopped on vacation to visit the area she grew up in and my Aunt and Uncle brought us back to Schultz's. After a 13 HR drive, mouthwatering the whole trip knowing we'd get a good Baltimore dinner...this exceeded our expectations! Started with crab soup (delightful), then enjoyed the Jumbo Lump crab cake and Shrimp Salad dinner. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-1020

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