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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 - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Restaurant.

Known as a top notch restaurant by Essex and Middle River residents. Great crabs, shrimp and soup. Service is fast and polite. Parking is available on street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Robert E
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Known as a top notch restaurant by Essex and Middle River residents. Great crabs, shrimp and soup. Service is fast and polite. Parking is available on street.

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Thank Robert E
Essex, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family owned seafood restaurant! It's a little restaurant with huge character. They have been here forever, they have old pictures and huge fish and crabs hanging on the walls. The bar is somewhat separated from the main dining area, they have a pool table and video poker. Also televisions to watch the big games. The last time I was... More 

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Thank Markoshannon
Narvon, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove 1 1/2 hours to go to Schultz's, as it was recommended by a good friend. Our family of 3 met up with our friend's family of 5. Bread with butter was served. I ordered a strip steak with a baked potato and salad, husband ordered shrimp and steak with baked potato and salad, and our son ordered the... More 

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Thank JoAnn578
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We love it here. It is family owned and operated. On December 29, 2015 we once again headed for Schultz's for Steamed Crabs. We have been regulars there since 1983. Casual and comfortable. The best tasting and fairly priced steamed crabs anywhere.

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Thank Sharon R
Baltimore, Maryland
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This restaurant has been on Old Eastern Avenue since 1950. The food is consistently fresh and well prepared. It is a seafood restaurant, and I was going to order their shrimp salad on their home made roll; but, they had a special: sour beef and dumplings. I knew it had to be good, and it was – a generous portion... More 

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Thank Maggi713
Baltimore, Maryland
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670 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Small little local spot to either eat in or nice size bar where all the locals hang out. I have been coming into this place for over 30 years, and never disappoints, their steamed shrimp are GIGANTIC steamed up with onions which bring out the flavor!

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Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I was in town for a wedding. We meet up with some friends for lunch here. When we arrived we was kind of wondering if we should find another place to eat based on the looks and the parking. But we decided to go inside, once inside we still was questioning if this was a right choice.... More 

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Thank Jennia H
Middle River, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

the food and service is good. Relaxing place. the inside leaves a bit to be desired, but the food is worth it.

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Thank Anne K
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This place was great. It's definitely an old school, locals restaurant. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. I had warm bread, shrimp, soup and crab cakes. It was too much to eat but well worth it. The crab cake was the specialty. It was very good. The beer selection was a little thin - miller, bud, coors kind... More 

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Thank TRIPonacrack
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Large crab cakes with big lumps of crab were delicious. The crab cakes were not saturated with filler -- just wonderful pure meat.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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