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Schultz's Crab House

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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Schultz's for 40 years off and on, and the atmosphere/decor is as it has always been, but that's a good thing. The food is always prepared perfectly - great menu seleciton, yummy drinks, and the crabs .. the crabs...! The crabs are fantastic, and Schultz's uses their own seafood/crab seasoning (which you can purchse in... More 

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Spring, Texas
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting relatives in Baltimore and "on the hunt" for steamed crabs. Schultz's keeps its prices moderate for the "locals" in its neighborhood. As it was a bit early in the season for "steamers," the ones we had were smaller (as expected) but full of meat. The crab soup appetizer was a great start for the steamed crabs.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A buddy and I were driving down Interstate 95, and decided to take a break for linner. Since we were in Maryland, we decided to look for crab cakes near the Interstate and Schultz's Crab House came up. When we pulled up to the restaurant, it was already mid-afternoon, so we were able to get parking on the street, directly... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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545 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We stopped in for lunch last Thursday. Patty always gives you a warm welcome and delivers great service. Schultz’s just hits the spot. They offer lunch specials Monday thru Friday at very reasonable prices. My girlfriend had the special of the day – Backfin Crab Cake with a cup of Crab soup - $10.00. I decided to go with the... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

OMG, gotta try the pretzel and crab, crab soup (non vegetable) and crab cake. Each time I visit from Florida, its my very first stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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.

Thank Robert E
Essex, Maryland
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 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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Narvon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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545 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?