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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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank nolefan2016
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank PMDow42
Dayton, OH
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last dinner stop while in town for work and it was the highlight of our trip. The servers were super friendly and the food was outstanding. Had never tried any of the soups and I ordered one and she bought out samples of all three!! Got the crab cake and it was without a doubt the best... More 

Thank bjl1975
Baltimore, Maryland
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 

Thank cookiebox
Spring, Texas
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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.

Thank Chuck H
Avon, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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 

Thank PECo412
Baltimore, Maryland
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623 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 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 

Thank Maggi713
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!

Thank NancyHpebble33777

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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, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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?