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“Good Mussels & Kids Menu” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bethesda Crab House

Bethesda Crab House
Ranked #46 of 356 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Mussels & Kids Menu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Ate better with Shrimps & fries off the Kids Menu and a Bucket of Mussels then My brother did ordering Crabs.. ! Cluster of Snow Crab & fries and a half ear of corn for $16.00 are you kidding me? for 3.00 more you can get 3 clusters of crabs less fries and corn at Red Lobster or Joes Crab shack.. or Islamorada at Bass Pro shop. Won't go there to order crabs.. too expensive

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank will t
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“Hole in the wall”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

We were staying at the Dulles Hyatt and really wanted crab legs and this place was rated #1 so we decided to make the drive. It is a small hole in the wall and as soon as we got close, the smell of crabs was overwhelming. They only had crabs and corn and were out of crab legs so we paid for our 2 bottles of Miller Light at $8 and some change and left. I cant really make comment on the food since we didn't have any but I don't think we could have taken the overwhelming crab smell any longer. All the staff was super friendly and welcoming but other than that I was disappointed.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sweetcheeks2004
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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Awesome location, fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

What an awesome location! If you like seafood, this is the place to go. The crabs are outstanding, the waiters are always on top and give great instructions how to handle the crabs and so your lunch/dinner becomes an event. If you like fancy interior or you want to have a formal business meal, don't go there. This place is dedicated to crabs and it shows. I absolutely love this place.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank huchenjaeger
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Surf Side, Texas
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375 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“crab nirvana for locals and tourist alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

You're in Maryland so of course you want crab---this is the place--nothing fancy it's a dive- but a dive with fabulous crab at fair prices-- newspapers on tables and wooden hammers are all you'll need for the experience to tell your friends about-- the beer is cold and the service is good-.
If you want to have several friends share your journey to crab nirvana-- call ahead-this place is alwaays crowded

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank trymahjong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Consistently Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

I not only go here frequently but do take outs as well. The bay seasoning is just right, the jumbo crabs are phenomenal, even the shrimp is heavenly. Service is scarce but once you have your pilings, little else matters.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GVSBethesda_Maryland
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