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Chesapeake Crabhouse and Tiki Bar
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Crisfield Maryland is an old crab town on the Chesapeake Bay. We were there for their Crab Derby--it's their annual festival. A pretty town, with ferries to the bay islands, genuine native watermen (crabbers and oyster harvesters). This restaurant is the local favorite--it was recommended by several merchants and fishermen. We liked it well enough to submit a review. Their phone is 410-968-1131. No website we could find.
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Description: Crisfield Maryland is an old crab town on the Chesapeake Bay. We were there for their Crab Derby--it's their annual festival. A pretty town, with ferries to the bay islands, genuine native watermen (crabbers and oyster harvesters). This restaurant is the local favorite--it was recommended by several merchants and fishermen. We liked it well enough to submit a review. Their phone is 410-968-1131. No website we could find.
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Went back and gave them a second chance, the food was better, the atmosphere had improved, and the young wait staff was more attentive. They are heading in the right direction.

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Thank Smilingeveryday
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

I am from the Eastern Shore and really miss getting my crab fix in, so when ever I am home I always make sure I get some steamed crabs. We tried Captain Tyler's Crabhouse the last time we were up and loved it. Crabs were good size, full of meat and steaming hot. It was a warm day, but under the covered area there was a nice breeze and cold beer. This will be one of our normal stops from now on.

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Thank Skyarrow1
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

The wait was long and they werent busy, the staff wasnt friendly and couldnt remember anything and the food was no very good. The building is on the water but thats the only nice thing, no decor, concrete floors with terrible echo of everyone talking. I just didnt like it.

1  Thank Smilingeveryday
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Crisfield Maryland is a legendary crabtown--one of the last bastions of Cheasapeake watermen harvesting the bay. We did a daytrip for the crab derby and festival. The centerpiece of any good daytrip is THE lunch--to be selected wisely--by asking around, doing walk-bys, getting the experience just right.
We love this part. The shopping for lunch can be as much fun as the meal itself.
The winner was Captain Tyler's Crabhouse. After witnessing a crabber offloading his morning's catch, he stated this is the place. A little bit of a wander -- it is tucked behind the museum (see this too)--and you're in the local haven.
The service is real, not faux-friendly or bored, but neighbors serving neighbors. The crab is offered many different styles-have it your way. Boats, both commercial and pleasure, troll the front, friends hailing each other, families smiling for their community.
If you want, you can make the picnic tables by the water communal dining--we met boat owners by shaking hands and relating how nice it was to be there.
Get the platter--crab cakes and hush puppies, lightly fried, (or broiled)-unmistaklable, Bay fresh, no fillers or binder.
Choose a cold beer from the long list and salute the good day.

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3  Thank helios5356
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