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Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail

Enjoy Maryland's fresh oysters, famed steamed crabs and soft shell crabs.

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CRACK. SHUCK. SAVOR MARYLAND.

Savor the treasures of the Chesapeake Bay on the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail.  Explore restaurants, seafood markets, tours, events and more in our five deliciously fun regions. Check out Maryland’s Crab and Oyster Culinary Delights, and make sure you try them all. Seafood never tasted so good!

Can’t get enough of those sweet, succulent, and savory and treats? Find a seafood festival to see how many ways crabs and oysters can be prepared, then indulge all day.

While you’re here, find your inner mariner by visiting a maritime museum, or joining a watermen’s heritage tour and learn about live oysters up close.

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Eastern Shore
Steamed crabs

Lower Eastern Shore, Middle Eastern Shore, Upper Eastern Shore 
Maryland’s Eastern Shore is known for its traditional watermen culture, where locals rise with the sun and work the waters to bring in the day’s catch, bringing you fresh crabs from dock to table. 

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Central Maryland
Women enjoying crabs

Anne Arundel and Howard CountiesGreater Baltimore Area
Central Maryland is an oyster lover’s paradise, with oyster bars, oyster roasts and seafood festivals galore. It offers big city excitement and also small town charm and grace, with crab houses accessible by both water and land.

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Capital Region
crab on rocks

credit: Kevin Moore

Surrounding the nation’s capital, you’ll find waterfront seafood restaurants on the wide and lazy Potomac River. Further inland explore a culinary paradise in the city of Frederick.

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Southern Maryland
Shucked oysers on ice

Nestled between the Potomac and Patuxent rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, Southern Maryland abounds with quintessential crab houses and wharves that echo traditions from yesteryear. Escape from nearby metropolitan areas to relax with the tides in Southern Maryland.

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Western Maryland
large crab

For the best of both worlds from the mountains to the sea, head west for a scenic drive or hike, and end your day with a traditional Maryland crab feast.

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