Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail: Greater Baltimore Area

Succulent, sweet, and centuries of tradition.

The Greater Baltimore area serves up the energy and excitement of a big city but also offers rural escapes in the countryside north and west of the city near the towns of Bel Air and Westminster.

Seeking a special night out with spectacular views of the waterfront and city skyline? Head to the Rusty Scupper in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for elegant harbor-side drinking and dining.

On the bay, Essex and Dundalk have a unique culture all their own where crab houses and restaurants combine rollicking night life and entertainment with delectable seafood. Check out the Hard Yacht Café, a dock bar in Dundalk, or Costas Inn.   

For impressive and peaceful water views, head to Havre de Grace where history and culture intermingle with the town’s excellent food and spirits, just like the waters of the wide Susquehanna Flats that merge with the Chesapeake Bay.

You’ll find crab houses and seafood markets at towns a little further inland too, such as Conrad’s in Parkville, Richard’s Fish and Crabs in Belair and Rock Salt Grille in Westminster.

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