With the unofficial start of summer upon us, better known as Memorial Day to most of us, the question arises as to where to go to eat Maryland Blue Crabs in Annanpolis Maryland. Living in Annapolis Maryland means piling into the car with family and friends to hunt down steamed Maryland Blue Crab. For many of us it means heading downtown Annapolis to one of several of resturants, for example to Buddies Crabs & Ribs an Annapolis landmark. Other times it means jumping into the boat to go find some hidden crab shack that’s harded to get to by land than by sea, for example to Cantler’s Riverside Inn. But the ultimate place to eat Maryland Blue Crabs is in your own back yard crab shack like the one pictured below. This crab shack is screened in and has a ceiling fan, but, best of all it has an unobstructed view of the Chesapeake Bay from the Bay Bridge to down to Bloody Point on Kent Island on the Eastern Shore.
Trivia Question: Which three states have designated a state crustacean?
Answer: Maryland’s Blue Crab, Louisiana’s Crawfish, and Oregon’s Dungeness Crab. You might have thought that Massachusetts or Maine would have adopted Lobsters as either one’s state crustacean. Or that Mississippi might have adopted Shrimp as their state crustacean.
The scientific name for the Maryland Blue Crab (aka “Callinectes sapidus Rathbun“) translates as “beautiful swimmer that is savory.” Maryland Blue Crab meat is often sweeter than lobster meat. The best Maryland Blue Crabs are steamed hardshells but feasting on softshells when in season can be a delectable treat too. Crabs can be steamed, sauteed, severed as Maryland Crab Cakes, as Crab Imperial, or in soups or dips – all good ways to enjoy fresh Maryland Blue Crabs.
There are many more reasons why I live on the Chesapeake Bay other than just for the pleasure of eating fresh caught Maryland Blue Crabs. If you think you might want to call crab country your home too, there are many excellent waterfront homes to choose from around the Chesapeake Bay.
This is why I live on the water.
This is why I call the Chesapeake Bay home.
And you can too.