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Bethesda Crab House

4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
+1 301-652-3382
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“corn on the cob” (11 reviews)
“blue crabs” (9 reviews)
“clams” (67 reviews)
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4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
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11 - 20 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the all you can eat for $45 pp. It was the best deal you get all the crabs, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. The crabs were meaty and very tasty.

Thank Jas N
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I love crab: king, spider, dungeness, velvet, bay, all kinds. For the likes of me, this is a GREAT place. Lots of great crab, freshly boiled, in a casual atmosphere where you do not need to worry too much about manners when you just dig...More

Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great casual restaurant Picnic tables outside Shrimp starter was great Soft shell crab excellent Sweet corn was excellent Crab cake fresh and excellent Worth the stop --- real thing

Thank pho2
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent service and to wine and dine someone then this place is not for you. If you're looking to eat some awesome crabs in a pretty regular restaurant but have some of the best crab soup ever had them this...More

Thank WorldTravelerDC1
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I decided to host a birthday party for my wonderful wife, attended by old friends from the community where we used to live, until about 18 months ago. But where? I decided on the crab house, having eaten there before many times. If you are...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I dined there as part of a group. We ordered 4 dozen crabs. They were good, but they had way too much seasoning on them. I would have preferred adding it myself. The place itself could also smell better. Just because you sell seafood doesn't...More

Thank Aelleee
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

While the crabs are certainly good and the rusty atmosphere very welcome, the boiled shrimp had no taste. A shame really.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a place where you break crabs apart, get your hands dirty, make a mess and have good eating. If you want large crabs you may want to call ahead and reserve. It's on the edge of being divey with basic outdoor tables, and...More

1  Thank svnr2000
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Bethesda Crab House is one of the few remaining crab houses in metro DC, and also the best! Bethesda Crab House is perfect for true crab lovers, not so much for those who don't enjoy indulging in crabs and other crustaceans. The menu is very...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went here looking for Blue Crab, and we got it, was happy with that. The seasoned shrimp was not so great, I wouldn't get it again. The shrimp were large, but rubbery and too lightly seasoned for my tastes. Maybe just an off-batch. They...More

Thank 74BenK74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-3382
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