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Rube's Crab Shack

17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
+1 301-447-4116
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“crab legs” (13 reviews)
“clams” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Frederick and will make the 30 minute drive to Emmittsburg to enjoy some crab legs, muscles and oysters. Relaxing atmosphere!

Thank SonyaY224
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

love the crabs and crab legs! crabs to go are also good. they have good service ok prices they have an outside area in nice weather

Thank 3chele
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I should have known something was wrong when there was plenty of room in this formerly-popular seafood restaurant on a Friday night . People are staying away in droves because the owner / manager is rude and the service is bad . Our waitress looked...More

Thank phantomreviewer2015
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This was the 2nd time I've been there and both were excellent! We have friends in the area and they both love crabs, so they brought us along this time. The service was good, food well prepared and price was comparable to other Crab/Seafood restaurants....More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We made reservation for 8 people for 5:00 pm. When we got there (promptly at 5:00pm) we were asked how many to which we replied there were 7, 3 that were just behind us and would be there in a matter of minutes. The hostess...More

Thank RAHeare
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Went here with friends on the recommendation of other friends. The hard shells were heavy, cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. The soup was excellent as we're the crab legs. Our waitress was so good she should be teaching others how to do it.

Thank gogulls
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The servings were generous and they kept coming. Seafood can be tricky but it was well cooked and fresh. Vey plain surroundings but good food.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Enjoyed lunch at Rube's with an old friend. My soft shell crab sandwich was good, but I really liked the fried and steamed clams best. I guess I'm really just a boiled blue crab guy at heart so I will leave the soft shell crab...More

Thank KD4ML
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Finally got a chance to visit Rubes Crab Shack after hearing great things about them. Well, The All u can eat hardshell crabs were EXCELLENT, they usually serve medium size crabs, but today we got a mixture of medium and LARGE crabs. They were very...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had a FANTASTIC crab dinner at Rube's. I have not been back to my home area for a long time and needed a Blue Crab Fix badly. We called ahead to see if we could bring our new Labrador Retriever puppies with us as...More

Thank captainbu
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Joseph G
4 March 2017|
Response from phantomreviewer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know the answer .
Jennifer G
23 March 2016|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Think you can order them by the dozen; I'd give them a phone call. Seem to remember people eating them there by the dozen. M J R.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Emmitsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-447-4116
This place just opened about two or three weeks ago. There is also a Rube's restaurant with the same owners in Thurmont, MD.
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