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Schultz's Crab House

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$$ - $$$
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1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
+1 410-687-1020
11:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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Long Island City
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Here the crab cake is not a carb cake. There were also very good oysters and a pleasant service. A ten-minute drive from the highway, worth it, MD at its best.

Thank CuriousFlyer
Thorndale, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

we make the 90 mile trip about 4 times/yr from Pennsylvania to this restaurant. this place is a great example of what a true Maryland seafood restaurant should be !!!! everything from the Maryland crab soup to the steamed shrimp w/onions to the crab cakes and fluffs to the steamed crabs, is 5 STARS. this visit, we had 2 people... More 

Thank 00002630
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There's little more that can be added bout this place. The seafood is excellent, amazing crabs, sensational crab cakes, wonderful fried haddock, and a full bar with wildly inexpensive drinks. The place is laid back and friendly, and it took us all of two visits to become regulars. It's our go-to place for drinks and meals, as it is for... More 

Thank Don E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I haven't found anyone that makes a crabcake better than Schultz's. They come on homemade rolls, too. Most of the the time I get take out. But, I do enjoy dining in, too. We've been eating there for 20 years. We eat lunch at Schultz's every New Year's Eve. Can't go wrong with any of these: crabcakes, crab soup, steamed... More 

Thank Tricia Y
Lakeland, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We traveled 4 hours to visit Shultz's on the recommendation of a relative who lives in the area. It was well worth the trip. The service was second to none, and VERY friendly - as were our fellow diners. The Maryland Blue Crabs were fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. Other meals we saw coming out of the kitchen looked equally... More 

Thank rkhawg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always good food and service, real nice place, rustic and comfortable, Staff hustles, and does the little things, great value always has specials, always feel welcome, never a bad meal.

Thank Steve P
Dundalk, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

when ever I am hungry for crabs this is where I go. have never been disappointed, friendly service and not much of a wait for our dinner. will always go here.

Thank NanaAnna16
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend, famous for their awesome inexpensive crabs. My favorite were the huge crabs, the crab cake and the steam corn with butter. The onion rings did not disappoint either, I would say I loved everything in the place, we were so full, I couldn't even have dessert.

Thank dgnmil
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I walked in I was told there was a 20 minute wait. The hostess then told me the crabs were small and to her not worth buying so I left.

Thank snugglestyler
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Celebrated our anniversary. Dinner, crabcakes, were very good. I'm picky about my cole slaw, and I really like it here. Service was good. Very casual and comfortable.

Thank Beachlady75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-687-1020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?