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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)
“steamed crabs” (8 reviews)
“blue crab” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off: get the crab cakes!! Sooo delicious! Because of their crab cakes, I've been ordering crab cake almost everywhere else I've been, but none have been as good!! Crabs are also great - be prepared to do some work though, as they come whole!...More

Thank Luluuu
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I took my granddaughter here for steamed crabs on Labor Day weekend. We both had perfectly Old Bay seasoned steamed crabs which were sweet and meaty. This fact alone is enough to make me very happy! But these people outdid themselves. I had my service...More

Thank Doreen L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Order ahead, fun atmosphere, DELICIOUS crab! Good beer. It was a great dining experience. Staff all good and friendly

Thank curlyallisons
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is exceptional: service is out of the world the waitress checks every 5 five minutes “is everything is ok; how can I make your experience more pleasant”. The food the crabs are big and delicious and the price is reasonable. For more than...More

Thank mariejosebonhomme
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place is a hidden gem!! Amazing atmosphere, delicious crab & seafood, and incredible staff. if you have a taste for crab, COME HERE.

Thank stephaniekloy
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We went in upon a recommendation of a friend, not knowing what to expect but eager to try. Never had crab before, so we needed practical advice on how-to-eat which our waitress was more than happy to offer. She patiently explained the tricks and we...More

Thank MZperX
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

You know how, when you need help at Home Depot, you can never get eye contact from employees? The staff here are professionals in avoidance. As we had not preordered our crabs, the waitress informed us we could only have medium crabs and it would...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Dissatisfied with the service, although the crabs were pretty good. We called ahead and "reserved" 2 dozen large crabs for our party. The person on the phone never told us that half-dozens were available, and never indicated that we were "required" to purchase what we...More

Thank PurpleBroccoli_11
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Best first experience with blue crabs! Order ahead of time, as we were told they run out of the large crabs early. All the staff were extremely friendly and made you feel like one big family sitting outside on the paper lined picnic tables. Inside...More

Thank LongIslandIowa
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place has been serving crabs for at least 50 years and not changed that much. In fact they just did a bit of remodeling which was needed. First come first serve but order crabs by phone ahead of time. Seating either inside table and...More

Thank Explorer1904
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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