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Abner's Crab House

3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible19%
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“blue crabs” (4 reviews)
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to sample the local fare at this classic Maryland Crab House. It has a classic crab house atmosphere. Nothing fancy, but large portions of tasty food. Service was a bit slow but it was worth the wait.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and accommodating. They really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Then the food arrived. The food was overcooked and not very tasty. Granted, I didn't have crabs, but the food was still not very good. It came...More

Thank OuagaGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abner's Crab House offers a very relaxing setting on their canal front deck with sea gulls flying overhead while small charter fishing boats dock. We really enjoyed relaxing next to the nicest customers ever who wanted to share their fresh crabs with us as we...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was very pleasant. The food was not bad...very good fries. Although the crab dip was runny like soup and crab cakes were average.

Thank Tiphanie S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Longtime popular site for crabs. Not many other options in the beaches surprisingly. Service varies but generally good. Market Prices.

Thank Abuc123
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I don't know if it was a bad night for them or what, but there were quite a few disappointed customers the night we went - including us. The table next to us complained pretty harshly - but with reason. The manager told them and...More

Thank Ryda086
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It was great for people who want to sit down just eat crabs. I decided to get carryout. I have had better crab cakes.

Thank sugawuga44
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Strange that on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay around North Beach there are so few places to seat down to each fresh crabs. This is perhaps the only one and business seems to be good judging by the number of cars in their parking...More

Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Abner's restaurant was recommended and it was great. Tried the combo fried appetizer plate and the crab balls and oysters were especially wonderful.

Thank Joyce G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I spent an evening there with my family and some of the reviews I saw should have warned me. The place is a bit tacky inside but even worse was the service and food. I had a rib-eye that was about like typical bar food....More

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gene k
7 November 2016|
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Response from J W | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the cost but I do remember that Abners was one of the more reasonably priced places and we only got half a dozen because we got soup and crab cakes to share Regardless of price if we were in Maryland we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Chesapeake Beach
  • Phone Number: 4102573689
This place was TERRIBLE. We were there on 5/2/10. There were 6 in our party. We ordered dinners of crab cakes, grilled chicken, bbq shrimp, a seafood platter, and crab balls/shrimp. The crab cakes were dry and had too much filling. The grilled chicken was over cooked and dry. The food all seemed to be either frozen or canned. The only highlight were the two salads that were ordered. The only thing worse than the food was the service. For parties of 6 or more they add a 20% gratuity. If they didn't, our waitress would have been lucky to get 10%. She was more interested in sitting at the bar! Bad food, horrible service and a $229 bill averaging out to $38 a person and we only had soda or tea to drink.....DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS PLACE
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