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Rube's Crab Shack

17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
+1 301-447-4116
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
“hush puppies” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 7 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
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We choose to sit outside to avoid a wait and it was an excellent choice! We enjoyed all of our meals, they were fabulous and we had lots of left overs.

Thank Crystal W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Living only 9 or 10 miles from Rube's, my wife and I decided to stop by for lunch the other day instead of our usual Saturday spot. And we weren't disappointed, either. She had a crab cake that she said was excellent and I had...More

Thank Sanquhar04
Reviewed 18 June 2017

So my husband and I visited Rubes a couple of years back and recalled it fondly. Unfortunately, life got in the way and we were unable to go back until this weekend. I actually gave it 5 stars in our last visit and was excited...More

2  Thank J E
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a great night we had at Rube's Crab Shack ... 4 people ... 2 dozen large steamed blue crabs ... great draft beer. Does it get any better??? I was surprised that we could get crabs this good this time of year in MD....More

Thank Monique_Mehring
Reviewed 19 January 2017

very causal atmosphere. they had crab soup not bisque which was a bit salty/spuicy but good. they also had soft crab and crab legs. the crab legs were big and good. the crab cake was very good, no big lumps of batter, the mac n...More

Thank jennir70
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Bring the earplugs . Every bar seems to have a loud computerized MP3 distorted jukebox . That's the bad part . The good part is that the seafood is better than the old favorite of Emmitsburg, Dave and Janes Crab House . Rubes does a...More

Thank phantomreviewer2015
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Joseph G
5 March 2017|
Response from phantomreviewer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know the answer .
Jennifer G
24 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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