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Schultz's Crab House

1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
+1 410-687-1020
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“tossed salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Balti, Soups, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best crab cakes you'll have anywhere -- highly recommend the jumbo lump. The Maryland Crab Soup is also among the best anywhere -- loaded with crab, fresh vegetables, and just the right level of spices. The bar is a friendly place to...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my friends and I go there to unwind after work ,have a few drinks and dine ,great food and the nicest people work there. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank peache04191955
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The entire place is like home considering my first visit was over 30 years ago. The food is excellent and the staff is really fantastic. This family-owned restaurant and recent winner of a James Beard America’s Classics Award truly has an original and authentic feel....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

the maryland crabs are excellent, service was great it has a friendly atmosphere did not have to wait long for seating

Thank jamesfB1276SJ
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This local place has been around for awhile. If you want to try local seafood in a casual and friendly atmosphere this is the place. Typical local seafood restaurant and bar. A true representation of a Baltimore crab house. Everything is fresh and priced reasonably....More

Thank Catbono
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were so delighted to see that Schultz’s had won a James Beard Foundation “America's Classics” Award – how cool is that? We stopped in for dinner last night. The restaurant was completely packed by 6:00 PM. We were lucky to get the last two-top...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Thursday night with my wife and son. Pleasant old time establishment with fast and friendly service. We had Maryland crab soup which was great, seafood pizza which was excellent and shrimp salad and fried soft shell crabs. All were very good....More

Thank ppt4
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We have been making an annual trip to Schultz's (6-12 guys) for the past 15 years. Why - easy the best steamed crab and Gumbo in the Baltimore area. Of course we have one who always orders crab cakes. This year was no different we...More

Thank Botomline222
Reviewed 4 June 2017

In a flashback to an early Baltimore childhood, we arrive hungry for our lunch at Schultz’s Crab House. With walls covered in knotty pine paneling, tables of grey formica in the dining area, I was transported back to the Baltimore past of my childhood. Our...More

Thank studebhawk
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I almost didn't post a review for Schultz's because I don't want all of Baltimore taking over my favorite spot lol, however the quality of food is so good I had to share. I've been going here for years. It's family owned and operated and...More

Thank Lauren A
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2017|
Response from mufflet | Reviewed this property |
don't. know will find. out this weekend
20 March 2017|
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Response from rkhawg | Reviewed this property |
This is misdirected. I'm a customer - NOT the owner.
1 September 2016|
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Response from dgnmil | Reviewed this property |
They are open Sunday through Thursday 11AM-9:45PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-10:45PM. Please note hours may change during holidays but you can call (410) 687-1020 if you have any questions. Reservations are not needed. For... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 10:45 PM
11:00 AM - 10:45 PM
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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