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The Red Roost

2670 Clara Rd, Whitehaven, MD 21856-2503
+1 410-546-5443
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam strips” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (13 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2670 Clara Rd, Whitehaven, MD 21856-2503
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wife and i went for dinner. I had the crab chowder, a lot of corn very little anything else. Ordered a wedge salad that looked just like my wife's garden salad. She had crab cakes and wishes she had tried the chicken .

Thank Cody2012
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this gem. Crab chowder is a must with giant pieces of sweet fresh corn and lumps of fresh picked crabmeat. Affordable drinks and fun, very casual atmosphere. Local servers aim to please. One could not ask for more! Wish they had been open...More

Thank norannb
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

How many places do they dump your food in a pile on the table and encourage you to eat with your hands? Crabs, chicken, corn on the cob, and hush puppies make up the "All you can eat" special. There are daily specials of fresh...More

Thank mikeywwes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went to Red Roost during the last weekend before as we have done for the past 30 years. Service was good and our waitress was very personable, but the crabs were very disappointing. The first few were really good, then they progressively got worse. They...More

Thank Dave I
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I have been going to the Red Roost whenever we are in the area after stumbling upon this gem. The service is great the staff is friendly and food is great. This time around my wife had the Blacked Scallop appetizer followed...More

Thank leh003
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I chose Red Roost to celebrate our 33rd anniversary and we enjoyed a great meal. Our server, Jackie was great, attentive, friendly and she took good care of us. Thanks Jackie! The crabs were heavenly, well seasoned and heavy. The side were...More

Thank Dave I
Reviewed 20 August 2016

For some reason, I was expecting a "hole in the wall" type of place. We drove almost literally in the middle of nowhere, with only 1 or 2 cars or trucks around and not going here...to find a parking lot full of cars (really just...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I haven't been to the Red Roost in over 5 years, and my previous experiences were top rate. I was disappointed with this visit. We took my nephew and his family to dinner - arrived on a Thursday at 5:30 when they opened and spent...More

1  Thank mindieburgoyne
Kelly T, General Manager at The Red Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I will say that we do seat may ten top tables/parties and even larger parties each and every day. We would have wished you would have declined your seating arrangement when sat by our hostess...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went for a leisurely Sunday drive along the Eastern shore, and saw a review of the Red Roost along the way. Google navigation took us to the front door, but otherwise, good luck in finding it. After miles of deserted roads, we turn into...More

1  Thank reviewer1937
Kelly T, General Manager at The Red Roost, responded to this review

Thank you and so happy you had a wonderful time at The Red Roost and then for the sunset at our tiki bar :)

Reviewed 19 June 2016

The waitress was very nice and pleasant. The food was awful. My wife ordered Corn Crab Bisque and I ordered Maryland Crab Soup. My wife's soup tasted like it was loaded with sugar, not good. My crab soup was like potato and tomato stew. Easier...More

Thank Dennis P
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i see lobster metioned in reviews - Does the Red Roost now serve lobster too?
7 August 2015|
Response from Novacrawf |
Yes, reasonably priced too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2670 Clara Rd, Whitehaven, MD 21856-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Whitehaven
  • Phone Number: +1 410-546-5443
  • E-mail
The Eastern Shore of Maryland's original All You Can Eat restaurant. Blue Crab, Snow Crab, Shrimp and our famous Fried chicken since 1974! Full entrée menu also available. Seasonal hours are Mid March through October.