The Crackpot Seafood Restaurant located north of Baltimore in Towson Maryland opened in 1972. The Crackpot was one of the first crab houses to fly crabs in from Louisiana year round. This novel idea allowed the Crackpot to become one of the most popular crab houses in Maryland. As one might expect, the crackpot wins numerous awards for its hot, steamed crabs – the most recent being Towson Magazine in 2016 and Baltimore Magazine in 2016.
As the popularity of the Crackpot grew – so did its menu. Baltimore magazine selected the Crackpot for its “Best of Baltimore” award for seafood restaurants. Towson Magazine also has featured the Crackpot many times in its reader's survey as the best seafood restaurant in Towson. As recently as 2015 the Crackpot restaurant and its traditional Maryland crab cakes were repeat winners.
The restaurant offers a casual and comfortable nautical setting. It is famous as the classic Baltimore "retro" Crab House and Seafood Restaurant. The original crab traps still hang from oars that extend over many of the tables. The walls are adorned with many varieties of fish including a seven foot sailfish and swordfish. Portholes and ship lanterns add to the ambiance. 4 large flat screen TV's are mounted to allow patrons to watch sporting events.
The Crackpot features an impressively varied dinner menu that crosses the line from seafood to steaks, prime rib, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, ribs and more. (Our lunch menu runs from noon till 3:00 pm. The Crackpot also offers a 15% off Early Bird Special from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.) Our friendly & efficient staff will try their hardest to make your visit an experience you will want to repeat.
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Reservations - can be made via email or by calling 410-828-1095. Steamed crabs can be reserved in advance. We begin serving steamed crabs at noon. Reserve a table and enjoy our famous MD style crab cakes. We also feature the largest crab cake in Maryland! The Pounder Plus Crab Cake!
Dress is casual. The Crackpot has steamed crabs YEAR ROUND AT NOON!