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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.


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Reservations - can be made on line or by calling 410-828-1095.  Steamed crabs can be reserved in advance. Reserve a table and enjoy our famous MD style crab cakes.  We also feature the"largest crab cake in Maryland!

Dress is casual

Baltimore's famous
"retro" crab house,
seafood restaurant & bar

reservations accepted

The Crackpot has steamed crabs



The Crackpot's Heroes Table Restaurant program invites wounder vets from the Iraq  & Afghanistan wars & their spouses to dine for free.  The heroes table restaurant  program is a weekly dinner for groups of 4-8 on a specific night.  Go to our heroes table restaurant website for more information


For reservations please email The Crackpot at




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As one might expect, the crackpot wins numerous awards for its hot, steamed crabs – the most recent being Towson Magazine in 2014 and Baltimore Magazine in 2014.

As the popularity of the Crackpot grew – so did it's 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 2013 the Crackpot restaurant and it’s 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 Dinner 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.  Look  us up on Google.  Use steamed crabs, crab cakes, Baltimore, Towson, seafood restaurant, gluten free 


The Crackpot Restaurant has been chosen to appear on the "Cooking Channel"  the film crew from "The Best in Chow" filmed at the Crackpot during June / 2014 .  The title of that episode is "crab cake wars"   the 20 oz "pounder plus" - the largest crab cake in Maryland was featured on our episode.



       A VISIT FROM THE  COMPTROLLER OF MARYLAND                                                          10/21/14

       The Crackpot was proud to have Peter Franchot - Maryland's comptroller visit and present the restaurant & liquor store with a Certificate of Recognition  for our "contribution to the community & gratitude for being a notable Towson landmark for more than 4 decades."

     While comptroller Franchot was here he signed up himself and his father to have plaques made and placed on the "HEROES LEDGE" with over 200 other vets who have plaques commemorating their service to our country.



Seafood Cuisine in Towson, MD
Seafood Cuisine in Towson, MD
Seafood Cuisine in Towson, MD


1.  Early Bird:
15% off dinner menu
3:00pm - 6:00pm
2.  10% Senior discount        for lunch
3.   Bar      

  Free cup of most soups at lunch    

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Family Seafood Restaurant, Crab Cakes, Steamed Crabs, Baltimore,  MD

Dine with us! Family owned and operated seafood restaurant since 1972, 1/2 mile north of Baltimore, MD, famous for Crab Cakes and Steamed Crabs. We also offer Gluten Free Crab Cakes.
family seafood restaurant, crab cakes, steamed crabs, Baltimore, md