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8102 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286

Family Seafood Restaurant in Towson, MD


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 2017 and Baltimore Magazine in 2017

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 some 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.  3 large flat screen TV's in the restaurant & 9 large flat screens at the bar are great for 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. The 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 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.

The Crackpot Restaurant has appeared on the "Cooking Channel" and on the TV shows "Drunk History". & "The Best in Chow."


The famous retro restaurant has taken down the 40 year old "bar wall". In its place are high top tables. The dining room now has a wonderful open feeling that transitions from the dining room to the bar. A new menu has also been introduced. CRAB CAKES AND STEAMED CRABS ARE STILL OUR SPECIALTIES!


Heroes Table Restaurant™

The Crackpot's Heroes Table Restaurant invites our vets  to let us  engrave a purple metal name plaque with their name, rank, branch of service & the war or conflict in which they served. We honor any vet who dines with us - by placing their name plaque on the "HEROES LEDGE" which runs the length of the dining room for all to see. We have over 600 engraved plaques on the "HEROES LEDGE".  We routinely invite vets from the Loch Ravern Rehab Center to enjoy a free lunch & dessert.  Usually groups of 15-20 wheelchair bound vets arrive on the Centers mobility vehicle.

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 600 other vets who have plaques commemorating their service to our country.

Although we are making changes - our award winning crab cakes and our delicious steamed crabs are still our featured offerings. When you want delicious crab cakes and steamed crabs - The Crackpot is the home for Maryland's finest.

Steamed Crabs
Surf and Turf Dinner

Contact Us

Phone: (410) 828-1095
Fax: (410) 825-1095

8102 Loch Raven Boulevard
Towson, MD 21286

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Noon - 3pm
Dinner: 3pm - 10pm
Late Night: 10pm - Midnight
Bar: 11am - 2am

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Early Bird:
15% off our menu - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

10% Senior discount for lunch