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8102 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286

Family Style Seafood Restaurant in Towson, MD

Fresh Steamed Crabs, the Biggest Crab Cakes in MD, and Gluten-Free Options!

The Crackpot Seafood Restaurant opened in 1972. Our family-style restaurant in Towson, MD, is known for our steamed crabs and for having the biggest crab cake in Maryland. We’ve also been credited for making the first Maryland style gluten-free crab cakes! Steamed crabs are one of our specialties  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

Towson Magazine has featured The Crackpot many times in its reader's survey as the best seafood restaurant in Towson. As recently as 2017, The Crackpot restaurant and its traditional Maryland crab cakes were repeat winners.

Our family seafood restaurant in Towson offers a casual and comfortable nautical setting. Crab traps 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 flatscreen TV's in the restaurant & 9 large flat screens at the bar are great for sporting events.

The Best Seafood in Towson
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. The friendly & efficient staff at our family-style restaurant in Towson will 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 22 0z Pounder Plus Crab Cake!

The dress code is casual. The Crackpot has steamed crabs all year round.

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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 700 engraved plaques on the "HEROES LEDGE."  We routinely invite vets from the Loch Raven Rehab Center to enjoy a free lunch & dessert.  Usually, groups of 15-20 veterans in wheelchairs 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 four 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 our menu constantly 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 of Maryland's finest.

Award-winning crab cakes in Towson, MD.
Steamed crabs in our Towson seafood restaurant.
Surf and turf dinner at our family style seafood restaurant in Towson, MD.

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

Military discount 10% 

10% Senior discount for lunch