As one might expect, the crackpot wins numerous awards for its hot, steamed crabs – the most recent being Towson Magazine in 2015 and Baltimore Magazine in 2015.
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 2015 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.
The Crackpot Restaurant recently appeared on the "Cooking Channel" and on the TV show "Drunk History".
THE FAMOUS RETRO RESTAURANT HAS
NOW 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 DININGROOM TO THE BAR. WE CALL OUSELVES THE 'PROGRESSIVE - RETRO RESTAURANT" CRAB CAKES & STEAMED CRABS ARE STILL PART OF THE CRACKPOT EXPERIENCE!!
HEROES TABLE RESTAURANT
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.