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8102 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286

About Us

A decade ago Chef Tom Lyons and owner Neil Smith decided to experiment with their crab cakes. This led to the introduction of the largest crab cake in the world – the 22 oz. Pounder Plus. Chef Lyons and Neil also invented five crab cake variations – the Smokehouse crab cake, the Blackened crab cake, the Mexican crab cake, the Cruise Missile crab cake, & the Caribbean jerk crab cake.


Armed with their specialty crab cakes – Tom and Neil began a year-long tour of radio and TV stations. The on-air celebrities would sample the crab cakes live and share them with other members of their broadcast team. The crab cakes became so famous that the only daily Baltimore newspaper – "The Baltimore Sun" – did a two page article on The Crackpot and its crab cakes that featured Neil on the front page of the "Today" section holding the Pounder Plus. Look us up on Google using steamed crabs, crab cakes, Baltimore, Towson, seafood restaurant and gluten free.

The film director of the "Best in Chow" and members of his film crew spent two days filming  an episode called Crab Cake Wars at the Crackpot. The POUNDER PLUS CRABCAKE was featured on the TV show - the first of which aired in October 2017.  THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRABCAKE IN MARYLAND!

Gluten Free Crab Cakes

  The Crackpot again makes history.  The first gluten free crab cakes in the world were formulated at The Crackpot!  We began serving these one of a kind specialty GLUTEN FREE crab cakes to our customers in the fall of 2013.  People who are allergic to gluten can now enjoy a delicious Maryland style crab cake.

The Crackpot is also famous for having the longest bar in Baltimore. The bar has been featured in several film productions. The bar has 9 flat screen TV’s for your sports viewing pleasure. The dining room has 3 TV's. The bar & the dining room share the same m

22oz Traditional crab cake. The biggest crab cake in MD.

5 Crab Cake variations:
Smokehouse crab cake, Blackened crab cake, Cruise Missile crab cake, Caribbean Jerk crab cake & Mexican crab cake.


Rest.Com gift Certificates can be used for any item on the menu --EXCEPT CARRY OUT OR OUR SPECIALTY WHICH IS STEAMED CRABS.

So if you want to enjoy a combination of the past and the present: The Crackpot Seafood Restaurant, Crab House and Bar,  should be a definite agenda destination.

IMPORTANT – Our Gluten free items are intended, but not guaranteed to be gluten free and Gluten Free,Restaurant and Liquor Store, Seafood Cuisine in Towson, MDdo not contain wheat, barley or rye. This restaurant is "GREAT Kitchen" - educated to serve customers on a gluten-free diet. "GREAT" is a training program of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

Crackpot Late Night Menu

"Ask server for full Late-Night Menu"
Monday – Thursday
(9:00p.m. – midnight)
Friday & Saturday
(10:00p.m. – midnight)

From our Family to yours, thank you for coming and Bon Appetite

Prices subject to change


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

Military discount 10%

10% Senior discount for lunch.

Crackpot Connect

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.