4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21222
Reservations for crabs recommended (call ahead to reserve crabs)
With an upcoming trip to Baltimore, I thought it fitting for me to (finally) post my review of Costas Inn, even though we went over a year ago now (last President’s Day Weekend).
Obrycki’s is the famous crab place in Baltimore that everyone goes to- it’s right on Inner Harbor, so it’s hard to miss- but I’d heard that it was overrated and extremely expensive (although I heard this from my sister, and we do not share an opinion on how much is too much to spend on food). Plus it wasn’t yet open for crab season so we opted to try this out of the way place my sister and brother in law strongly recommended.
We were promptly seated, our drink orders taken, and the crabs brought out. Oh my goodness, they were huge, meaty, and delicious. Although they were crusted in Old Bay (a very salty seafood seasoning powder), I was pleasantly surprised that it was not overwhelming nor too much seasoning at all. The crabs were delicious and well worth the $50/56 I paid (6 on each side).
Unfortunately, since my companion does not eat crabs that are not shelled, breaded, and fried up into crabcakes, he just sat there watching me while I ate, so I eventually felt guilty and decided to bag the rest up to go. I managed to eat 2 or 3 before doing so, and then drove back to NYC, brought the bag of leftovers to my mother’s house, where my sister (who wasn’t pregnant at the time, obviously, since it was over a year ago now), my mother and I devoured the rest of the crabs.
Yvo says: I haven’t yet been to Obrycki’s, so I can’t effectively compare, but this place was pretty far out of Baltimore (you have to drive there). I would recommend giving it a try if you adore eating crabs in this manner; otherwise, you may be better off sticking to closer, less out of the way places. Hurry and go here (if you like crabs)!!!