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Bethesda Crab House

4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
+1 301-652-3382
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“blue crabs” (9 reviews)
“corns” (15 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Order ahead, fun atmosphere, DELICIOUS crab! Good beer. It was a great dining experience. Staff all good and friendly

Thank curlyallisons
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is exceptional: service is out of the world the waitress checks every 5 five minutes “is everything is ok; how can I make your experience more pleasant”. The food the crabs are big and delicious and the price is reasonable. For more than...More

Thank mariejosebonhomme
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem!! Amazing atmosphere, delicious crab & seafood, and incredible staff. if you have a taste for crab, COME HERE.

Thank stephaniekloy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in upon a recommendation of a friend, not knowing what to expect but eager to try. Never had crab before, so we needed practical advice on how-to-eat which our waitress was more than happy to offer. She patiently explained the tricks and we...More

Thank MZperX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know how, when you need help at Home Depot, you can never get eye contact from employees? The staff here are professionals in avoidance. As we had not preordered our crabs, the waitress informed us we could only have medium crabs and it would...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dissatisfied with the service, although the crabs were pretty good. We called ahead and "reserved" 2 dozen large crabs for our party. The person on the phone never told us that half-dozens were available, and never indicated that we were "required" to purchase what we...More

Thank PurpleBroccoli_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best first experience with blue crabs! Order ahead of time, as we were told they run out of the large crabs early. All the staff were extremely friendly and made you feel like one big family sitting outside on the paper lined picnic tables. Inside...More

Thank LongIslandIowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been serving crabs for at least 50 years and not changed that much. In fact they just did a bit of remodeling which was needed. First come first serve but order crabs by phone ahead of time. Seating either inside table and...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the all you can eat for $45 pp. It was the best deal you get all the crabs, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. The crabs were meaty and very tasty.

Thank Jas N
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I love crab: king, spider, dungeness, velvet, bay, all kinds. For the likes of me, this is a GREAT place. Lots of great crab, freshly boiled, in a casual atmosphere where you do not need to worry too much about manners when you just dig...More

Thank Rafael P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5204
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-3382
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