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Abner's Crab House

3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
+1 410-257-3689
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
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“seafood” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
“flounder” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out with a group of eight friends.Our waitress was very good but the problem was the food. One of the options was all u can eat small crabs for $25.00p/p. They were smaller than small and we could not believe that they measured anything...More

Thank Cosmic5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with family and friends for crab feast. They said 35 min. wait...which took 1hr.35minutes. Told us after that long wait no more crab feast so ordered crab soup, french fries and that took another 50 minutes. Ordered crab imperial which was horrid and...More

Thank pam018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days at Chesapeake Beach - and of course wanted MD crabs - we had larges - excellent - then they ran out so we had a mixed dozen - full and meaty - no complaints.

Thank Kathi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to eat crabs with a group of friends and family, the crabs were excellant, service great, decor somewhat upscale for a crab shack, the bathrooms were very clean and up top date with sinks outside to wash my hands. I enjoy standing on the...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've had lunch at this place other times and always want to come back whenever we are in town. This time however it ended up just being drinks. It was a bit disappointing to see that, as with all the other businesses in Chesapeake Beach,...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. The crabs are huge and meaty, the staff is quick and friendly, and the atmosphere is awesome. You can sit literally right next to the bay! The only complaint I had was that since it is was so busy, my family...More

Thank LikesNicePlaces
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was hopping but they sat us right away. We chose to sit outside. Beautiful view of a water channel with boats and wildlife. Excellent service, very attentive server with bar drinks and food. We ordered the AYCE (all you can eat) crabs, which...More

Thank scottg_1987
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

When I came the place was very busy but I didn’t wait long and the service and seafood was great!!!!

Thank Seth J
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This place is not fancy, but....best crab ever, ordered the Crab Imperial it was yummy. Husband had the flounder said it was good. Looks like where locals go. Reasonably priced and the drinks were good too. Great food in a very casual atmosphere.

Thank maspaws
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Stopped by for lunch. Had a crab cake and my husband had crabs. My crab cake was wonderful. it was large meaty and tasty. Good service. Defiantly would go again

Thank PQ1953
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gene k
7 November 2016|
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Response from J W | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the cost but I do remember that Abners was one of the more reasonably priced places and we only got half a dozen because we got soup and crab cakes to share Regardless of price if we were in Maryland we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3725 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-3191
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Chesapeake Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 410-257-3689
This place was TERRIBLE. We were there on 5/2/10. There were 6 in our party. We ordered dinners of crab cakes, grilled chicken, bbq shrimp, a seafood platter, and crab balls/shrimp. The crab cakes were dry and had too much filling. The grilled chicken was over cooked and dry. The food all seemed to be either frozen or canned. The only highlight were the two salads that were ordered. The only thing worse than the food was the service. For parties of 6 or more they add a 20% gratuity. If they didn't, our waitress would have been lucky to get 10%. She was more interested in sitting at the bar! Bad food, horrible service and a $229 bill averaging out to $38 a person and we only had soda or tea to drink.....DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS PLACE
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