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Schultz's Crab House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
+1 410-687-1020
11:00 - 22:45
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not in a tourist-y part of town and, frankly, I might be a bit nervous going there at night since I'm not from around there. We went here for lunch after a funeral. Due to those circumstances, we were able to order anything off their lunch menu which usually varies each day. I think I had their Thursday's... More 

Thank gabbagabbahey
Perry Hall, Maryland
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there on a Saturday evening. A rather full house and still we were seated quickly. Heard so much about their crabcakes, we just had to try. I asked our server as to where the origin of the crab meat was from. She replied it came from North Carolina. However, during the summer they procure Maryland... More 

Thank JoeD7192EG
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic crab cakes, crap soup, etc, etc, etc. Always great food from a main stay in Essex, Md. Fresh seafood and an excellent place to take the family for an outstanding meal. A can't miss if in the area. I travel 2 1/2 hours away and come down every chance I can for their food - just fantastic. Be sure... More 

Thank Edward M
Long Island City
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Here the crab cake is not a carb cake. There were also very good oysters and a pleasant service. A ten-minute drive from the highway, worth it, MD at its best.

Thank CuriousFlyer
Thorndale, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

we make the 90 mile trip about 4 times/yr from Pennsylvania to this restaurant. this place is a great example of what a true Maryland seafood restaurant should be !!!! everything from the Maryland crab soup to the steamed shrimp w/onions to the crab cakes and fluffs to the steamed crabs, is 5 STARS. this visit, we had 2 people... More 

Thank 00002630
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There's little more that can be added bout this place. The seafood is excellent, amazing crabs, sensational crab cakes, wonderful fried haddock, and a full bar with wildly inexpensive drinks. The place is laid back and friendly, and it took us all of two visits to become regulars. It's our go-to place for drinks and meals, as it is for... More 

Thank Don E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I haven't found anyone that makes a crabcake better than Schultz's. They come on homemade rolls, too. Most of the the time I get take out. But, I do enjoy dining in, too. We've been eating there for 20 years. We eat lunch at Schultz's every New Year's Eve. Can't go wrong with any of these: crabcakes, crab soup, steamed... More 

Thank Tricia Y
Lakeland, FL
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467 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We traveled 4 hours to visit Shultz's on the recommendation of a relative who lives in the area. It was well worth the trip. The service was second to none, and VERY friendly - as were our fellow diners. The Maryland Blue Crabs were fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. Other meals we saw coming out of the kitchen looked equally... More 

Thank rkhawg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always good food and service, real nice place, rustic and comfortable, Staff hustles, and does the little things, great value always has specials, always feel welcome, never a bad meal.

Thank Steve P
Dundalk, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

when ever I am hungry for crabs this is where I go. have never been disappointed, friendly service and not much of a wait for our dinner. will always go here.

Thank NanaAnna16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-687-1020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?