7105 Indian Head Hwy • Bryans Road, Maryland 20616
Phone: 301-283-6733
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Serving Maryland Crabs & Seafood to
Southern Maryland & Prince Georges County for 21 years

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Monday: 2pm - 9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm - 9pm
Friday: 11am - 9pm
Saturday: 11am - 9pm
Sunday: 11am - 8pm

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We can supply 1-100 bushels of Maryland Crabs

Doc’s Crabs is a local Southern Maryland Charles County owned and operated Maryland steamed crab carryout seafood market offering steamed Maryland crabs, soft shell crabs, shrimp, spiced shrimp, jumbo shrimp, snow crab legs, scallops and oysters.  We also have pork barbeque sandwiches, ribs and sandwich platters with sides such as fries, collards, cabbage, coleslaw and potato salad.

Doc’s CrabsAbout Us

Our owner is a real “Doc,” a Doctor of Podiatry practicing in Virginia even before he purchased the crab and seafood market 17 years ago.  We carry the freshest seafood available to us in the Washington DC suburban Southern Maryland areas of Charles County and Prince Georges County areas.

Ordering Crabs

When ordering crabs you should go on the assumption that the average person will eat 6 large crabs.  If you have to buy crabs for 8-10 people a bushel is probably a safe bet.  Doc’s Crabs has bushels on hand to help you with large orders. Some people can eat a dozen or more Maryland blue crabs at one meal so we suggest you order maybe a little more than what you think you need. You can always pick the extra crabs for meat to use in soups, crab cakes or other food dishes.

Doc’s CrabsOur Crab Seasoning

JO Spice #2 seasoning is the seasoning of choice by Doc’s Crabs since it includes different spices, paprika and rock salt ingredients used for Maryland style steaming.  Others use Old Bay seasoning but it lacks rock salt, one of the main ingredients used to steam crabs Maryland style.

We Carry J.O. Spice seasoning if you need extra! Click Here for our menu.

Doc’s Crabs Counter

Our Crab sizes:

  • Medium males
  • Large males
  • Jumbo males
  • Mixed females

Our accessories and other items:

  • Crab Knives 
  • Mallets
  • Vinegar
  • Crackers
We also provide the following:
  • Catering Available
  • Bushells of Crabs
  • Shrimp Party Platters
  • Fried Seafood Dinners
  • We welcome crab sellers
  • We only use the finest seafood available

How to Eat Crabs

Doc’s CrabsThere are various opinions on how to eat crabs but here is one method.
  1. First remove the legs and claws.  Snap the legs in half and squeeze the meat out of the shell.
  2. Crack open the claws with a crab mallet hitting the claw just hard enough to crack the shell.  Peel back the cracked shell and expose the claw meat on all sides sliding the meat off the inner cartilage with your fingers. 
  3. Lift the bottom apron of the crab and pull off the top shell. 
  4. Remove the gills, crab fat, better know as the crab mustard and discard (some people eat the crab mustard since the fat can be the most flavorful part of the crab).
  5. Snap the body of the crab into two pieces, the left and right side.  With a small sharp knife, cut each side of the crab horizontally.  This will expose the chambers of meat allowing for easy removal. 
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Now you have just cleaned a Maryland blue crab… Bon Appétit!

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