When Is the Best Time to Enjoy Rock Hall, Maryland, Crabs?

Blue crab being held

The peak season for iconic, blue, Rock Hall, Maryland, crabs is April through November. However, the biggest crabs are harvested from September to mid-November. So when you’re craving some fresh, delicious seafood, this is the time to visit our beautiful town. Join us at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek to discover how integral this Chesapeake Bay staple is to the culture of the area. You can even learn more about Rock Hall with our free Vacation Guide. We’ve hand-picked our favorite restaurants, activities, and local events that you’ll love to attend during your next trip!


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Rock Hall, Maryland, Crabs are the Best

As your stomach begins to growl, it’s time to head out to the first lunch of your vacation. You already know you want to take advantage of the gorgeous, sunny weather, so you make your way to one of the many Rock Hall, MD, restaurants with waterfront views.  You find a seat at a wooden table covered with newspaper in preparation for a mouthwatering meal, and enjoy the cool breeze under the warm sun.

After settling on the Chesapeake treat of local Chester River crabs, your server brings out a large helping for you and your party to share. When you take your first bite, the steamed crabs burst with flavor. However, it’s not just the food that makes your lunch complete. It’s the act of enjoying a fantastic, family-style meal in the company of one another on a perfect getaway to the Bay.

Sample Delicious Crab at These Rock Hall, MD, Restaurants

There are so many Rock Hall, MD, restaurants to enjoy delicious Chester River crabs steamed to order. Whether you’ve just rolled off the nearby beach or are finishing up a day of biking, these local establishments are waiting to satisfy your cravings:

Bay Wolf in Rock Hall

Bay Wolf Restaurant is a treasure in the heart of Rock Hall. While it’s not on the water, this popular local spot is best known for their fresh crab cakes. Enjoy them on a salad, as an entree, or even as a sandwich. They also have all kinds of Chesapeake Bay seafood on their menu! Stop by for a hearty, delicious meal.

Waterman’s Crab House

Our next recommendation is Waterman’s Crab House. This dockside restaurant and bar offers some of the best water views for enjoying local Chester River crabs in nearly every way, shape, and form. Their menu includes crab soups, burgers topped with crab meat, crab stuffed quesadillas, jumbo crab cakes, fried crab balls, crab dip, crab topped fries … the list goes on!

Chester River Seafood

Finally, Chester River Seafood has a more straightforward approach to their crabs: they’re simply steamed to order. This maintains the authentic, fresh flavor of the delectable soft shell crabs, and leaves you coming back for more. Plus, if you really can’t get enough, they can also ship crabs overnight anywhere in the USA!

Take the Vacation You’re CravingChester Guest Room Sitting Area

Stay at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek and discover Rock Hall, Maryland, crabs. After your first bite, you’re sure to see why they’re such a treasure to both locals and visitors alike! Once you’re feeling full, there’s no better way to relax than returning to a beautiful, clean room so you can stretch out and unwind in peace. In honor of Chester River crabs, choose to rest in Chester Room, which embodies the feel of the area and contains two, plush chairs and a king-size bed to rest in. Join us and discover Rock Hall, Maryland!

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