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The Finest Quality Seafood from
the Chesapeake Bay and
Around the World!
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For the True Maryland Blue
Crab Experience Specializing in Steamed Crabs and Seafood!
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Fresh Seafood - Steamed Crabs,
Live Crabs - Shrimp - Crab Cakes,
Sandwiches - Platters,
Salads and More!

What's in a name?

Is a blue crab really blue? Well actually all adult blue crabs are dark green on top and white underneath. So what's the story with the name Blue Crab? Blue crabs are called blue because of the striking deep blue coloring that the male crabs have on the top of their largest claw. Females don't have this blue, but instead have red tips at the end of their claws.

The scientific name of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Callinectes, means beautiful swimmer, and the blue crab is indeed a good swimmer. Sapidus, finally, means tasty or savory. So, the scientific name of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means a "beautiful swimmer that tastes good."

Blue crabs belong to the family Portunidae and one thing that separates crabs in this family from other crabs is that the portunids all have a special pair of swimming legs.

All About our Maryland State

Symbol - the Blue Crab

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How to Pick Blue Crabs !

See a Demonstration on You Tube!

Another Demonstration on You Tube!

Learn more about the

Blue Crab at:

National Geographic Web Site


Welcome to our Crabby Site!

That's right we are the Blue Crab Specialist!

We know there are a lot of places out there that you can buy seafood. But were sure you want only the best at a great price.  

Do you ever wonder how long that seafood has been frozen at the grocery store before they put it out in the case, or even how long it has been in their case?  Have you ever noticed the fine print on some seafood items that says "previously frozen", or wonder how many times an item has been frozen then thawed and frozen again?  And really how long has that seafood been in the can or the bag? You see the expiration date but wonder if it has lost it's flavor or even gained a different flavor? Ever wonder why when you go to a really good seafood restaurant everything taste really fresh and delicious?  

Check out these web sites for more information:

How to choose Fresh Fish and Shell Fish

Tips for Buying and Cooking Shrimp

Cooking Shrimp FAQ: 

Tips on Buying and Cooking Blue Crabs

All  about Buying Hard Shell Blue Crabs  

All about Buying Soft Shell Blue Crabs

 All About Shrimp

Food Safety for Moms to Be  

The Crab Depot Carryout located at 5717 Gov. Ritchie Hwy. Brooklyn Park, Md. is where you can come to get fresh, hot and delicious steamed crabs and seafood. Crabs and Seafood are delivered daily. Delicious fresh fish like Tuna, Salmon and of course Maryland Rockfish. Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Lobster tails, and lots more. See our full menu at

Out of Town? Need a Crab or Seafood Fix? You don't have to be in Maryland to enjoy Fresh Steamed Crabs and Seafood! We deliver the Freshest Quality Seafood directly to your door! We can deliver the Crab Feast to you! Live or Steamed Crabs by the dozens, 1/2 bushel or full bushels! We also have fresh Crab Meat, Crab Cakes, Shrimp Salad made fresh daily, Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster Tails and much more! Check out our on-line store at

Having a Party? Want the True Maryland Blue Crab Feast Experience? We bring the steamer trailer to YOU! Crab Catering offers Steamed Blue Crab Feasts for Corporate events, Social Clubs, Church Events, and any party where you want Live Crabs Steamed to PERFECTION! Doing some of the preparation yourself? Already have a caterer or want us to do it all? We do it all. See us at for more information. Available in Maryland, Northern Va. and Lower Delaware.