Seafood for Lunch or Dinner at The Crackpot Restaurant (Half Off)

Towson

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In a Nutshell

Since 1972, retro-style eatery has served fresh seafood, including seven types of Maryland-style crab cakes

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Lunch option valid only Monday-Friday. Not valid on holidays. Not valid for steamed crabs, towards gift cards, or at the liquor store. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Cannot be combined with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose From Three Options

  • $5 for $10 worth of seafood cuisine and drinks for lunch, from noon until 3 p.m.
  • $15 for $30 worth of seafood cuisine and drinks for dinner, valid Monday–Thursday
  • $15 for $30 worth of seafood cuisine and drinks for dinner, valid Friday–Sunday

The five-page menu includes 6-oz. jumbo lump crab cakes ($13.95–$27.95), served in traditional Maryland style or in seven variations—smokehouse, blackened, Cruise Missile, Caribbean jerk, Mexican, Hawaiian, or Italian. Gluten-free crab cakes are also available. Seafood dishes include salmon dijonaise ($15.45), and the menu features steaks such as the 6-oz. filet ($14.95).

The Crackpot Restaurant

Anyone can offer crabs on a menu, but it’s what you do with them that counts. Luckily for diners, what The Crackpot does with them has, according to Baltimore magazine, become "a Baltimore tradition to appreciate." A full-service bar helps customers wash back these tender crab morsels, which are still cooked according to The Crackpot's original recipe.

Though the five-page menu has expanded to include steak, prime rib, burgers, wings, pasta, soups, and a kids' menu, not much has changed since 1972 in terms of ambiance. The retro crabhouse—decked out with wood shingles and twinkling holiday lights—still has its first crab traps hanging from the walls, sharing space with a 7-foot sailfish and a mounted swordfish. The restaurant also hosts a Heroes Table event, inviting a small group of wounded veterans and their spouses to dine for free once a week.

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  • Towson (54.3 miles)

    8102 Loch Raven Blvd.

    Towson, Maryland 21286

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