Old Ebbitt Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

1. Old Ebbitt Grill

9.3
675 15th St NW (at G St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 619 tips and reviews

Meric A.Meric Akcay Dunn: New England Crab chowder soup and single crab cake...both veryyyy delicious

Karli S.Karli Scott: Make a reservation in advance if you're coming on a weekend for dinner. This is a busy place, but is really worth the planning. I loved their crab cakes, and everyone else in my party love this place.

Katie C.Katie Carr: I had the shrimp with pimento cheese grit cakes 😳 All I can say is AAAMAZING! Crab dip appetizer was awesome as well!

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

2. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

9.1
750 15th St NW (at H St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 65 tips and reviews

NoraNora: Fried oysters for appetizers, crab bisque best soup ever, king crabs and lobster tail for mains, and finally key lime pie and banana cream pie for heavenly dessert

AnnAnn: This is our second visit to Joe's, first time in Chicago. Never disappoint us - good food, good wine. The stone crab legs are just fresh and delicious. Price is not cheap but worth it.

AnnAnn: This is our second time to Joe's, first time in Chicago. Never a disappointment - good food, nice wine. We tried the stone crab legs this time, it is fresh and delicious.

Clyde's of Georgetown is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

3. Clyde's of Georgetown

8.7
3236 M St NW (btwn Wisconsin & Potomac Aves. NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Georgetown · 137 tips and reviews

Christine B.Christine B: The crab cakes are SO good, especially on the Eggs Chesapeake. Good Bloody Marys too, nice and spicy! Service is also very friendly.

Walburga A M.Walburga A Marder: good choice of half bottles (Trimbach Alsace Riesling): best bet: half price wine by the bottle Sundays after 5 - favourite dishes: their signature Crabtower, Crabcakes,and burgers; great Happy Hour

Rachel L.Rachel Lande: Loved the crab sandwich, fresh and delicious and comes with great coleslaw and a pickle. Wish we had more of these restaurants in NYC.

Maine Avenue Fish Market is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

4. Maine Avenue Fish Market

8.9
1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Fish Market · Southwest Washington · 32 tips and reviews

Tiffany L.Tiffany Logan: Jumbo crabs legs are the best!

JenniferJennifer: Great place to get whole fish, filets, clams, oysters, squid, crabs, scallops without paying the ridiculous grocery/restaurant prices. I would suggest going early, there's less lines, less fish scent.

Jill B.Jill B.: Bring your own music and enjoy fresh crabs steamed on site by the water!

Captain White's Seafood is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

5. Captain White's Seafood

8.5
1100 Maine Ave SW (@ The Waterfront), Washington, D.C.
Fish Market · Southwest Washington · 44 tips and reviews

Becky C.Becky Clingenpeel: Get the 2 dozen medium sized blue crabs & you get 1/2 dozen more free!

EmilyEmily: Best place in DC proper for steamed crab legs or anything seafood. Reasonably priced and made to order seafood. Stand up and eat by the water on a hot summer day!

Behrad EatsBehrad Eats: Great, inexpensive seafood right on the water. Opt for the fried platter which gets you two fried fish, a crab cake, and two sides.

Legal Sea Foods is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

6. Legal Sea Foods

8.4
704 7th St NW (at G St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Chinatown · 83 tips and reviews

Kathleen F.Kathleen Forden: Go to the Bar side and have lunch at the bar. Ask for the crab soup, presentation is impressive and taste is to die for.

ShannonRenee M.ShannonRenee Mouton Gray: Try the Cream of Crab Soup - From last night...is was delicious as usual and the presentation was lovely.

Terésa D.Terésa Dowell-Vest: My wife and I have become regulars for the Maryland Crab Soup! Love the crew in the bar!

Eastern Market is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

7. Eastern Market

9.5
(at North Carolina Ave. SE), Washington, D.C.
Farmers Market · 143 tips and reviews

Genesis D.Genesis De los Reyes: Crabcake @ the market lunch is truly a must!

Dawn A.Dawn Arteaga: best crabcakes eggs benedict on earth at the Market Lunch

Rahul S.Rahul Sen: Love the crab cake sandwich at the far end of the hall!

The Market Lunch is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

8. The Market Lunch

8.1
225 7th St SE, Washington, D.C.
Breakfast Spot · Capitol Hill · 42 tips and reviews

Allan W.Allan White: The locals recommended the Crabcakes and they are right- DELICIOUS!

SamSam: They serve the BEST breakfast on Saturdays until noon. Try the bluebucks (blueberry buckwheat pancakes) or crab cakes Benedict!

Dawn A.Dawn Arteaga: Best crab cake breakfast I've ever had!! So worth the wait!

Hank's Oyster Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

9. Hank's Oyster Bar

8.9
1624 Q St NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Dupont Circle · 149 tips and reviews

Jen S.Jen S: For all that is well and good, get the crabcakes. They're freaking amazing.

FiOS 50FiOS 50: Oysters should obviously be the first thing on your to-try list - especially chef Jamie Leeds own varietal of oyster, the Hayden's Reef. Try the lobster rolls, po' boys, and crab cakes too..

Wines By RazWines By Raz: Try the Crab Cakes W Onion Rings & Coleslaw

Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

10. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

9.0
521 8th St SE (btwn E & G St SE), Washington, D.C.
Pizza Place · Capitol Hill · 151 tips and reviews

Josei ==> @ShoesNFood w.Josei ==> @ShoesNFood www.JetSetDC.com: The spicy crab bisque is the best.

John S.John Simpson: Get the crabcake Benedict. Usual brunch item only w/ the crabcake wrapped in bacon

KarenKaren: Cream of crab soup is great. Lots of crab.

Blue Duck Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

11. Blue Duck Tavern

9.2
1201 24th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · West End · 183 tips and reviews

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Short Rib Beef with side of Blue Cheese Polenta could be the nicest thing I've ever eaten. Crab Cakes also very good.

Our Man On The GroundOur Man On The Ground: Blue Duck Tavern has an amazing reputation in DC – a real home cooking experience – everything is delicious – do try the Crabcakes & the Apple Pie! Read more.

Zintiha G, L.Zintiha G, Loya, REALTOR: Their hanger steak and crab cakes are amazing!! Must try!!

Clyde's of Gallery Place is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

12. Clyde's of Gallery Place

8.4
707 7th St NW (btwn G & H St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Chinatown · 226 tips and reviews

Nicholas C.Nicholas CastroLang: Maryland crab chowder is great! Tomato based but very good!

Felicia F.Felicia Fett: Try the Soft-shell Crab w/Asparagus and Cauliflower - My first soft-shell crab experience ... so worth waiting for. Fried to perfection and utterly delicious. I'm hooked!

SuzanneSuzanne: Crab cakes were awesome! Pure crab no filler...! Great veggies and sauce too :) paired with a Stella...or three ;)

Busboys and Poets is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

13. Busboys and Poets

9.2
2021 14th St NW (at V St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · U-Street · 346 tips and reviews

Tierra J.Tierra Johnson: The shrimp with crab grits is divine!

Bill S.Bill Silcock: Shrimp and crab appetizer very tasty. You get four for the 10 dollar price.

Randy B.Randy Bates: The shrimp and crab fritters are wonderful, as are the pan seared scallops. Joshua is the greatest!

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

14. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

9.1
1517 Connecticut Ave NW (at Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bookstore · Dupont Circle · 320 tips and reviews

Katie S.Katie S.: You're committing a crime if you fail to get some form of dessert before leaving. Also try the crab cake pasta, because old bay spice + cream sauce = happiness

Anthony A.Anthony Armenia: Crab Cake Pasta is to die for!

Andrea N.Andrea Nowack: The crab cake pasta is to die for! Skip the cake though (its not that great)

Luke's Lobster is one of The 15 Best Places for Crab in Washington.

15. Luke's Lobster

8.4
624 E St NW (btwn 6th & 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 64 tips and reviews

Maruf H.Maruf Haider: Lobster roll good but doesnt blow the other sandwiches away. Crab with sriracha good too

Rebecca M.Rebecca M.: Clam chowda is the best, have it with a half crab roll and an Allagash. Perfect.

Alaa S.Alaa Shaker: Best lobster roll I've EVER had! Get the Taste of Maine (1/2 lobster, crab and shrimp rolls), or go for Noah's Ark (double that) and fill yourself up!