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Best Crab House

L.P. Steamers

6100 E. Fort Ave., (410) 576-9294, Web site

Posted 9/22/2004

The crabmeat isnít the only sweet thing here. The staff and the Locust Point blue-collar ambiance are Baltimore at its unpretentious sweetest, too. Fight and connive (maybe bribe) to sit on the rooftop deck, the quintessential setting for ripping open crab carcasses and pounding back pitchers of Natty Bo. For crab-o-phobes, more steamed seafood (oysters, clams, shrimp) and fried family fare at L.P. Steamers are respectable at best, serviceable at worst. The allure of a crab house is almost incidentally about the crabs; itís more urgently about breaking down boundaries and communing sloppily with your friends, family, and the folks at the next table. Preferably, up on the roof.

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Other Awards for Best Crab House:

L.P. Steamers, 9/16/2009

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn, 9/17/2008

Gunning's Seafood Restaurant, 9/19/2007

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn, 9/20/2006

Marinerís Landing, 9/21/2005

Costas Inn, 9/17/2003

Bill's Terrace Inn, 9/18/2002

Mariner's Landing, 9/19/2001

Mariner's Landing, 9/13/2000

Gabler's, 9/15/1999

Cantler's Riverside Inn, 9/17/1997

Gunningís Crab House, 9/18/1996

All Awards for L.P. Steamers:

Best Crab House, 9/16/2009

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