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8102 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286

About Us

A decade ago Chef Tom Lyons and owner Neil Smith decided to experiment with their crab cakes. This led to the introduction of the largest crab cake in the world – the 23 oz. Pounder plus. Chef Lyons and Neil also invented six crab cake variations – the Smokehouse crab cake, the Blackened crab cake, the Mexican crab cake, the Cruise Missile crab cake, the Caribbean jerk crab cake and the Italian crab cake.


Crabcakes

Armed with their specialty crab cakes – Tom and Neil began a year-long tour of radio and TV stations. The on-air celebrities would sample the crab cakes live and share them with other members of their broadcast team. The crab cakes became so famous that the only daily Baltimore newspaper – "The Baltimore Sun" – did a two page article on The Crackpot and its crab cakes that featured Neil on the front page of the "Today" section holding the Pounder Plus. Look us up on Google using steamed crabs, crab cakes, Baltimore, Towson, seafood restaurant and gluten free.


"The Cooking Channel"

The film director of the "Best in Chow" and members of his film crew spent two days filming  an episode called Crab Cake Wars at the Crackpot. The POUNDER PLUS CRABCAKE was featured on the TV show - the first of which aired in October 2015.  THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRABCAKE IN MARYLAND!

Gluten Free Crab Cake

  The Crackpot again makes history.  The first gluten free crab cakes in the world were formulated at The Crackpot!  We began serving these one of a kind specialty GLUTEN FREE crab cakes to our customers in the fall of 2013.  People who are allergic to gluten can now enjoy a delicious Maryland style crab cake.

The Crackpot is also famous for having the longest bar in Baltimore. The bar has been featured in several film productions. The bar has 9 flat screen TV’s for your sports viewing pleasure. The dining room has 4 TV's. The bar & the dining room share the same menus.

NEW: The wall that separated the bar from the dining room has been removed. In its place is a row of high top tables. Come and enjoy the new ambiance.

In line with our physical changes - THE CRACKPOT HAS INTRODUCED A NEW MENU . WE ROLLED OUT THE NEW MENU DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016. OUR CUSTOMERS ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL AND NEW OFFERINGS. CRABCAKES AND STEAMED CRABS WILL STILL BE OUR STAR PERFORMERS!!

Award winning traditional Maryland crab
cakes are our specialty, fried or broiled!

POUNDER PLUS
23oz Traditional crab cake. The biggest crab cake in MD.

6 Crab Cake variations:
Smokehouse crab cake, Blackened crab cake, Mexican crab cake, Cruise Missile crab cake, Caribbean Jerk crab cake & Italian crab cake.

"GLUTEN FREE" CRAB CAKES. CERTIFIED BY NFCA

Rest.Com gift Certificates can be used for any item on the menu --EXCEPT CARRY OUT OR OUR SPECIALTY WHICH IS STEAMED CRABS.

So if you want to enjoy the ambiance of a Traditional "retro" Baltimore Seafood Restaurant, Crab House and Bar, The Crackpot should be a definite agenda destination.


IMPORTANT – Our Gluten free items are intended, but not guaranteed to be gluten free and Gluten Free,Restaurant and Liquor Store, Seafood Cuisine in Towson, MDdo not contain wheat, barley or rye. This restaurant is "GREAT Kitchen" - educated to serve customers on a gluten-free diet. "GREAT" is a training program of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

Crackpot Late Night Menu

"Ask server for full Late-Night Menu"
Monday – Thursday
(9:00p.m. – midnight)
Friday & Saturday
(10:00p.m. – midnight)

From our Family to yours, thank you for coming and Bon Appetite

Prices subject to change

Specials

Early Bird:
15% off our menu - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

10% Senior discount for lunch.

Crackpot Connect

Family Seafood Restaurant, Crab Cakes, Steamed Crabs, Baltimore,  MD

Dine with us! Family owned and operated seafood restaurant since 1972, 1/2 mile north of Baltimore, MD, famous for Crab Cakes and Steamed Crabs. We also offer Gluten Free Crab Cakes.