LP Steamers Does Baltimore Right!

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

photoWith the 4th of July falling on a Thursday this year, it was the perfect time to create a long four-day weekend.  Not willing to deal with the beach traffic, we decided on a staycation in wonderful South Baltimore.  And, there was no better way to kick it off then with a crab feast at LP Steamers!

I’ve been living in South Baltimore for 10 years and it was my first time going to LP Steamers… shame on me! (In my defense, staying in for crabs can often be much more cost-friendly… weak excuse, I know.)  Located at 1100 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point, LP Steamers features the typical, casual decor you can expect in a crab house with the added bonus of several tables on their rooftop deck overlooking the Inner Harbor (make sure to get there early enough to snag one!)

We got a table on the second floor and asked if we could get the O’s game put on the TV – our first indication that we may have been the only Baltimoreans in our section – and the server kindly agreed and couldn’t believe he forgot to have it on in the first place.  Throughout the evening we saw the wait staff giving demonstrations on how to eat a crab, which any local learns at about the same time the training wheels are taken off the Huffy.  We also heard table after table asking what Natty Boh was (what?!) Given the amount of out of towners, it was apparent they had a great reputation and were in great favor with the local hotel concierges – not to mention are located only a short walk from Fort McHenry, a huge attraction especially given the holiday.

When it was time to get our “Baltimore on,” we ordered a dozen medium crabs for $50 to go with a pitcher of Natty Boh, a dozen steamed clams and an order of hush puppies. Having eaten crabs for a long time, these were as good as any I’ve ever had. Perfectly seasoned, nice and hot, and every break of the shell revealed a huge chunk of crab meat worthy of bragging (which I did!)  Our server let us know that mediums are the most common so they can ensure that each crab was caught that same day.

The clams were tasty and cooked just right and the hush puppies were the perfect appetizer to get a little fill in your stomach before a lengthy meal ensues.  The Natty Boh, of course, tasted as good as ever with the perfect Baltimore meal.

Everything was very reasonably priced and it was the perfect way to get our SoBo staycation off to a great start.  If you are looking for crabs, or just as importantly the next time someone from out of town asks you where to get great crabs, we’d highly recommend LP Steamers!

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