If you want to pick blue crabs while they’re still at their best, check out these local crab houses.
As we’ve touted before, September is the best month to eat local blue crabs. If you’re not going to gather for a backyard pickin’, here’s a listing of Northern Virginia’s crab houses.
Blue Ridge Seafood: 15704 Lee Highway, Gainesville
Captain Catoctin’s Crabs & Concoctions: 14 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg
Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House: 15704 Lee Highway, Gainesville
Captain Pell’s Fairfax Crabhouse: 10195 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax
Ernie’s Crab House: 1743 King St., Alexandria
Lopo’s Crab House: 43083 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly
Lowry’s Crab Shack: 420 W. Colonial Highway, Hamilton
Quarterdeck: 1200 Fort Meyer Dr., Arlington
Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse: 1510 Cherry Hill Rd., Dumfries