Here’s where to eat blue crabs before month’s end

If you want to pick blue crabs while they’re still at their best, check out these local crab houses.

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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 House15704 Lee Highway, Gainesville

Captain Pell’s Fairfax  Crabhouse10195 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax

Ernie’s Crab House1743 King St., Alexandria

Lopo’s Crab House43083 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly

Lowry’s Crab Shack420 W. Colonial Highway, Hamilton

Quarterdeck1200 Fort Meyer Dr., Arlington

Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse:  1510 Cherry Hill Rd., Dumfries