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Keller, TX
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Steamed crabs

Staying in National Harbor for a convention and looks like there are no good restaurant options over there. Would really love some steamed crabs one night (they are in season now, correct?). Any good options in or around Alexandria? Or is there a "must go" place not in Alexandria you would recommend? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Steamed crabs

There are actually lots of restaurants in the National Harbor area outside of the Gaylord complex. I just checked and, although I'm not aware of a Crab House in the Maryland sense, Foster's Downeast Lobster Bake, a temporary venue over the last few summers, seems to have opened a stand alone restaurant at National Harbor. Their menu on the Nationalharbor.com site appears to show they do crabs! So you might be in luck! There is a water taxi that takes to directly to Old Town Alexandria. Be sure to make Old Town at least one of your destinations during your stay.

Here in Old Town we have Ernies Crab House near the Metro on King Street. It's not my first choice for crabs, but it manages my hankering when I'm in the mood.

If you really want to experience a slice of DC. Head to the DC Waterfront Wharf on Water Street to order directly from the Seafood boats and find a pic-nic table to sit and pic to your hearts content!

Here are links to the locations:

nationalharbor.com/restaurants/…

http://www.erniescrabhouse.com/

http://www.letsgo-dc.com/waterfront/

I hope this is helpful.

Keller, TX
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2. Re: Steamed crabs

Very helpful, thank you so much. Love the idea of taking a water taxi to Old Town just about as much as finding crabs to eat so will definitely do that!

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