Crab Trivia

Did you know?

  The blue crab’s scientific name—Callinectes sapidus—translated from Latin means ‘beautiful savory swimmer.’

 

    The largest blue crab caught in the Chesapeake Bay was 10.72 inches and weighed 1.1 pounds.

  Blue crabs live for about three to four years. A crab reaches maturity at 12-18 months.

 

Blue crabs live for about three to four years. A crab reaches maturity at 12-18 months.

  Female blue crabs have red-tipped claws known as “painted fingernails”.

 

Male blue crabs have blue claws and a narrow abdominal apron referred to as “the Washington Monument”.

  Blue crabs may be referred to as hard-shells (not molting), peelers (crabs about to molt), busters (crabs that have started to shed their old shell or molt), soft-shells (crabs that just molted and their shell has not yet hardened), jimmies (adult males), sooks (adult female hard crabs), she-crabs or sallies (immature females), and sponges or sponge crabs (adult females carrying eggs).

 

The blue crab is the Maryland state crustacean.

Brooklyn Crab Hours

Brooklyn Crab is Open Year Round

Brooklyn Crab is Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
11:30AM - 10PM

Brooklyn Crab is Open Friday & Saturday
11:30AM - 11PM

Brooklyn Crab is Open Sunday
11:30AM - 10PM

Reed Park will be open for food service on Saturday and Sunday, plus bar service on Friday (weather permitting)

Games are open daily until 9:00 pm (weather permitting)

The Below Deck Bar is open daily (weather permitting)

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