Talk to any native Baltimoron, and they'll tell you crabs are the local culinary icon. These tasty crustaceans can be found at a number of any seafood restaurants or crab houses around MD, DC, VA, and DE. They are steamed and doused in a local spice called Old Bay. The meat is sweet and tender, more so than snow crab, king crab, or lobster. Try out one of the 'all you can eat' places and gorge on crabs for hours! Or, buy a bushel and sit out on the back porch, picking crabs until the sun goes down. It is a very communal food/activity. If you are a crab eating novice, make sure they demonstrate to you what you can and CANNOT eat!