Maryland Crab Shortage: Catonsville Gourmet has you covered!

CatonsvilleGourmet_Mar25April 1st officially begins the Maryland crab season. However, CBS Local is reporting that Maryland is one of many states experiencing a crab shortage.

“It’s been a terrible winter, actually. We’ve been off…about 40 percent off of what we had over last year,” said Randy Bielski of Ocean Pride Seafood in Lutherville, Maryland. “We hope once the weather warms up, the crabs come out of the mud, then all the sudden they start biting like last year.”

But only time will tell.

“What’s happening right now is there are no crabs coming out of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast and basically restaurants and retail stores that feature crabs year round are having a tough time finding it and are not being able to satisfy customers’ demands,” said Steve Vilnit  of the Department of Natural Resources.

Luckily for you, Catonsville Gourmet has you covered! We have cream of crab or Maryland crab soup for $4.99. We have crab dip for $11.99. We have crispy crab cigars for $11.95. We have a two crab cake dinner for $26.99 served with our ham and potato hash and French green beans. And that is just the beginning!

So don’t worry, Catonsville Gourmet has you covered! So hop in your car and head on down to Catonsville, Maryland for the freshest seafood in the area. But what if crabs aren’t your thing? Well, with 6 fish selections available daily and a bevy of oyster options from such areas as Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, Catonsville Gourmet has you covered too! So why would you go anywhere else?

Check to see What’s Fresh for Availability!

If you have any questions, please contact Catonsville Gourmet by calling 410-788-0005 or visit today! Call Ahead Seating (30 minutes) available. You can also follow Catonsville Gourmet on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

Location: 829 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD. 21228


  1. Maryland has a Crab Shortage CBS Local
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