Eating crabs with a dozen friends crammed, elbow to elbow, along a newspaper-lined table down by the Chesapeake Bay is one of my favorite memories growing up. My first job was at Bethesda Crab House doing whatever anyone told me and after almost 20 years, the crab culture is second nature. I know that unlike most home cooked meals the nostalgia and joy of a crab feast does not come from time spent in the kitchen. The joy is at the table with your friends and family surrounded by mounds of piping hot crabs, corn, coleslaw, and a cold beer. The joy is selecting your guy– whether you judge by size, claws, weight or the amount of seasoning coating the shell. The nostalgia is in the stories (or legends) retold year after year about “that time” at The Bay.

Capital Crab Company is a crab feast, an experience to be enjoyed with family and friends, delivered. I hope you enjoy.


Tim Walsh, Founder


Capital Crab Company brings the CC Truck to you, cooking dozens, heck bushels, of crabs on-site so that you and your friends and mallet-toting toddlers (who could show up a non-native in a crab opening and eating contest any day) can focus on the feast. Capital Crab company would love to cook for you, from a corporate event requiring full-service catering to delivering next Sunday’s family crab feast.


How To Order Crabs

1. Tally the number of guests

2. Assume a number of crabs per guest

Hint: based on our experience 4-6 crabs per person should do the trick

3. Calculate the total number of crabs needed

Hint: use those math skills

4. Choose crab size desired

Hint: the industry defines size by length point to point


5. Decide whether to order by the dozen or by the bushel

Hint: a bushel is based on weight, but is roughly 4 - 6 dozen based on size. still unsure? call us!

6. Order, sit back and wait for a knock at the door!


Whether you want to host a huge crab feast, create a food experience for a corporate event, or order a couple dozen for the family, call us and find out more about our on-site catering, party packages and a la carte items. Piping hot crabs delivered straight to your door. What could be better?


The Capital Crab truck can be spotted at events and private parties in the DC area all year round. Call and request the CCC truck at your next party!


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