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About Bo Brooks Bo Brooks was founded in 1964 by Howard Bo Brooks and two partners. This answers the commonly asked question, Is there really a Bo Brooks'? In reality, Mr. Brooks hasn't owned the business for over thirty years, is in no way related to Brooks Robinson, and is unable to get a table for even his closest friends on a busy Saturday night. The restaurant's original location was in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Gardenville. During the early years, the steam room consisted of only two burners and newspaper was used to cover the tables. Because Bo's was one of the only crab houses in Baltimore at the time, business thrived and the restaurant quickly earned a reputation and strong following for excellent steamed crabs. In June 2000, Bo Brooks open its doors at its new location in Canton. At that time, Canton was in the beginning stages of the rebirth that has since swept over the entire Baltimore waterfront. Although the location in Gardenville no longer exists, our customers will find the same food, service and atmosphere that made our original location so great. In its history, Bo Brooks has had only three owners and has been owned by the family of Herman Hannan ( pictured aboved ) since 1985. However, the restaurant's name has not been changed from owner to owner because of its well-known reputation for the Best Crabs and Seafood in Baltimore. Copyright 2007-2010 Bo Brooks, IncWebsite designed and maintained by Doug Addison Web Productions
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Phone: (410) 558-1102

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Price Range
Southeastern Baltimore, Canton

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Bo Brooks Crabhouse & Restaurant

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Other Information

Parking: Paid

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, American, Irish, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Banquets

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes


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Hi -- I went to this restaurant for my birthday & the Lobster Imperial was

fantastic !! We had the signature onion rings -- amazing !! But the downsize was the Grilled Salmon -- NO flavor @ all + Fried Oysters were not fried enough. The steamed crabs from the table near us smelled yummy -- crabs were from Texas (?) -- I did not see much for non seafood lovers or vegetarians to enjoy.



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It was amazing.

It was amazing. The steak was perfect, the crab dip was amazing. I'll be back.



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We had a great time.

Great service- great food. We had a great time.



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Wonderful. Great service- very charming and helpful waitress.

Mary land


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Five stars

Five stars for the three dozen colossal crabs that I still can't stop thinking about three days later. I have no idea what else is on their menu, and no thoughts past the pure joy that comes from being elbow-deep in crab meat, guts, and shells, focused only on eeking out every last delicious morsel.



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I liked the whole steamed crabs covered in Old Bay

Came here w family and my boyfriend. We had a good mix of requests- a couple of almost-toddlers to accomodate, one vegetarian, four people adventurous enough to dig into whole crabs, and one diner who wanted crab but didnt want to do all the hammering and work
Overall I think we left pretty satsifie. For the appetizers the giant onion rings were good with a thick crispy batter and good dressing. I liked the whole steamed crabs covered in Old Bay (our reason for going in the first place).



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The service was fast, efficient, and friendly

Best crabs in Baltimore! So basically...BEST CRABS IN THE WORLD! We ordered one heaping order of jumbo crabs (which you should order if you get the chance since they usually sell out by the end of the night). The service was fast, efficient, and friendly. Enjoying your dinner on the deck in full view of the ocean makes the seafood taste even fresher. Walking out of here with your fingers stained slightly orange is a souvenir worth millions.



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Monday night crab feast

everything about our Monday night crab feast at Bo's was flawless. Even better is that they ship, so I can have an old bay crab party in California any time I want, or at least with a days notice.



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I have no complaints

I travel extensively and I'm always open for a new restaurant. My boyfriend and went and we loved it. Our server, Amy went above and beyond. The manager stopped by and asked how we were doing. Maybe they read the reviews, who knows. Our dinner was really good as well. I had a soft shell crab platter with 2 sides. I have no complaints.



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It's the Seasoning baby!;-)

I lived in Baltimore for (3) years and searched for the best Steamed Crabs and at the end of (3) years Bo Brooks was the winner! It's the Seasoning baby!;-)

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