Though I've never made it there for crabs, I've been asked several times – usually by out-of-towners – about Obrycki's. If I want to get to the storied Baltimore crab house I better start making plans.
The restaurant, which opens in March and closes when the crab season ends in November, announced that when the crab season ends next fall the doors will not re-open. A favorite of tourists, celebrities and food writers, the restaurant is closing for "quality of life" reasons after being run by the Cernak family since 1976.
The restaurant will maintain its satellite eateries at the BWI and Cleveland airports as well as their mail-order business and plans are in place for a smaller crab house near the new slots casino at Arundel Mills.