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Rube's Crab Shack

17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
+1 301-447-4116
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So my husband and I visited Rubes a couple of years back and recalled it fondly. Unfortunately, life got in the way and we were unable to go back until this weekend. I actually gave it 5 stars in our last visit and was excited...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a great night we had at Rube's Crab Shack ... 4 people ... 2 dozen large steamed blue crabs ... great draft beer. Does it get any better??? I was surprised that we could get crabs this good this time of year in MD....More

Thank Monique_Mehring
Reviewed 19 January 2017

very causal atmosphere. they had crab soup not bisque which was a bit salty/spuicy but good. they also had soft crab and crab legs. the crab legs were big and good. the crab cake was very good, no big lumps of batter, the mac n...More

Thank jennir70
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Bring the earplugs . Every bar seems to have a loud computerized MP3 distorted jukebox . That's the bad part . The good part is that the seafood is better than the old favorite of Emmitsburg, Dave and Janes Crab House . Rubes does a...More

Thank phantomreviewer2015
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Brought friends who were visiting from Michigan to Rubes for some Maryland seafood. We were all very pleased. Steamed crabs were heavy and tasty! Soup & salad bar was fresh. Service was prompt and friendly. Only negative was the noise level. We found it very...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I take spontaneous trips on the motorcycle, after checking google to see where to get blue crabs, we drove from Ohio to emmitsburg, MD. We were greeted with hospitality. Service was excellent. Food was top of the line. I had all you...More

Thank ambs14
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited Rube's on Wednesday 09-14-2016 with friends for dinner. Two of us had the seafood platter, one had the seafood basket and the other had soup and salad. The food was excellent. For starters two of us had the crab soup - to die...More

Thank R J S
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is not the first time we have been to Rubes but the first time we have done carryout crabs. We were at a campground in Gettysurg, PA which was a 12 minute drive from Drummerboy Campground. Crabs were ready at the time we asked...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We made reservation for 6 people for 7:00pm. When we got there (promptly at 7:00pm) we were told there are no tables available. The hostess and owner told us she saw we had reservations but we would have to wait. There was a big table...More

1  Thank ktmidg
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My experience at Rube's has been inconsistent food quality and generally mediocre to poor service. The seafood seems overpriced for the serving size and cooking quality. There are not many food option s in Emmitsburg and Rube's is one of them.

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Joseph G
5 March 2017|
Response from phantomreviewer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know the answer .
Jennifer G
24 March 2016|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Think you can order them by the dozen; I'd give them a phone call. Seem to remember people eating them there by the dozen. M J R.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9158
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Emmitsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-447-4116
This place just opened about two or three weeks ago. There is also a Rube's restaurant with the same owners in Thurmont, MD.
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