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True Blue Maryland Crab Meat

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Only a small number of restaurants in Maryland reliably make their crab cakes from local crabmeat and the state does not require restaurants to identify the specific source of the meat. It’s time to stand behind our crab cakes and crab meat and proudly support this local luxury. True Blue, a promotion initiative from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), can help you to find out which restaurants are serving this local delicacy.

Customers can look at a menu and know right away that they’re getting what they think they’re getting if the menu has the “True Blue” logo. For years it has been an open secret that many “Maryland crab cakes” may be made Maryland-style, but not necessarily with Maryland, or even American, crab meat.

The ‘True Blue’ program allows restaurants serving Maryland blue crab product to use a special logo in marketing or advertising the product. Once a restaurant is signed up they receive a ‘True Blue’ logo to signify to their patrons that they are a True Blue member. Participation is promoted through social media and the marylandseafood.org website that gets nearly 100,000 visits a month.

How can you sign up? Contact us for more information.

Support Local!

If you are a restaurant, retail store, caterer, or other food service establishment that is interested in joining the
True Blue program please fill out this application. Scan the completed application, and send to our office for processing.

Find ‘True Blue’ Certified Partners on the Map Below

True Blue participants are the purple dots. Click on the double arrows (>>) in the upper left hand corner of the map to view the legend. The “+” and “-” buttons will let you zoom in or out of the map.

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13.5% Wine Bar 1117 W. 36th Street Baltimore MD 21211 410-889-1064
Angelina’s of Maryland P.O. Box 942 Brooklandville MD 21022 1-800-272-2225
Atwater’s – Baltimore – Clarkview Road 1407 Clarkview Road Baltimore MD 21209 410-821-6021
Atwater’s – Baltimore – East Belvedere Avenue 529 E. Belevedere Ave. Baltimore MD 21212 410-323-2396
Atwater’s – Catonsville 815 Frederick Road Catonsville MD 21228 410-747-4120
Atwater’s – Towson 798 Kenilworth Drive Towson MD 21204 410-938-8775
Atwater’s at Canton Crossing 3601 Boston Street Baltimore MD 21224 410-644-3435
b a Bolton Hill Bistro 1501 Bolton Street Batlimore MD 21201 410-383-8600
Bannings Tavern 42 E. Dover Street Easton MD 21601 410-822-1733
Belvedere Bistro@ Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital 5601 Loch Raven Blvd Baltimore MD 21239 443-444-8000
Big Earls Seafood 1707 Main Street Chester MD 21619 410-364-9243
Bistro Bis 15 E Street NW Washington DC 20001 202-661-2700
Blough’s Seafood 9620  New Bridge Rd. Denton MD 21629 410-310-2336
Bon Appetit Management Company Stimson Hall, Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley RD Baltimore MD 21204 443-865-0628
Bon Appetit Management Company – Oracle 1910 Oracle Way Reston VA 20190 703-928-8890
Cafe Mezzanotte 760 Ritchie Highway Severna Park MD 21146 410-647-1100
Cameron’s Seafood 875 Hungerford Drive Rockville MD 20850 877-936-4065
Cameron’s Seafood 6055 Oxon Hill Road Oxon Hill MD 20745 301-749-7000
Cameron’s Seafood 3919 Branch Ave. Temple Hills MD 20748 301-316-2000
Cameron’s Seafood 8807 Central Ave. Capital Heights MD 20743 301-333-1885
Cameron’s Seafood 5731 Buckeystown Pike Frederick MD 20704 301-695-9005
Cameron’s Seafood 12725 Laurel Bowie Road Laurel MD 20708 301-483-8555
Cameron’s Seafood 2707 W. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore MD 21215 410-466-4888
Cameron’s Seafood 906 N. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19142 215-765-1000
Cameron’s Seafood 11000 Owings Mill Blvd. Owing Mills MD 19142 215-765-1000
Captain’s Ketch Seafood 316 Glebe Road Easton MD 21117 443-898-6477
Chesapeake Landing Restaurant 23713 St. Michaels Rd. St. Michaels MD 21663 0
Chesapeake’s Bounty 6415 St. Leonard Rd. St. Leonard MD 20685 410-586-3881
Conrad’s Crabs 1720 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville MD 21234 410-882-1515
Country’s Seafood Carry-out 16705 Brandywine Road Brandywine MD 20613 301-579-9998
Crab Galley 1351 Odenton Rd. Odenton MD 21113 410-672-1272
Crab Galley of Bowie 7410 Laurel Bowie Rd. Bowie MD 20715 301-262-6494
Cravin Crabs 4609 Annapolis Rd., Batlimore MD 21227 410-636-2722
Cure Bar and Bistro 1000 H St., NW Washington DC 20001 202-637-4906
Dino’s Grotto 1914 Ninth Street NW Washington Dc 20001
Drum Point Market 21162 Center Street Tylerton MD 21866 410-425-2108
DuClaw Brewing Co. 16A Bel Air South Parkway Bel Air MD 21015 410-515-3222
DuClaw Brewing Co. – Bowie 4000 Town Center Blvd. Bowie MD 20716 301-809-6943
DuClaw Brewing Company  – Mills 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover MD 21076 410-799-1166
Equinox Restaurant 1617 Varnum St., NW Washington DC 20006 202-331-8118
Family Meal 850 N East Street Frederick MD 21701 0
Flying Dog Café Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – Terminal A Baltimore MD 21240  301-694-7899
Foxy’s Harbor Grille 125 Mulberry Street St. Michaels MD 21663 443-477-1680
Garden and Garnish 4282 N. Main Street Trappe MD 21673 410-820-5169
Gertrude’s 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore MD 21230 410-889-3399
Gourmet Again 3713 Old Court Rd. Pikesville MD 21208 410-484-9393
Government House 110 State Circle Annapolis MD 21401
Graffiato 707 6th Street, NW Washington DC 20001 202-289-3600
Graul’s Market – Mays Chapel 12200 Tullamore Rd. Lutherville MD 21093 410-308-2100
Graul’s Market – Ruxton 7713 Bellona Avenue Towson MD 21204 410-823-6077
Grist Mill DC 815 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20005 202-783-7800
Harris Crab House and Seafood Restaurant P.O. Box 145, Chester, MD Grasonville MD 21619 410-827-9500
Harry Browne’s 66 State Circle Annapolis MD 21401 410-263-4332
Henlopen City Oyster House 50 Wilmington Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 302-260-9193
Herb and Soul Gastro Café and Lounge 1702 Yakona Rd Baltimore MD 21234 410-668-1886
How Sweet It Is 3601 Stockyard Rd Eden MD 21822 410-742-8600
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina 100 Heron Blvd. Cambridge MD 21613 410-901-1234
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond Zachary Henning St. Michaels MD 21663 410-745-2200 x211
Jimmie and Sook’s 527 Poplar Street Cambridge MD 21613 443-225-4115
Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn 4558 Forest Beach Road Annapolis MD 21409 410-757-1311
Latitude Seafood Company 15532 WC Commons Way Midlothian VA 23113 804-379-8100
Laughing Crab Catering 100 S. Washington Street Havre de Grace MD 21078 410-939-1525
Lazy Susan’s “Hot Fat Crabs”, Inc. 18289 Coastal Highway Lewes DE 19958 302-645-5115
Lindy’s Seafood 1548 Taylors Island Rd. Woolford MD 21677 410-228-5032
Loco Hombre 415W. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore MD 21210 410-889-2233
Martin Fish Company 12929 Harbor Rd. Ocean City MD 21842 410-213-2195
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge 169 West Street Annapolis MD 21401 410-280-5160
Mickey’s Family Crab House 39610 Jefferson Bridge Rd. Bethany Beach DE 19930 302-539-5384
Morrison at Union Memorial Hospital 201 East University Parkway Baltimore MD 21218 410-554-2636
Morrison Healthcare – Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center 9000 Franklin Square Drive Baltimore MD 21237 443-777-7000
Mothers Cantina 2810 Philadelphia Ave Ocean City MD 21842 410-289-1330
Naturally Leavened Bread 815 Frederick Rd. Catonsville MD 21228 410-747-4120
Nicks Riverside Grill 3050 K St., NW Washington DC 20007 202-342-3535
Ocean Odyssey 316 Sunburst Highway Cambridge MD 21613 410-228-8633
Old Salty’s Inc.  2560 Hoopers Island Rd. Fishing Creek MD 21634 410-397-3752
Olney Grill 3464 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney MD 20832 301-570-0202
Palm Beach Willie’s Fine Food and Spirits P.O. Box 275 Taylors Island MD 21669 410-221-5111
Passionfish 11960 Democracy Drive Reston VA 20190 703-230-3474
Pit Boys 508 Chinquapin Round Rd. Annapolis MD 21401 410-263-2333
Ploughboy Kitchen 1425 Clarkview Road Baltimore MD 21209 410-821-6021
Provider Seafood, LLC 2419 Whiteford Road Whiteford MD 21160 443-823-9898
Rehoboth Seafood Market 20238N Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 302-227-3551
Reynolds Tavern & 1747 Pub 7 Church Circle Annapolis MD 21401 410-295-9555
Ricciuti’s 3308 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Olney MD 20232 301-570-3388
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. 2418 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington DC 20004 202-333-2558
Root and Stem Catering 2941 Fairview Park Dr., #110 Falls Church VA 22042 703-289-1281
Ryleigh’s Oyster – Federal Hill 36 E. Cross Street Baltimore MD 21230 410-539-2093
Ryleigh’s Oyster – Hunt Valley 22 Padonia Rd Hunt Valley MD 21093 410-539-2093
S. Di Paula and Son Seafood, Inc. 7613 Philadelphia Rd., Baltimore MD 21237 410-866-8100
Sam’s on the Waterfront 2020 Chesapeake Harbor Drive East Annapolis MD 21403 410-263-3600
SCO Marine Resources & Development 2104 Farm Creek Rd. Wingate MD 21675 410-397-8151
Seafood Supreme 1701 Augustine Cutoff, Bldg 1, Suite7 Wilmington DE 19803 302-722-4547
Shells Yes! Crab Cake Company 205 Tackle Circle Chester MD 21619 240-938-7660
Shorehouse Eatery 804 East Brady Road Cowansville PA 16218 724-664-1136
Snappers Waterfront Café 112 Commerce Street Cambridge MD 21613 410-228-0112
Southern Maryland Crabs & Seafood 3619 Leonardtown Road Waldorf MD 20601 240-419-3094
Steamers Crab and Seafood Company, Inc. 35531 Atlantic Avenue Millville DE 19967 302-539-6700
S. DiPaula and Sons Seafood 7613 Philadelphia Road Rosedale MD 21237 410-866-8100
Sweetgreen – College Park 8300 Baltimore Ave. College Park MD 20740 240-770-4443
Sweetgreen – Harbor East 1306 Fleet Street Baltimore MD 21231 -410-537-5006
Sweetgreen – Silver Spring 221 Pennsylvania Ave. Silver Spring MD 20910 301-244-5402
Sweetgreen – Capitol Hill 221 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington DC 20003 -202-547-9338
Sweetgreen – City Vista 1065 5th Street, NW Washington DC 20001 202-289-4674
Sweetgreen – Navy Yard 1212 4th Street, SE Washington DC 20003 202-554-7336
Sweetgreen – 14th + W 1325 W Street, NW Washington DC 20009 202-506-2956
Sweetgreen – Logan Circle 1461 P Street, NW Washington DC 20005 202-234-7336
Sweetgreen – Dupont Circle 1512 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington DC 20036 202-387-9338
Sweetgreen – Farragut Square 888 17th Street, NW Washington DC 20006 202-506-3079
Sweetgreen – 19th + L 1901 L Street, NW Washington DC 20036 202-331-3355
Sweetgreen – West End 2238 M Street, NW Washington DC 20037 202-629-2100
Sweetgreen – Foggy Bottom 2221 I Street, NW Washington DC 20037 202-507-8357
Sweetgreen – Glover Park 2200 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC 20007 202-3333-4307
Sweetgreen – Georgetown 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC 20007 202-838-4300
Sweetgreen – Bethesda 4831 Bethesda Ave. Bethesda MD 20814 301-654-7336
Sweetgreen – Rosslyn 1800 North Lynn Street Arlington VA 22209 703-372-9009
Sweetgreen – Crystal City 2200 Crystal Drive, Ste. E Arlington VA 22202 703-685-9089
Sweetgreen – Pentagon City 575 12th Rd South, Suite B2 Arlington VA 22209 703-888-1025
Sweetgreen – Clarendon 3100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington VA 22201 571-290-3956
Sweetgreen – Old Town 823 King Street Alexandria VA 22314 571-319-0192
Sweetgreen – Ballston 4075 Wilson Blvd., #C Arlington VA 22203 703-522-2016
Sweetgreen – Tysons Galleria 2001 International Drive McLean VA 22102 703-639-0355
Sweetgreen – Mosaic 2905 District Ave, Ste. 185 Fairfax VA 22031 703-992-7892
Sweetgreen – Reston 11935 Democracy Drive Reston VA 20190 571-203-0082
Tapas Teatro 1711 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201 410-332-0110
The Crab Place 504 Maryland Avenue Crisfield MD 21817 877-328-2722
The High Spot 305 High Street Cambridge MD 21613 410-228-7420
The Hobbit 121 81st Street Unit 101 Ocean City MD 21842 410-524-8100
The Manor Tavern 15819 Old York Rd. Monkton MD 21111 410-771-8155
The Nickel Taphouse 1604 Kelly Avenue Baltimore MD 21209 443-783-1297
The Point Crab House and Grill 700 Mill Creek Rd. Arnold MD 21012 410-544-5448
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 42461 Lovettsville Rd. Lovettsville VA 20180 540-822-9017
The Shark on the Harbor 12924 Sunset Ave Ocean City MD 21842 410-213-0924
The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC 20001 202-637-6100
The Sunset Room 137 National Plaza National Harbor MD 20745 240-383-5002
The Yard 110 S. Eutaw Street Baltimore MD 21201 410-209-2853
Things From the River Bait & Seafood 7383-B Benedict Avenue Benedict Maryland 20612 443-404-9301
Tilghman Island Inn 21384 Coopertown Rd. Tilghman MD 21671 410-886-2141
Today’s Catch 10451 TwinRivers Rd. Columbia MD 21044 410-730-6600
Tom and Terry’s Market 30447 Cedar Neck Road Unit 2 Ovean View DE 19970 302-539-4311
Tony and Joes Seafood Place 3000 K St., NW Washington DC 20007 202-944-4545
Tuckahoe Seafood 12056 Cordova Rd. Cordova MD 21625 410-820-2131
Tyler’s Crabhouse 8210 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake Beach MD 20732 410-257-6610
Union Jacks of Annapolis 2072 Somerville Rd Annapolis MD 21401 410-266-5681
Union Jacks of Bethesda 4415 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda MD 20814 301-652-2561
Union Jack’s of Coulumbia 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia MD 21044 410-741-5225
Unum Restaurant 2917 M St., NW Washington DC 20007 202-621-6959
Van Alstine Seafood 135 Jewell Rd. Dunkirk MD 20745 443-223-3433
Vidalia Restaurant 1990 M St., NW Washington DC 20036 202-659-1990
Vin 909 909 Bay Ridge Avenue Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-1846
Volt 228 North Market Street Frederick MD 21701 0
Warrens Station 1406 Ocean Highway Fenwick Island DE 19944 302-539-7156
Waterfront Kitchen 1417 Thames Street Baltimore MD 21231 443-681-5310
Waterman’s Pride Seafood 7692 Belair Rd. Baltimore MD 21236 410-665-5555
Westin Annapolis 100 Westgate Circle Annapolis MD 21401 410-972-4340
Westin Washington City Center 1400 M Street, NW Washington DC 20005 202-457-9152
Wicks Kitchen 3305 W 2nd Street Trainer PA 19061 610-494-5107
Will & Veronica’s Produce 1418 Georgianna Lane Owings MD 20736 410-610-8950
Wit and Wisdom 200 International Drive Baltimore MD 21202 410-576-5800
Woodberry Kitchen 2010 Clipper Park Road Baltimore MD 21211 410-464-8000
York Fish and Oyster Company  1369 W. Market Street York PA 17404 717-848-2867
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