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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 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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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
Bushdogs, LLC 2485 NE Dixie Highway Jensen Beach Florida 34957 772-215-4379
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
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
Cravin Crabs 4609 Annapolis Rd., Batlimore MD 21227 410-636-2722
Dino’s Grotto 1914 Ninth Street NW Washington Dc 20001
Drum Point Market 21162 Center Street Tylerton MD 21866 410-425-2108
Equinox Restaurant 1617 Varnum St., NW Washington DC 20006 202-331-8118
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
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
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
Lindy’s Seafood 1548 Taylors Island Rd. Woolford MD 21677 410-228-5032
Palm Beach Willie’s Fine Food and Spirits P.O. Box 275 Taylors Island MD 21669 410-221-5111
Ploughboy Kitchen 1425 Clarkview Road Baltimore MD 21209 410-821-6021
Provider Seafood, LLC 2419 Whiteford Road Whiteford MD 21160 443-823-9898
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
Snappers Waterfront Café 112 Commerce Street Cambridge MD 21613 410-228-0112
Steamers Crab and Seafood Company, Inc. 35531 Atlantic Avenue Millville DE 19967 302-539-6700
The Crab Place 504 Maryland Avenue Crisfield MD 21817 877-328-2722
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 Spirit of 76 3211 Washington Blvd Arlington VA 22201 703-408-3858
Tom and Terry’s Market 30447 Cedar Neck Road Unit 2 Ovean View DE 19970 302-539-4311
Tuckahoe Seafood 12056 Cordova Rd. Cordova MD 21625 410-820-2131
Waterman’s Pride Seafood 7692 Belair Rd. Baltimore MD 21236 410-665-5555
Wicks Kitchen 3305 W 2nd Street Trainer PA 19061 610-494-5107
York Fish and Oyster Company 1369 W. Market Street York PA 17404 717-848-2867