D.C. residents love crab nearly as much as their neighbors in Baltimore. Many restaurants get into the spirit by throwing crab festivals with beer, seafood, corn and more. In the tradition of the crawfish festival guide, here's a guide to crab fests popping up around town. Eater will update this list as more are announced. Also included: a map of places that have crab available year-round.
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Pop's Sea Bar: Pop's is throwing mini-crab parties on Sundays all season long. They're offering two seatings (1 p.m. and 4 p.m.) for groups of six to ten people. It's $35 per person for six jumbo crabs, corn and cole slaw (buckets of beer are $18). Reservations are required.
MET Bethesda: The new Met Bethesda is throwing a soft-shell festival from May 13-June 11. They'll prepare the dish 30 ways in 30 days. Prices vary by dish: more info here.
DC Coast: Chef Miles Vaden will host crab fests this summer at DC Coast. They begin May 30 on Saturday nights and are four courses, including a crab platter. It's $55 per person.