Capt'n Crabby Food Truck

There are so many reasons to love Fridays. For most, it’s because Friday signifies the end of the work week. To me, Friday means one thing: food truck Friday. Just about every day, Eat the Streets 757 brings food trucks up the street from my job, and at many other locations around the area. Fridays are the one of the few days I allow myself to ditch my packed lunch and indulge in a local food truck. This week, Capt’n Crabby was nearby. I knew very little about Capt’n Crabby, but as a Maryland native, I’m drawn to anything crab related.

After visiting their website, plastered with the Maryland flag, I learned more about the food truck. The first thing that jumped out to me was the sentence “we make our crab cakes the Maryland way.” I was sold. The fact that they make everything from scratch with fresh, local ingredients was an added bonus.


While they weren’t serving their full menu, there were many tantalizing options. As I scanned the list of crab cake sandwiches, my eyes diverged to the second menu page. I was immediately drawn in by the Charm City Shrimp Salad.


A generous portion of their homemade shrimp salad, topped with lettuce and tomato, is scooped onto a potato roll. The shrimp salad itself was the perfect summer bite. Light, refreshing and still filling, the shrimp salad is made with plump, juicy gulf shrimp, celery and Vidalia onion.

The sandwich is aptly named because a few bites, lightly seasoned with Old Bay, transported me back home to Baltimore. I can picture myself inhaling this sandwich on the beach or at an outdoor bar while sipping on a Natty Boh.