10 Best Crab Shacks on the Chesapeake Bay

Outdoor Dining Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake

Coastal Living appreciates the true tastes of the Chesapeake Bay Crabs and flavors of Old Bay. They traveled along the Chesapeake to highlight the top 10 places to get your Chesapeake Bay crabs “fix.”

Making the top 10 list, Ocean Odyssey in Cambridge, Maryland ranked 7th on the list!

Starting as a simple crab processing plant, Ocean Odyssey has transformed into an open-air garden featuring craft beer, fresh crabs, and more. Above all, the local community continues to grow its appreciation for the waterfront location. Likewise, the Todd Family (owners of the company) produces and labels their own crabmeat, maintaining the “processing plant” operations. Now, Ocean Odyssey focuses on the restaurant and enjoyment vibes.

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Maryland Crab Houses Worth the Drive

Crab and beer Garden Maryland Crab House

Where are your favorite Maryland crab houses? The answer can be difficult, because many know the state of Maryland, and specifically the Eastern Shore, for its delicious seafood and fresh steamed crabs! Maryland blesses locals with countless crab-centric dining options, all different in their own way.

Are you looking to pick crabs along the Potomac River at locations throughout Southern Maryland? Maybe purchase a bushel of crabs and take them to eat at a nearby beach along the Chesapeake? However you want to enjoy your fresh Maryland crabs, you’ll find something to satisfy your tastebuds.

Ocean Odyssey serves as a great “pit stop” on your way to Ocean City, Maryland! Serving jumbo lump cakes and steamed crabs all year long, locals recognize it as one of the best Maryland crab houses in the state.

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Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor 2018

Restaurant Association of Maryland Hospitality

The Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Annual Awards Gala in Ocean City highlighted deserving winners and honorees. Ocean Odyssey proudly accepted the induction into the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor! The 2018 Stars of the Industry Awards honored restaurants throughout the area for achievements in cuisines and hospitality.

The award ceremony took place on Sunday, May 6th at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City. Marking its 18th anniversary, the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor recognizes restaurants in Maryland that express this based on their longevity and contributions to customers. Similarly, Ocean Odyssey and all awardees have all been in business for at least 20 years.

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15 Best Seafood Restaurants in Maryland

Ocean Odyssey Mayland Seafood Restaurant

Marylanders take seafood restaurants very seriously, and it’s not hard to see why! Growing up eating fresh crabs, oysters, fish, and seafood, locals consider themselves “seafood connoisseurs.”

It’s impossible to mention every great seafood restaurant in Maryland. More so, you can find some seriously delicious dishes along the Eastern Shore. But, this article highlights some of the best of the best. Ocean Odyssey made number one!

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Top 12 Vacation Destinations to Bring the Family

Top 10 Vacation Destinations

Where are you planning your family’s summer vacation for the upcoming year? Are you looking to surf the waves on the coasts of the Hawaiian Islands, or soak up the sun on sandy white beaches? Maybe you’re looking for a nice family-friendly trip to the Eastern Shore. Cambridge, Maryland made its way onto CarRentals.com’s Top 12 Vacation Destinations! They even highlighted Ocean Odyssey for our Seafood and Beer Garden.

They’re right, we serve crabs six different ways! Get your fix of fresh seafood and flavorful Eastern Shore crabs with us.

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Coastal Style Magazine Features Ocean Odyssey

Coastal Style features Ocean Odyssey fresh seafood

Coastal Style Magazine featured Ocean Odyssey in a recent issue. They highlighted the story behind the restaurant business, and shared some the family history involved in the making. 

Additionally, Coastal Style recognized how the establishment continues to uphold its seafood processing and packaging roots. As a family-owned and operated business for over six decades, Ocean Odyssey produces fresh, local seafood. They have expanded to feature a beer garden out front! Surprisingly, Ocean Odyssey is the only place on the Shore that picks, shucks and steams each fish, crab, and clam on the spot. 

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Ocean Odyssey Chef Shares Company Story

Ocean Odyssey Steamed Crabs

Travis Todd, owner of the family-operated restaurant Ocean Odyssey, shares the journey he and his family took in turning the crab processing business into a full-service dining experience. His grandparents’ roots, tracing back to a crabbing business in 1974 along the shore, started it all.

Todd explains the business’s evolution through time, as well as their dedication to recipes and authenticity. The article highlights challenges, achievements, and various pursuits throughout the years. Bringing fresh seafood, steamed crabs, and local flavors to Cambridge, Ocean Odyssey continues to grow in success.

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Steamed Crabs in the Washington Region

Crab House Seafood

On a broiling August afternoon, the sweetest relief comes from gathering around a paper-covered table with hot steamed crabs and cold beer.

The Washington Post spent a few weeks scouting out the best crab houses around. Looking for views, delicious steamed crabs, and even the elusive all-you-can-eat deal, they came up with some nearby locations. As always, Ocean Odyssey made the list! The article highlights the Todd family’s ownership along with their unbeatable tastes and freshness. It also mentions the transformation from simply processing crab meat, to doing that along with operating a restaurant. Additionally, the Post included a few menu items as well. 

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Family, Tradition, and Love for Local Seafood

Ocean Odyssey Local Seafood Dining

Explore the tradition and family story behind Ocean Odyssey! Shorebread, a local online publication, highlights the behind-the-scenes side of the local seafood restaurant. In providing a “daily slice of coastal life,” Shorebread points out this local business’s place in the Eastern Shore community.

Travis and Laura Todd oversee the Ocean Odyssey and Todd Seafood Operations. The company celebrated their 30th Anniversary of the Ocean Odyssey business in 2016. Likewise, they continue to expand and grow their seafood restaurant company and services.

For the full story, read the article here.

Dining Traveler: Food Tour of Maryland’s Dorchester County

Eastern Shore Maryland

Food and tourism go together like cheese and wine, peanut butter and jelly, black and white… you get the point! This “Dining Traveler” blog on wheretravel.com is all about the best dining experience while traveling. Singling out Dorchester County in Maryland, the blog takes a food tour of local restaurants as it highlights the best Eastern Shore plates to be found. Ocean Odyssey appears for the delicious steamed crabs and seafood! They call the restaurant a “classic seaside joint with vintage Maryland-themed décor.”

As the article states, you can’t be a true “dining traveler” in Maryland without indulging in fresh crabs!

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