New Virginia Edition

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay, Second Virginia Edition.  The latest edition in the series of popular travel guides is designed for everyone with a thirst for adventure.


• Use the book to discover hidden gems and eat just-caught seafood on every neck of the Bay from Norfolk’s bustling harbor to the scenic Eastern Shore, the historic port of Yorktown and carefree Colonial Beach.

• Find something for every budget and mood, with waterfront destinations ranging from casual crab shacks to white linen fine dining.

• With this book in hand, you can pick crabs at the water’s edge, sip rum drinks that make you feel like Polynesian royalty, and peel a mountain of shrimp in a converted oyster shucking house.

For more about Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Edition, e-mail or call Susan Wade at (202) 531-7135.

Fact Sheet

Content: Reviews of 100+ authentic waterfront seafood restaurants, crab houses and tiki lounges on the Chesapeake Bay or its tributary rivers and creeks

7 Regions: Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River and Hampton, James River, Elizabeth River, Southside of Hampton Roads, and Eastern Shore

Indexes: Bodies of Water, Cities, and Restaurant Name
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 6” X 9”
Page Count: 264

Edition: Second
ISBN: 978-1-9737-2780-4


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Here’s what people are saying about the book …


“The definitive retail guide for our favorite crustacean has arrived…Armed with Crab Decks & Tiki Bars, anyone exploring the Chesapeake is likely to emerge as sure-footed as Indiana Jones – with a crab bib.”

Coastal Style Magazine

“I have crabs on my brain after talking to Bill Wade.” – John Kelly, The Washington Post

“Clearly a labor of love.” – Bay Weekly

“Looking for a place to dock the boat and pick some crabs? Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay is the ultimate guide to Maryland’s seafood restaurants, crab shacks, and tiki bars.” – Baltimore’s Urbanite Magazine

Good Bye Crab Season. 
Hello, Oysters!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Chesapeake oyster lovers. Autumn events celebrating the Bay’s bivalves are happening all around the region. You’ll find outdoor festivals where you can sample the local cornucopia of oyster brands, meet aqua farmers and watch shucking contests while enjoying music, crafts and family-fun activities. Chesapeake Oyster Lovers’ Handbook pulled together a list of 12 oyster festivals that bring the season’s harvest from the water to the shores.

Maryland Seafood Festival
Sept. 9-10 in Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

Waterman’s Museum Oyster Roast
Sept. 16 in Yorktown, VA

Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival
Sept. 16-17 in Montross, VA

Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival
Sept. 23 in Appomattox, VA

45th Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival
Oct. 7 in Chicoteague Island, VA

The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival
Oct. 14 in Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD

Ryleigh’s Oyster Fest 2017
Oct. 14-15 in Baltimore

Crabi Gras Hot Sauce & Oyster Festival
Oct. 16 in Cambridge, MD

U.S. Oyster Festival
St. Mary’s County
Oct. 21-22 in Leonardtown, MD

OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay
Maritime Museum
Oct. 28 in St. Michaels, MD

60th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival
Nov. 3-4 in Urbanna, VA

Oyster Jam
Nov. 4 at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Tilghman, MD