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

Don't Fall for
The "R" Month Myth

It’s that time of year when hot steamed crabs steal the spotlight on tables around the Chesapeake Bay. Sure, they’re mighty tasty, but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer from oyster withdrawal. The old wives’ tale about only eating oysters during months with the letter “R” no longer applies. Thanks to new aquafarming methods, you can savor Bay bivalves any time you like.

Just this week, we saw watermen pull beauties from the Rappahannock River and package them for restaurants near you. Here are a dozen places to slurp dozens of cool local oysters when the weather starts to sizzle:

  2. BLACK’S BAR & KITCHEN (Bethesda, MD)
  3. BOATYARD BAR & GRILL (Annapolis, MD)
  4. BRINE (Fairfax, VA)
  5. DENSON’S GROCERY & R&B OYSTER BAR (Colonial Beach, VA)
  6. DYLAN’S OYSTER CELLAR (Baltimore, MD)
  7. EAT THE RICH (Washington, DC)
  8. THE GRILLED OYSTER (Washington, DC)
  9. LEE’S PINT & SHELL (Baltimore, MD)
  10. THE LOCAL OYSTER (Baltimore, MD)