I went to two Maryland crab mainstays this weekend - my always favorite Cantler's Maryland Blue Crab House in Naptown on Sunday night and my virgin crabfeast at Mike's Crab House in Riva on Saturday night.
Despite being around for 45 years, Mike's had rather average crabs. Our waiter went from telling us they had large and medium crabs, to just mediums, to none, to having large ones in the next delivery if we waited 20 minutes. Of course we'd wait until there were crabs since it's a MD faux pas to visit a legit crab house and not order at least a 1/2 dozen crabs. The seasoning was nothing special in my humble opinion. Unlike Cantler's, I had no desire to discreetly remove (really steal) some seasoning for my own cooking. Mike's gets some points because it had more seating than Cantler's, but sitting down quickly for an average meal with really poor service does nobody any good.