Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay takes you on a journey to authentic seafood restaurants, crab shacks, dock bars and tropical lounges. The Maryland and Virginia editions cover waterfront destinations on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and creeks. We believe if you can’t see the water, you don’t get the full Bay experience. Most restaurants are family-owned businesses that buy seafood fresh from local watermen. Palm trees are optional; ice-cold beer is not.



To help you pick the perfect Chesapeake getaway, both books are divided into geographic regions of the Bay.

• Annapolis and Eastport
• Baltimore Fells Point and Canton
• Baltimore Inner Harbor
• Baltimore Outskirts
• Headwaters of the Bay
• Lower Eastern Shore
• Lower Potomac River
• Middle Eastern Shore
• Patuxent River
• South River to Chesapeake Beach
• Upper Eastern Shore
• Upper Potomac River


• Eastern Shore
• Elizabeth River
• James River
• Potomac River
• Rappahannock River
• Southside of Hampton Roads
• York River and Hampton


Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay  provides descriptions that paint a vivid image of each restaurant’s décor, atmosphere, cuisine, and house specialties. Many reviews include colorful bonus information on the history, folklore, culture, and traditions unique to each neck of the Bay. Plus, every write-up includes a local map and photos taken on-site.

Three useful indexes help locate the waterfront spots that match your budget, mood and travel plans:

• Body of Water
• City and
• Restaurant Name.

And at the back of the books, the Tiki Tracker helps you document where you've gone and what you did on your Chesapeake Bay adventures.

What's Inside the Books?

Each profile starts with important contact info, such as address,
phone number, website, followed by:
• County
• When It's Open (year-round or seasonal)
• Dockage
• Latitude/Longitude
• Body of Water and
• Driving Distance from places like Baltimore, Washington,
Annapolis, Easton, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Richmond.


Keep Going...There's More!

Our one-of-a-kind Atmosphere Meter lets you know what to expect before you arrive. The destination's ambiance and vibe are rated on a scale of 1 to 10 from casual to formal (frosty beer mug to crisp martini glass).

Here's a Sneak Peek at the Books