About Dave & Janes Crabhouse

Customer Reviews & Comments

Dave and Jane's Crab Shack is a pleasant little surprise. It is located at 2989 Tract Road in Fairfield. Fairfield is about 10 miles west of Gettysburg, and about 2 miles north of the Maryland state line. It is nowhere near an ocean, or any body of water for that matter. But, they have the best seafood I have eaten in a long time.

As their name implies, they serve steamed crabs by the dozens. Even on a Wednesday night, we had to have reservations to get in the door. I was surprised at just how many people were there because it is out in the country.

They have an ALL YOU CAN EAT menu, as well as regular entrees. The AYCE specials are Steamed Crabs (In Season) for $29.95, Alaskan Crab Clusters for $29.95, Steamed Shrimp for $28.95, and an AYCE Trio for $31.95. If I had been with other people who love to eat steamed crabs as much as I do, I would have opted for the AYCE steamed crabs, but I did not because I would have been the only one, and the rest of the gang would have to have waited for me to finish. (Believe me when I say I can eat some crabs!)

So, instead, I ordered the Seafood Lovers Platter. For $22.95, I had 1 dozen steamed clams, 1 lb. of crab clusters, a half pound of steamed shrimp, a cup of cream of crab soup, and a tossed salad. I thought they would never stop bringing out my food! And talk about delish! It was soooo yummy! I also ordered a basket of 3 steamed crabs. I wound up bringing part of my dinner home with me, and that was after sharing with others at the table.

Jim ordered a Combination Seafood Platter. His included broiled shrimp, a crab cake, a broiled fish filet, broiled scallops, and fried oysters. There was more than he could eat, too, and we brought some of his home. The price for that platter was $18.95.

We really enjoyed our dinner party at Dave and Jane's Crab Shack. If you are ever in the Gettysburg area, I think it is a "must go" place. To get there, take US 15 south from Gettysburg to Maryland 140 in Emmetsburg, Maryland. Turn west on 140 and drive about all the way through Emmetsburg. On the other side of town, you will see a large billboard on the right, at Tract Road. Turn right onto Tract Road and drive about 2 miles or so. Dave and Jane's will be on the left. Call ahead to make reservations and to make sure they are open. 717 642-5025. You will be very glad you did. OH, they also sell crabs by the dozen to go. And they have a landlubbers menu, including steaks, chicken, sandwiches, and pizza. Prices start at $3.00 for a burger.

If you like steamed crabs and seafood, a short drive over to Emmitsburg, Maryland will get you to Dave's Crab Shack They have all you can eat steamed crabs or shrimp, as well as steaks, burgers, and chicken on their menu. It is the best seafood in the area. Call ahead for directions and to make sure they are open and have crabs available. (717-642-5025)
Cold beer and the best crabs - My sons and I have been coming to gettysburg for the last 5 years. We ride our bikes and tour the battlefield and at night we eat at Dave and Janes. The beer is cold and the large crabs are great. Not cheap, about $50 a dozen. The servers sometime forget to bring all the items you order at one time but for the most part they do a good job. It is very busy there on a Saturday night. Say hi to Dave the owner he is a good guy. I never met Jane?
Great Crabs! - We love this place for their all you can eat crabs, they are reasonably priced and the crabs are better than most of the places that serve them in the Frederick, MD area, the staff is always courteous, it's a friendly family atmosphere. The only thing that is semi annoying is that it's not smoke free, but they do have a non-smoking section. Make reservations on the weekends though, because they get busy. If you want good maryland crabs, this is the place to get them.


2989 Tract Rd
Fairfield, PA 17320

Ph: (717) 642-6574
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Mon - Wed: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thurs - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm