I/we never eat crab or crab dishes in any eating establishments within 50 miles radius of Annapolis. We leave it to the tourists.
We buy crabs directly from the Waterman by the bushel. No, I won't suffer malnutrition eating crabs. More than 22 years of practice, I can pick the meat out and eat it, one crab per every 2 to 3 min. Oh.. yeah, I eat the mustard too :P. the best delicacy.
As for crab dishes, we have perfected that ourselves after years for searching for recipes - from crab bisque, crab imperial, crab cake to garlic crab. We do it all.
In the beginning of the summer, crab price is higher. As the Fall approaches, the crab price will go down and the quality of the meat will improve.
My wife calls me: King of the Crab or Crap.