The Fat Crab Café

Dine In or Take Out

The Fat Crab Café brings the taste of the beach to Lancaster County! Located within Mr. Bill's Fresh Seafood market, our cafe is perfect for fun, casual dining for lunch or dinner!

sample of food served at The Fat Crab Cafe

Enjoy delicious seafood entrees and daily specials prepared by our chef without the fine dining price! View our Facebook page to see Current Specials!

interior of cafe

Cafe Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am - 8:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 5pm
Closed Most Mondays

House Specialties

The Crabman
Crab & cheese fries with Mr. Bill’s pure spice, our unique cheese blend & roasted garlic-lime aioli  $9.95

The Crab Totler
Extra crab, extra cheese over a pile of tater tots w/roasted garlic-lime aioli  $15.00

Fish 'n' Chips
Batter fried  sh of the day, crispy fries, tarter & lemon   $13.00
Upgrade to Cod   $18.00   or Halibut   $21.00

Fish Tacos - $11.99   Shrimp Tacos - $13.99
3 corn tortillas, slaw, tropical salsa & creme Mexicana.

Chesapeake Eggs
Inspired by Scotch Eggs
2 Hard boiled eggs encased in our crabcake, panko crusted and deep fried, served with spicy brown mustard and sweet chili sauces   $11.99

Steamed Middle Neck Clams
w/ Garlic White Wine Sauce   1 doz. - $13.99

Steamed PEI Mussels
w/ Garlic White Wine Sauce or Marinara Sauce   1 lb. - $13.99


PO Boys Boston Blue - $6   Shrimp - $9   Oyster - $10

Lobster Roll - served on toasted split-top roll w/chips and pickle
1/3 lb cold lobster claw meat salad   $19.99
Fresh tail and claw meat picked from a 1lb lobster, warmed in butter   $25.00

The following are served on Brioche with chips & pickle

Market Crab Cake
Tartar, greens, tomato, red onion   $12.99

Fresh Fish
Broiled, blackened, or batter fried, greens, tomato, onion & remoulade   $7.95

Soft Shell Crab
Fresh Chesapeake Bay Blue Claw, greens, tomato, onion & garlic-lime aioli
1 Crab - $11.99   2 Crabs - $19.99

Big Fat Fish Sandwich
7 oz, greens, tomato, red onion with garlic aioli
Cod - $17.99   Halibut - $19.99

The Big "CrabHuna" Burger
Char-grilled burger with our unique cheese blend topped with our market crab cake on brioche w/greens, tomato, onion chips and pickles   $18.99

In House Smoke Salmon BLT
Served on a toasted brioche w/citrus herb sauce   $15.99

The Clucker
Grilled or blackened chicken breast with citrus herb spread, greens, tomato & red onion   $7.95

Order Crabs at seafood counter

New Dinner Menu

After 4pm

All entrées served with a side salad

Platters: Broiled, Blackened or Batter Fried
served w/fresh veggie and starch of the day.
Fresh Fish   $14, Cod   $18, Halibut   $21, Shrimp   $17, Scallops   $20, Fried Oysters   $19, Chicken   $12, Crab Cakes   $15, Fried Soft Shell Crab Single   $15, Double   $21

Seafood Pasta
Shrimp, scallops, fish, clams, and mussels cooked in a fabulous marinara and served over spaghetti  $22.00

Linguine in Clam Sauce
The traditional steamed and chopped clams served in a garlic herb butter sauce  $23.00

Poseidon's Plate
Broiled fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, crab cake and cracked crab claw w/fresh veggie and starch of the day  $28.00

Ask about our Daily Dinner Specials!
Fabulous and delicious daily specials are created by our chef.


Our Daily Red Seafood Chowder
Aromatic tomato broth, with potatoes and fresh seafood and bacon.
Cup - $5   Bowl - $6

Almost Famous New England Style Clam Chowder
Cup - $6   Bowl - $7

Baked Tomato Crab Bisque - $9


Romaine Caesar
Lettuce, house made Caesar, oyster crackers & parmesan cheese   $7.00

Garden Fresh Greens
Cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, red onion   $7.00

Salad Add-Ons
Market Crab Cake - $11.00   or the following grilled or blackened:
Chicken - $5   Tuna - $8   Shrimp or Salmon - $9   Scallops - $10

House Vinaigrette, Garden Ranch, Caesar, Dill Horseradish Cream


Red Bliss Potato Salad - $2.00

Classic Creamy Slaw - $2.00

Seasonal Marinated Vegetable - $3.00

Fresh Fruit Salad - $3.50

Fries - $3.00   Add cheese - $2.00

Sweet Maui Kettle Chips - $1.50

Baked Mac n' Cheese - $3.50

Macaroni Salad - $3.00

Warm Crab Corn Bread - $3.00

Side Salad - $3.50

Hot Fresh Vegetable - $3.00

Starch of the Day - $3.50


Bottled Water - $1.00   Fountain Soda - $2.00   Hot Coffee - $2.00   Iced Tea - $2.00


Our Own Handmade Key Lime Pie - $3.50

& Other Sweet Treats

Fabulous and delicious daily specials are created by our chef. Offerings and prices subject to charge.

*Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, fish, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodbourne illness.

Dine-In Crab Setup and Table Service Policy

For the added value and no cleanup at home, we offer our Steamed crabs at our per dozen take out prices plus a fair service charge. (See details and suggestion below.) When you figure out your savings from being BYOB and no tipping you’ll realize how good a value this is. We clean up after you!

To allow enough time to enjoy your crabs the last seating/serving times before The Fat Crab Cafe ends service for the day are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday get Cracking by 5:30
Friday/Saturday get Cracking by 6:45
Sunday get Cracking by 3:15
$10 per 2 top table
$20 per 4 top table

Call Ahead (717) 299-2791 or (717) 299-2008

(to have your crabs ready when you arrive)
Table Reservations Recommended
(limited amount of crab tables at times)

Dine-In Crabs starting at $30 per dz
$1 Melted Butter + tax


Try our Daily Specials

For Today's latest and greatest creations. Coupons available.