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Crab Shanty hopes to attract new clientele without alienating old
Crab Shanty hopes to attract new clientele without alienating old

Crab Shanty, a family-owned Ellicott City landmark since 1978, is changing its menu, its look, even its name. "The changes had to happen," said William C. King III, who founded the restaurant with his father, William King Jr. "We have to attract a different clientele to stay in business." Work began earlier this month and is expected to continue through early November. Outdoor seating will be added, the bar area will be made larger, and new colors, chairs and lighting will brighten the inside. The restaurant will be known as the Shanty Grille, and the menu, while keeping old favorites like crab cakes and New York strip steak, will be overhauled, with small plates...

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