Glen Burnie Restaurant Sold To Owners Of Mike's Crab House


Reports said Sunset Restaurant, pictured above in Glen Burnie in 2019, was recently sold to Tony Piera of Mike’s Crab House. (Google Maps)

GLEN BURNIE, MD - Glen Burnie's Sunset Restaurant was recently sold to the owners of Mike's Crab House, reports said.

The Capital reported that the sale was for $1.5 million and that Sunset will be an extension of the Mike's franchise. Mike's currently has waterfront locations in Riva and Pasadena. Sunset Restaurant is not on the water, however.

The new Sunset Restaurant expects to open by the fall, The Capital said.

Hyatt Commercial Real Estate announced the sale on Aug. 2, saying it brokered the transaction.

"The iconic restaurant has been a staple in Northern Anne Arundel County, known for its memorable celebratory events and delectable Mid-Atlantic Surf and Turf offerings," Hyatt Commercial Real Estate said on LinkedIn. "The Sunset Restaurant, nestled in the heart of Glen Burnie, has been a treasured destination for generations of patrons. From intimate gatherings to joyous celebrations, it has remained a go-to location for creating lasting memories."

Sunset Restaurant opened at 625 Greenway Road in 1957. Hyatt Commercial Real Estate called it "a cherished family-owned establishment." 

The eatery was owned by the Fratantuono family, real estate records show.

Sunset Restaurant favorites included baked stuffed shrimp, fried stuffed hard crab and cream of crab soup. 

New owner Tony Piera will pay tribute to the eatery's roots by including "sunset" in its new name, The Capital said.

"Tony Piera, a respected name in Maryland's restaurant industry, is excited about the new chapter for Sunset Restaurant," Hyatt Commercial Real Estate said. "With an understanding of the establishment's historical significance and loyal customer base, Tony Piera and his family are dedicated to preserving the cherished traditions while bringing fresh perspectives to the table."

To see community reactions to the sale, read The Capital's full story. That article is only available to subscribers of The Capital, however.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by clicking here and searching "Sunset Restaurant".

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