I am getting married next summer (yes I am an early planner) and we are looking for a place for the rehearsal dinner. The wedding itself is going to be in Chevy Chase, and the hotel is in Silver Spring.
I really wanted to have the rehearsal at Mike's Restaurant, which is a very old fashioned crab house (you can drive up or tie up at the dock) .. simple classic local food. Unfortunately I realized getting everyone to drive from SS to Annapolis during rush hour on Friday was kind of a non starter.
My family is all from arizona, so I really want to give them a "Maryland Crab" experience. Unfortunately, my fiancee's family is Jewish and some keep Kosher. None are super strict, but I need somewhere that has more than just crab on the menu. Its only about 20 people, so I was planning to order off the menu rather than have a set meal (it was hard enough figuring out a wedding dinner that would fit everyone's pickiness!)
Price should be around $20/entree, and atmosphere is key! On some body of water would be ideal.