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No Crabs but Bucks

Joni | Sep 10, 2004 05:05 PM

A few weeks ago I asked the group for recs for crabs in MoCo. Someone recommended Middlebrook Inn in Germantown but my friend didn't want to drive that far. We decided to go to Bethesda Crab House. When I called at 11 to find out the available size crabs, the very gruff owner told me to call back at 1. When I called at 1, he told me to call back at 3:30. When I called back at 3:30, he told me to call back at 5. Forget it. I went to Buck's on Connecticut Avenue and had a great meal. Didn't know that iceberg lettuce with blue cheese and bacon could taste so good. The soft shell crabs were so lightly fried without a trace of grease. The whole fish (bronzini?) was delightful. I am so glad the Bethesda Crab House continues to be rude - I may never have tried Buck's.

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