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Elkridge/Annapolis in July


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Elkridge/Annapolis in July

kasw | | Jun 12, 2014 12:42 PM

I will be in Elkridge, MD the weekend of July 18-21. We will have a car, so can get wherever but would like to stay in the Elkridge and Annapolis area. I don’t want to go into the Inner Harbor or Fells Point area of Baltimore.

I am in search of crab cakes and pit beef. I’ve been doing some research in Chowhound and thought I had some great places for crab cakes (G&M, Timbuktu, Gunnings to name a few) only to read that Gunning’s is currently closed and that a lot of places use non-local canned crab. Heck, I can get that here in Cleveland and make my own 

So, I am looking for a place that serves crab cakes with little or no filler using Maryland crab. I also found (mostly) good reviews for Olive Grove, Annapolis Seafood Market and The Edgewater restaurant. Any other suggestions or should I just forgo the crab cake and go to Cantler’s (or any other place?) for real MD crabs? I also need a place that has decent carnivore fare since my husband is not into seafood.

I would also like some recommendations for pit beef sandwiches, which I just learned was a Baltimore favorite. I thought I hit the one I was looking for when I came across Big Fat Daddy’s, but it seems they moved to PA and do catering and festivals only and is not open to the public. What are some other good places?

Thanks for any help.