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Is There A Truly Great MD Seafood/Crab House On The Water?


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Is There A Truly Great MD Seafood/Crab House On The Water?

Joe H. | Jul 30, 2004 09:17 PM

Over the years there have been many threads on here about Maryland's best seafood houses and Maryland's best crab houses. Many of us have regularly posted about Stoney's, the Drift Inn, Cantler's, Narrows, even Captain John's and Evans along with numerous nondescript roadhouses along the Patuxent, the Potomac or the Chesapeake Bay. But somehow, it seems that there must be ONE place, one truly outlandishly, memorably good place that serves exemplery cream of crab soup along with lump crab cakes to die for. Perhaps even fresh rockfish, crab imperial, tomato based crab soup, homemade blueberry pie and (in my fantasy) jumbo Maryland crabs in season.

Is there such a place?

And, to complete the fantasy it must be on the water in the tradition of Cantler's, Stoney's and Popes Creek. Ideally, a joint/restaurant/crab house that someone could drive to or float to.

There is no limit to how far any of us will drive for this. Solomons Island? Point Lookout? West Ocean City? Lewes, DE, Galesville? (in the early '80's I would have nominated Steamboat landing for this-it WAS exactly what my definition of this was suppose to be. Until it was sold, the first of five or six times. Now, nevermore...)

With a limit of Ocean City to the east, the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay to the southeast and the Delaware Bay to the northeast is there ONE place, one singularly fantastic and undiscovered, never publicized place that can deliver this fantasy? Someplace that is so good we can tell a visitor from the midwest or the southwest or the far west to rent a car and drive 200, 300 miles roundtrip to....and it will be worth it?

Someone must know such a place.

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