Saturday started out seeming to be a nice day so my sweetheart and I headed south for a long-delayed investigation of some crab joints, as per my earlier post. We ended up at Capt. Johns on Cobb Island. Capt. Billy's was a possibility but given the name I had to go with Capt. John--anyway Billy got some negative comments in my previous thread (tho both are positively reviewed in some other information I had).
We were looking for fried/broiled crab, not Maryland steamed, so my comments relate only to that. In a word, we were not impressed. We had a seafood platter in order to try several things. It was mostly not great. Scallops were fair, fish was poor, oysters were mostly breading, and the crabcake was strange, containing celery and green pepper and no lump meat, but also not much filler. Softshell was not bad. Clam strips were the frozen kind. On the whole, not worth it, tho the view from the deck was nice. Also Cobb Island itself is kinda interesting.
From there we decided to go down to Scheibles near Point Lookout, recommended by Bonz. Unfortunately a really big storm came over and we had to give it up (open car). So we headed up route 5, but then spotted Copseys in Mechanicsville which had also been recommended in the previous thread. We stopped and ordered crabcake. Disaster. Mostly filling and no good meat. Lots of folks eating steamed crabs tho who seemed to be enjoying it.
Bottom line seems to be these places may be good for maryland steamed crabs, but as Joe H said, it goes downhill fast from there. But we'll keep looking. However I'm going to try a new tack. My next crabcake stops are going to be Crisfield and Colorado Kitchen, both of which are a short drive from my house anyway. We'll see.
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