DISH IT! : Seafood Favorites

Patch editors and contributors name their favorite seafood spots. What’s yours?


serves oysters, shrimp, lobster and crab appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches, chicken, steak and veal for lunch and dinner. The spacious restaurant also has a sports bar and lounge.



Seafood restaurant choices are limited in Arnold, but the best I've had is . Their cream of crab soup is to die for.

-Frank Smith, Broadneck guest editor and frequent Patch contributor



It's cozy—a home converted into a restaurant more than 60 years ago, where each of the old rooms had most of the walls knocked down and converted into dining space. Don't let the appearance fool you. The food here is the highlight. They have the best crab cakes in Edgewater and probably in Maryland. It isn't the place to get crabs and watch the boats go by, but it is a great place to have a good piece of fish or a real Maryland crab cake. The waitresses have been there for decades and they make efficient work of the service. 

-Mitchelle Stephenson, Edgewater-Davidsonville local editor



While most may not consider this Italian restaurant when seeking a seafood menu, has won the Maryland Seafood Festival's Cream of Crab Soup Cook-Off two years in a row. In addition to their award-winning crab soup, the restaurant features appetizers such as mussels and calamari, and tops many of their pasta dishes with shrimp, crab and other seafood.

- Terri Peters, Pasadena guest editor and Patch contributor


Not only is the Bowie’s premier place to buy cooked seafood, as far as I know, it is Bowie’s only seafood restaurant. It offers a variety of yummy sandwiches and dinner platters that include crab, shrimp and fish, all with homemade sides; then of course, there are the crabs. Carry out only, except for crab and shrimp feast rental.

-Michael Blankenheim, Bowie guest editor



Timbuktu has really good crab cakes. It may take a while to get a table without a reservation, but the food is well worth the wait. Ranging from seared salmon to their famous crab cakes, anyone dreaming of the sea needs to look no further than Timbuktu. 

-Jonathan Moynihan, Severn local editor


Greater Annapolis

at Westfield Annapolis mall often features local seafood, as well as regular specials. It's a comfortable setting that's great for a working lunch or a quiet night out with the family.

-John Wilfong, Greater Annapolis local editor


Glen Burnie

Best known for its steamed crabs, almost every Glen Burnie resident has stopped through at least once. 

-Maya Prabhu, Glen Burnie local editor

Jennifer Patrizio December 17, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Fat Boys Crab Shack has the BEST crab cakes in Crofton. Be sure to order the Colossal Crab Cake...the lumps of crab meat are HUGE. Try it once and you won't need to venture out of Crofton for a crab cake ever again. The steamed mussles are to die for also, and the fried shrimp are huge and satisfying. Oh, and the crab dip and cream of crab soup are heavenly.
Nicki Mayo December 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM
@Jennifer Patrizio If it's broiled, I feel like I need a Colossal Crab Cake to watch the Ravens game Sunday. Plus it's close to home. You may have just given me the BEST idea of the weekend.
Jennifer Patrizio December 17, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Yep, broiled or fried...your choice! Have fun!


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