A huge hunk of blue claw back fin crab meat dripping with melted butter;
Spicy seafood boils, which are a delicious mix of pieces of corn on the cob, andouille sausage, shrimp, clams and sometimes crab legs and lobster tails simmered to perfection;
Rich, creamy, New England style or tangy Manhattan style chowder made with Maryland-caught clams and served in a fresh baked bread bowl;
Mild rockfish, baked or grilled;
Fried soft shell crab on a fresh brioche bun oozing with tartar sauce and topped with lettuce and tomato which is “all that” with a bag of chips;
Chesapeake Bay oysters raw or lightly breaded;
Crab cakes crafted with enormous lumps of sweet crabmeat;
Farmed and blackened catfish with a side of hush puppies and slaw;
Any of your favorite shellfish doused in Old Bay and sold by the dozen;
She-crab soup, crab imperial, crab dip and even crabby bloody marys!
Those menu items, my friend, are Maryland’s seafood at its best, and not one a meal to miss! Maryland, which is flanked by the sea, may be well-known, world-wide for the United States Naval Academy, the National Aquarium, and playing such a large role in our nation’s rich history, but Maryland is also famous for its seafood. If you are in the area, be sure to visit some of the iconic and amazingly delicious seafood restaurants along Maryland’s majestic coastline. Your taste buds (and everyone along for the ride) will thank you!