Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area

Gambrills

The Blue Dolphin is a large, expansive operation consisting of multiple dining areas, a bar, and an event hall.  Serving modern American cuisine in an ornately decorated restaurant.  Definetly the place in the Crofton/Gambrills area to bring a large group as the seating is plentiful and the menu is expansive.  Although a bit on the pricey side, this is certainly where you spend your big night out if you're in the 'burbs.

So while gazing over the menu selections, you will take note of the "famous" crab cakes.  While your eye may start to wander and drool over the steaks and other seafood offerings, if you are anything like the CCR, you can't help but wonder just how good are the crab cakes?  Friend of the CCR, Cheryl, even wrote in saying how much she liked their crab cakes and recommended them to us.  (Of course, this was a day or two after I had already been there, but it's the thougth that counts!)  How did they rate in the world of crab cakes?  Read along and find out!

Gambrills is currently undergoing some big changes as of late.  First there came The Village at Waugh Chapel Shopping Center.  Now there is the Waugh Chapel Town Center being developed (which brings Wegman's to this neck of the woods!  Yyeeesssss!).  Not really much else around here, so you might as well get your shopping done, and then knock off for the rest of the day with some dinner and drinks.  Which brings us to the Four Seasons Grill -- an eclectic fusion of Mediterranean and American cuisine.  They've been around since 2006, and always seem to be packed.  So are they worth visiting for crab cakes?  Let's find out!

Shoreline Seafood has been a local area landmark since 1981, providing fresh seafood for sale as well as food for carryout.  While the building isn't much to look at, walk inside and you'll experience an unexpected seafood market.  Everything from crabs to a wide assortment of fish to clams, mussels, and other fish you never thought you'd come face to face with. Certain items can be steamed onsite, or you can take it home and cook it yourself.  They do have steamers and seasonings available for sale, in case you decide to do some work yourself.  Carryout items cover a wide range of seafood delicacies, from sandwiches to soups to seafood salads.  On our visit, the backfin crab cake sandwich was on the lunch special board, so we decided to check it out.  How was it?  Read on and see for yourself!

Nov 19, 2017

The Greene Turtle

One name that has been synonimous with Ocean City, MD is The Greene Turtle.  We're sure most of us started going there before we really should have *wink wink*, if but for the chance to buy one of their famous t-shirts.  What has started out as a beach sports bar in 1976 has now grown to be a regional brand name, turning up in more locations as the days go on with over 35 locations across DE, MD, VA, and DC.  While mostly known as being a sports bar, they do have a pretty lengthy menu featuring some menu items that is not your typical pub grub.  Like any restaurant representing Maryland, they do serve crab cakes.  Should you break out of the ordinary to try one, or stick to the ribs and wings?  Let's find out!