Maryland's Eastern Shore

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2006/08/26 10:47:22 (permalink)

Maryland's Eastern Shore

I'm planning a trip to Assateague Island in late Sept and I want to know where to find the best seafood in the OC MD-Rehoboth Beach DE-Chesapeake Bay area. My wife loves steamed King crab legs (well who doesn't?) and I know I'm not supposed to but Chilean Sea Bass memories just haunt me with desire.
So thanks for any good leads you can provide.
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    RubyRose
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/26 15:34:27 (permalink)
    Since neither Chilean sea bass or king crab legs are caught in the area where you'll be visiting, any good seafood restaurants specializing in local items like blue crabs or rockfish would probably be a disappointment to you both.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/26 20:52:37 (permalink)
    State law does not allow King crab in Maryland

    Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are eaten here either steamed or already picked for you as crab cakes.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 07:54:05 (permalink)
    Ok so I shouldn't be so specific, I guess. It's not the first time for us in the area. I'm not as stupid as I must've sounded. I just meant to show where our tastes run as far as seafood goes.
    I got 3 good possibles off the review section of this site: Obrycki's, The Crab Claw (St Michaels) and Leonard Copsey's in Mechanicsville.
    We're from So Jersey so it's not like we've never been crabbin on our own either. There's a place in OC the wife keeps talkin about, used to have a giant crab on the roof, Hendrick's or Henderson's or something, I can't remember now. She was there years ago with someone else.
    And we've been to most of the popular spots in that town. I was more looking for that outta the way treasure (like Cap'n Crabs in Clayton, NJ) that only an insider would know.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 10:48:30 (permalink)
    Never heard of King Crab being illegal in Maryland.On the menu below,from Phillips Crab House in Ocean City,Alaskan King Crab legs are listed for 29.99

    http://www.phillipsseafood.com/pdfs/PCH_dinner_10_12_04.pdf
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 12:33:55 (permalink)
    Thanks, Billfish. That was more the kind of helpful suggestion I was looking for.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 13:44:49 (permalink)
    Here is a place that I go to everytime we go to Ocean City.........south of the boardwalk. The service has always been good and the sea food is outstanding. You will also enjoy watching the waves and the seagulls. Check their website as they always have coupon offers and very gracious about redeeming them.

    http://www.ocmdhotels.com/harborwatch/menu.html
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 18:09:46 (permalink)
    Billfish, can't you recognize a tongue in the cheek?
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 18:28:10 (permalink)
    Oh thats what that is.Touche!
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 18:29:05 (permalink)
    we need more emoticons
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 20:13:56 (permalink)
    Thanks Greymo, we love that place too. It's where we ate the first time we ever went to OC and we try to make it back every visit. In fact that's how we started going to Assateague. I asked the waitress if that was it across the inlet we were looking at and something about how I always wanted to go there. That first year we got a hotel room up in the north end of town in Ocean City. Now we sleep right on the beach (well practically) at the state park on Assateague.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/27 20:39:47 (permalink)
    On a related note, I am interested on roadfood on Maryland's western shore......after all, lots of people go to MD's eastern shore, but I can't think of anyone who's gone to MD's western shore.....open to any and all suggestions
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/29 12:59:36 (permalink)
    Interesting you should bring that up. The original poster stated the "eastern shore" in the title and mentioned the Chesapeake but was clearly focused on the beach area. Eastern shore refers to the eastern shore of the Chesapeake and the land influenced by it. It does not include the Atlantic coast. The whole land mass between the bay and ocean is the Delmarva Peninsula. That covers a whole lot of territory.

    But, on the western shore- we like Stoney's in Broome Island for softball sized lump backfin crabcakes. Dry Dock in Solomons for an upscale meal. Cantler's near Annapolis for crabs.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/29 13:36:26 (permalink)
    Cantler's has never disappointed - I used to work for a company in Annapolis, and was down there at least once a month and always found time for lunch or dinner there.
    A true "crab shack", brown kraft paper on the tables, ice cold beer in cans, and seafood fresh out of the bay onto their docks - very good and reasonably priced. Enjoy!
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/08/30 13:06:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by xannie_01

    we need more emoticons

    Hear Hear!!!!!!!!!!!
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/09/22 18:24:58 (permalink)

    One post deleted for very bad language. A second post deleted for quoting the first post.

    Watch the language, folks Please.
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/09/23 12:04:28 (permalink)
    A great place for Steamed Crabs in Ocean City MD is Higgins Crab House.

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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/09/23 12:14:24 (permalink)
    I love Fried Clams since first having them in Maine years ago.

    Does anyone know a place on the Eastern Shore that has Fried Clams?

    Not the Howard Johnson style fried clam strips.

    Thanks!
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/10/14 19:28:41 (permalink)
    Try the Edgewater restaurant in Edgewater Maryland on Mayo Road. They have the best Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes anywhere!!! The place is very local in appearance and the food is excellent. Call ahead.

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    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    On a related note, I am interested on roadfood on Maryland's western shore......after all, lots of people go to MD's eastern shore, but I can't think of anyone who's gone to MD's western shore.....open to any and all suggestions
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    RE: Maryland's Eastern Shore 2006/10/21 14:35:04 (permalink)
    I guess I can answer my own question. Just had fried Clams at Harris' Restaurant in Grasonville MD. They have been on the menu for a couple years, but never available. I figured they would eventually take them off, but no they are back.

    Not the best I have had. Somewhat small but still tasted good especially after such a long time.

    If you stop in and try them, let me know what you think!

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    quote:
    Originally posted by cwjudyjr

    I love Fried Clams since first having them in Maine years ago.

    Does anyone know a place on the Eastern Shore that has Fried Clams?

    Not the Howard Johnson style fried clam strips.

    Thanks!
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