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casual crab dinner in Mt. Vernon?

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amyatkendall Feb 27, 2007 05:10 AM

My husband and I are in Baltimore for one night and are looking for recommendations for a casual restaurant to try the local crab.

Any suggestions appreciated from this Chicagoan.

Thanks!

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    mojoeater Feb 27, 2007 09:50 AM

    If you're willing to drive to DC, Market Inn Restaurant near Capitol Hill has excellent lump crab: http://marketinnrestaurant.com

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      hon Feb 27, 2007 10:12 AM

      No offensive but why would they drive to DC to get lump crab meat when they can get that in Baltimore?

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      hon Feb 27, 2007 09:41 AM

      Captain James Landing crab deck doesn't open until the spring and Kellys doesn't do crabs year round.

      1. BmoreHound Feb 27, 2007 05:40 AM

        can't think of one in Mt. Vernon off the top of my head. i'd probably recommend the usual suspects: LP Steamers (Federal Hill); Bo Brooks (on the water near Canton; avoid the food and stick to the crabs); Dockside (not much farther than Bo Brooks); Kelly's. Capt. James Landing between Fells Point and Canton has decent crabs; fairly kitschy.

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          hon Feb 27, 2007 05:35 AM

          Local crab isn't in season right now and there aren't any crab houses in Mt. Vernon. If you want to try Maryland style seafood (and a really good crab cake, albeit right now made from crab meat from the gulf), go to Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton:

          www.mamasonthehalfshell.com

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