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Crab Cake Detour On The Drive Bet NY & MD

nice_girl Aug 3, 2008 03:34 PM

Hello All!

I am planning a quick trip to the Bethesda area from NYC in late September, and I am hoping to find a place or places along the drive to stop for delicious lump crab cakes.

I welcome your suggestions.


Edit for more information:

This is going to be a very quick trip. I will be leaving NYC a Friday afternoon and returning that Saturday late afternoon/early evening.

I am not familiar with the drive to know which "best crab cake" place is accessible as a stop along the way. Also I would need to find a place open in the evening.

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    bordeauxfan RE: nice_girl Aug 3, 2008 03:55 PM

    Check the recent thread on "best crab cake". A number of those places are on the east side of the Baltimore metro, not too far off of I-95 north. Enjoy!

    1. baltoellen RE: nice_girl Aug 3, 2008 03:58 PM

      What day of the week is your roadtrip? If you check the boards for crabcakes recs, many of the suggested places are closed on Sunday.

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        Denise RE: nice_girl Aug 3, 2008 05:36 PM

        "I will be leaving NYC a Friday afternoon and returning that Saturday late afternoon/early evening. "

        Faidley's will be closed both coming and going.

        I don't know what's available along I-95 north of Baltimore, but south of Baltimore along I-95, I would probably go with Gunnings:
        7304 PARKWAY DRIVE
        HANOVER, MD 21076

        Gunnings isn't the best place for crabcakes, but the best for the general area. Better than G&M, which someone is sure to suggest.

        (For great crabcakes, my choices would be Faidley's, Jerry's in Lanham, and the Annapolis Seafood Market.)


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          soilman RE: nice_girl Aug 5, 2008 07:00 PM

          Try Woody's in North East, MD about 10 minutes east of I 95 a few miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Open in the evening. Easy access.

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            brendastarlet RE: soilman Aug 5, 2008 07:05 PM

            Sorry to say that the best places for crabcakes are not along I-95 and aren't even a quick detour. They're on the eastern shore, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I can recommend several there, but it will take you at least an hour out of your way. Do you have that much time?

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              Denise RE: brendastarlet Aug 6, 2008 05:27 AM

              Not true! There are several great places for crabcakes on this side of the bridge.

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            Teddybear RE: nice_girl Aug 5, 2008 07:17 PM

            Many years ago I had a very wonderful crab cake at the Tidewater Grill in Havre de Grace -- and was on my way back from NYC.

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              chowsearch RE: Teddybear Aug 6, 2008 06:46 PM

              Timbuktu has very nice crabcakes and is off Rt 100 west of I-95

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