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NYC to Gaithersburg via I-95? DE to MD off I 95 chow?

Anything directly off I95 from DE to Gaithersburg that is chow worthy, and inexpensive but not a dump?
Thanks...any cuisine but Japanese.

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  1. Depends on how far off of 95 you're willing to go, but yes, there are a number of options.

    1. There was some discussion of a Cajun place along that route. Someone probably remembers the name and town. I put it on that list that's in a file somewhere, named something I'd never to think to look for. <g>

      When I'm on that route, I usually just stop at a McDonald's for an iced coffee and eat when I get home. I don't like driving on a full stomach and I don't bother with particularly chow worthy eateries unless I'm prepared to fill up.

      1. It depends when you're traveling. One of my guilty pleasures is stopping at a Waffle House for breakfast. I really like the waffles and potatoes there and Maryland is just far enough south to have a couple of Waffle Houses. I usually stop at the one just of I-95 near the Aberdeen MD exit (forgot the route number)

        A few exits south of Baltimore, on Rt 175 east just after it crosses US1 is a very good Chinese buffet, Fortune Star (I think it's called that).

        A few more exits south is Rt 198 east - Pasta Plus is on an island between US1 South and US1 North and serves good Itallian food.

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        1. re: dzoey

          The "cajun" place is Clarence's of New Orleans in downtown Edgewood MD. It's exit 77 off of I-95, and about 10 minutes from the Interstate. Check out their website.

        2. I have been making this trip for 20+ years and my favorite spot to stop is The Doghouse right off 95 just before the DE Memorial Bridge. Great cheesesteaks, hot dogs and Pizza. Not a lot of ambience but good food and inexpensive.

          Doghouse
          1200 N Dupont Hwy (Route 40)
          New Castle, DE 19720
          (302) 328-5380‎

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          1. re: skeee33

            "Our dogs go out with the nicest people" - just a counter with about 15 stools, I've been enjoying the place for 35+ yrs.

          2. DuClaw Brewery in Bel Air is 5 minutes from 95. Good beer and acceptable food.
            http://www.duclaw.com/
            Also, if you have time and want to detour through B'more, Lexongton Market is not that far out of the way. Closes early, however, so get there before 3 pm.

            1. Woody's Crab House in the town of North East, Maryland. It sits right on Main Street about one mile off of I-95. This is a traditional Maryland crab house. The food, especially the carb cakes, is excellent and the prices are fair.

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              1. re: Ichabod

                What if I'm on a low carb diet, and just want crabs this time?

              2. My Three Sons is off Rt 24 in Aberdeen (within a mile of 95) and is a surprisingly good Greek/Italian spot.

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                1. re: lawhound

                  Sorry, make that Edgewood, not Aberdeen.