crab cake deliciousness - Morris Point, southern MD
At Morris Point Restaurant, St. Clement's Bay, near Abell, MD (the seventh district), I ran into the most delicious crab cake that I've had in a while. Morris Point Restaurant is a small white shack, seemingly floating on the water itself, run by a family of New York ex-pats. My sis-in-law raved about the soft-shell crab. Beer selection is decent. They are open only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It's a great ride down from DC. The restaurant seats maybe 20.
I tried this place this past weekend, and was very favorably impressed. I had the smoked trout appetizer (nice fillet of trout that was reportedly smoked by the chef himself, bagel with cream cheese on the side, and a small salad with a nice vinaigrette provided on the side), the cream of crab soup, and the broiled sampler platter (crab cake, fish, scallops, shrimp. All were very very good. The kitchen seems to take the approach of good ingredients (local where possible), prepared simply.
I've been trying restaurants allover southern Maryland, and I'd put this place near the top, both in terms of being good exemplar of their particular "type" of restaurant, and in the "best overall" category.
I was very favorably impressed, and will be back soon to investigate further. It's possible I caught them on a really good day, but I get the feeling that this is the sort of place that will be pretty consistent.
I need to take a road-trip day and head back that way. It's been a while, but Clarke's Landing had a very good crab cake. Then, if heading back on 5, stopping at Thompson's Seafood Corner to get some of their cakes to cook at home!