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Crab Feast at Adams Mill Bar

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dootloo Aug 20, 2009 09:36 AM

Anyone been to the Sunday Crab Feast at the Adams Mill Bar? They advertise jumbo crabs, corn, and beer from noon until ? every Sunday. I'd love to know a couple things - one, the cost, two - are the crabs really jumbo, and three - how do they taste?

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    WashDC33 Aug 20, 2009 12:20 PM

    Never been. But just saw a mention of it in the Post's GOG discussion:

    Crabs query?: True or false: Adam's Mill serves steamed crabs?

    Also - went to weekly (and final) crab special at Art & Soul last night. It was affordable, but middling...

    Julia: Wow -- true. I totally did not know this. (Fritz did -- obvi!)

    Anyway, according to manager Paulie (Pauly?), here's the deal: on Sundays, $85 gets you a pitcher of Bud, corn on the cob, watermelon and a dozen jumbo crabs. "They're really jumbo," he says. "They all say that," says me. "I'm serious! You can come by and check 'em out for yourself!" he replies.

    And there you have it. You can split that $85 between people if you want, but, if you do, I will look down on you. Take that dozen down all by yourself!

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      dootloo Aug 20, 2009 07:27 PM

      Thanks. Yeah, I'd have to see how big they really are before I'd cough up $85 bucks for a dozen.

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        elgringoviejo Aug 20, 2009 08:32 PM

        In for a dime, in for a dollar. I buy them by the bushel, not the dozen. Why waste $85 on a dozen, when one can go to Frank's in Jessup and get a whole damn bushel perfeclty steamed for not that much more than some restaurant's inflated price per dozen.

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          jfish Aug 21, 2009 05:22 AM

          With the internet coupon Frank's has jumbos for $89 a dozen, med to large $189 a bushel. Frank's maintains high quality but you pay for that.
          http://franksseafood.com/

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        Elyssa Aug 21, 2009 08:47 AM

        Wow $85 seems a bit high. I use to live right around the corner from Adams Mill and saw people enjoying their crabs every Sunday, but I think the price went up. I'm sure everything is tasty and all...but that price is pretty steep. It IS Adam's Mill after all.

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