Washington to NY-Crabs
Looking for a crab place-steamed, crabcakes or seafood- that would be an easy off of the Turnpike driving from Washington DC to the NY area. Any suggestions????
You could wait a long time at a good place for steamed crabs. Cooked to order, even if you are seated immediately, is not exactly fast food. I once stopped at Bill's Terrace Inn (Baltimore) for crabs on the way to Philly. It's pretty easy. But there are no reservations and they open up at 4pm, which is when you should be there if you want to avoid a long wait.
To sort of echo Steve's post (since most steamed crab ventures I've had usually last hours) aim for the crabcakes. With that in mind, so some searching, but I'll certainly say Faidley's is good - Lex Market, which adds another plus.
111 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste Bsmt, Washington, DC 20001
I was underwhelmed by them and while generally equal, there are many votes against them. I think I heard that they used to be much better and either an ownership change or something else changed the quality.
I love the space, but really was underwhelmed, and from the few reports I've read about other things, they're not really key on much. For me, I chalk it up to expectation that leads to disappointment.
Trying to be fair and equal here.
There's a little roadside joint in Odenton, behind BWI Airport off Route 100, called Roy's Kwik Korner. They have a tasty crabcake and a really good crab soup.