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Seafood boils in the DC area?

Orbit Jul 9, 2010 11:42 AM

My guy and I just returned from Cantlers in Annapolis, where we had an amazing seafood boil (hardshell crabs, corn on the cob, shrimp, clams, mussels, and king crab legs in Old Bay-seasoned water). It was delicious, and it was the closest thing to a low country boil that I have found in the DC/MD area. I realize that Cantlers is a local legend in Annapolis and it's right by the water so its seafood is amazing and fresh. We also liked its low-key, no frils atmosphere.

We are looking for any local places in the DC area offering these types of seafood boils. Any recs would be appreciated. Thanks!

  1. tommyskitchen Jul 10, 2010 07:15 AM

    national Harbor does one, I have never been though:


    1. alkapal Jul 10, 2010 06:13 AM

      check with cowboy café in arlington, too, for a crawfish boil. it's a saturday special, and it is all you can eat for $25.99 or single serving $13.99 http://www.thecowboycafe.com/ .

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        MrsWheatie Jul 9, 2010 12:23 PM


        "Crawfish Boils Are Back!

        Join us outside on the patio,
        every Friday! 3:30pm - 6:30pm (weather permitting)

        Choose from crawfish ($13/pound) or shrimp ($17/pound) boils, and save room for the potatoes and fresh corn on the cob.

        Don't miss our buckets of four, ice-cold Abita or Heineken beers for $12, or order a pitcher of draft Abita beer for $15.

        To start the weekend early, try our specialty drinks including the Pimm's Cup, Category Five, or Basil Belle for just $5 each!

        *Available on the patio only. No reservations neccessary.*"


        901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

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