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toby1355 Jan 23, 2011 06:24 PM

Could anyone suggest where to get good crab cakes, for lunch, nearby to Interstate 95? Will be passing through on the way to Georgia to visit our son. Thanks

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    dining with doc Jan 24, 2011 04:17 AM

    gunnings seafood house on route 100 near BWI airport

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      Just Visiting Jan 24, 2011 02:48 PM

      Though it is a few more miles, go to Jerry's Seafood in Bowie. The location is much larger than the original in Lanham, meaning plenty of space to wait inside and plenty of parking. Open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon-Sat, Sunday noon-8. Food is every bit as great.

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      Steve Jan 24, 2011 05:03 AM

      Jerry's Seafood in Lanham, MD males a firecracker crab bomb that is outrageous. Also very expensive, despite the diner ambience. They also have a crabcake version, which is still pricey but a Maryland original. Be careful about unusual hours of operation! Best to call first.

      https://www.jerrysseafood.com/lanham.php

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      Jerry's Seafood
      9364 Lanham Severn Rd, Lanham, MD 20706

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        tmadams06 Jan 24, 2011 07:21 AM

        Faidley's in Lexington Market. It's a slight detour into the city but completely worth it. The only hitch is they tend to run out later in the day.

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        Lexington Market
        400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

        1. Bob W Jan 24, 2011 07:59 AM

          This past weekend I had a very good crabcake at Pappas Restaurant in northeast Baltimore. Would not be too far out of your way and worth the few minutes travel time. Very reasonable -- $15.99 for one crabcake and two sides, $24.99 for two, or $33.99 for three (and you get your picture on the wall of fame).

          These are seven-ounce crabcakes, nice big lumps of meat, virtually no filler -- just barely enough binder to keep them from falling apart. Very popular with Baltimoreans.

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            shorty40cdm Jan 24, 2011 08:46 AM

            about 1 1/2 miles from 95, north of baltimore is box hill pizzeria in abingdon, md. very good crabcakes in a no-frills strip mall location.

            1. monkeyrotica Jan 24, 2011 10:24 AM

              Take a detour through DC and hit Sullivan's Seafood. Carryout only, but they have a half-pound crabcake that's just obscene.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/683142

              http://sullivansseafood.com/

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                hotel Jan 26, 2011 07:59 AM

                I'd hit Captain Larry's in Locust Point, just off 95 on the Key Highway exit. I'm pretty sure it's taken over my favorite Baltimore Crabcake. Cash only.

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                601 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

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                  Hue Jan 26, 2011 09:39 AM

                  This may sound a bit weird...however just off I-95 (less then a mile) and just before the tunnels (Ft Mchenry and Baltimore Harbor) there is a Greek neighborhood and a place named IKAROS has terrific crabcakes (as well as crab soup). Not sure about lunch however, but worth a stop!!
                  http://ikarosrestaurant.com/

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                    elgringoviejo Jan 26, 2011 09:53 AM

                    I agree that Ikaros makes a decent crab cake.

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                      monkeyrotica Jan 27, 2011 04:01 AM

                      Third Ikaros. They make a really tasty crabcake.

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                    PedroMF Jan 26, 2011 11:49 AM

                    I can't believe that no one mentioned G&M (http://www.gandmrestaurant.com/) near BWI. This place is unbelievable and they just re-did the inside.

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                      JonParker Jan 27, 2011 03:36 AM

                      G&M isn't mentioned here much because it's horrible.

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                        Dennis S Jan 27, 2011 04:02 AM

                        Agreed.

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                          hon Jan 27, 2011 07:20 AM

                          ICK!

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                            dining with doc Jan 27, 2011 08:24 AM

                            GM crabcake is foul

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                      MikeR Jan 27, 2011 07:53 AM

                      Just as a reminder, Toby said he was on his way to Georgia, not New York. Anyone know of a good crab cake SOUTH of Alexandria? Isn't there a seafood place in Occoquan near the bridge that some folks like? Maybe they have decent crab cakes.

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                        hoorah Jan 27, 2011 12:59 PM

                        I think the OP is coming from New York, so the Md. suggestions all work.

                        Bowie is a little far from I-95, and so is NE Baltimore, but both should be reasonable at lunch. The other places are all close to 95.

                        Me, I'd stop at Ikaros - good excuse to avoid the harbor tunnel toll.

                        What's the place in Occoquan? If it's any good, I'd like to check it out next time I'm stuck in traffic there.

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                          MikeR Jan 28, 2011 03:36 AM

                          You might be right. I looked at his profile and see a number of posts about things New York. Would have been nice if he had said what portion of I95 he expected to be on when he's hungry. It's a long way from Long Island to Georgia.

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