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Planning a road trip down the east coast

harryharry Jan 7, 2013 04:29 AM

Next week I will leave RI to drive to Florida, I have a few days to make the trip and would like to make my stops based on good food and pretty towns/cities. Food can be fancy or comfort!

I started my planning for my west coast trip on chowhound and (most of) the responses were very helpful!

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  1. sal_acid Jan 7, 2013 04:41 AM

    I'd find a crab place somewhere in lower DE or MD. Can't give you a rec though, not from that area.

    1. meatn3 Jan 7, 2013 12:11 PM

      If you don't mind wandering away from the interstate I highly recommend a detour to Merroir! This is a wonderful oyster bar located on an out of the way little peninsula with a lovely view of the water. The owners are oyster farmers committed to raising Chesapeake bay varieties.


      After a nice, leisurely lunch continue south to Williamsburg and have dinner at Peter Chang's newest venue for some of the best Sichuan food you'll find!


      1. ocpitmaster Jan 8, 2013 08:14 AM

        On MD's eastern shore & including all of DE, this is our 'off-season' at the beaches. A few restaurants open with great daily specials.
        Crabs are out of season; however, the osyter's are plumb, plentiful and delicious.
        A good link for coastal Delaware is http://rehobothfoodie.com

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          dining with doc Jan 9, 2013 02:00 PM

          just off i95 odonnel street exit before you go thru the baltimore tunnel is a great little greek restaurant called Samos. Fantastic crab cakes, grilled bronzino, grilled calamari but all the food is great, large portions and cheap. No reservations, BYOB and cash only. Just south of Baltimore just off 95 on route 100 near BWI airport is Gunnings Seafood where you can eat Maryland style steamed crabs and shrimp, crab soup and crab cakes plus one of the best club sandwiches- crabcake, jumbo shrimp salad, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a keyser roll.

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          1. re: dining with doc
            meatn3 Jan 9, 2013 07:20 PM

            My o my - I'm ready to jump in the car and start driving for that club sandwich! The only thing stopping me is knowing it would be a winter tomato!


          2. GraydonCarter Jan 10, 2013 04:43 PM

            South Of The Border ~ America's Favorite Highway Oasis

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              harryharry Jan 15, 2013 04:13 AM

              I ended up in Baltimore for the night - ate a quick dinner at the B&O Brasserie - downstairs from the Kimpton hotel, where my dog and I stayed...
              Had two great small plates and a really nice drink - great bartender.

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