Captain John's Crab House

American, Seafood
$$$$ ($15-$24)
Open Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(Charles County)
301-259-2315
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Editorial Review

Family-run for more than 47 years. Although there's no musical entertainment, you may wish to escape the high din of conversation inside during peak hours. Snag one of the tables on the narrow deck, where sounds of seagulls are prevalent.

Crabs are the draw, but longtime customer Jimmie Moore of King George, Va., marveled, "They do something with fried chicken that's unbelievable!"

Notable: Seafood buffet Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Frequent all-you-can-eat crab feasts.

Free docking for about 10 boats. Overnighting costs $15 per night for power and water, otherwise free.

--Ann Cameron Siegal, June 2010