Crisfield Seafood Restaurant

$$$$ ($15-$24)
Crisfield Seafood Restaurant photo
This Washington-area institution serves seasonal local seafood.
Tue-Thu 11 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm; Sun noon-9pm; Closed Mon
(Silver Spring)
Silver Spring (Red Line)

Editorial Review

The Food section rated this restaurant's crab cake for a July 2009 story about the area's best.

The tiled walls and old-time lunch counter set the tone for this crab cake: the ultimate blue-plate special. Made with local backfin crab, the cakes are seasoned lightly with Old Bay, green pepper, onion and a bit of cracker meal, then deep-fried. You get a generous portion, but the crab lacks the sweetness of some competitors, and the overall texture is a bit pasty. The skinny french fries and creamy coleslaw are the main attractions.

Two 3.5-ounce backfin crab cakes, $20

(July 29, 2009)