For seafood lovers interested in raw bar offerings, here is a sampling of restaurants in suburban Maryland. Price ranges and specialties are noted.
Credit card designations: AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa) and C (Choice). "Full bar" indicates the establishment is licensed to serve spirits, wine and beer. "Children" indicates the restaurant offers reduced portions for reduced prices for families. "Phone orders" indicates they are accepted.
Anchor Inn Seafood Restaurant, 2509 W. University Blvd., Wheaton. 933-8111. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, noon to midnight Sunday. Cards: AE, MC, V. Full bar. Children. Phone orders. Raw bar prices: $3.95 for six oysters or clams, $5.50 for spiced shrimp. Regular entrees $7.50 to $15.
China Harbor, Wintergreen Plaza, Rockville. 340-8778. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Cards: AE, MC, V, C. Full bar. Phone orders. Raw bar prices: $3.95 for six clams on the halfshell. Regular entrees $3.95 to $20.
Crisfield's Seafood Restaurant, 8012 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 589-1306. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Cards: None accepted. Beer and wine only. Phone orders for carryout until 8:30 p.m., regular carryout orders accepted until closing. Raw bar prices: $4 per half-dozen clams. Steamed and spiced shrimp $6 per cocktail order and oysters (in season) are $4 per half-dozen.
EJ's Landing Seafood Restaurant, 8601 Baltimore Blvd., College Park. 474-5951. Raw bar hours: 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Regular restaurant hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Free parking. Full bar. Children. Phone orders. Raw bar prices: $1.60 for one dozen steamed mussels, $2.10 for six clams on the half shell or steamed clams, $2.60 for six oysters on the half shell or steamed oysters, $2.90 for quarter pound of steamed shrimp. Regular entrees $2.50 to $14.95.
Fred & Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 10110 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 593-7177. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 11 am. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Cards: AE, MC, V. Free parking. Full bar. Children. Phone orders. Raw bar prices: $4.95 for six oysters or clams on halfshell, $4.95 for steamers. Children's entree $5.50. Regular entrees $8 to $19.95. -- Dianne Saenz