If you are looking for some amazing seafood, including famous Maryland lump crab meat, look no further than these recommendations from Keiristin Wilbert, the restaurant enthusiast and writer behind baconandbellini.com.Less
KitchenCray offers new seafood specials daily, including “loaded” seafood dishes like deep fried catfish and jumbo lump Maryland crab over creamy cheddar grits with an Old Bay aioli and garlic cream sauce. It is simply delicious. Each bite is better than the bite before. I contemplated ordering a second order just to take home for later. There are so many seafood offerings. The Lobster Mac and Cheese is classic, as is the Loaded Catfish. Your taste buds will be pleased.
If you stop by Milk & Honey, be sure to try Chef Sammy’s Award Winning Shrimp & Grits. The dish includes jumbo shrimp & turkey sausage, tomatoes, and scallions served atop creamy cheese grits with cajun cream sauce. Just take one bite and you will see why this dish is an award winning dish. It is served with ample shrimp and turkey sausage and is the perfect marriage of cajun spice creaminess.
If you love a creative menu, Uncaged Chefs will not disappoint. For example, there’s the cajun Maryland crab cake with shrimp on a bed of pasta topped with a cajun aioli, and pico de gallo. Each bite is so well seasoned, you can see the spices and peppers throughout the dish. The crab is so tender too. After my first bite, I was speechless. Although the Jerk Crab & Shrimp Pasta is a staple, the rest of the menu changes with the mood of the chefs, so be prepared to be wowed.
How does this sound? Two Maryland crab cakes, 5 shrimp, and one side. I usually get 2 pieces of boiled corn. Of course, I add potatoes to my order, because the potatoes complete the dish. The crab cake has so much flavor, sauce, and seasoning. Did I mention the Crab Boss Sauce that’s drizzled all over the crab cakes? It's a butter lover’s dream. This is classic Florida style cajun seafood right here in Maryland.
If you love classic New Orleans style gumbo is filled with shrimp, crab, chicken, & andouille sausage slow cooked in a homemade roux, served over a bed of rice, then you’ll love Creole Soul Restaurant. As expected, the Seafood Gumbo is out of sight. It is rich and spicy. The crab meat is so tender that it takes no effort to remove it from its shell. This gumbo will transport you from Maryland to the French Quarter in just one bite!
Southern Blues is a taste of the South in Maryland. If you’re going to Southern Blues, I recommend the grilled salmon. It’s made with a secret seasoning blend then grilled in a cast iron skillet. It tastes like it’s been smoked with maple wood. While you can select any two sides, I believe this salmon is perfect with a side of string beans, candied yams and cornbread.
Most of the menu at Carolina Kitchen is cooked throughout the day and is served cafeteria style where you order a meat and 2 sides upon arrival. This is a budget friendly option. Lunch meals are only $9.99! When dining in for dinner, you can order from their extensive soul food menu. I recommend the fried whiting or the fried catfish. A cornbread muffin is a must. With melted butter and honey drizzled over the top, you may want to order an extra one. Also, get some sweet tea to wash it all down.
Imagine 2 large egg rolls filled with lump Maryland crab, cheese, and served with warhead and aioli dipping sauces. Each bite contains lumps of juicy crab meat and the perfect amount of seasoning. They are so filling, it’s almost hard to believe they are an appetizer. The Colossal Crab Cake Egg rolls are known for creating so much buzz on social media. Be sure to order early, because they frequently sell out!