Where is the best Maryland style crab cake in Washington, D.C?
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- Don Lobos Mexican Grill2811 M St NW, Washington, DCrecommended Don Lobos Mexican GrillThis is a trendy Georgetown take on Mexican dining. Definitely business casual, not a dirty taco stand by any degree. The food is great and portions are generous. Very popular with the 9-5 office ... read morecrowd.Recommended for:Arlo Hemphill
This Mexican spot is another favorite - it's a casual yet decidedly classier take on Mexican dining, compared to the whole in wall burrito shops often found on the West Coast. A good option.
- Vietnam Georgetown Restaurant2934 M St Nw, Washington, DC 20007recommended Vietnam Georgetown RestaurantYears back, this was my first real introduction to Vietnamese cuisine. The food was always so good and so diverse, that I became a bought and sold devotee and tend to compare all other Vietnamese food ... read moreback to here. The service, menu, location and prices are outstanding. Check out their business lunch specials - a deal! The 4 out of 5 stars is only because the interior decor could use a little work...Recommended for:Arlo Hemphill
Kay Lee - you are in luck. Georgetown and nearby Dupont and the Golden Triangle excel at exactly what you are looking for. Very good food that is not too expensive. There are dozens of great options, almost all to cater to the area's enormous working business district lunch population. Prices can jump for dinner, but on the flip side other places also turn into bars and have good specials in order to keep an evening business going. This Vietnamese spot is one of my favorites.
- M & S Grill - Washington DC600 13th Street NW, Washington, DCrecommended M & S Grill - Washington DCGood steak & seafood cuisine in a slightly more casual, pub-like atmosphere. Also, better on the budget than their more formal brand. I wasn't overly impressed with the food or service, but I did go ... read moreduring their busy weekday lunch hours when they are packed with a business crowd.Recommended for:Arlo Hemphill
M & S Grill is another place I know where you can get a decent Maryland crab cake sandwich (or Maryland crab soup!). Like Phillips, this an upscale regional chain - but in this case, this is their more economical "business casual pub" brand. In the reverse of my feeling about Phillips, I prefer their upscale brand - ha! But they do make a decent Maryland crab cake, which is not a dime a dozen in downtown DC.
- Phillips Flagship Seafood Restaurant900 Water St Sw, Washington, DC 20024recommended Phillips Flagship Seafood RestaurantPhillips has a special place in my heart as the now seafood giant got it's start serving steamed crabs in my hometown of Ocean City, Maryland. They tend to have two 'brands' of restaurants - crab ... read morehouses and more upscale dining. This particular one is the latter and gorgeous views of sailing marinas along the Potomac. I must admit that I prefer the crab house model for Phillips dining, but this is a great spot if your craving the regional take on good seafood.Recommended for:Luxury TravelersArlo Hemphill
Oddly enough, considering the proximity of Maryland and the Chesapeake region, DC is not big on the Maryland style crab cake front. That dining culture is better found in Baltimore, Annapolis, or out on the eastern shore. But Phillips, along the DC waterfront, is as good as an option as any. Phillips is actually a brand that originated out in Ocean City, Maryland and has become a name synonymous with Maryland crabs. This Flagship Restaurant is a more upscale take on their brand. I personally prefer the gritty Maryland crab houses with newspaper spread on wooden tables, but this is still a nice place for dinner and the crab cakes will please!
- Pizzeria Paradiso2003 P St Nw, Washington, DC 20036recommended Pizzeria ParadisoWith fabulous pizzas (the name gives it away, doesn't it?) you could be forgiven for thinking that people come here for the food. On the contrary, those pizzas serve their purest function soaking up ... read morethe amazing craft brews on offer here at this Georgetown institution. With a fabulously extensive list of both draft and bottled offerings, cleverly listed and categorized by beer afficianados, it's one of the very best places in the city for a brew. Not to be missed.Recommended for:FoodiesMatthew Crompton
Like this place lots. =)
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