November 3, 2014

Fisherman’s Crab Deck, Maryland, USA…passable, nothing was overly special

An hour out from Washington DC, this restaurant is a good fix for crabs, although I personally feel it’s annoying to put that much effort into something you’re going to eat. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere with live music and very open and on the water. It is not fancy.  It is very casual, laidback and loud.

The menu was extensive but generally the preparation was ‘middle-of-the-road’. As for the food it was okay. There isn’t much I can say about them. They have good Maryland crabs, smaller and harder to eat than the Sri Lankan ones I am used to in Singapore.

The experience was passable, nothing was overly special.  I would NEVER go here on my own dime but I can easily look the other way when someone else is footing the bill (LOL).This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

Crab deck

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October 19, 2014

Middleton Tavern, Annapolis, Maryland…hot crab dip and Rockefeller oysters in one of the oldest restaurants in the US

Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland. Middleton Tavern was established in 1750. Situated down the street from the Maryland State House, on the docks, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the US. The decor is random, including heads and bodies of hunted animals and old china.

The hot crab dip is a massive hit. The crab is the star of the show so good crab meat is CRUCIAL and they just need a little more of that. Rockefeller oysters are oysters topped with a mixture of finely chopped greens and copious amounts of butter and then baked in their shells. Historically it was considered so rich that it had to be named after the richest man of the day, John D. Rockefeller. The Rockefeller oysters here prove that cheese and seafood definitely go together.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were numbered among the prominent patrons of Middleton Tavern. I am now part of the galaxy of revered leaders who’d dined here. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

middleton tavern mussels

middleton tavern hot crab dip

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