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Location: Washington, D.C.
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Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats
I think Cantler's is good - mainly for the low-key ambiance. The crabs are pretty expensive, especially when compared to buying live bushels at the DC fish market and having them steamed there for free. The beer is cheaper on my patio as well.
We keep our boat in Deale so the water-front food options are limited to a couple dive-ish bars. If you venture a few blocks from a marina, however, I would recommend Umai Sushi. I had my doubts, but the sushi is very good. Their oyster roll was unique and worth trying – in addition to more traditional options. Still in Deale, and off the water, is South County Café. They have a good breakfast and good crab cakes.
By water, Skipper’s Pier is a good spot to grab a drink outside and have a tasty and cheap fish taco.
Middleton Tavern in Annapolis has nice oyster shooters that are usually pretty inexpensive and for a nice dinner, Harry Browne’s – near the statehouse – is excellent (or was last time I was there). I think the State House Inn is affiliated with Piccolo Roma on Main. I’ve never eaten there but they have interesting sangria and makes a good pit stop when walking from the docks to the Navy Stadium.
If you’re in Oxford, Scottish Highland Creamery has a great ice cream cone. Pope’s Tavern is nice as well.
Thanks for everyone else’s suggestions. Looking forward to a nice day of sailing followed by a good meal.