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AEOLUS II
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Now that my sailing season has concluded, I'm looking forward to eating season!!

Let's just say my preference is for Old School simplicity, well executed, good value with decent ambiance.

Some of my favorites:

Edgewater Inn, Edgewater, MD. Wed. and Sunday specials. Nice crab cakes and fried oysters. The paneled back room looks just like our finished basement. Can't get more homey than that!!

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD. Lunch or dinner, it boarders on waterside elegance. Has more creative menu selections without going too far.

Fisherman's Inn, Grasonville, MD. It's got everything I want and nothing I don't need. Yes, I need a gigantic oysterplate collection to admire while my entre arrives!!

Crab Claw, St Micheals, MD. I normally go there for lunch. Oyster stew and fried oyster sandwhich on white bread. Bloody Mary's real good also!!

The problem is when we travel, I always compare with my favorites and am usually left disappointed.

Have I missed anything??

I hadn't been to Cantler's yet in Annapolis but I'm more of a crab imperial man than a crab picker!!
 

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Kantler's in Annapolis (not Cantler's).

Prop's on Bodkin Creek, good fish selection.

Deep Creek Restaurant on Deep Creek off the Magothy (more than one Deep Creek on the Ches. Bay) comes complete with a few of my Gemini just upstream.
Magothy Seafood Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Mills Creek (Ferry Point Marina) - one of the few places you can still watch the fish boat deliver the fish to the resturant, pick one and eat it.
 

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My favorite meal is breakfast. Everything else is just maintenance.

One of my favorite places for breakfast along the Bayside is Chick and Ruth's in Annapolis. They open early.
 

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For breakfast, I like Carpenter Street in St. Michael's.

One thing they seem to do on the Eastern Shore that I wish they did on the west side is to give you a small shot of sherry on the side when you order cream of crab soup. I love that. There's a place in Chestertown that gives you a little creamer full of sherry on its own plate next to your cream of crab soup. I wish I could remember the name, but it's right on the water.
 

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For breakfast, I like Carpenter Street in St. Michael's.
Hey, thanks for that tip. We've been in there until the wee hours more than once, but I never knew they did breakfast!
 

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One thing they seem to do on the Eastern Shore that I wish they did on the west side is to give you a small shot of sherry on the side when you order cream of crab soup. I love that. There's a place in Chestertown that gives you a little creamer full of sherry on its own plate next to your cream of crab soup. I wish I could remember the name, but it's right on the water.
Harbour House??

The first time I got the sherry treatment was in Charleston, SC. Nice touch!!

Chick and Ruth's has always been too crowded.

During the Boat Show I have a little breakfast bagel and sandwhich at City Dock Coffee.

But a classic scrapple egg and cheese on toast can be had at Sue's Deli in Edgewater. Lunch sandwhiches w/alvacado are a specialty. We pick some up on the way to the boat all the time.

Fried chicken and cole slaw make a good lunch/dinner at Holly's on Kent Island.

I miss Chesapeake Chicken. :(
 

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Sam's on the Waterfront...


Lobster Mac and Cheese to die for...:D
Looks a little foo-foo... but I love Lobster Mac and Lobster pot pie!!

Indigo Landing at the Washington (DC) Sailing Marina has an upscale lo-country vibe. It's good, but not quite "Chesapeake" enough!!
 

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Foo-Foo?

:D Not as foo-foo as it looks on the website. We ate there several times during the 6-8 weeks we were watching our boat being built at PCI.

If Chuckles will go back, then, not too foo foo (he's a "lets go to Subway" kinda guy)
 

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I'll sneak into Sam's at lunch for the lobster roll too!!

Provided it isn't $20!!

Last fall the boat was in Baltimore and we would stop at the G & M off 695.

The jumbo lump is un-natural and foreign but it's still good.

Must come from radiated Japanese crabs like Godzilla!!
 

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Last fall the boat was in Baltimore and we would stop at the G & M off 695.

The jumbo lump is un-natural and foreign but it's still good.

Must come from radiated Japanese crabs like Godzilla!!
I worked for a little while out that way on a consulting gig. I went to G&M for lunch one Friday with my co-workers. One of them bought an extra crabcake to take home and put it in the fridge back at the client's office. He didn't know the cleaning people came early on Friday nights. Around 6:30 we hear a loud slam and lots of loud, angry cursing. Yup. Expensive monster crab cake tossed out. The rest of us thought it was pretty funny.

Good food at G&M and the crab cakes are some of the best around.
 

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I'll sneak into Sam's at lunch for the lobster roll too!!
Sam's hosts scotch tasting nights every now and then. Prix fix (however you spell that) multi-course menu with scotch throughout. I keep meaning to go to one, but they're usually during the week and I'm an hour away. They have similar wine tastings.
 

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Painkiller, the place in Chestertown is the "Fish Whistle" (formerly The Warf) and they do serve sherry with the chowder...located on the Chester River.
Chick N Ruth Delee in Annapolis is an experience and great food too. So you have to wait, if you aren't out on the Bay sailing you have the time to spare.

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Saturday after checking on the boat (It got hauled last week) we made it back to the Pirate's Cove for something they call an oyster pan roast (stew) and oyster sandwhich. They don't serve it on plain white bread there but they did have it on a simple dinner roll type bread so as to not overpower them.

Yummy!!

Now I'm thinking about one of my best breakfasts ever at the Chesapeake Inn on the C&D canal.

We were at an event and the featured item was crab meat and egg white omelets.

They also serve a fantastic Bloody Mary in a 16oz beer glass and a jumbo spiced shrimp on top.
 

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Two pages and no one has mentioned Davis' Pub in Eastport? Best pub food in Annapolis.

If you don't mind a bit of a walk, Lemongrass on West Street in Annapolis is quite good (Thai).

Osteria 177 on Main St in Annapolis is the best Italian in town.

Snapper's in Cambridge is pretty good. Zanhiser's Dry Dock in Solomons is good. Robert Morris Inn in Oxford is quite good. The Rusty Scupper Sunday brunch (Baltimore) is very nice.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Eastport Yacht Club (must be a member or guest) that has a very good kitchen.

Sam's is nice, but overpriced.

Cantler's is a pit, and Chick & Ruth's is a greasy spoon. Neither is worth a visit.
 

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Two pages and no one has mentioned Davis' Pub in Eastport? Best pub food in Annapolis.

Robert Morris Inn in Oxford is quite good.
1. That's why I started this!! Davis' looks like a regular joint. The Boatyard is a little too new and shiny for me even if I do like their Ale!!

2. I've been meaning to go there. Last time we visited, we just picked up sandwhiches at the Oxford market and ate them in the park.
 

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Interesting how tastes vary. I think Davis' Pub is a greasy place and I like Chick and Ruths. If you're in the Inner Harbor might as well go to LaScala's in Little Italy, wonderful food and great service.
 
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