Neighborhood Eats: Crisfield Seafood Restaurant
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
Crisfield Seafood Restaurant
Address: 8012 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-1306
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 9 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Spiced shrimp; fried oysters; Eastern Shore clam chowder; baked crab-stuffed shrimp; crab imperial; crab Norfolk; cold seafood platter; fried perch; crab-stuffed flounder; Maryland fried chicken.
Price Details: Dinner for two, about $79
Baked shrimp stuffed with crabmeat keeps regulars coming back to Crisfield. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

Lined with beer steins, photos of local personalities, and antique oyster plates, this fish house hasn’t changed in more than six decades. You can wait in line for a table in the cramped dining room, but the place to be is amid the regulars enjoying bowls of clam chowder at the horseshoe-shaped bar. As the guys behind the counter crack open oysters and pour icy Millers, they’ll whiz by to take your order. We go for anything crab-centric—lump meat sautéed Norfolk-style in butter, crab imperial, or a cold seafood platter heaped with chilled crabmeat, lobster, and shrimp.

-March, 2008 

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Posted at 12:00 AM/ET, 03/25/2008 RSS | Print | Permalink | Restaurant Reviews