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Cheap Eats 2009: Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe
Address: 9434 Lanham-Severn Rd., Seabrook, MD 20706
Phone: 301-459-1144
Neighborhood: Seabrook
Cuisines: Caribbean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Rum-raisin, carrot-cake, and cranberry-nut muffins; goat roti; jerk shrimp; crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with coleslaw and fries.

Why go: Rod and Sherrie O’Savio’s DayGlo-colored cafe pumps out more than deafening dancehall; it pumps out some of the area’s most electric island cooking. The muffins account for the long lines at the morning and evening rush hours—more than two dozen varieties, baked daily, are arrayed in the lighted case.

What to get: Goat roti, an enormous, rib-sticking wrap; piquant renditions of jerk shrimp and jerk chicken; sweet and spicy “Ziggy’s wings”; crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with fries and coleslaw; carrot-cake, cranberry, and rum-raisin muffins.

Best for: The muffins are ideal for an office party, while the island cooking lends itself to carryout for a picnic.

Insider tip: The carrot-cake muffins are the best—and best-selling—of the muffins. They’re often gone by lunch; go early to make sure you get them.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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