Cheap Eats 2010: Muffin Man Caribbean Café
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 15, 2010
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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: The muffins might be the big lure—the case up front holds two dozen colorful varieties—but this order-at-the-counter operation also boasts some of the most authentic island cooking around, from electric preparations of jerk to excellent overstuffed roti.

What to get:
Rum-raisin, carrot-cake, cranberry, and cream-cheese/streusel muffins; jerk shrimp; roti, including chicken and potato (the latter is lighter but doesn’t stint on flavor or heat); stuffed shrimp with fries and coleslaw.

Best for: Spice lovers and anyone looking to recreate the flavors of a Caribbean getaway.

Insider tip: Owners Rod and Sherrie O’Savio plan to open a second location this summer in Bowie.

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