Jerry's Seafood
Crab every way you can imagine.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006

Jerry's Seafood
Address: 9364 Lanham-Severn Rd., Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 301-577-0333
Cuisines: Seafood
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11 to 2:30. Open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 8 and Friday 5 to 9:30. Open Saturday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Sunday 1 to 5.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: New Carollton
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Cream of crab soup; crab bisque; crab cake; crab bomb; french fries; cole slaw; stewed tomatoes.
Price Details: Starters, $13 to $16; entre├ęs, $20 to 22
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials

From January 2005 100 Very Best Restaurants

It's not fancy and it's not cheap, but if crab is your passion, this is the place. Crab bisque, cream of crab soup, crab balls, crabcakes, and the trademarked Crab Bomb are all here. And though owner Jerry--who began in the biz selling freshly shucked oysters out of his '68 Chevy a few decades ago--has sold the place to his nephew and an employee, the food is as satisfying as ever.

Rule one: Order crab. Cream of crab soup has a hit of heat, while the bisque is James Bond smooth with a spritz of sherry. Then go for a crabcake, with meat picked from jumbo crabs--you can have it fried or baked--or the ten-ounce Crab Bomb made with only the biggest lumps of crab, seasoned with Old Bay and a bit of mayo, and baked golden brown. A six-ounce Baby Bomb can also be had. Sides like wedge-cut fries, mayonnaisey slaw from a family recipe, and stewed tomatoes are better than you find at most crabhouses.

Jerry's is a bit spiffier than most crabhouses, too. And it's jammed on weekends--people actually brag about how long they've waited. But once you're at a table in the big boisterous dining room done up with trophy fish and a colorful new mural, the crab feast begins.

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