Crisfield Seafood Restaurant
8012 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
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.
Dinner for two, about $79
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.