Crisfield Seafood Restaurant

8012 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910


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

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Neighborhood Eats: Crisfield Seafood Restaurant

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