Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe
9434 Lanham-Severn Rd.
Seabrook, MD 20706
Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Rum-raisin, carrot-cake, and cranberry-nut muffins; goat roti; jerk shrimp; crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with coleslaw and fries.
Why go: This electric-colored cafe—formerly a takeout operation, now with 50 seats—dishes out the area’s best Caribbean cooking plus 20 to 30 kinds of muffins baked daily.
What to get: From the muffin case, rum-raisin, carrot-cake, cranberry-nut. At the table: goat roti, the thick, well-curried hunks of meat bundled in a soft, eggy crepe; a lively jerk shrimp, the tangy, peppery crustaceans supported by a nest of julienne carrots and water chestnuts; a decidedly non-Jamaican crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with coleslaw and fries that would be the envy of Crisfield's.
Best for: A quick, portable breakfast; a gut-busting weekend lunch to carry you through the night.
Insider tip: The carrot-cake muffins are a local legend, and longtime patrons tend to gobble them up early.
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