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Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe

9434 Lanham-Severn Rd.
Seabrook, MD 20706

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

Website: http://www.muffinmancaribbeancafe.com/

Best Dishes:
Rum-raisin, carrot-cake, and cranberry-nut muffins; goat roti; jerk shrimp; crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with coleslaw and fries.

Cheap Eats 2008: Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe

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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