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: Rod and Sherrie O’Savio’s DayGlo-colored cafe pumps out more than deafening dancehall; it pumps out some of the area’s most electric island cooking. The muffins account for the long lines at the morning and evening rush hours—more than two dozen varieties, baked daily, are arrayed in the lighted case.
What to get: Goat roti, an enormous, rib-sticking wrap; piquant renditions of jerk shrimp and jerk chicken; sweet and spicy “Ziggy’s wings”; crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with fries and coleslaw; carrot-cake, cranberry, and rum-raisin muffins.
Best for: The muffins are ideal for an office party, while the island cooking lends itself to carryout for a picnic.
Insider tip: The carrot-cake muffins are the best—and best-selling—of the muffins. They’re often gone by lunch; go early to make sure you get them.
Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
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