Shake Shack, Crab Cakes Coming to the MGM National Harbor

Shake Shack (pictured) and Pappas Crabcakes join the growing culinary lineup at the MGM National Harbor. Photograph courtesy of Shake Shack

The culinary lineup at the forthcoming MGM National Harbor resort and casino will feature a number of headliners from food world, including a seafood-centric eatery from José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson’s “elegant comfort food,” and a modern steakhouse from brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. Now the Maryland project adds two more names to the growing list: a Shake Shack and branch of Pappas Crabcakes.

The Shake Shack will be the seventh location of the New York-based burger chain for the Washington area, and will serve its classic menu in addition to a few items exclusive to the casino. The Pappas restaurant will be the fourth for the Maryland-based seafood operation, which also includes a market near Baltimore and online retail branch. Pappas’ MGM menu will include crab cakes as well as casual bites like soups, salads, and sandwiches.

If all goes according to schedule, the restaurants are slated to open with the resort later this year.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.