For oysters, mussels, lobster, and, of course, Maryland Blue Crab, head to the state known for its numerous waterways for some of the best seafood around. If your travels take you to Maryland, be sure to stop at these landmark restaurants.
The word "famous" is in the name for a reason: Not only is the seafood top-notch, Jimmy's is where you go for a good time in Baltimore. With special events and nightly specials, Monday through Thursday, it's a can't-miss if you love seafood.
If you're a mussels fan, Bertha's in Baltimore has you covered. It's their house specialty. Never fear: They offer plenty of other top-notch seafood offerings if mussels aren't your thing. Be sure to order Bertha's Best Bitter, the restaurant's house beer.
Head to Annapolis and feast on seafood at the ever-so-charming Cafe Normandie. The restaurant's French owner and chef, Jean-Louis Evennou, has been presiding over the kitchen since the restaurant opened in 1986, serving up entrees such as Bouillabaisse and Scallops Provencale.
Thames Street Oyster House serves up oysters in the historic Fells Point, right on the waterfront in Baltimore. An extensive raw bar offering enhances the restaurant's mostly seafood menu. (Landlubbers will find sure-to-satisfy dishes, too.)
If you're craving crab cakes, get to Faidley Seafood at Baltimore's Lexington Market. Their crab cakes are award-winnters, and get this: The family business has been around since 1886 (!).
This Chesapeake Bay restaurant has been serving up seafood since 1974 and Maryland Blue Crab tops the menu. The environment at Cantler's is casual, and boat parking is free (no joke, if that's any indication of its waterfront locale).