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G & M Seafood, Lithicum, MD
I am seafood lover and lately I haven't been blown out of the water with excellent seafood.
I was in Lithicum yesterday on business and I remembered my friend giving me rave review of this seafood restaurant. She said the crab cakes were to die for.
I decided to visit the restaurant during lunch and there was a waiting line. Luckily it was myself and I was seated promptly.
Interesting menu and I did see under the appetizers fresh oysters. Now anyone that loves oysters will contest that oysters are usually already shucked and refrigerated. Of course the quality of the oyster may not be the best, so the flavor is bland and we all know when flavor is bland, the quality is compromised.
I love oysters, why you ask/ Fresh oysters are briny (salty) with a dash of oceany but plump and firm. I took a chance and ordered 1 dozen.
The oysters on the half shell came out, freshly shucked and very plump! and flavorful. I'm coming back just for the oysters.! Sipping the oyster juice along with the sea just made it so much more delicious. A little cocktail sauce with a slice of lemon and fresh horseradish.
The waiter was courteous and prompt. I got fresh warm rolls. The menu was varied covering everything but I wanted to focus on the crab cakes. There was a crab cake platter, 1 crab cake, lettuce and tomato and a pickle. and for the side I ordered coleslaw.
The waiter advised me whether I wanted 2 crab cakes or 1. I asked how many ounces and he said for 1 crab cake it was 8 ounces. I told him I'll have just 1.
What was surprisingly pleasant was the waiter was very professional. He knew when to take away dishes, watched my drink and filled it up appropriately.
The crab cake platter came and the beauty of Maryland crab cakes is very little breadcrumbs are used and all jumbo lump crabmeat. Baked perfectly, warm to hot in temperature.
For the price it was well worth it. I highly recommend it and for those thinking of visiting Maryland, this is the place to go for real genuine Maryland Crab Cakes!
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