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Crisfield Sea Food Restaurant

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8012 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4929
301-589-1306
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good Eastern Shote seafood in the city

We were in the mood for seafood restaurant and since most of our party lives in Silver Spring we immediately thought of Crisfield. Nice location with ample street and garage parking. Small street front when you walk in a large wraparound bar with dining room to the left it's not much to look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Brian S
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Lost River, WV
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Ottawa
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I went here for lunch and loved it. I found it a little bit expensive bur it's worth every cents. Clean, quick service, attentionate and delicious. Recommend it even though it does not look appealing from outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Silver Spring and this was THE place for great seafood. Forty years later I came back for a visit and everything was exactly the way that I remembered it. No fusion or modern dishes, just great food just as it should be.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hadn't eaten here in over thirty years, but it is still just as good as I remembered. Seafood is fresh, chowder and bisque are delicious and the service was quick and attentive. If you want the experience of an old "beach" seafood restaurant while in the DC/Silver Spring area, you can't go wrong here!

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Lost River, WV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were in the mood for seafood restaurant and since most of our party lives in Silver Spring we immediately thought of Crisfield. Nice location with ample street and garage parking. Small street front when you walk in a large wraparound bar with dining room to the left it's not much to look at painted cinderblock walls a little on... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crisfield's has been around forever. I remember eating there as a kid in the '50s/'60s. It still looks the same (to be honest, it's dumpy but you go there for the food). Still owned by the Landis family (but Mrs Landis who used to be a fixture at the cash register is gone). One bow to modern life, they now... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

For the food alone Crisfield would earn five stars. The seafood bisque and stuffed shrimp are excellent and keep us coming back. As our waitress said the other night about the soup - why change the recipe after 70 successful years!? There might be some charm to a throwback look but the restaurant could use a little decor update. The... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ben and Mrs Too were so accustomed to going to O’Donnell’s Sea Grill for so many years that, when they closed, we aimlessly shopped around perhaps a dozen other spots, none of which measured up. One fine day, we said “Wait a while. We should have tried Crisfield. Everyone we know says it’s great.”. This past week we finally did,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Just recently went for dinner, bread was cold and stale. Crab cake was like a frozen pattie, scallops were overcooked and fish had no taste. Cramped seating and very dirty bathroom facility. For the cost, quality of food is poor. Would not recommend anyone going there.

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Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I hadn't been here for years. We returned for our anniversary this week. The place has no atmosphere, not much decor. But, the fish and soft shell crabs were fresh, simply prepared and delicious. Personally, I like that they don't serve their crabs on the bread. The salad was full of fresh vegetables. We were too full... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a small, neighbor gem that serves good, plain seafood. I really enjoy their broiled flounder, which is a generous portion of moist and mild fish. Their baked potatoes and coleslaw are consistently good, but you can avoid their rolls because they are bulk ordered and not freshly baked. My husband goes for the Crisfield special, which is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8012 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-589-1306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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