To set the stage: I had been awake since 7am the previous day, flown across the country, missed breakfast, and was ravenous.
Based on Trip Advisor, while wandering Annapolis, I settled on Dock Street for lunch on Sunday. No reservations, at noon, probably a bad idea, etc.
I was able to sit immediately at the bar. The staff were uber-casual (fitting for my red-eyed shorts-and-t-shirt state) and very facile at recommending (bottle-only) local beer selections. Flying Dog's "Angry B**ch" was exceptional, and the very thing to settle me following a long 36 hours.
Then the crab cake sandwich arrived. I want to write poetry about this sandwich. I want to get to know it better. I might take it on a date. If you have not had a true Maryland crab cake, this was BY FAR the best of the five different versions I sampled over a three day period. (One of the staff did share that because of crowds on Saturday night, they often make very fresh ones Sunday morning...) The mustard-based tartar sauce completely redefined my concept of that otherwise nasty substance. Apparently there may have been french fries as well, although I can't vouch for their existence. Short version: come hear and eat crab-based products. The Bay is 30 yards away. No excuses.
Service was fine, location was good (teeming masses, but somehow lots of space here). If for some reason you're in Annapolis, and want a moderately-priced crab cake of wonder, this is your place.
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