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“They are closed - don't know if they're moving, but the place is boarded up” 3 of 5 stars
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Fingers and Claws
802 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“They are closed - don't know if they're moving, but the place is boarded up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Tried to go for dinner on Friday with 4 other families, but found out they'd closed.
We only went there a few times and got carry out a couple more, but we're going to miss it. Fewer and fewer decent places to take the family or meet up with friends. Like the other local joints recently shuddered, small business in the area are being hit hard these days.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent deal for steamed seafood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

If you want unhealthy, cheap fried food, there are tastier places. But my husband and I order here once a month for 3 words: Fingers Steamer Platter. Any steamed (ie healthy) seafood lover will devour this platter. $35 for mussels, clams, oysters, tons of crab legs, shrimp, and 2 sides (choice of veggies or some type of potato). The food is fresh, delicious, and an outrageously good deal. We will keep coming back for it as long as quality keeps up. Good work!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Not as good as last time, but still pretty good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a disappointing softshell crab sandwich. I've had their softshell crabs before and they were plump and delicious. Last weeks softshell crabs was really small; perhaps it's too early in the season.
The kids enjoyed their chicken tenders and burgers and my wife enjoyed the blackened fresh fish.
As always, the service was good and the crowd well behaved.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, MD
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“Great locals bar...OK for food but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

When you go to Fingers at night, you'll find there is a very consistent and faithful locals crowd because of the loyalty to the bartenders who have been there for quite some time. The happy hour beverage prices are average and, while the happy hour food items are adequate, they seem to have suffered from shrinking portion sizes and the menu has not changed in well over a year.

The full service restaurant menu offers a wide variety of items and sandwiches. Many of the items are quite good and portion sizes good for the price but the vegetables and many of the items are obviously frozen and from institutional packaging. Service in the main restaurant is generally good. They have an OK crab selection but recommend you check around. The times we have had crabs have not been as good as other choices in the area.

Best thing about Fingers...their NFL Game specials. If they would offer the same specials (quantity, selection and quality) during happy hour, that would be big draw.

Worst thing about Fingers...the cleanliness of the restrooms...go before you come.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Just walk away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This restaurant was such a disappointment. They serve overpriced seafood and subs. My husband,son and daughter all got fried seafood (choice of 3) platters. You could tell it was all frozen and not freshly made. The fried fish was triangular shape, it looked just like the frozen kind you get at the grocery store.Mrs. Pauls! You could tell the fried shrimp was the same deal. The crab cake was disgusting. It was super thin and not handmade it looked like a thin hamburger(it was grey in color) and tasted like tuna fish from a can, gross. The decor was nothing to write home about it looked like a mom and pop place with 4 star prices. My sub was cold and the bread was really hard. If you ever saw the show Restaurant Impossible this place is a great candidate for it. I don't know how it stays in business. I will never go back. The only reason I gave 1 star was that our waiter was good at refilling our drinks.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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