Stopped in on a Wednesday at about 5 pm and after about a 10 minute wait, was seated in the large front room to the right of the entryway. As others have mentioned, you don't come here for the upscale ambience; you come here for the crab cakes! Absolutely not an issue for us. Our waitress appeared instantly, and was very attentive, professional and helpful throughout our meal.
We started with drinks and segued to appetizers -- cream of crab soup for me and classic Maryland crab soup for her. The cream of crab soup was fabulous -- creamy and loaded with lumps of crab and slightly seasoned. The Maryland crab soup was loaded with vegetables and crab and a nicely seasoned stock.
For entrees, I went with the house specialty -- jumbo lump crab cakes (yes, two). Delicious; I savored every bite (that I didn't begrudgingly share with my partner). I mean, huge, lumpy, seasoned with a very minimum of filling and broiled to perfection. My wife went with the special -- Wednesday, two backfin crab cakes and sides for 15.99 (I think). They were very good, don't get me wrong, but pale in comparison to the big boys (which are double in price). All sides were great -- my fries were hand cut and perfectly fried, the okra was yummy.
We'll definitely repeat on our next trip MD .