Crabs at Cantler’s in Annapolis, Maryland
Forget springtime in Paris… A perfect spring evening is spent at a table with a view of the South River, a brown paper table cloth, a dozen Maryland blue crabs, margaritas (don’t forget those!) and your favorite girlfriends.
We waited for a table at Cantler’s for close to two hours, but it was totally worth it. At Cantler’s you can “tailgate” in the parking lot with drinks and appetizers while you wait.
Ariana and I ordered “Jimmy’s Crab Feast.” For $25.00 you get three large crabs, clams, mussels, shrimp, and corn on the cob.
Don’t forget the melted butter… smash that crab with a mallet and drown it in butter.
Before moving to DC I had never experienced the joy of cracking open your own crabs and removing the lungs, guts and poop. Yes…. poop. But there is something about the process that makes it taste better. You worked for it!
And, this $7.00 margarita was 10 times better than the one I ordered here. Though many might argue that crabs are served best with a bottle of cold beer.
And here is what I was left with…
P.S. We spent the afternoon kayaking around Annapolis with a guided historical tour. Our guides were very cool. They actually used to live in Hawaii where they met on a kayaking tour, fell in love and eventually ended up in Annapolis. Take their tour, it’s the perfect way to get some sun, workout your arms and then have an excuse to eat crabs at Cantler’s later!
Kayaking photos here on Jenny’s blog Savory Style