Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail: Anne Arundel and Howard Counties

Annapolis and its surroundings

Central Maryland is located on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore, where the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has its terminus. The colonial waterfront city of Annapolis, dubbed the sailing capital of the world, presents plenty of top-notch sight-seeing, eating and shopping venues. But there’s more to explore. With miles of shoreline above and below Annapolis, the area boasts numerous charming waterfront historic towns like Edgewater, Deale and Shady Side.

Several well-known seafood restaurants, like The Pier Oyster Bar & Grill in Edgewater and Cantler’s Riverside Inn in Annapolis are accessible by boat, but you’ll find crab houses and seafood markets and restaurants at towns a little further inland too, such as Ellicott City, Pasadena and Columbia. All of this adds up to more dining options to please your palate.

Try Victoria Gastro Pub for exquisite cuisine with local ingredients. For a dock to table experience, check out Pasadena Seafood, which is owned by a working waterman.

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