Oyster Bar | Seafood
One of the best

Crisfield’s is shaped like a bar, with a long counter running along both sides and stools where people sit to eat and drink. An adjoining dining room has walls covered with white tile and cinder blocks, with all the charm of a locker room. Service is brusque and efficient and prices are fairly high (at least on the Roadfood scale). A full dinner easily can run $50.

We can’t complain about the prices because some of the food served here is top-drawer. Crisfield is a fish house; its specialties include seafood Norfolk style (i.e. swimming in butter), and huge fillets of flounder, broiled or fried or heaped with mountains of fresh lump crab meat, as well as oysters and soft-shell crabs in season.

On a recent visit, the “Crisfield special” (lump crabmeat mixed with a bit of mayo and baked until golden brown) wasn’t as sweet as we remember it from years ago; but the crab-stuffed flounder was mighty fine: a gigantic, milky-white filet covered with a full-flavored crown of crab. We especially love the “Combination Norfolk” – hunks of crab, whole shrimp, and pieces of lobster all crowded into a copper pan up to their waistlines in melted butter. It’s a simple preparation, but unbeatable.

What to Eat
Crisfield, Crab Stuffed Flounder
Crab Stuffed Flounder
This close shot shows how thick and milky-white the flounder is. It is crowned with creamy crabmeat: an excellent combination!
Crisfield, Seafood Norfolk
Seafood Norfolk
Seafood Norfolk has shrimp, lobster and crab in a deep pool of butter, served in a hot, copper pan.
Crisfield, Crab Imperial
Crab Imperial
Crab imperial is blue crab meat mixed with mayo, topped with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, then baked until golden brown. Crisfield's is superb!
Crisfield, Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail
Big, plump shrimp with fresh, homemade cocktail sauce is an unbeatable way to start a meal.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday12 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday11 am - 9 pm
Thursday11 am - 9 pm
Friday11 am - 10 pm
Saturday11 am - 10 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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