Crisfield

Oyster Bar | Seafood
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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
Must-Try
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
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Seafood Norfolk has shrimp, lobster and crab in a deep pool of butter, served in a hot, copper pan.
Crisfield, Crab Imperial
Crab Imperial
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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
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Big, plump shrimp with fresh, homemade cocktail sauce is an unbeatable way to start a meal.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday12pm - 9pm
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
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