Shoreline Seafood in Gambrills is where we get our steamed crabs - but they have so much more to offer.
Sure, there are plenty of places to get crabs and other seafood in the area... this is Maryland, after all, and we're only a half hour from the Chesapeake Bay. But we don't have time to go crabbing, and there's no place cl
oser to home than Shoreline Seafood in Gambrills for buying our steamed crabs. It's located just north of Crofton in the median strip of Route 3, near Johns Hopkins Rd. before you get to The Village at Waugh Chapel. If you're coming from Fort Meade, just take Route 32 to South on Rt. 3, and look for Shoreline Seafood in the median strip just after The Village at Waugh Chapel.
Although we first visited Shoreline Seafood to pick up steamed crabs, we quickly realized they carry a full menu of seafood for carryout, plus some other things including...
SOUP - Cream of Crab, Cream of Shrimp, Chesapeake Bay Crab Soup, Rockfish Chowder, Seafood Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Oyster Stew (made to order), and Oyster Chowder. (Our favorite is the Chesapeake Bay Crab Soup, but the Cream of Crab is a close second.)
SANDWICHES and SUBS - Fried Oyster, Large Fried Shrimp, Fried Hand Shucked Clam Strips, Jumbo Soft Crab, Shrimp Salad, Tuna Salad, Flounder Fillet, Whiting Fillet, Catfish Fillet, Cod Fillet, Regular Crab Cake, Backfin Crab Cake, Salmon Cake and the usual burgers or chicken sandwiches. (Of course, we like the crab cake sandwiches.)
Of course, you can order various SEAFOOD DINNER PLATTERS from Shoreline Seafood, as well, but they're too numerous to mention! Another option is their BUCKETS, which we've never tried - but we will before this summer is over. I have my eye on that Shrimp Bucket which comes with 50 Lg. Breaded Shrimp, Fries, and 2 lb. Cole Slaw for $32.95. That oughta be just right for about 4 people.
By the way, Shoreline Seafood also does CATERING for large functions such as corporate events, organizations, churches, and more.
Be sure to call ahead and reserve your order so it will be ready when you arrive at Shoreline Seafood to pick up your carryout order. 410-721-7767. Since most people do order ahead, the long line disappears very quickly.