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Group dinner restaurants for mid-September

How about The Palm in Tyson's corner. They have a room that is perfect size for 14. The Steaks and lobster are great as is almost anything you get there. The servers are so professional. Not sure why it doesn't get more love on this blog.

Aug 15, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

state college yearly update

The start of a new school year is upon us. so here i am again with the need for a new update of anything new and worthwhile in or near state college

Aug 14, 2014
dining with doc in Pennsylvania

What is your favorite place for crabs and pitchers of beer

Have been on a crab tour this summer. So far the best places have been Costa's in Dundalk Md, Ships cafe in Catonsville! Cantlers or Mikes near annapolis , reiter's in reisterstown and Harris Crab and The crab deck in Kent Narrows.

Aug 12, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Annapolis recs?

Sorry I missed your post. Another good choice is Lewnes steakhouse as well as Mikes Crab house although it is similar to Cantlers.

Aug 05, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Heckman's Deli

Winner winner chicken dinner. We finally have an exceptional deli. corned beef sandwich was piled high, tender, delish on great in house made rye bread. Chopped liver was great and so was the French fries with gravy. Next time will try the pastrami which looked fabulous and is hand carved like Katz's deli in New York. Definitely try this place out and support it so it stays around for a long time. Can't wait to go back

Aug 01, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

The good then the ugly. Canal Cafe [Hampton Bays]

It happened as described. The behavior of the owner was so outrageous that I understand your skepticism. But it is the truth. Food was great but owner and waitress behavior and response was rediculous. By the way, they did nothing on their own to try to rectify the situation.

Jul 30, 2014
dining with doc in New York State (exc. NYC)

The good then the ugly. Canal Cafe [Hampton Bays]

Thanks. Done!

Jul 29, 2014
dining with doc in New York State (exc. NYC)

The good then the ugly. Canal Cafe [Hampton Bays]

Hampton bays. Which is the correct place to post this. The check wasn't that much, the place was packed. He should have picked up the tab. His gesture of desert and that after we asked was grossly inadequate.

Jul 29, 2014
dining with doc in New York State (exc. NYC)

The good then the ugly. Canal Cafe [Hampton Bays]

I don't normally post on this board since we live outside of D.C. but I feel obligated to post after my experience this past weekend. We drove over an hour with family who live in Dix Hills because they said we had to try this restaurant for its view and fantastic lobster roll. We arrived and waited about 20 minutes and were seated outside at a waterfront table with a lovely view. We ordered a fried calamari appetizer and each one of us ordered a lobster roll. The food arrived promptly and was very good. Then the ugly. When paying our bill we handed our waitress 2 credit cards to split the bill. About 5 minutes our waitress returned and asked us if we had indeed given her 2 cards. We confirmed this and she said she had thought we had but she had lost my cousins credit card. She pulled out her iPhone and used the flashlight feature to try and find the lost card. 5 minutes later she returned and asked my cousin for another card. When asked what happened to the original card she became defensive saying it wasn't her fault. At that point we asked to speak to the manager. After another 5 minutes the owner/manager came out and said he lost the card. He did not apologize for the inconvenience this would cause. He said he thought he had dropped it under the bar. When we asked him to look for it he said he was too busy to do that. We then told him that we were going to have to cancel the card and that the card was tied into 15 or so merchants that monthly automatic debit the card and that this was going to be a big ,time consuming ,pain in the neck for us. He shrugged his shoulder. We then said at the very least he should comp our check which totaled $128 prior to tip. He said he would not do that and reluctantly offered us desert which we refused. We paid our check and left. We called the owner again the next day and he had not found the card and was very nonchalant about our very disappointing experience. He did not seem to care that his lack of concern was totally unprofessional and despite the quality of his food I believe that he likely will alienate diners again and run this restaurant directly into the canal. Both my cousin and I are physicians and know the importance of good customer service and how an experience like this one can ruin one's reputation. Therefore, despite a good lobster roll, you will never see me returning to this restaurant and I cannot recommend it to fellow chow hounds.

Jul 29, 2014
dining with doc in New York State (exc. NYC)

best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

Went to Costa's on north point blvd last night and had an excellent Maryland crab cake as well as a dozen steamed crabs.

Jul 14, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good Lebanese food in the DC area?

Lebanese Taverna. Multiple locations throughout

Jul 06, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

I thought the op asked about the best crab cakes and it is clear that Samos crab cake holds a place on that list. Also chow hound is not all about new cuisine.....it's all about the food. The food has to stand on its own regardless of the theme of the place

Jul 01, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

I have not been but don't understand why someone would not want to get out in Greek town

Jun 29, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

i love the crab cake at Samos restaurant in greektown section of baltimore. it is a greek restaurant and has great food including great crabcakes

Jun 27, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

It's Saturday. It's summer. I want shrimp. And NO I DON'T want to clean/make/prep/grill/ it myself at home.

Go to the floating seafood markets on Maine avenue and you will be in shrimp and other seafood paradise

Jun 21, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help! Looking for a Rockville restaurant with private room for party of 40

Clyde's tower oaks lodge

Jun 21, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crabs plus World Cup near Annapolis

Looking for somewhere we can chow down great crabs while watching the soccer game tomorrow. Also in general, Cantlers or Mikes or is there somewhere else I am missing?

Jun 21, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Harrisburg to Hagerstown

You will love it. Try the sides also. They are all home made.

Jun 21, 2014
dining with doc in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg to Hagerstown

best fried chicken anywhere is at the Market which is located in the ACT gas station next to the outlet mall in Hagerstown. they have about 12 tables. even though you
are in a convenience store the chicken and side dishes are out of this world

Jun 20, 2014
dining with doc in Pennsylvania

Does Costco cheesecake freeze well?

yes

Jun 04, 2014
dining with doc in Kosher

lunch and dinner in Baltimore with 2 kids

great crab cakes, grilled calamari, grilled whole bronzino and great greek food at Samos which is a short cab ride from inner harbor. byob and no reservations
2nd the SUNDAY JFX farmers market. eat and shop there but you have to get there early
Bond Street Social is a neat restaurant which opens to the street for good people watching, Thames St Oyster house is also good. Both are a short cab ride or you can water taxi from the inner harbor to Fells Point where both restaurants are. Good to walk around Fells Point and take in the shops and interesting eclectic people.
Miss Shirley: take the kids there for breakfast for sure

Jun 04, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Rockville MD - for corporate event

2nd motis grill

May 31, 2014
dining with doc in Kosher

DRIVING FROM FT. LEE, VA TO MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA THEN NORTH TO NYC!

Gunnings crab house: just off I-95 south of baltimore route 100 near BWI airport- authentic maryland style crab house for steamed crabs and other authentic md seafood. Their club sandwich is a crab cake, jumbo shrimp salad with bacon on a kaiser roll

Samos: 5 minutes off I-95 just north of baltimore tunnel, great greek food but the best crab cake, cash only, casual and a bargain $

Harolds Deli: Edson Township exit right off Jersey Turnpike: fantastic NY Jewish style deli in huge portions-perfect for large hungry marines

May 29, 2014
dining with doc in Mid-Atlantic

Recommendation for crab cakes near Camden Yards or not too far away.

Proud to be a crab cake snob. IMHO and in no particular order
faidley's in Lexington market. Get the most expensive version fried. Can also slurp down oysters and clams on half shell. You will be standing. Only lunch. Iconic
The prime rib. Expensive 4 star dinner
Samos. Greek restaurant but IMHO maybe the best crab cake . No reservations, byob, casual. Get it fried

May 11, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore
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Lunch near JFK airport?

Tomorrow 5/12/14. Suggestions

May 11, 2014
dining with doc in Outer Boroughs

Casual lunch just off 270

East pearl Chinese
Pho nam nam for pho and banh mi
Sushi Damo in Rockville town center
Uncle Julio rio grande as well as Nando Peri Peri in Rio
China gourmet (aka Mamas dumpling)
Honey Pig Korean BBQ in Germantown

Apr 16, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dining around Maryland Live!

2nd grace garden

Apr 16, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Spanish Restaurants

if in baltimore how about tio pepe

Mar 14, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Annapolis/Edgewater Asian food

Not too far in odenton is the best Chinese restaurant, Grace Garden. Search for it on the Baltimore Washington board and you will see the huge blog regarding it and it really is that good.

Feb 03, 2014
dining with doc in Mid-Atlantic

One dish at Grace Garden

Fish noodles

Feb 03, 2014
dining with doc in Washington DC & Baltimore