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Best Maryland Crab Soup

Sip and Bite

Frank Klein

2200 Boston St., (410) 675-7077

Posted 9/16/2009

The crab soup here is so old-school it thinks Pluto is a planet. But seriously, folks, this is real crab soup. How so? Back in the day, soup was what you made with stuff you couldn't make anything else with--in the case of crab soup, small crabs, and that's exactly what you'll find in Sip and Bite's version: bisected bodies of our beloved Callinectes sapidus. Some actually balk at finding such viscera in their bowl, but the inclusion of crab bodies is what gives the soup its rich, deep, shellfish-y flavor and intense aroma. And then there is the very special pleasure found in fishing them out of the bowl and sucking out the broth-soaked meat.

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All Awards for Sip and Bite:

Best Diner, 9/17/2003

Best Diner, 9/18/2002

Best Crab Cake You Wouldn’t Expect, 9/18/1996

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