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Sterling's Crab and Oyster House

Phone:(410) 467-7710
Address:401 W. 29th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

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By Wendy Ward | Posted 3/30/2005

Sterling’s Crab and Oyster House (since 1949) steams and fries the bounty of the sea like Baltimore expects, but one house specialty has true bragging rights: the Our Famous Seafood Sub (half $8.15, whole $16.30). Shrimp, chunks of white fish, scallop, and crab cake, all battered and deep fried, come precariously nestled in a hoagie roll with hearty pickle slices, lettuce, thinly cut white onion, a touch of mayo, and just enough cocktail sauce to add color. Each bite is a li’l different and messy as hell. But hey, if you want your seafood goodies in their own boat, Sterling’s offers salty crab balls and cod fish cakes ($1.40 a pop), crisp fish and chips ($6.60), a nicely spiced crab cake with crackers ($5.75, jumbo $9.75), and Old Bay-steamed shrimp ($10.99-$15.95 per pound). Among the dependable sides, the fresh coleslaw ($1.60 a half-pint) cuts through all the grease. As does the cold beer. See, this seafood joint is Remington all the way, its shelves full of hard and malt liquor or beer for your one-stop carry-out needs. Cheers, you salty dogs.

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