Elizabeth Large's Top 10 Cream Of Crab Soups

August 12, 2009|By ELIZABETH LARGE

I didn't realize how many people love cream of crab soup until my Top 10 on the subject last Tuesday. Please go to my blog at baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge to get many more suggestions of readers' favorite places to get this delicacy.

Here's my list in alphabetical order:


Carrol's Creek in Annapolis. Rich and lump-filled but not too thick


Catonsville Gourmet in Catonsville. Cream of crab and corn chowder


Gertrude's in the BMA. With lump crab and "scented with sherry"


Grille 700 in the Marriott Waterfront. Award-winning blue crab and roasted corn chowder


Jimmie & Sook's in Cambridge. Won the Taste of Cambridge crab soup contest last month


Legal Spirits in Easton. Probably the most famous cream of crab on the Eastern Shore


Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton. Served with a petite soft crab on top


Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. Served with aged dry sherry on the side


Ports of Call in Annapolis. The award winner at the Maryland Seafood Festival for cream of crab


Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill. Understated but delicious

Readers talk back

Great list, but I thought of two more that were missing and should never be missed: Frazier's on the Avenue in Hampden and Greenmount Station in Hampstead.

Posted by: Brad McNelly

Shultz's in Essex. I have family that drives from Colorado each year just to get a bowl

Posted by: Rebecca

Bitners Cafe and Grill in Bel Air has the best cream of crab soup. It has huge lumps of crab with just the right amount of sherry.

Posted by: MB

Why isn't the Mount Washington Tavern on this list? They really do make the best Cream of Crab soub in Baltimore

Posted by: Erik

Give some love to The Canopy on Route 40 in Ellicott City

Posted by: John

The Kent Narrows should certainly be in the top 3. One of the best ...

Posted by: MJW

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