While seafood can be enjoyed all year round, it’s best on a beautiful summer day paired with a cold drink and good company. Marylanders love their seafood, and you may not be surprised to see that four of the top most popular seafood dishes include crab. Continue reading to learn more about the top seafood dishes in the state, then come visit us at Box Hill to satisfy your cravings!
This type of fish may be called “striped bass” in most area of the U.S., but it will always be called rockfish in Maryland. It is the state’s most important commercial and recreational fish species and has been the official state fish of Maryland since 1965. Rockfish is white and flaky with a delicious mild flavor and can be prepared in several different ways. At Box Hill, we have a few options of rockfish on the menu, including Fresh Wild Caught Beer Battered Rockfish Strips- yum!
Soft Shell Crabs
Soft shell crabs are not available all the time, so when they become available, Marylanders know to take advantage of the opportunity! The soft shell crab season runs from about May to September, as this is the time that crabs molt their hard shell. During the molting process, a hard-shelled crab will shed its exterior layer to create a new, larger shell. It takes a few days for the new shell to arrive, and the crab is left soft and vulnerable. This is when fishermen look for soft-shell crabs to bring to us to serve to customers during the summer! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on when our soft shell crabs will be available at the restaurant.
Maryland Crab Soup
Maryland crab soup is a warm and comforting meal that can be enjoyed at any time of year. In a traditional Maryland crab soup, you will find a tangy tomato base full of carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and more, and of course, lots of tender crabmeat.
Last but not least, we have the most popular seafood dish in Maryland- the almighty crab cake. The best varieties of crab cakes in the state include giant lumps of fresh meat with little filler and are either broiled, baked, grilled, or fried. Box Hill’s world famous crab cakes are a huge hit will new and returning customers, so if you haven’t tried one yet, be sure to visit us soon!
It’s Always the Right Time for Box Hill
We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.