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Top 10 Seafood Restaurants Updated


It's only a slight exaggeration when I say I've done 150 or so Top 10 lists. I'm running out of ideas. I don't want to make the subject too obscure (bacon spinoffs, anyone?), but I don't want to revisit a topic that doesn't need revisiting.

However, one list that definitely needs updating is seafood restaurants. It was one of the first, if not the first, Top 10 I did almost three years ago. Pisces is gone now, as is Blue Sea Grill.

Don't be offended if your favorite crab house isn't on this list. Crab Houses Updated is a topic for another day. But I was surprised at how once you eliminate crab houses, the list isn't that easy to compile.

Here's my Top 10 in alphabetical order: ...

* Black Olive in Fells Point. Fresh fish (you pick your own) with a Greek accent.

* Bluestone in Timonium. Not what you'd call a sedate place, but the seafood is fine.

* Catonsville Gourmet in Catonsville. Chesapeake Bay seafood and BYOB, too. What more do you need?

* Hell Point Seafood in Annapolis. DC restaurateur Robert Kinkead brings his brand of seafood to Annapolis, including lobster rolls. I know it must have a Web site, but I can't find it.

* Kali's Court in Fells Point. A charming setting for fine dining. The whole fish is a must.

* Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton. Out-of-town visitors will love this place, more casual than some on this list.

* Oceanaire Seafood Room in Harbor East. Pricey, luxurious, excellent seafood -- and the parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

* O'Learys in Eastport. Considered by many to be the best seafood restaurant in the Annapolis area.

* Real Seafood Co. in Annapolis. Pray that the lobster special is still going on.

* Watertable in the Inner Harbor. Great view of the harbor from every table.

(Monica Lopossay/Sun photographer)


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