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Bid fond adieu to Shanty Grille, closing Dec. 31 [Mostly Main Street]
Bid fond adieu to Shanty Grille, closing Dec. 31 [Mostly Main Street]

Most recently renamed Shanty Grille, but still called Crab Shanty by most of us, this backbone of the Howard County restaurant community is closing on Dec. 31. They have, since their opening in 1978 at this location, had the best crab cake in the county, and all menu items crab-related have been similarly stellar. And it wasn't just about the food. They have had the best Christmas decorations of any restaurant I've ever been to. Everyone loved the little model train that made its way around the dining room, and of course you know about the sled from Bing Crosby's movie "White Christmas" that was part of the décor year-round. The good news is that their...

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