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Luke’s Lobster is a destination for seafood lovers, with a menu that features Lobster and Shrimp Rolls. The eatery takes pride in its Chowder and Bisque dishes, that are prepared using sustainable procured fish and featuring bold flavors. To accompany your meal, the eatery serves beer and other non alcoholic beverages. The restaurant has a relaxed vibe which is contrary to its busy surroundings, that makes for a good place for casual eating scenes.
There is no better place for fresh seafood in Bethesda than at Chef Tony's. A charming restaurant with plenty of tables and a pleasant contemporary feel, this is the ideal place to bring family and friends for a fancy dinner at an affordable price. First, you must try "Bethseda's Best" Crispy Calamari, an unbelievable dish that includes sweet pepper and lemon basil aoili. Next, transition to the Lobster Pasta, which is loaded with succulent bits of fresh lobster, and round out your meal with their famous Caramelized Sweet Potato Pie. The staff is unparalleled and very accommodating, so don't hesitate to ask them for suggestions.
Black's Bar & Kitchen—a welcoming venue for either lunch or dinner—serves great American food, and the seafood bar is impressive. Outdoor seating is available, and the bar is separated from the restaurant so the noise level is kept to a minimum.
Maryland is well-renowned for crabs-plucked fresh from the Chesapeake Bay and steamed with a unique blend of spices. Brown paper covers the tables and the only utensils are small mallets and knives-and your fingers! Hard-shell crabs brought fresh from the steamer to your table are, naturally, the specialty. Crabs are seasonal; be sure to call ahead and check if they are available and to make a reservation. Crab cakes and steamed shrimp are on the menu when crabs are out of season.
Voted "Best New Restaurant of Bethesda," Mussel Bar lives up to the name and the hype. Opened in the fall of 2010 by Chef Weidmaier, Mussel Bar is known for serving up large, steaming pots of mussels in a variety of savory flavors. In addition to mussels, Mussel Bar's Belgian fries and delicious wood-fired tarts, or Belgian pizzas, are a must. The tarts incorporate fresh ingredients that burst with flavor, and are large enough to share with another person. Lastly, don't forget to try a new beer from their long and unique international beer list, such as Drabo Pils and raspberry beer. -Shirley Hsieh