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June 23, 2009

Looking for fried stuffed shrimp

Bill writes so movingly about his pigout food that I wish I could help him out, but I don't know of any restaurant where it's a specialty. I looked at the menus of a couple of places I thought of, but had no luck. "Enough about crabs," he wrote. "Where's the best fried stuffed shrimp?" EL

I grew up in Lakeland along the southwest edge of the city.  One of my all time favorite pig-outs was the fried stuffed shrimp at Tangier's seafood in Morrell Park.  Since they closed MANY years ago, I've been looking for a replacement. 

The Tangier's version had enormous shrimp, packed full of crabmeat and had a light, fluffy crunchy fried shell.  Most places I've tried since have supermarket sized large or extra large shrimp with a couple of tablespoons of crabmeat tenuously clinging to it and a soggy fried coating.  Gunning's in Dorsey is the closest I've found so far, but even they are lacking.

Any places you could point me toward?

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 4:57 PM | | Comments (6)


This may catch some flak from the locals but I had Obrycki's version last summer and they were very good.

I just had to write and say "YAY! Someone else who knew Tangier's!". I grew up in Wilhelm Park which is near that area. I loved going in there with my folks for seafood treats. Alas they are no more. I do not have a suggestion for stuffed fried shrimp unfortunately.

Leon's Triple L in Arbutus used to make a very good fried stuffed shrimp. I think stuffed shrimp is still on their menu. They also had a great fired hard crab.

I remember going to Tangier's many years ago, but I don't remember the shrimp.

definitely try Edgewater restaurant on Mayo Rd in Edgewater....excellent. Fried scallops are phenomenal there as well.

Jerry's Seafood in Annapolis - broiled or fried. Outstanding!

Can relate to exactly the kind of stuffed shrimp Bill is referring to. The Double T Diner (don't laugh!) on rt. 40 had just what he wants. Now live in FL, so I can only hope they still do.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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