Kauffman's Tavern, in Gambrills Maryland, is not located on the water, where you might expect to find one of Anne Arundel County's premier crab houses. In fact, it's not even a crab house. But boy.... do they have good steamed crabs! You can get them any day for dining in or carry-out (in season, while supplies last) - yet Sundays are special because that's the day they offer "all-you-can-eat" crabs from 3-9 p.m. for just $28 per person. Not only that, they have live music on the patio from 2-6 p.m.
Kauffman's is located on Gambrills Road, off Route 175 between Fort Meade and Route 3. It's kind of a road to nowhere, so you're not likely to discover Kauffman's in your daily travels - if you're a regular customer, you probably remember who first told you about their crabs.
But crabs are not their only scrumptious menu item. One evening, Larry and I noticed nearby diners with prime rib that looked very good, so we ordered it ourselves. My own personal favorite place for prime rib is the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst, in North Carolina, so I was thrilled to discover a local restaurant serving great prime rib.
- Sunday -Jazz Brunch from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., with live music in the Sunight Garden Room
- Monday - One pound of jumbo spiced shrimp, just $15
- Tuesday - Prime rib night $15.95. Enjoy it with select wines for 50% off
- Wednesday and Thursday - All night Happy Hour (4 p.m. - 1 a.m.) with $5 chicken basket - on the patio
- Friday and Saturday - Live music on the patio
I've never had anything at Kaufmann's that wasn't good, and the service is always good, too. It's one of those neighborhood restaurants that only the locals know about, and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
From Crofton, take Route 3 North to Left on MD Route 175, Right on Gambrills Road to restaurant on the right. (about 15 minutes)
From Fort George G. Meade, take MD Route 75 to Gambrills Road on the left to restaurant on the right. (about 10 minutes)
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