The Narrows Restaurant
Grasonville, MD
Maryland’s #1 Crab Cake - Zagat

The purest of all the crab cakes we tried were at the Narrows. It’s not the biggest but, its flavor is gigantic

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  • Gourmet Magazine
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Introduction

Situated on scenic Kent Narrows on the Chesapeake Bay, The Narrows combines the freshest local seafood, gourmet preparation, and stunning views of the pristine Eastern Shore sea- and landscape. No wonder residents of the Maryland-DC-Virginia corridor don’t think twice about driving 90 minutes or more to experience what is truly one of America’s seafood treasures.

About The Food

The Narrows is renowned for its all-jumbo-lump crab cakes, which Zagat calls "the best in Maryland" and Gourmet Magazine deems “the purest of all the crab cakes." Unlike many renditions, their cakes, which are made from a slightly modified 50-plus-year-old crab fishermen’s recipe, are decadently unadulterated. They feature only jumbo lump blue crab, which is the most flavorful, contains the least shell, and best keeps its shape. The same premium meat is cornerstone to the silky cream of crab soup and vegetable crab soup, both of which have established reputations of their own.

Meet The Owner

The Narrows was built by restaurateurs Bo and Brenda Hardesty, who previously owned iconic restaurants in downtown Annapolis. At that time, downtown Annapolis was booming. But the couple saw even more potential in the undiscovered waterman’s town on the eastern shore. So they took a risk and opened The Narrows - to instant success. Still family owned and operated, it’s now run by Bo and Brenda’s daughters, Kelly Hardesty Phipps and Kate Hardesty Pizzo, who, with General Manager Jerry Dammeyer, ensure it maintains the original quality, consistency, and attention to detail.

Accolades

The purest of all the crab cakes we tried were at the Narrows. It’s not the biggest but, its flavor is gigantic

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  • Gourmet Magazine

"Phenomenal crab cakes... these are the best."

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Zagat, Food-25

Fabulous waterfront view… phenomenal crab cakes may allow locals to stop arguing.. these are the best.

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  • Zagat

"The purest of all the crab cakes we tried were at the Narrows. It’s not the biggest but, its flavor is gigantic."

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Gourmet Magazine

"For crab cakes, you can't beat the Narrows"

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ABC News Travel

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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for The Narrows

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering: Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from The Narrows overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $9.95 upon checkout.
$ 34.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 34.95 for UPS Next Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, several packages from The Narrows require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Note: Saturday delivery is not available from The Narrows. Service to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. The cut-off time for the same day shipment of orders is 6:00 AM (ET). Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses..

UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $34.95.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from The Narrows is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition the day after it ships.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Prep & Care

All products from The Narrows are shipped fresh and must be refrigerated upon arrival. They are best served within 3 days per the instructions below.

Jumbo Lump Crab Bakes (Note: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are shipped fresh and may be slightly misshapen upon arrival. However, they will fluff up upon cooking!) Preparation: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the crab cakes in the oven using the enclosed pan and cook until they are slightly brown, about 10 minutes. Cream of Crab Soup and Vegetable Crab Soup Preparation: Pour the soup into a saucepan or double boiler and warm over medium heat until soup begins to simmer (do not boil). Remove from heat and serve with your favorite crackers or crusty bread. Do not microwave.