I heard many good things about Bayfish Market before I decided to grab dinner there recently. It’s a bit out of the way from my home in Huntingtown and the places where I usually run errands. As I discovered though, it’s well worth going out of my way for.
If you’ve never been there before, the first thing you must know is that it’s carry-out only. This isn’t a waterfront restaurant with a view. It’s actually in a strip mall near a 7-Eleven. And there is nowhere to sit and eat unless you want to park yourself on the bench right outside (or eat in your car in the parking lot, which I was tempted to do). I didn’t call ahead to order, but even on a Saturday, my wait was pretty short. I was told I would have a 10-minute wait for my food, but I don’t think it even took that long.
Bayfish has a really good variety of menu items, including chicken and burgers for those who don’t like seafood. You can order quintessential Maryland specialties like blue crabs and crab cakes, but you can also find New England lobster rolls and a variety of po’ boys.
I ordered a salmon BLT, which reminded me of the Pacific Northwest. It was simply a perfectly cooked salmon filet with the BLT (nice, crispy bacon, by the way) on toasted bread. It came with a dill pickle spear and sauce on the side. For $8, the price was definitely right.
Now I’m kicking myself for not requesting an order of fried green tomatoes. I’ve always wanted to try them. Even fries or coleslaw would not have gone amiss. (Note: they have a nice selection of sides.) Oh well. I’ll get them next time. And there will be a next time. I do enjoy those seafood restaurants with lovely water views, but the most important thing is the seafood right? And Bayfish Market’s is good. Really good.
If you have been to Bayfish Market leave a comment below with what’s your favorite menu item?