Maryland crabs and crab cakes are widely known throughout the country, and the Parkville neighborhood just north of Baltimore has a great variety of restaurants with offerings like beer-boiled crab and crab chowder. If you're not a fan of crab, other seafood options, like fish and shellfish, abound as well. For those looking for some turf instead of surf, Parkville also has a steakhouse and a handful of gastro-pubs and English-style taverns serving up burgers, chicken sandwiches, and other casual options. Some of these restaurants also come with a raw bar that features the best of in-season clams and oysters. While the dining scene is predominantly American, the Parkville neighborhood also has Thai, Chinese, Italian, and Middle Eastern restaurants.