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Nestled on the coast of the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Annapolis has a food scene influenced by freshly caught seafood and its proximity to the nation's capital has to offer. Chesapeake Bay is well-known along the Atlantic Coast for its crab harvest, and the blue crab is featured on the menus of many local restaurants. Maryland-style crab cakes and soft, tender crab sandwiches are just two of the popular dishes you'll find while dining in the area. Oysters and trout are also common staples in fine-dining and casual restaurants as well as fish-and-chip outlets along the shore. Annapolis has also samplings of Southern hospitality, which is often made apparent in its open-pit barbecue restaurants and smaller pit beef shacks serving slow-roasted meats on fresh-baked kaiser rolls.