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“Best Crabcakes!”
Review of Ragin' Reef

Ragin' Reef
Ranked #36 of 427 Restaurants in Frederick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there on a night the air conditioner wasn’t working but enough breeze from open doors worked well. We love coming here—-the crab cakes are superb and the lobster spinach appetizer is Wonderful! It’s a small place so reservations are a must for dinner over the weekend but well worth the effort. We enjoyed good service from Patrick who refreshed on wine glasses when he noticed they were low. Very low key for dress but big on food and service.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Ragin' Reef and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had the Reef Basket with broiled scallops & shrimp plus fried cod. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The shrimp were perfectly seasoned and the cod was sweet and tender. The thin cut fries were excellent. Everything in the reef basket was prepared so well that I had a hard time deciding what to eat last. We also had the chicken pecan salad. fresh and tasty, Can't wait to return.
PS. we were warned not to eat outside because the view is not good. Need to consider adding a higher fence to create a sense of the outside seating being an extension of the main dining area.

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Thank DreamingOfTraveling3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will say we first stopped on Friday night to get a table and the host was a bit rude and telling us to call first and we should have know.

We called on Sunday for a reservation. Much better host. Our waiter was amazing and very helpful. I had the pick two fried cod and shrimp. Omg, so good. The drinks were good as well. Will defiantly be back when we come to Maryland next year. Awesome. The biggest downfall was it was not air conditioned.

Thank Rckdiva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with 4 other people. Service was friendly and competent. The crab cakes were good ( like most maryland restaurants, lump crab meat without to much filler, note Maryland is a great place for crab cakes, but anywhere else , even Charleston or New Orleans don't try them you will be disappointed). The fish tacos were ok. calamari a little soggy, and the fried oysters were average. Mussels were a hit. Luch specials for 10.99 include sandwich, fries and a drink, pretty good value. Crowded at lunch time, definately worth a try.

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Thank hyeykysy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us arrived here about 2:30 p.m. and sat at the bar. The lunch crowd was gone and the after work &/or the dinner crowd wasn't here yet. We were the only patrons at the bar and the bartender took very good care of us. We had their crab cakes and were not disappointed. They were magnificent. They come with fries and the fries were excellent in their own right. Two of us had the crab cakes and the other had a bowtie pasta dish with what looked like an alfredo sauce with lots of shrimp included. I had a couple bites of that too and it was most delicious. Just thinking about those crab cakes makes my mouth water. They were special. We washed it all down with three or four rounds of beer and left feeling much better than when we arrived. Prices are a bit stiff but good crab cakes warrant that. We still thought all was worth it. The place is clean, the waitress took very good care of us and we parked right in front of the front door. All in all it was great and there is no doubt we will return.

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Thank dansum
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