An Escape to Dorchester County, Maryland

Ocean Odyssey Fresh Crabs

The Dining Traveler, a Travel and Food Inspiration publication, released an article on Escaping to Dorchester County. The publication primarily speaks to readers near the Washington D.C. area. This piece highlights Dorchester County, outside of the Nation’s Captial, as a destination for delicious dining options. 

Specifically, the publication authors, during their excursions around town, stopped in Ocean Odyssey for lunch. Referring to the restaurant as a local favorite, they detail their meals, menu options, and satisfaction with their experience. Of course, they mentioned the coating of Old Bay on their fish tacos!

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11 Best Crab Houses Around the Chesapeake Bay

Outdoor Dining Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake

Grab your mallets and start cracking! The Washingtonian released an article featuring the 11 Best Crab Houses around the Chesapeake Bay. Guess who made the list? That’s right, Ocean Odyssey!

The article features the best of the best, determined by views, tastes, freshness, and atmosphere. Along with praising Ocean Odyssey’s menu options and fresh seafood, they also mention their Maryland and Virginia brews selection. If you’re in search for taste-testing and trying all of the local crab houses, this article features the premier restaurants.

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How to Have the Most ‘Maryland’ Summer Ever

Mug Maryland Crabs Restaurant

In a guide to going out, Fritz Hahn with The Washington Post shares ways to have the best Maryland summer. From exploring the great outdoors to drinking beer and feasting on Maryland crabs, this piece hits it all!

Hahn highlights some of the best places to enjoy Maryland crabs and includes Ocean Odyssey. He mentions how the restaurant started out as a seafood and crab processing company. He also features the outdoor beer garden and delicious menu items.

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Diving Headfirst Into Oysters

Shucked oysters and lemon

The age of industry began in earnest around the mid-1800s. Commercial harvest of wild oysters along the East Coast skyrocketed. At this time, people considered Maryland oysters the largest and healthiest oyster industry in the world. This Capital Gazette article features the history and growth of the oyster industry. Along with that, it highlights some various Maryland locations well-known for their supply.

Ocean Odyssey, when fully taken over by Travis Todd, did not choose to focus on this type of seafood. Their focus, obviously (as it still is today) was crabs! The Choptank Oyster Company, however, provides a steady inventory to the restaurant. The oyster farm is only 10 minutes from Ocean Odyssey.

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Ocean Odyssey Chef: Water Moves Us to Eat Local Seafood

Ocean Odyssey Chef Todd

Throughout the years, owner and Ocean Odyssey chef Travis Todd continues to receive publicity for his accomplishments. Sometimes termed as the “Seafood Chef,” he ties his connections to seafood and Maryland crabs back to his grandparents’ era in 1947. This article highlights his story, as well as some of the mouthwatering dishes the restaurant features.

Although not directly at the chef’s hand, they also mention the seafood restaurant’s selection of craft brews!

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Ocean Odyssey Seafood Restaurant on Endless Vacation | Crabs

Beer Keg

Destination: Maryland’s Classic Crab Houses

Big crowds can mean long waits at Ocean Odyssey. Thank goodness for the newly opened outdoor beer garden, where you can sample craft brews while you wait. (Locals bring in glass growler jars to fill with seasonal microbrews on tap.) Once inside, grab a seat at a table or the long communal counter. An order of steamed crabs is a must: Fresh from the nearby Choptank River, they’re sweeter and richer than bay crabs, and they come doused in a secret house blend of spices. Other specialties include the cornmeal crab balls and, for more extreme eaters, the Bay on a Bun: a monstrosity that is piled high with fresh fried fish, soft-shell crab and oysters slathered in both tomatillo and Marie Rose sauces.

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Ocean Odyssey opens crab and beer garden

Crab and beer Garden Maryland Crab House

Back in 2013, Ocean Odyssey opened the gates to the new Crab and Beer Garden in Cambridge. This new addition is 35 x 20 feet, featuring refillable growlers and even craft beer to-go! The ribbon cutting was in September of 2013. This ribbon cutting kicked off what would become one of the best local spots around. 

About 100 people attended the September ribbon cutting.

Check out the full article on the Crab and Beer Garden opening here.

Fresh Seafood at Ocean Odyssey

Large fresh seafood oysters

Once considered something of a hidden gem, Ocean Odyssey has made use of several recent expansions to transform from a processing plant to a farm-to-table haven for fans of fresh seafood and craft beer. This feature article in GO! Magazine hits all the points. From the history to the menu to future success, it shows you what to wear, eat, and know.

Choptank sweets and crab balls are favorites at Ocean Odyssey in Cambridge, Maryland, according to the article. We think the author, Josh Davis, is right!

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Ocean Odyssey wins “Best in Show” prize | Local Steamed Crabs

Ocean Odyssey Steamed Crabs

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Main Street announced the winners of the “People’s Choice” balloting at Saturday’s Taste of Cambridge, which drew the largest crowd in its nine-year history with a total sell-out of tickets.

The event showcases Dorchester County restaurants in a competition to see who makes the
best crab dishes in six different categories: Cream of Crab Soup, Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup, Crab Dip, Crab Cake, Specialty Soup with Crab, and Crab Specialty dish.

The general ticket-buying public casts ballots to decide the “People’s Choice” after tasting all 14 entries.

This year, the coveted “Best In Show” prize, awarded to the single best dish across all the categories, goes to Ocean Odyssey for their crab specialty, Blue Crab Claw Fritter.

This year’s “People’s Choice” winners are:

Cream of Crab Soup

  • First Place: Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar & Grill
  • Second Place:Cambridge Yacht Club

Maryland Vegatable Crab Soup:

  • First Place: Leaky Pete’s Oyster & Wine Bar
  • Second Place: Suicide Bridge Restaurant

Crab Dip:

  • First Place: Leaky Pete’s
  • Second Place: High Spot

Crab Cake:

  • First Place: Jimmie & Sook’s
  • Second Place: Portside

Specialty Soup with Crab:

  • First Place: Stoked(Crab Gazpacho)
  • Second Place: Blue Point Provision Company at the Hyatt (She Crab Soup)

Crab Specialty:

  • First Place: Ocean Odyssey (Blue Crab Claw Fritter)
  • Second Place: Bistro Poplar (Crab Spring Roll)

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Eastern Shore Eateries

Eastern Shore Eateries Oysters

There is nothing wrong with a little detour to find the ultimate dining options for fresh seafood in Maryland! Eastern Shore eateries are not always easy to find. This article features some of the best locations along the shore, and includes Ocean Odyssey!

The article tells the backstory of the Todd family. It also talks about the transition from a crab factory to a family restaurant! The piece does not fail to mention the craft beer lineup, either. Along with directions on how to get to Ocean Odyssey on Sunburst Highway, the article praises their dishes and fresh seafood options. Check out the other Eastern Shore eateries, too!

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