Baltimore
In a city on the water, there's a high likelihood at any restaurant that fresh seafood is on the menu. Mussels and oysters are common appetizers, though crab is Maryland's specialty, served steamed with a healthy dusting of the locally produced Old Bay seasoning. A proper crab feast typically involves beer (perhaps one of Baltimore's own National Bohemian brews, colloquially known as Natty Boh) and a bucket of crabs laid out over brown butcher paper. New visitors to Maryland might find crab-picking laborious or even painful, but the messy and finger-licking experience is an essential—and worthwhile—one.