Madison Bay Rnr

4814 Madison Canning House Rd
Madison, 21648
Madison Bay R&R is a hidden gem in the Cambridge, MD area! My wife and I found this place years ago on a weekend stay at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay. We were out roaming the islands by car getting lost when we came upon this diner style place to eat. We sat at the bar and were treating a little gruffly on this visit. Something about this place being for locals and we were sitting in someone's assigned seat. The "seat owners" came in, but said not to worry, they would sit further down the bar We were a little uncomfortable, but had some of the BEST crab cakes ever. The lady behind the bar said her crab cakes won a state wide competition. They were good! Fast forward 4 years and we planned to take advantage of a Hyatt promotion and return to the Chesapeake Bay. Remembering this place, I wanted to find it again. We were lost the first time and not sure how to return. Fortunately, it is placed on a memorable cove from the bay with a trailer park nearby and a big red roof. I used Google Earth to search the images of water front buildings and found what looked like the exact location. I then mapped the location for directions from the Hyatt. Incredibly, it is a straight shot from the Hyatt private drive about 12 miles away. This visit was an incredible journey into a locals' haven. The 3 guys at the bar and the bartender were very gracious. We had good conversation and enjoyed the $2 happy hour beers. The locals were fun to talk with and we learned a lot about the area, fishing, and sailing. We even learned that celebrities including Larry Hagman and others have been to this place. The crabs cakes were as good as we remembered! Most the sides are fresh made on site or "doctored up" to taste as good as homemade. It was so good, we went back the next day for the same thing! Kitty, the bartender, and her husband manage the place and the trailer park next door. Prices are very reasonable and it beats Cantler's for lump crab cakes!

(410) 228-1108

Bars, American (New)

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