I hadn’t heard of The Point before last week. I was up in the air about whether or not I could justify two MNO (Mom’s Night Out for those of you not in the know) in two weeks but I consider it networking and blog foder at the very least. The social aspect and sanity keeping aspect is the icing (aka the best part).
First of all, The Point is completely open. It sits in an old garage type structure right on the Magothy River behind a residential neighborhood in Arnold. It was a bit convoluted to get to but once I figured out where I was it wasn’t so bad.
The view of the marina and the river is absolutely gorgeous. You can sit inside where they have fans keeping the temperature tolerable (even in 90 degree weather).
The food was delicious. I had the Ahi Tuna Tacos – a nice light summery choice. I loved the slaw on top and the tacos themselves had a crunchy taco inside a soft taco which gave them a touch of structure and flavor. The tuna was seasoned and seared perfectly – definitely a dish I would order again.
The portion sizes were perfect and a side salad as the side instead of fries or other fatty choices was delectable. Really though, lets chat about the drinks. While tasty – I can’t go anywhere on the water without having a perfect summery Orange Crush, I did think my orange crush might have had a touch too much ice in it since it began to taste watered down pretty quickly. Still delicious and refreshing though.
I did love the water in the mason jars – a delightful southern touch.
The service was great and I loved how the waitress went around a second time to make sure she had everyone’s orders correct. The menu was a balanced mix of traditional Maryland seafood (Crab Cakes, Crabs, dips…etc..) with some southern touches like fried pickles, deviled eggs and of course your every day burger and fries. While the atmosphere was definitely a bit noisy, it wasn’t nearly as crowded or as expensive as say Cantlers (Annapolis/St. Catherines) or Mike’s Crab House (Riva). Crabs will be expensive no matter where you go this season, so I’m talking about the rest of the menu
I probably wouldn’t go on a weekend, but a weeknight for dinner, when it’s not sweat your ass off hot would be perfect. They have happy hour from 3pm-6pm every day Monday-Friday which includes $2 domestics, $3 crafts/imports, $5 House Wine, $1 off rails and 1/2 price on select appetizers including items such as deviled eggs (which I almost tried), fried pickles (which a couple of girls got and loved), crab dip, mussels, wings, fried oysters and steamed shrimp. Also, Wednesday night is half price bottle of wine night (house wine mind you)… so there’s that.
The Point is open from 11-10p Sunday-Thursday and 11am-11pm on Friday and Saturday and should be on everyone’s list of places to check out in the greater Annapolis area this summer!
The Point Crab House & Grill
700 Mill Creek Road
Arnold, Maryland 21012