Where can you find the only bayfront breakfast in town? Beginning May 19, you can find it under the palm trees at Seacrets on 49th Street & the Bay. Dubbed “Jamaica USA,” Seacrets is serving up fresh breakfast every Saturday and Sunday, and seven days a week in July and August.
Starting today, Friday, May 11, Seacrets proudly presents its new summer menu with irresistible dishes like Seacret’s Chesapeake—your choice of flat iron steak or a grilled jerked chicken breast topped with broiled lump crab imperial.
Seacrets is also a popular spot for its delicious food. From using certified Angus beef for steak and burgers, to filleting its own fresh fish (nothing is frozen!), Seacrets is committed to high quality ingredients and in their excellent recipes.
This week, my fun loving friend, Regina, and I enjoyed delicious appetizers and dinner at Seacrets. The lovely hostesses led us to a spacious wooden booth along a wall of windows directly overlooking the bay. Palm trees, sandy floors, and lush landscaping transform Seacrets into a tropical paradise spanning four blocks. Outdoor booths and tall tabletops sit along the backdrop of Ocean City’s famous bay and sunset, as well as a pier and floating rafts. Mealtime at Seacrets is family friendly, and if you can’t have fun at Seacrets, you probably can’t have fun anywhere.
While Regina and I marveled over the sunset on the bay, our seasoned Seacrets server, Savannah, told us about the daily specials. The fresh catches of the day were swordfish and salmon with cilantro pesto. Commenting on our colorful, panoramic view, Savannah said, “I’ve worked at Seacrets for 7 years and have never seen the same sunset twice.”
Regina and I started our meal with two appetizers: Smoked Tuna and Mediterranean Bruschetta. Thickly sliced and served chilled with red onions, the Smoked Tuna is five ounces of fresh local yellow fin tuna topped with capers and a Dijon sauce. This starter dish is more than enough to share. The Mediterranean Bruschetta is an incredibly tasty blend of spices, olive oil, fresh feta cheese, and roasted red peppers. Spread on grilled Parmesan and garlic pita bread, this is a top-notch appetizer.
For our main dishes, Regina ordered the Seafood Trio—a jumbo lump crab cake, sautéed shrimp, and catch of the day. The huge scallops in the Seafood Trio are simply succulent, and Regina enjoyed every bite of shrimp and crab cake. I selected the Black & Bleu salad, which is a thinly sliced, blackened flat iron steak tossed with fresh spring mix, mushrooms, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and crumbled bleu cheese. The steak is amazing, as are the mushrooms. And, I love the taste of bleu cheese with steak.
Other oven-hot platters at Seacrets are Tuna, Crab Cakes, Fried Shrimp, and Chicken Negril—a half chicken marinated in house jerk seasoning and slow roasted “island style.” All platters are served with your choice of two sides and a dinner roll.
One of my top ranking favorite dishes at Seacrets is the Seafood Quesadilla—shrimp, scallops, and crab meat wrapped in a flour tortilla with imperial sauce, island salsa, shredded mozzarella, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Fish Tacos are a popular crowd pleaser with fried haddock, island salsa, blended cheeses, and spicy cilantro chili dressing. I also highly recommend Seacrets’ signature Jamaican Pizza.
Seacrets’ Panini Grill offers Cuban, Italian, and Chicken Bacon & Swiss concoctions grilled on fresh ciabatta bread. Other hot sandwiches are Jerk Chicken Cheesesteak, Pulled Pork, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Seven Mile Steak Wrap, Hot Veggie Rollup, Grilled Fish, and Jamexican—a black bean burger covered in spicy pepper jack cheese and layered with guacamole salsa. Yummy! Also, try the Crabby Jerk, which is an all natural chicken breast topped with crab dip and melted cheddar cheese. Cheesesteak, Crab Cake, Lucky Dog, and Seven Mile Steak Wrap top off the hot sandwiches menu at Seacrets.
“Cool Runnings” sandwiches include Club Seacrets, Shrimp Salad, Tuna Salad, and West End Hoagie. I suggest ordering the Montego Bay Chicken Salad for a delectable, lip-smacking taste of chicken breast chunks mixed with onion, celery and red grapes.
Perfect for Happy Hour, appetizers at Seacrets include Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Fries, Onion Rings, Crab Dip, Steamed Shrimp, Little Neck Clams, Fruit Platter, and Munchie Plate. Soup & Salad lovers will delight in the meal-sized portions at Seacrets. The Tuscan Salad is a blend of Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella, and homemade poppy seed balsamic vinaigrette. The Baja Chicken Salad is tomatoes, black beans, corn, red onion, crisp tortilla strips, avocado, and spicy chicken breast in creamy cilantro chili dressing. My favorite summertime treat is Strawberry Summer Salad. Cream of Crab and Maryland Crab Soups are an excellent addition to any meal.
Bring your whole family to Seacrets so your kids can enjoy Grilled Cheese, Kiddie Burger & Fries, Chicken Tenders, Fried Shrimp, Hot Dog, Pizza, or Fried Mac and Cheese. Looking for a Sweet Ending? Top off your meal with Key Lime Pie, Blueberry Pie, homemade Cheesecake, or Darkside Chocolate Cake.
Aside from exceptional food and service, what else does Seacrets offer? Live bands, Happy Hours, a boutique, a radio studio, games & contests, deejays, and fireworks are just a few of the many entertaining features at Seacrets. The beach opens on Saturday, May 12. For more information, call 410-524-4900 or visit www.seacrets.com.