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DCA, IAD Nowhere to Be Seen in Best Airport Food List, But BWI Boasts a Crab Outpost

Do you have a favorite spot to grab a bite to eat at Dulles International and Reagan National airports when you're traveling? If you trust the folks at Frommer's Travel Guides, the food landscapes at those airports are not very noteworthy. DCA and IAD did not make Frommer's list of top 10 airport restaurants. However, at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport, one restaurant did make the cut: Obrycki's, adjacent to Gate B-11.

Not familiar with Obrycki's? It's a 67-year-old Baltimore crabhouse that opened up its airport location in 2006.

According to its website, "[t]his location is a scaled down version of our Pratt Street location, with only 80 seats and a limited menu. Sorry, steamed crabs are not available but our famous crab cakes, crab soup, hot crab dip and many of your other favorite items are."

Not serving steamed crabs is probably a good thing—just imagine some passenger asking for a carry-out order and munching down on a messy crab on board. Can't you just smell the Old Bay circulating in the recycled air? Also, could a crab-shell fragment be considered a security threat?

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    BWI does seem to have some interesting choices, but unlike other airports, you can't get from one gate area (Spoke) without having to leave, then re-pass through security. I have been marooned in the USAirways AirTran wing, desperate for something beyond McDonald's or Cin-a-bon. Why can't BWI have shuttles like National, Philly, La Guardia and others to get from one wing to another.
    Obrycki's would be great - if you can manage enough time to get to them.
    Is there some unknowm trick to this?