'Market Lunch' on Serious Eats

A Sandwich a Day: Softshell Crab Sandwich at Market Lunch in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Market, a public market with indoor and outdoor stalls hawking everything from fresh produce and poultry to handmade jewelry to tarot readings, has been in operation for well over 130 years on Capitol Hill. The market is particularly busy on weekends, and no place has longer lines than the indoor hall's Market Lunch. Their seasonal Softshell Crab Sandwich ($9.95) is exactly what it sounds like: a lightly fried softshell crab still hot from the fryer served open-face on a fluffy roll with romaine lettuce and a tomato slice (should you want it.) The crab itself actually tastes like crab, too! More

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