Maryland Blogger: Saturday Evening at Carrabba's Italian Grill, Germantown, Maryland

Saturday Evening at Carrabba's Italian Grill, Germantown, Maryland

Saturday Evening at Carrabba's Italian Grill, Germantown, Maryland


Chef Dolores is still in the recovery mode after her recent cataract surgery. One of her special requests was to go to Carrabba's Italian Grill for the Saturday evening happy hour to enjoy a couple of her favorite dishes. We sit in a booth in the bar area to take advantage of the half price appetizers and the house wine specials.

Our selections were the Calamari, hand breaded and served with marinara sauce and Dolores' favorite Tomato Caprese with Fresh Burrata, creamy burrata mozzarela, fresh basil, red onions, balsamic glaze, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. The house white wine was perfect. Marissa was our server and her service was outstanding.

We had dessert at home. Chef Dolores' plum crumble and a cup of tea.


Carrabba's Italian Grill

19935 Century Boulevard

Germantown, MD 20874



Daylily, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5039 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Daylily, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5039
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • August 05 2018 08:16PM


What a delicious evening. Glad to hear the meal was fabulous - I love both calamari and the salad choice.  Bet the dessert was yummy too. Hope the Chef is 100% soon D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 11 days ago

Hi Roy- Carrabas was a favorite of mine in Houston where they started. I love buffalo mozzarella- creamier than what is normally served. Please give Chef Dolores my best as she recovers from cataract surgery.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 days ago

Hi Roy,  Thanks once again for sharing a photo with us.  Tbey always make me feel extra good.  And the food sounds delicious.  Speedy recovery to Dolores.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) 11 days ago

That is my kind of eating, light and flavorful. A caprese salad is one of my favorite.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 days ago

Roy Kelley sounds like a lovely evening for you and Dolores.  I've eaten at Carraba's and their menu is appealing! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 11 days ago

Hello Roy - although I have not been to Carraba's the meal you had there seems to have been quite good. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 days ago

Roy, I was expecting to see the pictures of your meal, now I can only imagine what the presentation looked like, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 days ago

Good morning Roy. Glad you and Dolores were able to enjoy a great time out.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 10 days ago

Hi Roy - I'm with Dolores. Everything is better with burrata on it! I hope she continues to recover well!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) 10 days ago

Good morning Roy.  I'm happy to read that you and Chef Dolores had an enjoyable evening at Carrabba's Italian Grill.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 10 days ago

Good afternoon Roy - I know you have mentioned this chain before.  There is one near us.  You have convinced me to try it.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 10 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 days ago