Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area

Welcome to the Review!

Baltimore and the surrounding area is best known for their delicious crab cakes.  Along with that notoriety comes the age old question:  Who has the best crab cake?  This question has often been the source of many a heated debate, and probably started a fight or three.  The answer is highly subjective.  

Therefore, our goal is to bring the crab cakes to you through a visual and documentary approach.  While we may offer an opinion or two, hopefully we give you enough information to decide whose crab cakes you would like to try on your next visit to the area!  Enjoy!

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  • Mar 28, 2015
    New and Improved

    Welcome to the new and improved Crab Cake Review!  Not only did we redesign the site, but we made it more accessible by being a responsive site!  As with all transitions, there will be a few hiccups that we are currently working to iron out.  If you notice anything that affects your experience, be sure to let us know via the contact form!  And stay tuned for new reviews in the coming weeks!

  • Dec 30, 2014
    Happy Holidays and Upgrade Notice
    Happy Holidays and Upgrade Notice

    Happy Holidays from the Crab Cake Review! It's been a great year, from participating in the Cooking Channel's Best In Chow, to hitting  the #1 spot on Urbanspoon Baltimore. Thank you for being a part if it!

    For the first time since we started back in 2011, we're going to take a short break from posting reviews. This will give us time to upgrade our systems as well as provide a new, mobile-friendly experience. The site will still remain online, but may experience some hiccups when we bring the new system up. In the meantime, feel free to browse our reviews, and send us some suggestions on where we should go in 2015.

    Thanks again and we'll see you next year!
    -- Crab Cake Review

  • Dec 24, 2014
    Marchionda's
    Marchionda's

    Marchionda's is a family-owned and operated fine Italian restaurant in the Parkville section of Baltimore. Looking on a map, it may seem like it's in a familiar section. If you thougt that, then you'd be right! Marchionda's is in the same location where Angelina's used to be in July of 2013. It's certinaly no what the place used to be, with a fresh makeover that brings some class without being overly fancy. It's what dinner out should be like. And Marchionda's continues the tradition of crab cakes started by the former tenants. Do they live up to the tradition? Let's find out!

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  • Dec 17, 2014
    Mama Belle's
    Mama Belle's

    Wholesale clubs are definitely an experience, especially when you get to the food isles. Free samples, nuclear-fallout-shelter-sized packages, super-sized carts, and just about anything you could ever want in bulk (along with a few things that you never knew you wanted in bulk). When it comes to the food, there is the age old question, "Will I like this enough to eat it for the next 5 months?" Or maybe "Will my party guests unfriend me on Facebook if I serve them this?" Especially around the Mid Atlantic region, serving crab cakes will make you the party host of the year. The only problem is that they need to be good. Are the crab cakes they sell at BJ's good enough for your party? Let's find out!

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  • Dec 10, 2014
    McCormick & Schmick's
    McCormick & Schmick's

    If you can believe it, McCormick & Schmick's have been around for over 40 years. It all started in Portland, OR, when the company's namesakes purchased an old crawfish restaurant, and revitalized a 100 year old landmark. Today, with more than 80 locations, they've become one of the premier names in seafood. Quality, hospitality, and freshness are just a few of the things they strive to provide every day. With a reputation like this, we knew that we were in for a treat. Were they worth the trip? Read on and find out!

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