Wednesday is their Crab Cake Special night, which is a jumbo lump crab cake, fries, and slaw for $10. Also on the menu is a crab cake sandwich. The regular dinner entree comes with two sides. Our review takes place on Crab Cake Night.
The jumbo lump crab cake is a saucy crab cake made with jumbo lump crab meat, held together by a small amount of breadcrumbs and a mayonaise-based sauce with some spices. There are some lumps among the broken pieces. Binder is mostly sauce with the breadcrumbs to soak up some of the moisture. Cake is only cooked broiled.
The crab meat is somewhat flavorful. Not really all that sweet, somewhat meaty, but we've come across more flavorful crab. Because of the lack of crab meat flavor, the breadcrumbs take over as the primary flavor. While there is a little bit of spice to the cake, it could reallu use more. Also, our crab cake came out cold -- it certainly could have used a little more time in the broiler. While you can't pass up the bargain on a Wednesday night, the experience left a lot to be desired. Not the worst in the world, but certainly not memorable.
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