Who doesn't love a German beer hall? Wood paneling and stuffed animal heads on the walls (one bear in particular looks like he knows how to have a good time!). Long list of German beers on tap. The sounds of polkas and people in traditional German clothing dancing.
Blob's Park has been around since 1933, when it opened with the purpose to bring a little bit of the homeland to the area for everyone to enjoy. There is a fair amount of history here, like the first Oktoberfest in the United States being celebrated here in 1947. If you haven't been here at least once, then you'll certainly want to make a point to at some point.
Bennet's Curse also sets up shop at Blob's Park, which has been voted one of the best haunts in the country. As part of your admission, you gain free entrance into Blob's Park. Imagine our surprise when, after going into the bar for a post-haunt beer, that we would see crab cakes on the menu! (But, sadly, no maultaschen.) Well, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to see what the Germans could do with our favorite local treat. Follow along to see how the aventure unfolds!
The Maryland Crab Cakes is a double platter with your choice of two sides, along with tartar and cocktail sauces. Crab Cake Sandwich is also available, presumably with fries as a side (the menu isn't very descriptive).
The crab cake is mostly crab, with a fair bit of lumps amongst the shredded crab. Nice moisture with a tiny bit of sauce. The crab has a good flavor to it, with the spicing sitting back to accentuate nicely (although there could have been a tad bit more of it).
The crab is stringer than we would like, and some of those bits are dry despite the moisture of the cake. The shreds of crab could be minimized with less mixing. Frying the cakes ends up making them a bit greasier than necessary, although it may be the type of oil used. Despite the nitpicking, these crab cakes are pretty good that were pretty surprising given the location.
Have you experienced Blob's Park Maryland Style Crab Cakes? Let us know in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: Blob's Park
- Address: 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd Jessup, MD 20794
- Neighborhood: Jessup
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://blobspark.net/
- Review Date: 10/13/2011 7:54pm
- Atmosphere: Moderate
- Item(s) Ordered: Maryland Style Crab Cakes
- Cooking Style: Fried
- Other Styles Available: No
- Price: 15.95
- Order Type: Double Platter
- Crab Content: Lump
- Filler: Minimal
- Spice: Minimal
- Overall Impression: Very Good
Rating (out of 5 crabs):