Being reviewed is the colossial jumbo lump crab cake and half rack of ribs platter, which is served along with two sides. They also have a full rack of ribs, just crab cakes, crab cake sandwich, colossial jumbo lump crab ball appetizer, and a crab melt sandwich (which might actually appear as a bonus review!). Sandwiches are served with stable fries. The crab cakes are 8oz in size. The platter is not served with lemon, tartar or cocktail, so ask your server if you require any of those.
There are two locations -- York Rd in Timonium, and Guilford Rd in Columbia. This review took place at the Columbia location.
The cake is comprised of mostly lumps of crab, with only a few of the pieces broken. With the small amount of filler used, these cakes are certainly held together by their sheer will. The spicing is on point, using just the right mixture and amount to accentuate the crab flavor but not take away from it.
After you've gazed upon the large heap of crab that was just placed in front of you, it's time to dig in. Right away, you get that sweet crab flavor with a hint of bread and spice. Good, meaty taste. Moisture can be a problem for crab cakes that have mostly crab, but the moisture here is good. It could use a tad bit more binding along with a hint more spice, enough to punch up the moisture a bit and make the spices a bit more pronounced. But that is a very minor niggle. The crab isn't as sweet as it could be, but has more than enough flavor for you to make a return visit, or to send a few via mail order to your friends to show them what they're missing!
Don't forget to try the ribs while you are there. If you attempt the half rack and crab cake platter, make sure you come hungry! Texas sauce on the ribs has been my favorite for years, and is still as good as the first time I've had them.
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