Home of the world's first Grand Mariner Club! Located off of the beaten path in historic Fell's Point, One Eyed Mike's strives to be the friendliest bar you've ever walked into. Their motto is "you're only a stranger here but once" and they mean it. You'll always be greeted and asked your name, and we don't know how they do it, but they always seem to remember. You may never make it past the bar, with walls lined with bottles of GM. But if you do, you'll notice that this isn't just a bar, but a restaurant, too, with some pretty creative and upscale cuisine. Crab cakes are on their menu, so we set sail for OEM's. Read on to see if we found crabby treasure!
Crab cakes appear on the menu as an appetizer, sandwich, and entree. All crab cakes are 5oz and served with a stone-ground mustard sauce. The appetizer is served over a bed of mixed field greens and crackers. The sandwich served on a toasted kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. The entree is a double platter served with wild rice and the vegetable of the day.
The crab cake has some jumbo lumps in the cake, but is mostly broken pieces, bound together with bread, mustard, egg, and spices. The crab lumps towards the outside of the cake were a bit dried out and overcooked, but still remained sweet and meaty tasting. The binder has a good amount of moisture to it, and is packed with lots of flavor (was that celery we tasted in the mix?).
We felt this was a very stand-up crab cake. While it contains more binder than most non-Maryland style crab cakes, everything had a really good flavor that let the crab meat flavor make it's way to the front of the stage. The kaiser roll with the sandwich was nicely toasted and firm, which held everything together as you worked your way through the crab cake. We'd like to see less dried-out crab as a result of the cooking process, and less binder in the mix. We thought that while the crab cake is good, it works much better as a sandwich, as the cake itself on the platter might seem a tad bit lacking.
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- Restaurant Name: One Eyed Mike's
- Address: 708 S. Bond St Baltimore, MD 21231
- Neighborhood: Fells Point
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://www.oneeyedmikes.com/
- Review Date: 07/31/2013 2:26pm
- Atmosphere: Not Busy to Moderate
- Item(s) Ordered: Crab Cake Sandwich
- Cooking Style: Broiled
- Other Styles Available: Yes
- Available by mail order?: No
- Price: 16.00
- Order Type: Sandwich
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: More Than Average
- Spice: Average
- Overall Impression: Very Good
Rating (out of 5 crabs):