Pappas' crab cake lunch special consists of an 8oz crab cake, a cup of soup, two sides, and a beverage. A single platter and a sandwich are also available. No matter which way you order it, the crab cake will be the same. They also have a Pappas Tripler, where if you eat 3 crab cakes on your own, you get your picture on their wall.
The first thing you notice is the HUGE lumps of colossial crab meat, held together with a saucy binder of (what we thought to be) mayonnaise and Dijon, and a tiny amount of bread. There may have been some spice mixed in, but it either wasn't enough, or it got lost in all of the other flavors. There are shakers of Pappas' own blend of seafood spice on the table should you feel the need.
Pappas' crab cake is very good! The huge lumps of crab have a big, meaty flavor with a little bit of sweetness, and there were hardly any broken pieces. The binder has a little bit of flavor, but doesn't really add much unless you get a large concentration of it, as it does get a bit too saucy in some places. As mentioned before, the spice was lacking, but sprinkling on some of Pappas' seafood spice does help create more of a flavor profile. But overall we were quite surprised at the flavor of the crab meat, which does hold its own quite well.
Have you experienced Pappas' colossial crab cake? Tell us about it in the comments!