When Marylanders go "downy ocean, hon", one popular destination to go is Seacrets. If you are not familiar with Seacrets, then you may want to pay them a visit at least once in your life, if for the atmosphere alone. Seacrets has something for everyone, from a restaurant to a tiki bar to floating tables in the bay, and yes, even live music and a night club. Billed as Jamacia USA, Seacrets is that little island paradise in the middle of Coastal Highway, complete with sand everywhere and palm trees. Spend any amount of time there, and you'll eventually get hungry. Dare you leave and go elsewhere, possibly with a wait (especially true if you are visiting in-season)? Or do you stay put and let the good times roll? Allow us to make your decision easier with our review of their crab cakes. Worth the stay, or should you ship out? Read on and find out what we thought!
The crab cake entree is a 5oz jumbo lump crab cake, with house made tartar, vegetables, starch and dinner roll. For those less hungry (as the CCR was that particular day), there is the sandwich, which is the same crab cake, but served with fries and a pickle on a choice of roll. The sandwich can also be served on a bed of tomato, lettuce and crackers instead of rolls and fries. If you ask nicely, they can set you up "on crackers" with a side of fries. Gets served with lemon wedge.
One of the first things you notice is that this crab cake has a nice crab smell ot it. Not all crab cakes have a scent to it, so it's nice that what you are about to devour at least smells right. The crab meat contained within is sweet, with some taste of Old Bay and Dijon. The filler/binder is heavy on the Dijon, which is a strong flavor that tends to fight with the crab. While this is a very good crab cake, the predominent flavors are Dijon and crab.
The crab cake is very good, with a decent amount of moisture to it. But when the predominant flavors are crab and Dijon, it gets to be a bit tiresome. The binder could use a bit more balance to the mayonnaise and Dijon. We'd recommend asking for a side of Old Bay. Sprinkle some on top of your cake to counteract the Dijon a bit, then use the rest on your fries.
Have you tried Seacret's crab cake sandwich? Tell us about it in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: Seacrets
- Address: 117 West 49th St Ocean City, MD 21842
- Neighborhood: Ocean City
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://seacrets.com/
- Review Date: 12/18/2011 6:09pm
- Atmosphere: Not Busy
- Item(s) Ordered: Crab Cake Sandwich
- Cooking Style: Broiled
- Other Styles Available: No
- Available by mail order?: No
- Price: 13.99
- Order Type: Sandwich
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: Minimal
- Spice: Average
- Overall Impression: Very Good
Rating (out of 5 crabs):