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The Fish Market

The Fish Market Crab Cake Sandwich The Fish Market Crab Cake Sandwich Crab Cake Review

The Fish Market has been around since 1976, traveling around different locations in the DC Metro area, and are currently located in Clinton, MD, which is right outside of Andrews AFB.  Upon walking in, you definetly get the old seafood house feeling with the decor of the restaurant.  On Wednesday through Sundays, The House Band entertains patrons, which features one of the owners on drums.  But we're not here to party.  We're here because we love crab cakes.  So how were they?  Let's find out!

Crab cakes only come fried, and are available as a double platter or as a sandwich.  Menu doesn't really say what they come served with.  Turns out, at least with the sandwich, that fries and cole slaw were extra.  

The crab cake is made of backfin crab, with no noticable filler.  Fried golden brown and served on a french roll.  Spicing is very light and not very noticable.  Crab has a decent flavor, but is not all that bold.  Could use a bit more spice to coax the flavor out.  The bread has a very hard crust, and is also hard to eat a soft sandwich with.  Biting down as a sandwich causes the crab cake to spill out of the sides.  Could have used a different style of bread for the roll.

Have you tried the crab cakes at The Fish Market?  Let us know in the comments!

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: The Fish Market
  • Address: 7611 Old Branch Ave Clinton, MD 20735
  • Neighborhood: Clinton
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Review Date: 08/04/2012 2:27pm
  • Atmosphere: Not Busy
  • Item(s) Ordered: Crab Cake Sandwich
  • Cooking Style: Fried
  • Other Styles Available: No
  • Available by mail order?: No
  • Price: 10.75
  • Order Type: Sandwich
  • Crab Content: Backfin
  • Filler: Minimal
  • Spice: Minimal
  • Overall Impression: Average
  • Rating (out of 5 crabs):