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The Lodge

The Lodge Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich The Lodge Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich Crab Cake Review

While we may not have had much of a winter this past season, it's always winter over at The Lodge.  The central theme is winter ski lodge, complete with chair lifts for seats, wooden statues for some of the barstools, and lots of ski artifacts, such as signs, snowshoes, skis, etc.  Of course, when winter strikes, thoughts usually don't turn to crab cakes.  But, this is late spring, and crab season is upon us.  So should you brave the cold and snow to get your crab cakes?  Or stay in and keep warm by the fire?  Continue reading to see what we thought!

The crab cake sandwich is a jumbo lump crab cake served with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a kaiser roll served alongside potato salad.  You can also order the crab cake platter, which comes as either a single or a double, served with smashed red bliss potatoes and a vegetable skewer.  Sandwich wasn't served with cocktail, tartar, or lemon wedge.  Dinner platter may come with some of these items.  Ask your server if you need 'em!

As promised, there are definitely large chunks of crab in the crab cake.  A nice bready texture, keeping in line with the Maryland style.  Binder has predominate mustard and mayonnaise flavors, with cut up green onions mixed in.  Not much by way of spices.

Overall, this crab cake was just average.  The crab meat didn't have too much flavor on it's own, and while you could sense the bready texture, you just didn't tase much, if any, of the breading.  As mentioned, the predominate flavors are onion, mustard, and mayonnaise.  Onions offer burts of flavor, and end up being a bit too strong, which isn't good when the other flavors are kind of mute.  Could use a little bit more diversity on the spicing.

I will say, if you do happen to make your way over there, try the rosemary fries.  They're delicious!

Have you tried The Lodge's Maryland crab cake?  Tell us about it in the comments!

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: The Lodge
  • Address: 2119 Conowingo Rd Bel Air, MD 21014
  • Neighborhood: Bel Air
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Review Date: 04/24/2012 6:38pm
  • Atmosphere: Moderate to Busy
  • Item(s) Ordered: Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich
  • Cooking Style: Broiled
  • Other Styles Available: No
  • Available by mail order?: No
  • Price: 14.99
  • Order Type: Sandwich
  • Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
  • Filler: Minimal
  • Spice: Minimal
  • Overall Impression: Average
  • Rating (out of 5 crabs):