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The Mallet

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The Mallet is a fairly large crab house and sports bar, located on the corner of Rt 1 and Mountain Rd in Fallston. Many other restaurants have been at this location, but the Mallet has been going strong since it took over the spot in 2011. There is something for everyone, ranging from enjoying a meal in their fancy dining room, to the inside Tiki Bar with 2 bars and live music, to cracking crabs and sippin' Bohs on the outside patio.  Whether you're brining the family or going out with your friends, The Mallet seems to offer something for everyone. And as any Maryland crab house, crab cakes are on the menu. How were they? Let's find out!

The Mallet Crab Cake is a single or double platter consisting of jumbo lump crab cake, served with two sides, or one side and salad. Being a crab house, there are a ton of other crab cake and crab inspired dishes on the menu. Check out their website to see all of the different thigns they do with crabs.  

The crab cake is a saucy crab cake, with broken lumps of crab. Not too many large chunks present in the cake. The binder is mayonnaise-based, with a minimal amount of breadcrumbs and just a tiny bit of spice to it.

The crab meat tastes meaty with a little sweetness to it. The binder is a bit on the bland side. While it tastes a little bready, there really isn't much spice to it at all. While it showcases the flavor of the crab, the cake as a whole ended up being a bit one-note and boring. It really could have used some extra spice. The Mallet does have a wonderful spice blend for their crabs, so ask for some extra crab spice on the side. You won't be sorry.  

Have you tried The Mallet's Crab Cake? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: The Mallet
  • Address: 2403 Belair Rd Fallston, MD 21047
  • Neighborhood: Fallston
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Review Date: 01/11/2013 9:08pm
  • Atmosphere: Not Busy to Moderate
  • Item(s) Ordered: Mallet Crab Cakes
  • Cooking Style: Broiled
  • Other Styles Available: No
  • Available by mail order?: No
  • Price: 16.99
  • Order Type: Single Platter
  • Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
  • Filler: Average
  • Spice: Average
  • Overall Impression: Average
  • Rating (out of 5 crabs):