Ah, yes. The seafood carryout. One of the many staples of the Baltimore landscape. Game day coming up? Need crabs for that big summertime feast? Don't want to cook? They've got you covered. And if you're up around the Fallston area, you've probably frequented The Seafood Stop. Or wish you had, once catching a whiff of wafting Old Bay while you pump your gas at WaWa, or shop for a new car. What started out as a crab truck back in 1989 has now turned into a brick and morter establishment. All along the way, The Seafood Stop has been known for their attention to quality and detail. So what does that mean for our beloved crab cakes? Read on and find out!
The Seafood Stop offers crab cakes in 1/4 and 1/2 lb sizes. This review is for the 1/2 lb size. Crab cakes are homemade with hand picked, fresh jumbo lump crabmeat. While you can get the crab cakes cooked to go, you can also bring them home raw and cook them yourself. Crab cakes are available as a sandwich or platter. Be sure to check out their other crabby delights on the menu!
The crab cake is Maryland style, bready and thick. Old Bay sprinkled on top, as well as mixed in to the binder. The taste of the crab meat is nice and sweet, perfectly steamed, and did't dry out during cooking. The size of the crab meat lumps varies, but there are a good bit of big chunks in there. The binder keeps things nice and moist without being out of proportion -- just enough to keep things together.
We thought this crab cake was excellent! What's not to like about a crab cake that is mostly crab meat with very little binder. The spicing is enough to make itself known but not speak too loud. Really accentuates all of the other flavors nicely. The spice also has a nice and peppery flavor on the back end, which will make you smile.
Have you stopped in to try the crab cakes at The Seafood Stop? Tell us about it in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: The Seafood Stop
- Address: 1607 Belair Rd Fallston, MD 21047
- Neighborhood: Fallston
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://www.theseafoodstop.com
- Review Date: 01/20/2013 7:39pm
- Atmosphere: Not Busy
- Item(s) Ordered: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Cooking Style: Oven Baked
- Other Styles Available: No
- Available by mail order?: No
- Price: 13.99
- Order Type: Store Bought
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: Average
- Spice: Average
- Overall Impression: Outstanding
Rating (out of 5 crabs):