Crab cakes are available in the restaurant as a single or double platter, as well as a sandwich or submarine. Platters come with the choice of two sides (one of which can be a salad) and fresh baked bread. Lemon and tartar sauce accompany the cakes. You also have the choice of broiled or fried.
Crab cakes are 8oz in size, so if you order the double, make sure you're hungry! Cakes are packed with large pieces of jumbo lump crab meat, along with a few broken pieces, and held together by the least amount of binder possible. Binder has a bready yet cream/eggy flavor. Not much on spicing, as they opt to let the crab flavor speak for itself.
These crab cakes are good! The crab has a nice, meaty flavor to it, but is not the sweet flavor that people have come to expect as with the MD Blue. The lack of spicing lets you concentrate on that big meaty flavor without mucking things up, although it could use a bit more in the mix. The binder also has a flavor of it's own, and the creamy texture adds to the meatiness of the crab. Lemon on the crab cakes adds a nice additional flavor. Old Bay is available at the table in shakers, and a small sprinkle really helps open things up. It's usually better baked into the crab, but at least this way lets you control the spice.
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