Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area

Kent Island
Feb 22, 2018

Harris Crab House

At the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge lies Kent Island, known for its abundance of marinas, seafood restaurants, and outlet stores.  Heading "downy ocean, hon" from B'more, DC and Annapolis, you can't miss it.  And for over 50 years, Harris has been delivering fresh seafood straight from the watermen to your plate, offering expansive water views, all you can eat crab specials year round, and plenty of docking should you arrive by boat.

So it comes as no surpirse that the CCR would find itself here.  Of course, it wouldn't be our first, either!  Harris is that place you visit when you want seafood but don't want to deal with all of the Baltimore or Annapolis tourists.  And being on the other side of the bridge, it is far enough away that it is an enjoyable drive, without hearing cries of "are we there yet?"  So is their crab cake worthy of going that little extra distance, and paying the bridge toll as well?  Read along and find out!

Kent Island Crab Cakes is a mail order seafood company located in, where else, but Kent Island, MD. A family-run business since the early 1980's, Kent Island Crab Cakes strives to exclusively use Blue Crab meat from the Chesapeake Bay. While crab cakes are their main attraction, they offer much more than that. They also sell a wide variety of seafood delights, delicious soups (both the Vegetable Crab and Cream of Crab are excellent!), meats, and desserts. While we might get distracted by a Smith Island cake, we're here for the crab cakes. So we placed an order for our holiday dinner and invited the family over. Read on to find out what we thought!