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Pierpoint Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Pierpoint Regular Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (on left) Pierpoint Regular Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (on left) Crab Cake Review

[Part 1 of 2]  Pierpoint Restaurant opened to rave reviews back in 1989, and continues to receive recognition from various publications.  Their concept is Modern Maryland cuisine with a more healthy approach.  Their signature dish is their smoked crab cake, although they also offer a regular one as well.  How do they fare in this town known for their crab cakes?  Let's find out!

This review is for the regular Maryland Jumbo Lump crab cake.

All prices are listed as Market Price.  Double platter was ordered with the "one of each" option, but a single is available as well.  Double platter comes with a side of brussel sprout slaw and matchstick fries.  Single platter comes with a Silverqueen corn cake.  At least for the double platter, tartar was spooned onto the plate.  Cocktail was not offered, but being a seafood restaurant it is probably available (I didn't ask).

The regular crab cake is all crab and binder, with no filler to be found.  The binder appeared to be mayo with a touch of mustard, creating more of a "saucy" crab cake..  The sweetness of the crab really comes through.   The cake is billed as jumbo lump, but by our definition, it ended up being more along the lines of lump.  This was a very solid crab cake that came out really nice and moist.  No breadcrumbs to be found at all, although we did encounter a bit of shell.  The binder flavor nicely accentuated the crab, but took a back seat so all you taste is that sweet, sweet crab.

Have you tried Pierpoint's Maryland Jumbo Lump crab cake?  Tell us about it in the comments! 

*Fun fact:  Back in April 2010, while dining at Pierpoint for the first time, the concept of the Crab Cake Review was born.  Show people what they are getting, describe the experience, and inform them of which crab cakes are worth your hard earned dollars.  Thank you Pierpoint for the inspiration!*

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Pierpoint Restaurant
  • Address: 1822 Aliceanna St Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Neighborhood: Fells Point
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Review Date: 04/27/2011 6:36pm
  • Atmosphere: Not Busy to Moderate
  • Item(s) Ordered: Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
  • Cooking Style: Pan Seared
  • Other Styles Available: Unknown
  • Price: 28.00
  • Order Type: Double Platter
  • Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
  • Filler: None
  • Spice: None
  • Overall Impression: Outstanding
  • Rating (out of 5 crabs):