Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area


Handy Crab & Shrimp Cakes

Back in January, the CCR encountered Handy Crab Cakes, hoping that stumbling across a brand they've never seen before might actually be a frozen crab cake that is a worthy substitute for when you can't get a freshly made one.  As it turns out -- not so much.  Alongside those regular crab cakes were the Crab & Shrimp Cakes.  Call us a glutton for punishment, or maybe just consider us adventerous.  But we went ahead and bought a package.  For science!  They are, according to their website,  America's oldest seafood processor, who still maintains a plant in Crisfield, MD.  In this day and age of rampant patriotism, we say let's support the local Maryland economy and give them another shot.  Were these any better?  Let's find out!


Handy Crab Cakes

Shopping in a grocery store that you've never been to before is always an adventure.  New store layout, new brands that you might not have seen before, and yet another store card to sign up for in order to take advantage of the sale prices.  When touring foreign grocery aisles, I can't help but look and see if there is a new crab cake offering (both fresh or frozen) that may that one secret find that will satiate my crab cake hankerings without having to go to a restaurant (which gets expensive after a while).  One such trip introduced me to Handy crab cakes.  According to their website, they are America's oldest seafood processor, who still maintains a plant in Crisfield, MD.  Being a local seafood company, they should know a thing or two about crab cakes then.  Do they?  Let's find out!


Jerry's Seafood

Jerry's Seafood has been seen on the CCR before, back in March when we reviewed their famous Crab Bomb.  But there were more tempting treats on the menu that drew us back.  In case you missed their first review, Jerry's Seafood has been serving seafood to the DC area for over 25 years.  Instead of serving everything that swims in the sea, they instead concentrate on providing quality instead of quantity.  While the Crab Bomb didn't exactly blow us away, we gave them another chance for redemption.  Was it worth a return visit?  There's only one way to find out.  Read on!


Jerry's Seafood Crab Bomb

For over 25 years, Jerry's Seafood has been providing the DC area with fresh, gourmet seafood.  One of the first things you notice about the menu is the number of items on the menu.  As opposed to having every imaginable combaination of seafood available, they instead focus on a few entrees that they feel they do right.  One of these entrees is known as The Crab Bomb.  One night (based on the recommendation of friend of the CSR, Akisha C.), the CCR went to take on this formidable conconction.  Who won?  Follow along and find out!


The Fish Market

The Fish Market has been around since 1976, traveling around different locations in the DC Metro area, and are currently located in Clinton, MD, which is right outside of Andrews AFB.  Upon walking in, you definetly get the old seafood house feeling with the decor of the restaurant.  On Wednesday through Sundays, The House Band entertains patrons, which features one of the owners on drums.  But we're not here to party.  We're here because we love crab cakes.  So how were they?  Let's find out!

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