Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area

Annapolis
Sep 25, 2017

Acme Bar & Grill

Walk along Annapolis' Main Street, and you'll come across everything that you expect in a small seaside town -- small shops, ice cream parlors, happy tourists, local restaurants and bars.  Oh, and the repated claims of having Annapolis' best crab cakes.  And the Acme Bar & Grill isn't any different.  They've been around as long as we can remember.  During the day, they are a popular spot with the tourists and sailors.  And at night, the crowd turns quite a bit younger.  But, no matter when you go, the kitchen will be the same, and so will the crab cakes.  Are they really Annapolis' best?  Read on and find out!

Sep 25, 2017

Boatyard Grill

The Boatyard Grill is located over in the Eastport section of Annapolis, a sleepy little neighborhood frequented by sailors and populated by marinas.  Since 2001, the Boatyard Grill has focused on providing quality food that will keep you coming back again and again.  Their reputation is so good that Michelle Obama made a visit back in 2010, saying that their crab cakes were the best she's ever had.  So do they live up to the claim?  Read on and find out!

Cantlers Riverside Inn has been serving fine seafood to the Annapolis area since 1974.  Watermen, boaters, and toursists alike can agree that this establishment is the embodiment of a Maryland seafood house -- no frills, just good food.  A little bit hard to find, this place has a perfect perch on the waters of Edgewater, not far from Annapolis harbor.  They have a solid steamed crab, but what we really want to know about are their crab cakes.  Well let's find out!

You can't get any more 'local landmark' than Chick and Ruth's Delly.  Politicians, dignitaries, celebreties, locals, and tourists agree that your local Ma and Pa sandwich shop is certainly still worth visiting.  Where else can you order a sandwich named after a local politician, recite the Plege of Alegiance each morning, and take on one of the the Colossial Challenges?  And now they have crab cakes available at the shop as well as mail order.  Are they really Crab Cake Central, as the sign outside indicates?  Read along and find out!

Sep 25, 2017

Crab Cake Cafe

The Crab Cake Cafe brings a new twist to a Maryland favorite.  Located across from Annapolis High School, this establishment combines the tradition of Maryland crab with different flavors found around the country.  Everything is made fresh on the premise from scratch, ensuring the best flavor and highest quality.  Their slogan says it all "Local flavors....twisted".  Crab cake flavor inspirations come from places such as Texas, Hawaii, and New Orleans.  But fret not, the Maryland classic is still available, which is where we decided to start.  Do they truly capture the flavor of the Chesapeake?  Let's read on and find out!

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