According to local legend (or the About page of their website), Stoney Creek Inn actually started out as Bill's Seafood Carry-out and Crabs, way back in 1998. It wasn't until 2001 that Bill and his family opened a full service restaurant at the Inn's present location. Aside from making a point to provide quality food, they also serve Maryland crabs during the crab season. Their food is so good that Guy Fieri visited the joint in 2008 to tape Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Will their crab cakes also take us to Flavortown? Let's find out!
Crab cakes are available as a single or double platter, either by itself or paired with shrimp, oysters, or scallops (all fried), or as part of a seafood combo. If you're really hungry, there is a 1-lb crab cake. Dinners come with your choice of two sides; the crab cake sandwich is served with Old Bay chips or fries. And if those choices aren't crazy enough, they also stuff their crab cake into such seafood delicacies as orange roughy, flounder, shrimp, or chicken Chesapeake. Our review is for a single crab cake.
One thing we appreciate about this crab cake is that it's not just made of up nothing but jumbo lumps of crab, but also has some backfin mixed in, showing that you can use all of the crab meat in your crab cake. All of that crab is bound together with a predominately mayonnaise base, along with breadcrumbs, mustard, and spices. The result is a saucy crab cake broiled to golden perfection.
As far as flavor goes, we were throughly impressed. The mixture and flavors are consistent, with the spice coming up front and center first, but then moving out of the way to let the crab show you what its got. Crab was nice and sweet, showing off those beautiful Blue crab flavors. The only thing we were disappointed with was the fact that we didn't order the double platter. So next time you visit, don't make the same mistake that we did!
Have you tried Stoney Creek Inn's Crab Cakes? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: Stoney Creek Inn
- Address: 8238 Fort Smallwood Road Baltimore, MD 21226
- Neighborhood: Curtis Bay
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://www.stoneycreekinnrestaurant.com/
- Review Date: 05/24/2015 5:18pm
- Atmosphere: Moderate
- Item(s) Ordered: Crab Cake Dinner
- Cooking Style: Broiled
- Other Styles Available: Yes
- Available by mail order?: Yes
- Price: 19.99
- Order Type: Single Platter
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: Average
- Spice: Average
- Overall Impression: Outstanding
Rating (out of 5 crabs):