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5 Deliciously Unconventional Sides for Your Next Plate of Crab Cakes

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So, if crab cakes are your main event performers, don’t forget about these delicious sides that can top the bill as well!

The actual meteorological start of summer is only a few weeks away! Are you looking forward to marking the summer solstice? Even if you’re not, you can still find other reasons to celebrate. Maybe everyone in your social circle is now fully vaccinated! Crab boils, crab feasts and other crab-themed engagements are back on the menu again, so to speak. But you’re going to need something other than the star of the show. So, if crab cakes are your main event performers, don’t forget about these delicious sides that can top the bill as well! 

Simple Grilled Veggies 

Summertime is the Season of the Grill. That’s an undisputed fact. Did you know that balance is the secret to a beautifully plated meal? Pair up your tag team of crab cakes with some simple yet delightful grilled vegetables. 

Roasted Potato Cubes 

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foodstuffs out there. And they’re an excellent choice for comfort food, as well. Roast some potato cubes doused in oil blended with paprika, rosemary, garlic, and maybe a dash of parmesan cheese. 

A Cup of Corn Chowder 

Corn fanatics will get a kick out of this side dish – a humble cup of corn chowder. Roast the corn to highlight the notes of sweetness locked within those cheerful kernels. Red pepper strips also bring something elusive to the table when taking your crab cakes to the next level.

Some Refreshing Corn Salad

Let’s keep talking about corn for a few minutes. As yummy as corn on the cob is, consider putting together a corn salad. Herbs, spring onions,  and black beans add another dimension of texture and crunch.

Grilled Avocado 

Surprise! Avocado is more than just a trendy topping for toast. Scoop some up and put it down next to your hefty crab cakes. Throwing them on a barbecue or even using a hot griddle pan bestows the avocado with those ever-so-lovely black strips of charring.


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. Here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more! 

You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes