4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Fun Facts You Should Know About Crab Cakes

costas inn crab cakesMarylanders adore seafood, and their crab cakes are no exception. This meat, derived from crabs, is genuinely a succulent treat. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about crab cakes.

What Exactly Is A Crab Cake

Although they are called crab cakes, they are a savory dish, not a sweet one. They are similar croquettes or patties made with various ingredients and seasonings. Maryland-style crab cakes, in particular, are known for their emphasis on large lumps of crab meat.

Crab Cakes Are A Unique Part Of Maryland’s Culture

Crab cakes are not only a tasty food but also have cultural importance in some areas. Crab cakes, for example, are vital to Maryland cuisine.

Specific Types Of Crab Meat Are Used For Crab Cakes

Although practically any crab can be used to make a crab cake, the dish won’t taste as well or accurately reflect a Maryland-style crab cake. Crab meat used in crab cakes can come in many different forms. However, some well-liked options are Dungeness crab, lump crab meat, and blue crab. 

Preparation Methods

Crab cakes are typically blended with their ingredients and shaped into patties or balls. They are also often coated in breadcrumbs before being fried, baked, or broiled until they have a firm golden brown look.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore for over 50 years!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 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! Of course, 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