You probably know that crab cakes from Costas Inn are downright delicious and satisfying. If not, then come visit and try some! Or order crab cakes, and even gluten-free crab cakes, in the mail! Whether they’re made by our chefs at Costas Inn or they are homemade by your grandmother, crab cakes are an exquisite Maryland treat all by themselves. However, you can always make a plain crab cake even more satisfying by knowing how to serve it! There are many options to try, and we’ve listed a few below.
The Crab Cake Bun
Many people prefer to eat their crab cakes layered with lettuce and tomato on a soft bread bun. This is an excellent way to enjoy a crab cake because the soft, buttery flavor of the bun perfectly complements the soft, buttery flavor of the crab meat. The refreshing bite of the lettuce and tomato gives a crab cake on a bun a nice balance of crisp refreshment. If you’d rather forego the bun, or if you’re gluten-free, you can enjoy a lone crab cake with some sauce and an ice cold Natty Boh.
Crab Cake Sides
The flavor of crab meat is very sweet and delicate, so it’s important not to overwhelm the taste with something that is super spicy or overly flavorful. If enjoying your crab cake with a sauce, go for a nice remoulade, or try our Costas Inn tartar sauce! When choosing a side to go with your crab cake, consider starches, like potatoes or french fries, for a hearty crab cake meal. Or, you can go light with a salad that acts as a palate cleanser, helping you to savor every bite of delicious crab cake.
As we said earlier, you can’t go wrong with a frosty Natty Boh to wash down your crab cake. Not only is Natty Boh basically Maryland’s beverage of choice, it’s also a pale ale, meaning that the flavor is not so overwhelming that it will drown out the taste of the crab. If you’re going for something classier, try a glass of white wine; similarly to pale ales, white wines pair well with seafood because of the delicate and smooth flavor of the beverage.
Come Visit Costas Inn!
Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were recently voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today. You may have spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass. We were also voted #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime 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, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!