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Preparing Crab Cakes for the Holiday Weekend

Preparing Crab Cakes for the Holiday Weekend

Crab cakes are a great treat to serve at gatherings throughout the year.

Crab cakes are a great treat to serve at gatherings throughout the year. Everyone has their own way of preparing crab cakes, especially in regions of Maryland where they are a specialty dish. Crab cakes are tasty and fulfilling, making a great main dish, side dish, and appetizer. As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are some tips on preparing crab cakes for your holiday weekend festivities.

Crab Meat

When preparing crab cakes, the more meat you have, the better. Often some of the best crab cakes are the ones that contain large pieces or lumps of flavorful crab meat. Choosing a good quality lump crab meat makes for a tastier crab cake. It also helps in ensuring that your crab cakes have more meat than filler ingredients.


Seasonings can have a significant impact on how your crab cakes taste. Crab meat pairs well with many different flavors; however, you don’t want to over-season your crab meat, which can directly impact the taste of your crab cake. Here at Costas Inn, we use our very own spice blend in our famous crab cakes.


Crab cakes can be baked, broiled, or fried. Once your crab cakes are prepared and cooked, they’re ready to be served and enjoyed.


When serving crab cakes having additional sides is always a plus. It’s ideal to choose a side that compliments the crab cake. Choosing sides such as potatoes, french fries, salads, and coleslaw are recommended. These side dishes pair excellently with crab cakes.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant 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! 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