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Use These Tips When Pairing Wine With Your Crab Cakes

costas inn crab cakes wine parings

Crab cakes are unique to Maryland, unlike many other staple dishes. Crab cakes are a dish that goes with any meal in terms of flexibility. Because of its juicy, flavorful meat, you can eat crab cakes with anything from a local beer or even wine. This blog contains some wines you can pair with your next order of crab cakes from Costas Inn. 


Unlike other red wines, which tend to overpower delicate flavors, Sangiovese reds are light enough to go well with a seafood dish like crab cakes. Some people often mix these light wines with cabernet to give them a plant-based finish.

Sparkling Wines

Experts recommend Prosecco or a brut type of champagne for a delicious, palate-cleansing option that’s sure to please. Crisp and dry sparkling wines help clear the palate with each bite making it a perfect fit for a crab cake.


Chardonnay is a traditional option that might be the ideal complement to crabcakes. Chardonnay is regarded as a more expensive wine than other types of wine. The flavor of this wine may go go well with a fried crab cake, so that is something to keep in mind. But, it still complements different types of crab cakes.


Riesling is a sweet wine and usually has low-alcohol volume. It pairs nicely with crab cakes and if you enjoy hot sauce with your crab cakes, a Riesling brand is the ideal complement to the increased flavor of your crab cakes. 

Sauvignon Blanc

This is an excellent wine if you’re looking for a crab cake and wine match in a recognized establishment such as Costas Inn. It is the ideal accompaniment to a crispy fried crab cake because it is a tart and tangy choice without being overly sweet.


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
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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