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Old 09-07-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Very popular here in NJ. Finding a really good one is the hard part.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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They're very popular here in NJ, but then again, we are mid-Atlantic and just a short hop up the coast from you.

But again, I spent a lot of time in Ontario, which has no ocean, and at the farmer's market in the rural lake country where I go, there's a guy who sells homemade crab cakes, good ones, and if you don't get there early enough, he is sold out.
I second this, very popular here.

Edit: Apparently I third this, considering the post right above mine.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:51 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I live in OH and crab cakes are good to great and very available.

We spent a couple of days in W.Virginia, and they were on every menu at 4 restaurants - lunch and dinner.


DH ordered them at one place, and they were made with real crab, not imitation sea food, and were very tasty and not too "bready" or greasy. Nicely seasoned. I've also had good crab cakes in PA and NJ.


I think crab cakes are no longer regional, I think they are rather trendy. However, after reading this thread, it seems that they are most popular along the eastern seaboard and the middle Atlantic states.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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If you're much more than a hour away from being able to spit directly into the Chesapeake Bay or one of its immediate tributaries (I don't mean the Susquehanna River in Cooperstown, NY), don't bother with crab cakes. You might get lucky and get one that's edible, but the chances are slim.
I'm not going to let you get away with saying that. New Jersey has good crab cakes, too. No, I'm not from NJ.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I'm in Tennessee. They're rarely seen on menus here. You can get frozen ones at the grocery store. A local business will occasionally bring back live crabs from Maryland, so I guess you could make your own.
I am really surprised to read that people truck in live crabs, they are delicate and a dead one is dangerous and discarded. Just does not seem like there's a market for it down there.

I like this thread because it just shows how many regional foods we have in this country. Obviously the crab cakes here in Maryland are the best but our BBQ doesn't match the south, our lobster ain't the same as Rhode Island etc.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It's good to know that restaurants in other states serve crab cakes. I really haven't noticed them much outside of Maryland and Delaware.

I'll have to pay a little closer attention next time. lol.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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I am really surprised to read that people truck in live crabs, they are delicate and a dead one is dangerous and discarded. Just does not seem like there's a market for it down there.

I like this thread because it just shows how many regional foods we have in this country. Obviously the crab cakes here in Maryland are the best but our BBQ doesn't match the south, our lobster ain't the same as Rhode Island etc.
There is a restaurant here (I'm sure more than 1) that fly in fresh fish every other day
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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In Miami, Fl ?? Not at all !!!!
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:25 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I did a search on "Best Crab Cakes in New Jersey", and this place popped up. It's not far from where I live, but I haven't been there.

Dinner Menu – Bahrs Landing – Highlands, New Jersey

At $33, they'd better be good.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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I'm in Denver. Crabcakes is something I don't think I've ever seen on a menu here. I'm SURE there are places that serve them but they're probably either too expensive by my standards or sub-par. I grew up in Jersey - I'm an oddity among my family and friends because I don't like seafood. But Crabcakes are something I make an exception for. You can get such YUMMY crab cakes in Jersey. My relatives used to drive an hour to Newark to get crab balls made at some shop there. They were basically deep fried balls of crab meat. They were phenomenal.
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