U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-05-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
15,669 posts, read 18,217,507 times
Reputation: 11174

Advertisements

In Maryland, you can get crab cakes all over the place. But I'm wondering how popular this food is in other areas.

For those of you especially outside the mid-Atlantic region, have you had crab cakes? Do you know what they are?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
51,240 posts, read 50,519,955 times
Reputation: 60114
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
In Maryland, you can get crab cakes all over the place. But I'm wondering how popular this food is in other areas.

For those of you especially outside the mid-Atlantic region, have you had crab cakes? Do you know what they are?
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.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 08:32 AM
 
13,710 posts, read 22,832,449 times
Reputation: 18521
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
In Maryland, you can get crab cakes all over the place. But I'm wondering how popular this food is in other areas.

For those of you especially outside the mid-Atlantic region, have you had crab cakes? Do you know what they are?

That is an "apples to oranges" comparison.

The EXPECTATION of what a crab cake is in the Delmarva area is 100% backfin crab meat with just enough bread crumbs to hold it together. Outside of that area, most crab cakes are made with ANY crab meat (backfin, scraps, claw meat) and usually are 40-50% crab meat.

Bran cakes are pretty popular everywhere. Customer expectations are NOT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:02 AM
Status: "Not politically correct" (set 2 hours ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
10,535 posts, read 11,632,560 times
Reputation: 24188
In western Colorado? I doubt anyone has even heard of them. Never had one. Do you put frosting on it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: EPWV
9,874 posts, read 5,779,564 times
Reputation: 11300
I'm guessing on a scale of 1 to 10, quite possibly a 6, maybe higher. We're not far from Maryland. Some of the commuters to DC, myself, as well, used to live in Maryland. I've always liked crab. I can't remember when I first had crabcakes. I'll try to get them whenever possible. Most grocery stores in this area sell crab cakes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
10,863 posts, read 18,892,348 times
Reputation: 25111
I've never had a crab cake, or seen it on a restaurant menu here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
5,867 posts, read 7,089,766 times
Reputation: 14094
There are a few restaurants in my town (Midwest) that will serve crab cakes seasonally. I think the local Kroger often has them in the butcher case. I never buy or order them. I like one or two bites of crab cakes even when visiting a coastal area.

I rarely order seafood at restaurants UNLESS I'm in a coastal area. There are a few types of fish that are available from Lake Michigan which I'll order in season.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:40 AM
 
4,937 posts, read 4,644,389 times
Reputation: 9171
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
3,293 posts, read 1,839,965 times
Reputation: 10414
Up here in Massachusetts they are pretty popular I guess. I see them on pretty much every seafood restaurant menu. I see them at other types of restaurants too. Some of them are actually pretty good, almost as good as I have had in Maryland!

Occasionally I will eat a clam cake. Those are pretty good too!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2018, 09:50 AM
 
4,113 posts, read 3,450,347 times
Reputation: 8192
In Montana-- crab cakes not, steaks very.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top