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Dec 24, 2007 04:44 PM

Best crabcakes in Portland/Seattle?

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  1. Given that all a crabcake needs is a lightly filmed hot pan and enough time to heat through, I have addressed my crab-cake yearnings by buying house-made Dungeness crab-cakes at Ballard Market. When Larry's disappeared, BM took up the challenge and is meeting it well. Great crabcakes. Tasty. Easy.

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    1. re: mrnelso

      Have you tried QFCs? I've been meaning to try them since the price is right and one other review i heard was positive. Seems the restaurant ones are so expensive. Although West5 in West Seattle has a trio of small ones on their happy hour menu at a lovely price.

      1. re: stolenchange

        I have not. This is probably because the new ownership by Kroger's makes me suspicious, but next time I roll past one I'll push myself in.

    2. haven't been for a while, but Steelhead diner used to have good crabcakes w/ a bit of spicy aioli

      1. the house-made crab cakes at Madison Market on Cap Hill in Seattle are great ... loads of crab. still can't top a Tom Douglas crab cake either ...

        1. I recently had some crab cakes at the restaurant in the Edgewater Hotel (Six Seven?), and I thought they were pretty well executed.

          1. It's been awhile, but Oceanaire had crab cakes that were pretty much no filler and all crab.....Those and Dahlia's are probably my favorites.