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Best crabcakes in Portland/Seattle?

Naleiya Dec 24, 2007 04:44 PM

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    mrnelso RE: Naleiya Dec 24, 2007 08:04 PM

    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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      stolenchange RE: mrnelso Dec 25, 2007 12:01 AM

      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.

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        mrnelso RE: stolenchange Dec 26, 2007 03:05 PM

        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. barleywino RE: Naleiya Dec 25, 2007 09:23 AM

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

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        oliveoyl RE: Naleiya Dec 25, 2007 02:45 PM

        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 ...

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          HungWeiLo RE: Naleiya Dec 26, 2007 05:04 PM

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

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            smalt RE: Naleiya Dec 27, 2007 04:48 AM

            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.

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              staffstuff RE: Naleiya Dec 30, 2007 08:23 PM

              a close friend swears by the crabcakes at Stanford's (just opened at Northgate)

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