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Crab Cakes

MollyElise Feb 19, 2008 10:50 AM

Where is a good place in the DC metro area to get Crab Cakes? Closer to Crystal City the better.


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    Elyssa RE: MollyElise Feb 19, 2008 11:02 AM

    My favorite crab cake sandwich is at CF Folks in Dupont Circle. It is perfectly made and not overly expensive.

    Another great crab cake platter or sandwich can be found at Market Lunch inside Eastern Market.

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      beauxgoris RE: Elyssa Feb 20, 2008 05:54 PM

      ^^What's CF Folks?

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        Dennis S RE: beauxgoris Feb 21, 2008 03:17 AM


        Widely deemed to be the best crab cake in DC, a position I support. Only open for weekday lunches. Sitting at the counter or inside is recommended for at least your first visit - I sort of don't want to reveal why. There's outdoor seating when it's nice. They also own a burrito place across the street in an alley, though I've not been to that since if I'm down there I can't resist going to CF Folks.

        The crab cake is a regular on the menu, but they put together some great special dishes by the day.

        Just to throw out a couple of different options for the OP, I believe the name is American Seafood, which is in Arlington behind Arrowine - to either eat there or cook yourself at home.

        For a small weekend outing, drive down MD Rt. 5 to Thompson's Seafood Corner to pick up extremely well priced, very good cakes to cook at home; and for that day specifically, first drive down almost to PAX and have lunch at Clarke's Landing.


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      MLynch RE: MollyElise Feb 20, 2008 05:31 PM

      I know the best place! I ship them to my sisters in FL... Marylandcrabcakes.com...

      1. ktmoomau RE: MollyElise Feb 21, 2008 07:26 AM

        If you want non-MD style crabcakes, the Carlyle doesn't do a terrible job. I wait and get my crabcakes in MD, but I actually liked these, for non-MD style and for the fact that they didn't try to be MD style and then desperately fail me...

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