HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

ISO - Toronto's best Crab Cakes

kasey j miller Mar 17, 2008 05:40 AM

Who makes your favourite crab cake?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. sylvrgirl RE: kasey j miller Mar 17, 2008 05:51 AM

    Crush Wine Bar.

    1. b
      bluedog RE: kasey j miller Mar 17, 2008 07:06 AM

      Don't want to be a killjoy, but I have never had a good crabcake in TO, as in a good Maryland style crabcake with fresh lump crabmeat etc. Every crabake I've had here has been made with pasteurized crabmeat. Even if using a good brand (e.g. Phillips), its just not the same. But I'm happy to admit I'm being petulant about it :)

      3 Replies
      1. re: bluedog
        Ender RE: bluedog Mar 17, 2008 01:57 PM

        +1 after living in maryland nothing in toronto can compare and few even try.

        1. re: Ender
          bluedog RE: Ender Mar 21, 2008 05:27 PM

          Amen Ender. There is no crabcake like a true maryland crabcake. I spent a week in baltimore once, and they were a revelation, one of those OMG, I can;t believe this is real, experiences. I've given up in Toronto.

        2. re: bluedog
          Ediblethoughts RE: bluedog Mar 17, 2008 03:25 PM

          Yeah, for the most part they're pretty sad here. I had a very expensive one that was pretty good at Messis on Harbord once but it wasn't part of the main menu.

        3. b
          burlgurl RE: kasey j miller Mar 17, 2008 04:00 PM

          I actually think the best I've had have been from Whole Foods!

          1. l
            LemonLauren RE: kasey j miller Mar 17, 2008 07:31 PM

            insomnia (bathurst/bloor) has the best panko-crusted, vaguely cumin spiced crab cakes i've had in the city. oh yum.

            1. d
              Dahlia1 RE: kasey j miller Apr 17, 2008 10:47 AM

              I highly recommend the crabcakes at the Boulevard Cafe on Harbord - it's not fine dining so don't expect stellar service but the food is yum.

              1. s
                Sooo Goood RE: kasey j miller Apr 18, 2008 04:28 AM

                Kasey - You should try the crab cake at The Abbot on the Hill (Yonge and Woodlawn). It was pretty good. Let me know when you plan on going... I'll join you ;)

                Show Hidden Posts