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Looking for some opinions on where to find the best crab cakes in the Toronto area? Prefer somewhere downtown but it doesn't have to be. Price doesn't matter.

Thanks.

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  1. I have tried many. Everyone raves about Emeril's, I found them to be covered in sauce and had very little crab taste. I buy them fresh at Pusateri's (from the seafood counter) and heat them up at home where I can control the sauce.

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    1. re: theresah

      Thanks. Never been there but I'll check it out.

      Cheers.

    2. Haven't yet found the crabcake in TO that can hold a candle to anything in Baltimore, but the Globe Bistro is pretty good.

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      1. re: bluedog

        Alice's restaurant had a pretty good crab cake when we were there in December.. Other people must like it as it's mentioned in almost every review of the place.

        1. re: foodyDudey

          Actually I second this. Its pretty good as well, though again won't be mistaken for the Maryland variety.

        2. re: bluedog

          i've had the crab coquette at the Globe, didn't see a crab cake on menu.
          coquette was amazing...

        3. the best i have had are at Insomnia, surprisingly.

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          1. re: LemonLauren

            I agree with Insomnia, the panko crust rocks!

          2. Just had the Crab Cakes at Marben on Wellington - delish.