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best crab cake?

hungryheifer Mar 13, 2009 08:35 AM

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.


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    theresah RE: hungryheifer Mar 13, 2009 12:10 PM

    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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      hungryheifer RE: theresah Mar 15, 2009 10:13 AM

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


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      bluedog RE: hungryheifer Mar 15, 2009 03:42 PM

      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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        foodyDudey RE: bluedog Mar 16, 2009 05:47 AM

        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.

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          bluedog RE: foodyDudey Mar 16, 2009 08:16 AM

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

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          dickiegreenleaf RE: bluedog Mar 18, 2009 08:15 AM

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

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          LemonLauren RE: hungryheifer Mar 15, 2009 09:03 PM

          the best i have had are at Insomnia, surprisingly.

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            psyrel RE: LemonLauren Mar 16, 2009 05:12 PM

            I agree with Insomnia, the panko crust rocks!

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            thebutcher RE: hungryheifer Mar 18, 2009 08:46 PM

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

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