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Mar 25, 2009 02:19 PM

New crab cake place in Forked River

Anyone hear about the new crab cake place that should hit Forked River soon?

It's being built in a shopping plaza on the corner of Route 9 and Lacey Road, where an old bank used to be. I wonder if they'll keep the drive-through window. Fish in FR isn't necessarily awful, but I'm curious as to why crab cakes would be targeted specifically. There are many restaurants in the area that are "known" for their crab cakes (not that I would agree), and several fish markets have been opened and closed during the past couple of years.

It should be an interesting venture, to say the least.

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  1. i saw this last time i was down that way...... if the crab cakes stink, just walk over to the german butcher, grab some blood and tongue or liverwurst and enjoy the rest of your day.............

    1. It's being opened by the folks from Mud City Crab House in Manahawkin, so I have a good feeling about it. I pass this new locale every day to and from work, and I can't wait. I think my wife said they're looking at a late April or late May opening. - John

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      1. re: johnandlisa

        Hmm. I'm always a skeptic until the food meets mouth. April or May sounds good to be, I'll have to make it a point and stop.

        1. re: websterwoman

          Does anyone have an update on the opening ?

          1. re: BCjr

            Mud City Crabcakes Co opened last Thursday (5/7). We ordered takeout on Friday, and it was excellent! We got crab cakes, fish and chips, broiled scallops, fried flounder and clam strips. The quality of the fish was on the same level as the Mud City in Manahawkin. - John

      2. Wait until the newness dies down. This place was so disorganized and the staff was quite literally hand picked right off the streets (the owner admitted this) and had zero knowledge of what they were serving so don't even bother asking.

        Food was okay but I have had better at the same price at local, well established eateries.

        1. Just got back from there and it was the WORST meal I've had in awhile. Besides being massively overpriced, the food was bland. Zero seasoning on anything (broiled platter, crab cake, 2scallops, 2shrimp, 4ozflounder), food was less than mediocre. Service was pretty terrible the waitresses were too busy talking to each other to notice us. The decor is super casual and the prices are reflective of a much nicer restaurant. Do yourselves a favor and pass on this one.

          1. the crab cakes were the best I ever had! The prices were reasonable considering the obvious high quality product they use. The restaurant was clean and well decorated. The staff was well trained and helpful! I will definitely go back!