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Maryland Style Crab Cakes in Houston

Cookie Baker Apr 24, 2009 10:05 AM

I love the Maryland style crab cakes, lump meat crab and no breading. Can anyone suggest a place in Houston that serves good Maryland style crab cakes.

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  1. kingofkings RE: Cookie Baker Apr 24, 2009 11:07 AM

    Pappas Seafood has some pretty good ones.

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      James Cristinian RE: Cookie Baker May 29, 2009 01:56 PM

      Louisiana Foods on W. 12th has good crab cakes, but they're not served there except maybe once a week, and it's takeout only. You can call a day ahead and they'll have some excellent fresh ones you can cook at home. They have some great creole sauce also, I get it without shrimp and add my own shrimp, or some of the lovely oysters they sell by the pound. Hours are limited, 10-3, M-F.

      1. air RE: Cookie Baker May 29, 2009 05:08 PM

        Pappa's or McCormick & Shmick's.

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          speechick RE: Cookie Baker May 31, 2009 04:50 PM

          Tommy's has great seafood and wonderful crabcakes. There is one on Westheimer and one in Clear Lake

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            bornie RE: Cookie Baker Jun 1, 2009 09:55 AM

            I've tried Maryland style crab cases in Annapolis yrs ago.. To be honest,, they were unremarkable to me...
            Try the crab cakes at Mo Mong Vietnamese restaurant on Westheimer. For me,, they are some of the best to be found in town, or anywhere..

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              Phil W RE: Cookie Baker Jun 3, 2009 08:24 AM

              I think Backstreet has the best crab cakes in town, hands down.

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                kerr721 RE: Phil W Jun 3, 2009 05:20 PM

                as usual, Airline Seafood on Richmond is a good source. They do have crab cakes currently, but I'm not sure how "Maryland-style" they are.

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                decklid18 RE: Cookie Baker Jun 3, 2009 05:24 PM

                If you're looking for something like my favorites crab cake (Coins in Ocean City), you won't find it in Houston. Quirky little place called Texas Borders in Katy has a very nicely flavored "crab slider" but it's sure not jumbo lump.
                Rule of thumb - don't eat crab cakes in Texas, and don't eat Tex-Mex in Maryland.

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