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Nov 18, 2009 06:04 AM

Crab Cakes in DC or Alexandria

I have a friend coming to town who remembers having the best crab cakes ever when he was here in the 80s (yeah a long time ago). Anyway, can anyone recommend places in either Old Town or downtown DC? I do not eat crab, so I have no clue.

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  1. IMO, the best crabcake sandwich in the city is at Market Lunch at eastern market.

    Market Lunch
    225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003

    1. If you do a search you'll find a ton of responses on this topic. Oceanaire and DC Coast often have very highly rated crab cakes (I love Oceanaires). CF folks during weekday lunch for a little bit cheaper.

      DC Coast Restaurant
      1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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      1. re: Jacey

        I still would rec CF Folks in general but their crab cake isn't what it used to be. 12-18 months ago the old chef left. I went nearly a year ago for a crab cake and while they still served it, it was off the menu (they were actually overjoyed somebody ordered one). It was not good, and I used to call theirs among the best in DC.

        I have, however, gone a couple of times since and ordered specials, and have never been let down on that front.