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Crab cakes in Center City?

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bucksbarb Feb 26, 2012 10:24 AM

Am taking a friend to lunch who grew up in crab country and adores crab cakes. Am searching for an outstanding crab cake in Center City.....any recommendations?

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    cwdonald Feb 26, 2012 07:14 PM

    Unlike Baltimore, we are not a huge crab city. However I would look to two restaurants to consider: the Oyster House and Route 6. Both have crab cakes as a main rather than as an appetizers like so many others. If I had to choose between the two, I would probably choose the Oyster House.

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      tfalbo Feb 27, 2012 09:57 AM

      We end up getting crab cakes more often than not when, and, somewhat surprisingly, the best we've had in the city were at City Tavern.

      But we have tried neither Rt. 6 or Oyster House, both of which are on our list right now.

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        cwdonald Feb 27, 2012 01:28 PM

        Or you might try two chains.. Devon Seafood or McCormick and Schmick's. Not my cup of tea but people seem to like their crab cakes.

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