poll

Crab Cake Clash Readers' Poll Results

The results are in! Your favorite ingredients for the best crab cake platter are...
poll

Crab Cake Clash Readers' Poll Results

The results are in! Your favorite ingredients for the best crab cake platter are...

For Marylanders, crab cake recipes are as safely guarded as heirloom jewelry or the last available parking space in Federal Hill. And just as heated are the debates about what exactly makes the perfect crab cake platter—how do you prepare it, what should come on the side, and, maybe most importantly, how should it be seasoned?

In conjunction with our July crab cakes issue, we put these ingredients in a claw-to-claw battle so you can determine what makes the ultimate Maryland crab cake platter. See what our readers picked below, then check out our editors' list of the 25 Best Crab Cakes in the Baltimore area.


The Filler

Breadcrumbs = 51%
Crackers = 49%

The Method

Broiled = 84%
Fried = 16%

The Carbs

Kaiser Roll = 32%
Saltines = 68%

The Garnish

Lemon Wedge = 67%
Parsley Sprig = 33%

The Sauce

Cocktail Sauce = 43%
Tartar Sauce = 57%

The Spice

J.O. Spice = 11%
Old Bay = 89%

The Side

Coleslaw = 49%
Fries = 51%

The Drink

Beer = 56%
Iced Tea = 44%





You May Also Like


The Chatter

New Star Rating System Introduced to Rank Maryland Schools

One to five stars will be given based on attendance, graduation, and test scores.

Home & Living

Dylan Myers Paves His Own Path

Dylan Myers is a furniture designer with a concrete plan.

Connect With Us

Most Read


The Gavel Goes Back to Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi of Little Italy: Daughter of former Baltimore mayor becomes first House Speaker to regain position in six decades.

Season of Suck: Fifty years ago, the Colts, O’s, and Bullets all fell to upstarts from New York when it mattered most.

Women Legislators Emerge in Record Numbers: Nonprofit Emerge Maryland identifies and trains women seeking political office in the state—and it’s working.

Tavern Talk: The White Oak Tavern delights in Ellicott City.

Baltimore Museum of Art Has Rare “Sold Out” Day, Thanks to John Waters: Hundreds line up to see the Waters retrospective before it closes.