Here’s Where to Find the Best on Planet New Orleans
While people have always used crab in recipes, the first usage of the term “crab cakes” appeared in the 1930s in Crosby Gaige’s New York World’s Fair Cookbook. And while Gaige’s “Baltimore Crab Cakes,” were all the rage, here in New Orleans, folks have been combining the sweet meat of our local blue crab with spices and breadcrumbs or crackers for years as well. Here, several restaurants serve their own versions of lump blue crab meat, broiled, baked or pan-sautéed, into a golden brown patty of deliciousness, sometimes drizzled with even more awesomeness. Here are our picks from around town.
Oceana’s “Jazzy” Crab Cake Platter, topped with fa fresh crawfish mushroom cream sauce, is proof that not all crab cakes are created equal. So good.
Along with their Blue Crab Cake with lemon butter, this restaurant on the riverfront offers a Crab Cake Sandwich with Remoulade Sauce. This ain’t no filet-o-fish, if you get our drift.
Head to the rooftop at Mambo’s where our favorite place to enjoy crab cakes is in their Crab Cake Pasta dish, over a bed of penne noodles, tossed with Alfredo sauce.
Take a seat on one of the best balconies in the French Quarter and order Bourbon Street Crab Cake,
Fresh crab cakes and fried green tomato smothered in a crawfish Monica sauce
The Who Dat! Crab Cakes at Bobby Hebert’s, topped with crawfish & mushroom cream sauce, are truly something to write home about.
Olde NOLA Cookery’s most popular appetizer is its Louisiana Crabmeat Cakes, topped with mushroom cream sauce. Get thee to Bourbon Street!
Felxi's is raw oysters and so much more. Their crab cakes are TDF.
The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake on the Rizzuto’s menu in Lakeview is 96% Louisiana jumbo lump crab meat, 4% seasoning and 100% delicious. It’s served on a sizzling platter so what out!
We couldn’t end this blog without mentioning the Crawfish Cakes at Ralph’s onto Park. They’re served with remoulade sauce, pickled green tomatoes, local greens, and a spectacular view of City Park.
While from time to time, Cafe Amelie offers a spectacular Crab Cake Sandwich with spicy mayo, right now they’re serving up a Wild Atlantic Salmon Cake with lemon Tabasco cream sauce.
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