Food historians agree that the practice of combining minced seafood or meat into a patty dates back to ancient times. In Crosby Gaige’s New York World Fair Cook Book Baltimore Crab Cakes are defined as “a sautéed or fried patty of crabmeat,” and no trip to Maryland would be complete without trying this region's staple. How do you make a crab cake better? Turn it into a sandwich of course!
USA TODAY 10Best and Sandwich America asked readers to vote for their favorite crab cake sandwich in the state of Maryland. Voting was open for four weeks, and the results are in.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Crab Cake Sandwich in Maryland are as follows:
- Crabcake Factory USA - Ocean City
- Shark on the Harbor - Ocean City
- Dutch's Daughter Restaurant - Frederick
- Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
- Chick & Ruth's Delly - Annapolis
- Drum Point Market - Tylerton
- Ocean City Fish Company - Ocean City
- Koco's Pub - Baltimore
- G&M Restaurant - Linthicum Heights
- Box Hill Pizzeria - Abingdon
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Tawanna Browne Smith (10Best Local Expert), Hannah Carroll (Delaware Wave) and Shannon Morgan (10Best Local Expert) were chosen based on their knowledge of Maryland cuisine.
Additional nominees for Best Crab Cake Sandwich in Maryland included Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis, Cantler's Riverside Inn in Annapolis, Duda's Tavern in Baltimore, Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore, Fratelli's Italian Restaurant in Salisbury, Harris Crab House in Grasonville, Nick's Fish House in Baltimore, Snappers Waterfront Cafe in Cambridge, Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock and Timbuktu Restaurant in Hanover.
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