A foodies’ to-do-list should always include Baltimore crab. But there are a variety of ways seafood lovers can savor the crustaceans besides the standalone crab cake.
Baltimore restaurants serve crab in quiches, sandwiches, on top of tator tots and waffle fries, and on pizza. And one restaurant even offers a vegan “crab cake.”.
At one of Charm City’s most popular breakfast-all-day spots, the crabby options are endless. Miss Shirley’s menu includes tenderloin topped with crab, and mac crabby bites, which mix lump crab meat with a five-cheese blend, tomatoes, jalapeno-smoked bacon, roasted corn and pasta, topped with Old Bay seasoning. The restaurant also serves Eggs Benedict with a southern twist by adding fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and black-eyed pea succotash.
Celeb chef John Shields’ restaurant, Gertrude’s located at the Baltimore Museum of Art, serves a crab quiche that includes lump crabmeat, Swiss cheese, onions and fresh herbs. Jumbo shrimp and crab wrapped in pancetta, and Chesapeake Rockfish stuffed with crab imperial are two other crab dishes.
At The Food Market, chef Chad Gauss serves a twist on a club sandwich. The Baltimore Club tops potato bread with crab cake, shrimp salad, lettuce, tomato and bacon. Also try the crab and corn doughnuts and soft crabatouille, with celery root puree, zucchini, cabbage, corn and lump crab.
At Baltimore’s nationally acclaimed Joe Squared pizza, seafood lovers get a treat with a pizza topped with crab, roasted garlic cream, zucchini, red onion, egg and cheese.
Baseball fans should try some of the new food options at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which include The Chipper’s waffles fries topped with crab dip.
One of the menu highlights at Alexander’s Tavern is the Maryland tots which comes with cheese, crab dip and jumbo lump crab sprinkled with Old Bay.
And vegetarians and vegans can get crabby too. Land of Kush serves a vegan crab cake made with vegetable protein and seasoned with Old Bay.