5 to Try: Crab Cakes

They may not be from Maryland, but these crabcakes taste just as fresh and fantastic.

Updated: January 01, 2001

5 to Try


Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

All crab, no filler in these tasty cakes from Seattle's legendary fine-dining destination, served in a pool of Valencia orange butter.


Etta's Seafood

2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Tom Douglas loves 'em so much he wrote a cookbook all about them. Sample his classic version at this tourist-friendly seafood spot.


Six Seven

2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67, Seattle, WA 98121

Smooth and meaty, the velvety cakes at this waterfront restaurant are embellished with a smooth lemongrass cream sauce.


Third Floor Fish Cafe

205 Lake St S, Kirkland, WA 98033

Accompanied by inventive seasonal sides and stunning Lake Washington views, the Dungeness crab cakes at this Eastside cafe are worth the drive across the bridge.


Steelhead Diner

95 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

The jumbo Dungeness cake--chock full of meaty chunks of crab--is served with crispy fried beets and a slightly spicy sauce Louis at this upscale Pike Place diner.


More Seafood Spots


Mccormick & Schmick's

1103 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


Six Seven

2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67, Seattle, WA 98121