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“Food great, waiter a bit pushy”

Crab Cakes Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in Oakhurst, CA just minutes from the south gate of Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake, we specialize in Steaks and Seafood, Chicken, Pasta and an award winning children's menu with full bar service from "The Attic" featuring local micro-brewed beers and wines. Enjoy dining in the nautically-themed restaurant, the cozy intimate bar or take in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains from our outdoor patio. Crab Cakes Restaurant is a short drive from Fresno, Mariposa and Merced, CA.
Reviewed 24 February 2014

They kept trying to sell us things we didn't need. Otherwise, food was good quality and reasonable price. Well, the crab cakes appetizer was actually a little expensive for what you get, but otherwise the other items were good.

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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

We were on the fence about this place as our party of 4 were not all onboard with seafood. No need to fret, they have many options.

+crab cakes were good
+cod was tasty as well
+my prime rib was "rare & delicious" (beware, the smaller portion is plentiful)
+clam chowder (reviews are accurate) great stuff

Owners wife is a well known baker DO NOT miss out on her amazing desserts:

Our favorites:
Chocolate cake ...the BEST we've have had in a while! Super dense, moist NOT exceedingly rich ...worth every single calorie!!!

Carrot cake...tied with the chocolate cake, depends what mood you are in, order BOTH you will not be disappointed.

This place is a keeper!!!

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Thank billionsandnocure
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We were advised to go to Crab Cakes by the manager of our Motel and we are delighted that we took her advice.

In fact we came back for dessert and coffee the following night as well.

We started with crab cakes, of course, they were tasty and luscious and also had Scallpos as an appetiser which were cooked beautifully and very tasty.

One of us had the famed New England style chowder served in a cob loaf.

The chowder was awesome, obviously made with great ingredients and lots of skill.

We have had chowders in New York, Connecticut and Boston but this west coast version was right up among the best, not too salty or creamy or starchy, just perfect.

I had a chicken salad which was superbly put together.

They have a good beer list, on tap is Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA which was zesty and flavourful, also the locally brewed Deadwood Porter on tap as well, a great desert beer.

The wine list is also good, worth exploring.

We came back the next night having had an underwhelming dining experience elsewhere in town for coffee and dessert.

Coffee was great.

For dessert we shared the German Style Chocolate cake which was just stunning, much better than any chocolate cake I have had in Germany!

If you are only in Oakhurst one night, eat here.

If you have a little longer, eat here most days!!

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Thank John P
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Crab cakes is a great choice for a simple snack, drinks and an appetizer with friends, or a delicious seafood dinner. Good fish and chips, chowders, and of course, crab! Fantastic desserts as well. A great option for catering with class!

Thank galwest1
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

A real surprise. Fresh delicious food. Excellent service. If you are near Oakhurst do not miss eating here.

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Thank Travelers22014
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