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“Insanely good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crab Cake Hotline

Crab Cake Hotline
Price range: US$3 - US$27
Cuisines: Soups, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Now closed for the season.
Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Insanely good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

The crab cakes here are incredible--it's not fine dining atmosphere, but man is the food gourmet. Pick up your food at the counter and head to the small backyard deck, there are a few tables set up that you can sit down and eat at. It's so charming!

The food is delicious--the crab cakes are all crab, no filler, and HUGE. The crab cake sandwich with the baked potato is always a solid bet, and always delicious. For something pricier, the scallops stuffed with crab are not to be mixed. A dozen BIIIIG scallops surround a humongous lump of crab meat, all done with bread crumbs under the broiler until bubbling...yum.

A must if you're in Wildwood!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa W
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English first
Philadelphia, pa
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quick Easy and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had family visit the shore and wanted something easy to serve at home without a lot of fuss and cooking. Vince and Maryanne came through with their delicious crab cakes that are the best we've ever tasted. All of my guests raved about the flavor and the jumbo lump crab with no filler was perfect. Try this place and see what I'm talkin' about.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Reanie8
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Staten Island, New York
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“With Wildwood knee deep in crab cakes, one is hard pressed to find better, than the perfect broiled crab cakes here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We are always searching for a cut above in seafood in general, & in crab cakes especially, when in the Wildwood/Cape May area. In keeping with that goal, we count the days till we can return to Wildwood (staying always at the Candlelight Inn B&B) and rush down the block to this small (unassuming little) establishment, called 1-800-Crab Cake Hotline, that serves the best (out of this world) broiled crab cakes of any place around. We tried many other places in the Wildwood, Cape May, Rio Grand, area to compare, and in the end, none were as good (only one place-the Crab Shack on Park Ave, even came somewhat close) but when all was said and done, Crab Cake Hotline was without equal.
To be the absolute best at a particular food item, is great, but for added icing on the cake, they also produced for us, fantastic additional items: Crab Chowder soup, Caesar Salad with lump crab meat, crab stuffed Fresh Flounder, Baked potatoes with sea salt, Stuffed Shrimp, etc.
The ribs were great as well, however, one really picks-up at this Wildwood gem, for the crab cakes, stuffed with tons of sweet lump crab meat and almost no filler holding the cake togther at all. It is like magic! Truly the Best.

Visited June 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes anywhere!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Food is absolutely amazing!! Adore Maryann at the window she is both beautiful and charming. Chef Vince makes the most AMAZING food I have ever eaten!!! I reccomend this place to everyone. They now have a new, year round location on Bayshorerd in the Villas which makes me Extremely happy since I am a local!!Also just found out their food truck is on the Wildwood boardwalk at Adventure peir!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mommabear2813
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Folcroft, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Get your crab cakes here..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Whenever we get to Wildwood, this is our first stop on our agenda. BEST crab cakes to be had anywhere around the shore area. Heavy on the lumb crab meat, easy on the fillers and seasoned just perfectly. I love the side of cole slaw and huge baked potato to go. It's also nice to call ahead and have your order ready and waiting for you. But if wait you must, there is the free popcorn and friendly "porch people" to pass the time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Condobag
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