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Crab Cake Cafe

140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
+1 240-766-2063
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn muffins” (25 reviews)
“fries” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Grab and go or sit down service. Bowl of Maryland crab soup excellent. Huge portion, a lot of lump crab meat and perfect seasoning. Comes with an old bay muffin.

Thank DeavBBQ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Counter service, fast-food like with good food and friendly service. Specializes in a variety of crab cake options with some shrimp, salads and soups. Entrees in the $15 dollar range served straight up or as a sandwich. Comes with one side and a sweet corn...More

Thank MarkV709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in National Harbor, ate in MD, DC and VA....and this place was by far our favorite meal. Don't let the casual nature of the place fool you! The crab cakes are amazingly good...and gluten free for anyone with food issues. We tried the...More

1  Thank parisloversinphilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seafood was delicious - will be coming back. Not to much salt or old bay on shrimp, crab cakes were to die for.

Thank JackieMSharp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my Dad and he ordered the traditional crab cake sandwich. According to him, it was very good. What he appreciated the most was the fact that the crab cake was 100% crab meat. I don’t eat crabs so I...More

Thank Yalc13
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Had the crab cake entree (not sandwich) with the side upgraded to a salad. The crab cake itself was excellent: basically just a patty of large lump crab meat with a little bit of spices and 2 sauces (horseradish and cocktail?). The spinach salad was...More

Thank jeffng1029
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have at least one meal at the Crab Cake Cafe every time we visit National Harbor. I enjoyed a delicious shrimp salad sandwich and shared a shrimp salad. My wife is our resident crab cake "expert" and rates the Crab Cake Cafe's version among...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Despite the word "cafe" in the name, this is not a cheap eats location. One crab cake with a side costs $16. That said, it costs $16 because it is ALL crab. As a celiac, I can never have crab cakes anymore, so eating here...More

Thank CeliacExplorer
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Let’s eat a crab cake because we are in Maryland which they’re famous for and beforehand we know it’s $$$ here but it’s ok if it taste great and the verdict is: you don’t get the worth the money you’ve paid for just like a...More

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I should have run and run fast when flies were all over the windows - warning #1. Warning #2 was when I wanted to get my french fries early - the french fries came out limp and greasy - I sent them back and asked...More

Thank HappinessTravelLife
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28 January 2017|
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Response from TheWindowManJon | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking garages near by about 2-3 blocks away but nothing on the same street. I have always parked farther away at the Gaylord hotel parking and have made a whole day at the National harbor. I have found it... More
14 December 2016|
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Response from Billcat52 | Reviewed this property |
No. And you order at the counter.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Wheelsturning | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable considering you're eating lump crab meat. I'd say about 8-$12 for a sandwich with everything under $20.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  National Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 240-766-2063
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