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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” (23 reviews)
“seafood gumbo” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quick friendly service. Food made fresh, traditional Maryland Crab cake sandwich hit the spot!! Fresh cut fries just like I like them.

Thank arlarrick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were a little disappointed with the cafe, but after the high ratings. We both had the crab and shrimp sandwich. It didn't jump off the plater, but maybe that was good considering the source. Sauce was nothing special.

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go in hungry on a budget everything is not as you would expect. The menu is limited and the food not the greatest, we had Gumbo, Cheese Corn Bread (sweet and cheese was questionable). Crabcakes were the exception but $16.00 is a bit much...More

Thank erbran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend trying this place. Food was outstanding! Enjoyed the crab cake lunch. Would return if in the area.

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But this isn't Rome, it's Maryland. So you have to have crab. And the no- filler crab cakes here are fantastic. Went twice during a 3 day stay at Gaylord convention center. Fries are also great, and even spinach salad was. But traditional lump crab...More

Thank mjanep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small little place. They have some seating inside and some outside. Staff very nice and helpful. The crab cakes were terrific. I loved them!

Thank Kristin Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this was the #1 rated restaurant in the area. It was pretty good. The crab cake had a lot of crab in it and had a great taste. The muffin was ok. I would probably try it again.

Thank Foddie-Traverler
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Purchase traditional crab cake that came on a bun. The bun was not toasted and was too thick. The crab cake was small with very little seasoning

Thank alvine61
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

It had been about 2 1/2 years since I last ate here last. Ordered a cup of Cream of Crab Soup and a Crab Cake lunch. My soup arrived quickly and was accompanied by a corn muffin. The soup was topped with several large hunks...More

1  Thank JLOaks
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We heard excellent reviews of Crab Cake Cafe and were looking forward to enjoying the food, but the lack of seating made that impossible. If you come when the weather is warmer, it would be great to take food to go and enjoy the waterfront.

Thank Stacy W
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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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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