Houston’s Best Crab Cakes

Crab Cake

ANYTIME is the perfect time to enjoy crab cakes. And, Houston has a great selection of delicious crab cakes, each with their own unique twist. I prefer a ‘meaty’ crab cake with very little filler. The crab should be the star! Here are a few of my favorites:


Morton’s Crab Cakes are incredible! The jumbo lumps of crab are delicious and there’s almost no filler. This is a wonderful dish – easy to make too! Pairs great with Illumination Sauvignon Blanc made by Quintessa.

Del Frisco's Crab Cake

No doubt you’ve tried the steaks at Del Frisco’s. But the famous steakhouse is known for their take on crab cakes as well. Click here for the recipe. Pairs with the Mer Soleil ‘Silver’ (from Caymus).


And, if you haven’t been to Masraff’s, you gotta go! When there, make sure you try their COLOSSAL crab cakes. These are my favorite…the crab meat is the star…the beurre blanc w/ red wine reduction is the icing on the cake. This crab cake and an order of their amazing calamari is the perfect spring meal! This crab cake pairs beautifully with the Alexana Pinot Noir from Oregon (winery is owned by a Houston doctor). Delicious!

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8 Responses to Houston’s Best Crab Cakes

Tony says: October 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

have you tried the crab cakes at Vic & Anthony’s? they are the best in my opinion. they been rated as the best crab cakes in Texas in past years

Kay levy says: October 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

True….Vick and Anthony’s are the ulttimate crab cake. Maybe you could convince them to share their recipe. They are amazing. Masraffs are fabulous too..it’s the sauce that sets them apart.. Try for recipe!,,

Mike says: February 25, 2012 at 2:51 am

I agree Vic & Anthony’s must be mentioned in any discussion of best crab crab cakes in Houston.

    Cynthia Smith says: March 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The crab cakes at The Leaning Pear in Wimberely Texas are at least 2 1/2 to 3 inches high. What ever is inside to make it stick together is so subtle and the huge pieces of crab are incredible. Their huge list of homemade soups and breads is amazing. They are in the process of enlarging the small cafe at this time. It is located on River Road in Wimberely and jam packed all the time. I kid you not!
    Cynthia Smith. Johnson City, Tx.

      Tanji says: March 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      I love Wimberely! I’ll have to make it out there to try those awesome crab cakes. Thank you for the suggestion!

Gina Rigsby says: November 26, 2014 at 5:17 am

Houston’s Restaurant has by far the best crab cakes anywhere. The Crab Cakes ARE MA DE if PREMIUM Lump White Crab Meat


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