Top 12 Must Try Crab Cakes in Houston

I’ve been to many seafood restaurants while filming Goodtaste with Tanji and just dining around town. One of my favorite dishes to order is crab cakes! For me, I think a great crab cake is a good indication of a quality seafood restaurant’s menu. They need to be crisp on the outside, moist and full of thick chunks of jumbo lump crab. These 12 Houston spots definitely hit the mark.


This Baked Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is finished in a Bourbon Vanilla Reduction and Grain Mustard Aioli and happens to be 100% Gluten Free.


This lump crab cake is laced with flavor! After it’s baked to perfection, it is put to rest on top of a smidge of lobster oil, crowned with sautéed shrimp and finished with a heavenly poblano cream sauce.

Backstreet Café

Chef Hugo Ortega offers a fantastic crab cake packed with lump crab meat and drizzled with a red pepper buerre blanc.

B&B Butcher’s & Restaurant

There are more than just fantastic steaks at this Midtown hot spot, their crab cake is equally commendable! The sweetness of the crab meat pairs perfectly with the whole grain mustard cream sauce.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

This Houston favorite is known to dress up their crab cake with a decadent Cajun lobster cream sauce.

Goode Company Seafood

Everything is ALL GOOD at Goode Company seafood, including their jumbo lump crab cakes with shiitake mushroom sauce.


Not your average crab cake here! This inventive dish is made with a Sriracha mayonnaise & served with a cold soba noodle salad with candied cashews.

Liberty Kitchen

10 ounces of goodness made with blue crab meat, dressed with modern greens, tomato and fries served with a house ravigote sauce. You can find this on the menu at the following locations and days of the week:

Tuesdays- Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette (4224 San Felipe)

Saturdays- at Liberty Kitchen at the Treehouse (963 Bunker Hill Rd)

Killen’s Steakhouse

This sizable serving of jumbo lump crab, jumbo shrimp and tangy lemon butter sauce come together in harmony.


Pan fried to perfection just the way they should be, crispy on the outside, fresh and flavorful on the inside; finished with a lemon aioli.

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen

Almost every dish at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen is a hit, but their crab cakes are phenomenal! In the picture- Fresh Texas crab with a light spice dressing served with avocado salata and tomatillo cream sauce.


The crab cake wastes no space for fillers with large flavorful lumps of crabmeat complemented by a dilled tartar sauce. Pair this with a glass of sauvignon blanc and you have a winner!


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