I can understand why the tourists don’t make it out of the harbor and up here for crab cakes. But, the rest of you? get in the car (or uber). It’s in the heart of Lauraville, and worth the drive – shoot meander up the block to Maggie’s for a cocktail. Clearly everyone else is, it was evening on a Wednesday and this place was packed. I grabbed us a few seats at the bar.
I have long believed they have one of the better crab cakes in this city – not cheap, though – the platter rings in at just under $25. One very very large crab cake, fries and some coleslaw. For what they lack in fries, they certainly make up in crab cakes. My singular complaint for Koco’s is the frozen from a bag generic french fries; but that didn’t stop me from eating every single one. I guess we all have our vices…
First off, they are HUGE, like bigger than my fist, huge. They get a high quality Maryland Blue lump crab and mix the succulent meat with so little filler, it’s amazing that it keeps it shape. This is how I like my crab cakes and have ever since I lived on the eastern shore. They broil their crab cakes to a perfect golden brown. This crab cake is a little, should we say – “saucy” – creating a creamy old bay texture to the cake.
I won’t tell you that you have to order the crab cake. I hear they make great wings and shrimp salad. I am saying that you will be envious of all the other guests if you don’t.