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Crab Cake Cafe

140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
+1 240-766-2063
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Crab Cake Cafe is the exact kind of spot that Guy Fieri would love to visit for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! It's a small yet accommodating little cafe just off the harbor in a location known as "National Harbor" in Maryland. You order at...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was told by several that this was the place to get a good crab sandwich and it is......A sandwich and side will run around $15 but the crab cake is very big with little filler and a huge amount of fries came with mine. It...More

Thank dandburt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crab cakes are the fantastic. I only get the regular crab cake sandwich so I can't speak to other selections - since everything has crab in it I would think that all of those things would be quite good too. I grew up eating...More

Thank 7ssh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The soup was good, also. Outside of Nando's and Subway, this Cafe is probably the next best choice in the harbor. This is based on price and quality of food.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These crabcakes are really good. Glad to finally have a good MD crabcake locally. The food is really tasty and holds up its purpose. The service is just ok, but well worth the wait. Located inside the cafeteria of the MGM hotel at National Harbor....More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here for dinner while staying at the Gaylord National Resort. While the crab cake sandwich (I had the Traditional) was very good, the restaurant had the typical atmosphere of a fast food joint--in other words, no atmosphere. A fast-food meal here will run...More

Thank Sonny P
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

On a beautiful Fall afternoon we had a lunch to match! Our Maryland crab cake sandwich was done to perfection with generous servings of crab and the homemade tarter sauce was the perfect complement! We opted to upgrade to a cup of soup and selected...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve not had a lot of crab cakes from the North East but if they are anything like what they serve here I’m there! They have several varieties to choose from. I had one that was New Orleans style. Had a little zip to it....More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The restaurant has a great location. The service was quick and the crab cakes were good. Would definitely go back.

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Yum! I saw good reviews for this. It's a very small fast food type restaurant where you order at counter and not much space to sit. The menu is all crab stuff. In addition to the traditional, there are a variety of crab cake tastes...More

Thank The_McSmiths
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27 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
13 December 2016|
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Response from Billcat52 | Reviewed this property |
No. And you order at the counter.
13 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

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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