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Crab Cake Cafe

140 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745-1139
+1 240-766-2063
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn muffins” (28 reviews)
“fries” (81 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 1 week ago

As a Marylander, the crab cake didn't have much flavor and was sub-par. However, the staff was very attentive and checked on us consistently throughout the meal (despite this being a fast food place). I felt very welcomed by the team, here.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Emily T
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Well the name says it. This place is for Crab Cakes, hey you are in Maryland, so you really should have at least one crab cake. The lump crab, crab cake sandwich I had was hot and flavorful. And if you wanted more seasoning, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank mtzennmaster
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a crab cake sandwich which is pricey at $16 with undercooked soggy French fries and a poor quality roll but the crab cake was really good! Next time I would just order the crab cake entree which costs less and comes without the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lasereyesdoc
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Looking for Maryland crab cakes and stumbled upon this little restaurant near the Gaylord Convention Center. IT was WONDERFUL !!! They had several different flavors of crab cakes. I got the original and they were great....just crab and very little to hold them together.....no breading...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sunshine136695
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I was here for an expo at the Gaylord and dropped in there for dinner one night and then again lunch the next day. I had the cream of crab soup and the large portions of crab in it was perfect. I had the crab...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Kafloo77
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Ok. I was visiting National Harbor for a convention when I came across Crab Cake Cafe. They have about eight different crab cake flavors. I went with the traditional & Fire Cracker. As always the traditional was the best. Really didn’t like the taste of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MsDevico
Reviewed October 8, 2018

i wanted to have a quick meal and i saw an add that they serve shrimps...so i went there. fast service, tasty shrimps...not a lot of them in the portion, decent taste soup....hardly anything to complain about on the fast food level. they serve to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theodorp_13
Reviewed October 3, 2018

To me the grab cakes are small for 15.00 and get one on a roll have to pay extra for fries and soda. Taste good but very expensive. I think cole slaw comes on the roll.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank aprilcurtis52
Reviewed October 2, 2018

As a lifetime Maryland, I am a bit of a crab "snob" so when I came across Crab Cake Cafe I was skeptical. But most folks at National Harbor (where this is located) are not local, so this will give them a "taste" of my...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

$16 is a lot of money for a single crab cake. But then it is all crab, no filler. Was good though and the homemade coleslaw also good.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JosieOxon
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January 27, 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
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Billcat52 | Reviewed this property |
No. And you order at the counter.
October 13, 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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