It’s a pizzeria. Nothing special. There are about 1,000,000 of these all over the country. And, to be honest, I have no idea if their pizza is even edible. It doesn’t matter, because I will never order it. But…their crab cakes are the best I have ever eaten, and I eat a lot of crab cakes. My wife loves them, but has the appetite of a small bird, so I usually get to finish hers whenever she orders them.
I realize that Maryland is famous for its crab, and it isn’t surprising that many eating establishments in this fair state would have crab on the menu, but it is just a little unexpected that the finest example of an often pedestrian dish would be found in an unassuming pizzeria in a strip mall just off the interstate. However, in the grand scheme of things, I would much prefer to know where to go for the pinnacle of the crab-caker’s art, rather than wander the earth, forever seeking the perfect rendition of what should be, but rarely is, a simple dish. And I should know, because I make a mean crab cake; just not as good as this one.
1321 Riverside Pkwy
Belcamp, MD 21017
6 Replies to “Riverside Pizza: The Best Crab Cakes Anywhere!”
the question is: how did you end up at a pizzeria in a strip mall in MD?
I think the question is: if you ended up at a pizzeria in a strip mall in MD why would you order the crab cakes?
Both good questions. But that’s how lots of wonderful eating experiences occur…out of the blue.
The lady at the visitor’s center told my source that she wasn’t allowed to answer the question, “where are the best crab cakes,” but that she likes this joint. And the rest is history.
What I want to know is who orders the pizza!
can you imagine how often visitor’s center ladies and concierges get asked that question?
Killer crab cakes at a strip mall pizza joint. – outstanding, but which only serves to highlight the paucity of crab cakedom on the West Coast.
The west coast has the best crab in the world. Dungeness crab is what all crab is measured by.
Buy a Dungeness, make a crab cake with my foolproof recipe, and you will never again complain about west coast crab cakes