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Bobby's Crabcakes -- Rockville


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Bobby's Crabcakes -- Rockville

MartyL | | Dec 20, 2007 06:01 PM

Over on Rockwell, Michael Landrum recommended the new Bobby's Crabcakes in the (also new) Rockville Town Square. Tried it for lunch today. Excellent jumbo lump crabcakes. Virtually no filler at all except for a little egg to hold it together. This is for those of you who like the crab itself to dominate your crabcakes -- not filler, not spices.

Even better fries (fried twice in peanut oil). I liked the cole slaw (crunchy, w/scallions), but it won't be to everyone's taste. Excellent key lime pie. Bobby, the owner, raves about his (fresh) turkey and burgers, too -- and Landrum says it's the best lobster roll outside New England.

The only issues -- parking and prices. The former isn't a big deal, especially not at 1:30, when I went today. But it might become an issue if it gets crowded in the area. The prices are very fair; but because it's a crabcake, that means not cheap. Eleven or so bucks for a small sandwich (4 oz. of crab); 14 bucks (if I recall correctly) for the five-ounce version. The prices will come down, of course, if the price of crab gets lower as summer approaches. It's a bit pricier per ounce than, say, the excellent CF Folks crabcake -- but there's a higher percentage of crab in it, too, I'm pretty sure. So it's not an everyday lunch. But a really worthy treat, if you're into crabcakes or (apparently) lobster roll.

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