Restaurants & Bars 9

The Crabcake Road

johnb | Apr 18, 2004 08:46 PM

Since it was such a beautiful day Janet and I decided to drive down Rt. 4 in the ragtop to Broome Island and give Stoney's another shot (after last Fall's disappointment). We got there OK but discovered they are extensively remodeling and won't be open for a while (we never found out what the expected date is). So we went ahead to Soloman's Island to see what we could find. In the end, among the choices available the Stoney's down there appeared to be the best bet so we sat down (definitely didn't want to do the tiki bar with all the Harley-D folks). No wait for inside seat--15 min. for an outside table.

I had an app of oysters "imperial" which was oyster covered with crab imperial and run under the salamander, and crab cake platter for main course. Janet had fried oysters.

My oysters were good, with creamy crab and nice plump oysters. Only 3 for 8.95 tho. Not as good as New Orleans but OK. The crab cakes were better than last fall. Ample and full of meat, but still with an odd flavor in the background. The crab wasn't off, just a bit strange. I never could figure out just what it was. The platter was $25 for two 5oz. cakes which was more than I could eat. The crab appeared to be backfin but not jumbo lump.

The hit of the meal were the fried oysters. Thin and crisp crust, with plump, almost souffle-like oysters inside. Simple and great. Fries were home made and good, as was the excellent cole slaw.

We'll have to try it again someday; in search of the perfect crabcake. It's a nice drive on a Sunday.

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