Enjoy the Best Authentic Crab Cakes around Ellicott City

Plate of crab cakes | Crab cakes around Ellicott City

Originating in Maryland, crab cakes are a local staple. Perfect as an appetizer to share or a light dinner, enjoying crab cakes around Ellicott City is the ideal culinary tribute to the state of Maryland. The eateries serving this tasty dish near our Ellicott City apartments include:

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen 

Found inside the Baltimore Museum of Art, Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen has been a neighborhood favorite for more than 20 years. The chefs preserve Chesapeake culinary traditions. They use local farm-fresh ingredients and gain attention from Food & Wine, among other well-known publications. Enjoy the crab cake sandwiches. Perfect for lunch or dinner, they come with fries and apple fennel slaw. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday. 


Family-owned, Timbuktu offers a warm, casual setting. It is perfect for date night or dinner with friends. Guests always enjoy fast, attentive service, and the waitstaff offers pairing suggestions you won’t soon forget. The restaurant serves some of the best crab cakes around Ellicott City. They’re so good that The Washington Post claims they are the “number one crab cakes in Maryland.” Complete your meal with a side of fries and homemade coleslaw. 


A local fixture since 1944, Obrycki’s is not to be missed. It welcomes locals and visitors alike and offers a “one-of-a-kind experience centered on great Chesapeake original food.” For dinner, enjoy the famous crab cakes. They come fried or broiled and are served with crackers or on a roll with lettuce and tomato. Wash your meal down with a pint of Goose Island IPA or Obrycki’s Amber Ale. 

Before sampling some of the top crab cakes around Ellicott City, spend a fun-filled day at the B&O Railroad Museum. You will see old railroad cars and so much more. If you would like to call our Ellicott City, Maryland, apartments home, please contact us. Our leasing team will gladly show you everything The Elms at Montjoy has to offer. 

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