Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Crab Cakes

Crab Cake—Crab cakes are popular in nearly every American state, but South Carolina crab cakes are truly something to write home about. In fact, we love everything crab-related—cakes, legs, and She-Crab stews. Crab cakes are extremely popular in the Lowcountry, as Blue Crabs are especially abundant off the South Carolina coast. Typical Charleston crab cakes differ from Maryland crab cakes in the fact that they contain little to no filler. Instead, they contain lots of fresh lump crab meat, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and herbs such as parsley, dill, and tarragon. South Carolina crab cake is typically pan seared and served with a lemon aioli or other complementing sauce. Another popular side dish to this Southern staple is hot biscuits served with melty butter. 
 
South Carolina crab cake can be found pretty much everywhere, from roadside stands to high end restaurants. Some of the best, however, are found in the city of Charleston. Several popular and delicious establishments which serve great takes on the Carolina crab cake include Hyman’s Seafood, the Charleston Crab House, and Oyster House Seafood Restaurant. Each of these places put their own unique spin on their crab cakes, so it will be hard to try just one! If you ever have a kick for seafood, it is recommended that you try some authentic Carolina crab cakes.