Crab Cakes Made in Small batches on Maryland's Eastern Shore For Over 50 Years


Angelina’s crab cakes have been renowned in Baltimore for decades. Established in a row home in 1952 as a small Italian grocery, the Parkville site grew into a restaurant and then a landmark destination with an unequaled list of awards and reader’s choice selections. Several generations of family and former owners stayed connected to the place and close to tradition – with “Miss Angie” herself directing duties in the kitchen until age 84. Tadduni, Reilly, Bufano – different families worked together and each added a chapter. But the story of unmatched quality behind Baltimore’s Best Crab Cake remained the same.

Over the years they were featured by newspapers, magazines and Mayors, on TV and in airline guides. Almost any discussion of crab cakes invoked Angelina’s name. Visitors to Baltimore started seeking out the one-time neighborhood secret, and they also asked about bringing souvenirs back to prepare in their own kitchens. This interest led Angelina’s to start shipping crab cakes to homes nationwide in 1993. Not long after in 1997, was created to further showcase the award-winning dish - a pioneer of mail order gourmet in the early days of e-commerce.

Maryland and blue crabs are almost synonymous. Being so central to this region’s culinary consciousness, Angelina’s crab cakes truly represent the “best of the best”. Although the Harford Road dining room closed for good in 2008, our new facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore means even greater proximity to the authentic local sources that set us apart. We continue to make crab cakes exactly as they were at the restaurant for decades - using jumbo lump meat exclusively from the Atlantic Blue Crab, subtly seasoned, arranged in mountainous proportions and shipped fresh to your doorstep. We do our best to deliver a part of this proud history with each package we send out.