(Closed) Do you like crab cakes?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you love crab cakes at a wedding?
    YES! Totally worth the higher price! : (93 votes)
    71 %
    Eh..they are OK but I'd prefer something else : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Gross. I would not eat them. Save your money : (21 votes)
    16 %
    other : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I love crab cakes, but they have to be piping hot, and likely that won’t be the case if they’re a passed appetizer.  We skipped them at our wedding because I was worried they’d be cold an unappealing.  I do order them in restaurants often, though.

    Post # 4
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I chose ‘other’ becuase I love crab cakes, my husband loves them too.  I don’t know if tons of people love them but they must because they’re always on dinner menus.  If its a considerable amount more though, I wouldn’t do it. 

    Post # 6
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am the vote for “gross”, although I felt bad picking it lol. I hate seafood, and I know I’m not the only one! As a passed appetizer it would be ok, because people can choose to not take one, but as the first course? Unless there was a second option I wouldn’t do this. Sorry 🙁

    Post # 7
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh I LOVE crab cakes! I don’t know how much more would make it not worth it, but if it’s within your budget, I think they’re pretty popular. We had them as passed appetizers during cocktail hour but I didn’t get any. Sad. 🙁

    Post # 8
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love love love crab cakes, so I voted yes!  But, on the other hand, a LOT of people (including my father) have shellfish allergies.  It’s one of the most common food allergies among adults.  Just something you might want to think about.  

    Post # 9
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    LOVE crabcakes. We’re having them as passed appetizers during our social hour. I think they’d be great as a first course too, but I would recommend having two options for that. Most people like crab cakes I think, but obviously not vegetarians or anyone that doesn’t like seafood.

    Post # 10
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose other in that I LOVE crab cakes, but only if they’re really good and hot. If they’re average, I won’t get past the first 2 bites.

    Post # 12
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Gross I HATE seafood- Even the smell of it

    Post # 13
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I don’t like crab cakes. I LOVE them. I know everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but not in this case. If you don’t like crabcakes you’re just wrong. Fact.

    Post # 14
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I love crab cakes… BUT, they have to be full of crab and not just a bunch of breading with a few tiny lumbs of crab mixed in there.

    We had them as an appetizer at our rehearsal dinner, which included a lot of non-adventurous eaters.  We chose them in part because we thought they’d be a crowd pleaser, and they were.  They disappeared so fast.

    I think that if there are non-seafood hors d’oeuvres and mains it’s fine to serve seafood as the first course.  If anybody is allergic or hates shellfish or whatever, they can skip it without starving.  Can’t please everybody, but I think the crab cakes will be popular.

    Post # 15
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I LOVE crab cakes!!! Nom nom nom! I am not a huge fan of the lump style of crabmeat myself, so I like crab cakes made with non-lump crab more, but I would be stoked to see any sort of crab cakes on a menu.

    It sounds like you have plenty of food, in case someone did not like crab cakes. Could you maybe poll your immediate family and friends, and see if they all would like crab cakes? You might be able to get a good feeling as to what your specific family like.

    We have plenty of adventurous eaters, and also a handful that hate “seafood”, “exotic food”, “vegetables”, etc. If people are so opposed to entire groupings of things that don’t taste/texture/look similar, then there’s simply no pleasing everyone.  Besides, the way I see it – the less crab cakes some guests eat, means more crab cakes for me and FH!!

    Post # 16
    3255 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Chillmer: I totally agree. I live in the Carolinas, where you can get crab cakes at most restaurants, and they are totally gross if they are even a little bit cold. If the food is being served directly to your guests, I would go for it, but leave it if it’s going to be a buffet.

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