To-Go Crab Cakes in Orange Beach, Destin, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

It’s crabbing season along the Gulf Coast! Blue crab is often used in crab cakes for its sweet flavor; not to mention, it’s easily sourced here on the Gulf Coast. Crab cakes are a pretty simple dish: bread crumbs, mayonnaise, eggs, and seasoning make up the base of crab cakes, and they can be dipped in just about anything from a spicy aioli to ranch dressing – although they are plenty tasty on their own! Since it’s crab season along the Gulf Coast, crab cakes are sure to be plentiful in our local restaurants. And, there has never been a better time to support local restaurants. Lots of places along our beaches are now offering to-go or delivery services in order to help feed our local communities. Check out some of our favorite restaurants that are offering to-go crab cakes in Orange Beach, Destin, and other locations along the Gulf Coast. Plus, we’ve listed some of our favorite Bayfront vacation rentals where you can go crabbing and enjoy some delicious crab cakes!

To-Go Crab Cakes in Orange Beach
To-Go Crab Cakes in Orange Beach

To-Go Crab Cakes

1. Orange Beach

Staying in an Orange Beach vacation rental? Get your to-go crab cakes in Orange Beach at Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar, a spot loved by visitors and locals alike! Their traditional crab cakes “with a twist” are topped with fire-roasted yellow pepper aioli and house remoulade.

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar is also offering curbside pickup for those who still want to enjoy upscale coastal cuisine from the comfort of their own home. Give them a call at (251) 981-5516 to place your order. Their jumbo lump crab cakes are drizzled with a spicy aioli and are sure to please!

Enjoy a weekend brunch at home with Brick & Spoon. Their Crab Cake Benedict is sure to hit the spot with your own homemade mimosa. It includes bacon, sauteed spinach, poached eggs, and a housemade hollandaise – a Brick & Spoon favorite!

2. Destin

It’s no secret that Sarah K’s Gourmet is one of the best places for crab cakes in Destin. They’re the “Home of the World Famous Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes” and cconsistently voted Best of the Emerald Coast and Best in Destin. With 100% crab and no filler, they’re Sarah K’s claim to fame.

Get your crab cake fix for brunch in Destin at Harry T’s Lighthouse. They’re offering to-go orders with brekfast served every day; 10AM on weekdays and 9AM on weekends. Treat yourself to the Crab Cake Hollandaise: two lump crab cakes served on fried green tomatoes, topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce and served with hashbrowns.

3. Pensacola

Craving crab cakes? Get them to go from George Bar + Bistro during their Saturday and Sunday brunch. Their classic Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict comes topped with poached eggs, grilled asparagus, roasted red bell pepper, and cayenne aoili and is served with herb potatoes. This iconic Pensacola restaurant moved from the downtown scene to a spot off the beaten path within the city limits in 2019, but the menu is as wonderful as ever.

Or, get them as light lunch at Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille in Downtown Pensacola. Enjoy two signature jumbo lump crab cakes served oven-baked or “Southern Fried,” with Old Bay aioli and an accompaniment of lemon-dressed arugala, mango salsa, feta crumbles, and cherry tomatoes.

If you’re staying in a vacation rental on Pensacola Beach, treat yourself to the crab cakes at The Grand Marlin. Their Maryland Crab Cakes are available for lunch and dinner. For lunch they come with roasted corn relish, creole mustard butter, and crab seasoning fries. If you go for dinner, you’ll enjoy them with whipped potatoes, creole mustard sauce, vegetables, and roasted corn relish. Not to mention, you can’t beat the view at The Grand Marlin! Be sure to get there right at sunset for an amazing sight.

To-Go Crab Cakes in Orange Beach

Bayfront Vacation Rentals

The Gulf is not the only view you can enjoy on vacation! We have a wide selection of Bayfront vacation rentals with views you could only dream about. See some of our favorites below!

  • Bayou Beach House – this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom Orange Beach, Alabama vacation home in the gated Palm Harbor community with a large wraparound balcony and sweeping Bay views. Plus, since it sleeps 13 guests, it’s perfect for your family vacation.
  • Mustique 1701 – with views of both the Gulf and the Bay at Mustique 1701, it doesn’t get much better than this! This four-bedroom condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama sleeps a dazzling 14 guests and has private beach access in addition to a dock overlooking Little Lagoon.
  • Sabine Yacht & Racquet 5C – stay in Pensacola Beach at Sabine Yacht & Racquet 5C and take in sights of Little Sabine Bay from your 5th floor condo. Then, head over to The Grand Marlin to try some of their incredible Maryland Crab Cakes!