NJ’s King Crab Competition Coming To A Boil


Less than one week left! Have you voted for your favorite NJ Crab Cake yet? Here is the second half of our contestants spotlight and their tantalizing entries.

Be sure to cast your vote before Saturday, September 8th!vvvvvvvvvvv


McLoone’s Pier House, Long Branch: McLoone’s Pier House has made quite a name for itself since its opening in 2005. With dazzling oceanfront views, delicious cuisine and friendly service, McLoone’s Pier House has become THE place for weddings, parties, entertainment and scrumptious indoor & outdoor dining!  Chef Joe Racioppi is well-known in the two river area as the former owner of Racioppi’s restaurant in Red Bank for more than 15 years. The Entry: McLoone’s Crab Cakes: Pan seared lump crab cakes served over a spicy remoulade & citrus tartar sauce with grilled asparagus & broccoli slaw.

Metropolitan Café, Freehold: The Metropolitan Café in Downtown Freehold offers a unique New American Menu with Pacific Rim flair. Whether you are in the mood for sushi & small plates in the lounge, a glass of wine from our Wine Spectator Award Winning list, a cocktail from the lively bar or an exquisite lunch or dinner, Metropolitan Café offers a wealth of choices in a hip, upscale yet casual atmosphere. The Entry: Crab Cakes: Served over Asian slaw, drizzled with mango coulis

Nicole’s 10, Randolph:  Nicole’s Ten offers casual dining with an upscale feel; emphasis is placed on personal service, creativity, and above all, taste. From a delightfully fresh seasonal menu to the additional variety of nightly specials, every lover of inspired cuisine will assuredly find a classic favorite or a new… temptation to stimulate their palate. Our eclectic menu also boasts a selection of Certified Angus Beef steaks, Black Waygu, fresh seafood, sustainable, natural & organic options, sautés, sushi rolls, & fresh oysters. Chef Christopher M. Masey, Executive Chef / Manager  calls upon his background in fine art & photography on a daily basis throughout the restaurant, be it through some of the original art and décor or in the kitchen as a Chef. His artistic vision can be seen through his style of cooking, utilizing a variety of methods through the fusion of multiple ethnic preparations.The Entry: Hakka Style Crab Cake: Lump & Snow Crab Hakka style sauteed and crested by Rainbow Microgreens with a grained mustard Champagne-Sriracha sauce.

Oniels, Hoboken: Set on a quiet corner off Church Square Park, Oniels offers a fun, inviting scene with live music every Wednesday night. Meanwhile every day and night of the week, you are promised friendly service, great food, and a fun loving atmosphere! The Entry: Maryland Crab Cake (Entrée or Sandwhich)

Runway 43, Farmingdale Runway 34 is proud to provide a unique dining experience sure to please each time guests stop in. While overlooking the busy Monmouth Executive Airport with plenty of private jets, banner planes and sky divers, Chef George whips up exceptional dishes with a unique flair. Our warm and friendly atmosphere is an exceptional location for friends, lovers & foodies! The Entry: Puffed Crab Cakes: Imperial crab meat with celery and onion, in a crispy puffed pastry topped with fresh lemon butter sauce

Sweet Waters Steak House, Westfield: Located in downtown Westfield, Sweet Waters is an upscale American steakhouse known for its steaks cooked to order, apple martinis, boutique wines and decadent desserts.  The Entry: “Maryland Crab Cake: 4 oz. lump crab mixed with fresh spices. Oven baked then topped with “Louie Sauce”. Embraced with mesculin mix finished with extra virgin olive oil & lemon.”




The Barge
, Perth Amboy: The Barge has been specializing in the finest steaks and seafood in Middlesex County since 1925. Overlooking the historical waterfront, this fine restaurant is well known for its friendly service, pleasant atmosphere and delicious food. The Entry: Maryland Crab Cakes with Lobster Sauce



The Parker House, Sea Girt: The Parker House features a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that is to die for, and at night is the best place to be in town! Chef James T. Adams brings with him 18 years of experience and specializes in Mediterranean Fresh Seafood dishes as well as regional specialties.The Entry: Beacon St Crab Cake: Cast iron skillet seared jumbo lump crab cakes served with red pepper aioli, tri colored roasted potatoes and steamed baby carrots



Windansea Restaurant, Highlands: Locate on the water with stunning views of Sandy Hook & the NY skyline, Windansea offers a contemporary menu focusing on fresh seafood and quality products. Come and enjoy a drink and appetizer at our Tiki Bar or dinner in our open air dining room. The Entry: “Crabcakes House Favorite: Jumbo and super lump crab meat, bound with house seasonings, mayo and fresh white bread crumbs pan seared with basmati rice and grilled asparagus served with coleslaw”

Be sure to cast your vote before Saturday, September 8th and tune into the live Cook-Off at Viking Cooking School in Atlantic City on September 24th at 6pm.