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Fish Sandwich Fridays: Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I have been reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Here's the last one.

The Crab Cake Burger at Danton's In this installment of Fish Sandwich Fridays, I actually skipped the fish and went for a crustacean. Huzzah! I don't think God will mind and neither should you.

Feel free, however, to be a little irked by Danton's misleading menu description of its Crab Cake Burger, which is described as "two blue crab cakes served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and garlic remoulade."

I had visions of two plump cakes piled on top of another and got excited at the prospect of a fish sandwich that required two hands to eat. But as you can see from the picture, the Crab Cake Burger is only one rather flat patty. I guess a Double Crab Cake Burger (with Cheese!) is too much to ask for.

Not that I didn't enjoy the burger: Large chunks of crab meat and decent Cajun seasoning made up for the diminished volume, as did the terrifically pungent garlic remoulade. This sauce trumps the Chef's Dressing on Hillstone's Fish Sandwich, and I regret not requesting an extra container. The over-size whole wheat bun was soft, fresh, and extremely effective in corralling the large pieces of lettuce, tomato, and onion.

The Crab Cake Burger comes with your choice of fries, onion rings, dirty rice, or a side salad. If you choose rings, be prepared to receive approximately four to five limp circles of barely battered onions. Next time, if there is a next time, I would go for the dirty rice. And maybe request a second patty.



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