What makes a restaurant gain a loyal following solely for their crab cakes? Is it the technique? The 'secret ingredient'? The amount of love in its preparation? To celebrate the 4th of July, we decided to offer up different recipes from some of the finest chefs along the Eastern seaboard (and even a StarChefs mom!). Some chefs declined to share their secret recipes. Each recipe has its own twist, from crushed oyster crackers to Tabasco.

Try one of these recipes at your own 4th of July party and you'll have your own group of devotees!

Do you have a neighborhood restaurant that serves up the best crab cakes around? Please submit the name of the restaurant, the address and phone number, and StarChefs will look it up for possible entry in our next crab cake feature.


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