Junior Lump Crab Cakes

Junior Lump Maryland Crab Cakes


(50 customer reviews)

Our multi award-winning crab cake recipe crafted with the best quality lump crabmeat. Made especially for those who might want an even smaller piece of heaven to enjoy, it is created with the same ingredients as our World-Famous Jumbo but with a smaller grade of crabmeat!

For cooking at home the Jimmy’s way:

Check out our how to cook our crab cakes video.

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Crab Cake

Thawing Time: About 8 hours in fridge for Crab Cake
Oven Baking Instructions for Frozen Crab Cake:
  • Preheat to 350°. Place melted butter on Crab Cake.
  • Bake for 25 min until golden and reaches an internal temperature of 165°.
Baked or Broiled Instructions for Fresh Crab Cake:
You Will Need: ½ Cup Butter, 2oz Water, Old Bay Seasoning, Shallow Baking Pan
  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Reform your crab cakes into a ball or patty shape to ensure the crab cakes do not fall apart while cooking(after all, there isn't much filler)
  • Place your crab cakes in a shallow baking pan
  • Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over crab cakes.
  • Pour 2oz of water into the pan
  • Place the crab cakes in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until the top is golden brown. (Oven cooking times may vary)
  • Dust with old bay seasoning.
  • Smaller crab balls bake in 8-10 minutes.
Deep Fried Instructions for Fresh Crab Cakes
  • Preheat fryer to 325°
  • Reform your crab cakes into a ball or patty shape. The crab cakes should be as cold as possible.
  • Fry crab cakes until golden brown or longer if you like them crunchy.
  • Check the internal temperature to be at least 140°. If it's not, place in a 350° oven for 5 minutes or until desired temperature is reached.
Air Fryer Instructions for Frozen Crab Cakes
  • Preheat to 350. Place melted butter on Crab Cake.
  • Bake for 25 min until golden and reaches an internal temperature of 165°.

50 reviews for Junior Lump Maryland Crab Cakes

  1. Tracey Hornby (verified owner)

    They were delicious and so much crab

  2. Nancy Ruffner (verified owner)

    Wonderful as usual! We bought the jumbo crab cakes on our first order and the junior size this time. Both times, just fabulous! The best crab cakes I’ve ever had!

  3. Desiree (verified owner)

    The Junior Lump Crab Cakes were amazing! I had them shipped to Texas. They arrived cold and ready to prepare!

  4. SHARON CAMPBELL (verified owner)

    Best crab cake, the texture, and taste are wonderful. Yummy crab cake. This is my second order (in 3months) and differently more in the future.

  5. Robert O Krammer (verified owner)

    The individual containers were ideal for our portions for meals. The quality of the food was excellent.

  6. Patrick Gardner (verified owner)

    There is nothing like Crabcakes and the crab egg rolls from Jimmy’s!! I got them for my mom for an early Mother’s Day dinner because it’s one of her favorite meals. She said hands down they were the best she ever had. Hope my orders have helped you guys through this tough time and I appreciate the guaranteed amazing food yall always provide!!

  7. Rose (verified owner)

    We ordered the crab cakes for Easter and enjoyed them very much. They are the best we’ve ordered from MD and they shipped to us in TN on day requested. Loved the cooking instructions included.

  8. Deb (verified owner)

    Crab cakes are great..coleslaw is the da bomb..love it.Wish I could find the same here at home in MA.

  9. Kimberly Morales (verified owner)

    Prior to placing the order, I was hesitant about spending $100 for food from a restaurant we’d never stepped foot inside. I’m so glad we did because the crab cakes were the best we’ve ever had. Unlike crab cakes from other places, every bite was loaded with delicious crab, not filler. The 8 oz. ounce individual servings made the cakes so easy to form and cook evenly – it also prevented the “hey, you got more than me” comment. I cooked all four at the same time and we thought about eating all four on the first night, not because we were still hungry, only because they were that good. Thankfully we didn’t because I just heated them in the oven the next night and they were just as delicious. Thank you!

  10. Jeri (verified owner)

    First time ordering from you. The Junior Crab cakes were really big and cooked perfectly following your directions. They were here in 2 days ready to go.

  11. joyce bentley (verified owner)

    the order arrived on time. the taste of Maryland was great

  12. Jan L (verified owner)

    Crab cakes are the best I’ve ever had, and, at 73, I’ve had a lot of crab cakes in a lot of places! The meat is sweet and delicious. They are packed well and freeze perfectly if not preparing them immediately. This is my 4th order, and I added the egg rolls this time. What a treat! And the sauces were great, too. Made my Mother’s Day perfect! All the way in Minnesota (I’ lived in Maryland until 1997).

  13. Michael Bish (verified owner)

    Wow Crab cakes were amazing. Shipping was fast and well packed

  14. Rachel (verified owner)

    Omg the absolute best! I may have to move to Maryland!

  15. Lorraine Kirkpatrick (verified owner)

    I shared the crab cakes & egg rolls with the folks I work with and we all agreed they were the BEST! The egg rolls — which I wondered about when ordering — were AMAZING! There was so much crab in the cakes it was almost like eating fresh crab on the dock. The egg rolls were crabby and creamy and DELICIOUS! I’ll be back for sure & I passed out your website to the folks at work & imagine you’ll hear from them too! Thanks for a GREAT product!

  16. Kerri Crabtree (verified owner)

    Absolutely delicious, best ever. Ordered more for a Father’s day gift yesterday. Will order again soon.

  17. Michael (verified owner)

    They pack everything in convenient containers ready to cook or freeze. I make it a point to eat at Jimmy’s every time I’m in Maryland. One of the best crab cakes in Maryland.

  18. Edward Higgins (verified owner)

    We usually buy the Jumbo crab cakes and wanted to try the Junior this time since the weight on both are 8 ounces. They were excellent however we like the Jumbo crab meat better and will be ordering those in the future.

  19. Jolie Ancel (verified owner)

    It doesn’t get much better! I’m a Baltimore girl living in Los Angeles, and I crave crab cakes in the summer! I’ve tried making them to save a few dollars….It’s worth the splurge! I just wish you would go back to using dry ice when shipping!

  20. Linda Hurford

    They were so good…..definitely will have these delivered again.

  21. BigSyl

    This was the best seafood meal I ever had. Was spending time with my sisters. I never heard of your y’all. Will definitely be placing my own order. #FamilyConvention

  22. Ron Cave (verified owner)

    First of all everything was tasty. Only issue I had was their instructions were not clear on a recipe card which came with my order. Bay sauce came with my order which included 5 different items. Wasn’t sure which item to use the bay sauce on or in. There were also other small containers of sauce which I was not sure how to use. My crab cake egg rolls were supposed to include oriental slaw which i did not receive. I did not have time to check out the instructional videos which the card showed a bar code for. I guess you could say I winged it. Everything was very good but on the pricey side.

  23. Steven Angelo Fiorino (verified owner)

    No questions about the quality of the crabcakes. Awesome.
    Shipping.. Fedex didn’t deliver.
    Had to go pick up at there center…
    They lied and said they tried…
    There reason for not delivering….business closed….
    Package was shipped to private home…

  24. Ed (verified owner)

    Simple indorsement: we sent these MD Crab Cakes to my sister in CA for her birthday, and she LOVED them!!

  25. George Shea (verified owner)

    Possibly the best crab cakes I have ever had. As a child I grew up around the Severn River and we caught our own crabs using chicken backs and a string. My grandfather made crab cakes on left over crabs we didn’t eat. In any event I will definitely being ordering again.

  26. Angela K Slayton (verified owner)

    My first time ordering the junior crab cakes. fantastic! I was hesitant doing so ($) but read a LOT of great reviews and thought I would try. They did NOT disappoint. They were fantastic and full of yummy crab!

  27. Owen To (verified owner)

    Best crab cakes in all of Baltimore.

  28. Karl Bader (verified owner)

    Unlike my Lions, your crab cakes always deliver! Looking forward to more at Christmas!

  29. Katherine Clark (verified owner)

    So large I almost could not eat at one seating but I forced my self I am not a quitter. So very good

  30. ANNALISE J WILLIAMS (verified owner)

    This was our first time ever ordering from Jimmy’s and we were all very impressed with the quality and can’t wait to place another order. — we ordered both the Eastern Shore Blend and the Junior Lump and both were a hit at our gathering. The packaging is very well thought out! From the ordering process, to shipping, to oven and table…this was amazing.

  31. Cindy Wursta (verified owner)

    I sent these to my mother in Portland, Oregon. She’s been living there for ten years and missing Baltimore crab cakes. She loved them!!!! So good and so easy to prepare. Thanks, Jimmy’s!

  32. Sheryl (verified owner)

    I bought these crab cakes as a Christmas gift. I was told they were delicious and some of the best crab cakes they had ever had – lots of crab and little filler. The people I gave them to have been eating crab cakes for about 40 years.

  33. Linda R. (verified owner)

    Delicious as always! Worth every penny. Full of jumbo lump crab, little to no filler 🦀

  34. Ron McClain (verified owner)

    OMG!! We served the crab cakes with a NY Strip steak for our Christmas dinner. Everyone raved about them. This is the first time that we got crab cakes form Jimmy’s. I had always got them from G & M. we thought yours were better!!

  35. Gail Vernon (verified owner)

    Excellent Crab Cakes!! They are easy to prepare and full of Crab!!

  36. cliff burkhardt (verified owner)

    Better than expected, have been using G&M will now switch SUPERB and GREAT service

  37. Jen C. (verified owner)

    We use Jimmy’s for corporate gifts and the crab cakes are always a huge hit! Thank you!

  38. Deana Waters (verified owner)

    Got them for a gift for my niece & her husband that live in Easton MD. They said they were delicious. Wish I could have been there to enjoy them. Have been to your restaurant in Baltimore with them – the best!!

  39. cj.fisher (verified owner)

    Free with promo code. Very good had lots of crab meat and very little filler

  40. imluvinlife (verified owner)

    Delish!!! Sure miss Jimmy’s when I moved so I shipped crabs, crabcakes and dip to Montana and were amazing. Best food in MD (and MT!!)

  41. MALISSA STANLEY (verified owner)

    Listen, its starting to be habit ordering almost every weeks. I absolutely love the 2 day shipping to NC and the Crab cake and Jumbo cakes are always as the kids say ON POINT! THANK YOU JIMMYS

  42. Ashley Wooten (verified owner)

    Loved, loved, loved these crabcakes! My new favorite!

  43. Tawana Webb (verified owner)

    Best crab cakes!

  44. James Govoni (verified owner)

    Absolute perfection. The cooking instructions really help keep the experience and flavor just like dinning at the Famous

  45. Jay Rostien (verified owner)

    I bought the crabcakes for my daughter & family in Georgia & they loved them. Needless to say I didn’t get a sniff Lol.

  46. rthufford1948 (verified owner)

    It’s been years since last time ordering the crab cakes. It was well worth doing so!! There’s no place in Missouri like Jimmy’s and my family raved about the crab cakes as part of Christmas eve dinner!!

  47. Deneen Cooper (verified owner)

    Just absolutely delicious. If these are junior size, the regular suze musr be huge. Can’t wait to place my next order.

  48. Jacqueline Stephens (verified owner)

    there was a buttload of crab in those things! They were thebomb.com!

  49. Stephanie Moore (verified owner)

    Had the mix shipped to my parent’s house in FL so we could have REAL crab cakes during my recent visit. No “Maryland Style” anywhere else will do! The box arrived on time, product was ice cold. We had crab cakes for dinner twice and they froze the remainder. Everything was perfect and I would recommend to anyone. Will for sure order again. Thank you!

  50. cprovoyeur1 (verified owner)

    I highly recommend ordering their crab cake. We cooked ours tonight for their instructions and it was absolutely off the chart.

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