The richness of golden brown crab cakes always makes my taste buds sing! But, finding the perfect side dish for your crab cake dinner can be a bit challenging.

My homemade crab cakes are delicious when served with a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice, and a creamy sauce like tartar sauce of Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli. A great side dish will help cut through the richness of the tender crab cake and the sweetness of the crab meat, adding balance and lighter flavors to the mix.

a photo collage of side dishes that pair well with crab cakes

With almost 20 different recipes and ideas to choose from, i know the list below will help you find the perfect accompaniment for crab cakes for your dinner table!

15+ Crab Cakes Side Dish Recipes

French Fries

Serve with a great dipping sauce, like this Lemon Garlic Aioli

Caesar Salad

Need something that requires minimal effort? Grab a bagged Caesar salad from the grocery store, and call it good!

Garlic Bread

A good dinner roll is always a good option, too!

If you’re looking for wine pairing suggestions, I like a crisp and dry unoaked white wine, like a Pinot Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc.