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15+ of the Best Side Dishes for Crab Cakes

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.