Jumbo Crab Cakes Spot Coming to Central Avenue

A spot for Maryland jumbo crab cakes is set to open December 9 on the far end of Central Avenue. Blake’s Crab Cakes — 7224 Central Avenue — promises to bring Northern flare to the Sunshine City.

Bringing the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.

The restaurant’s small menu is flush with bold flavor. Dishes of note include: The José, pork cutlet topped with a fried egg and bacon with sriracha mayo; Fried Lobster; Shrimp Creole; Mom’s Shrimp Salad; and Blake’s Cakes, Maryland style jumbo blue crab meat with a hint of old bay.


Fresh cut fries, macaroni with baby shrimp, Grandma’s slaw, crab balls and Blake’s shrimp are offered as sides.

Offering true Maryland jumbo lump crab cake to the Florida Gulf Coast.

The restaurant joins a burgeoning section in St. Pete that has seen quite the renaissance with the arrival of Craft Kafé, Dead Bob’s, the soon-to-open Reading Room, freeFall Theatre and O Bistro.

Blake’s officially opens at 5pm on Friday, December 9. Stay up to date with their latest hours, specials and menu offerings on their Facebook page.

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.