JJ Seafood Crawl 2023 has officially ended. Thank you for your full support!

We want to give you a big thank you for joining us on our recent Seafood Crawl. Your ticket purchase didn't just get you some crab cakes, it also made a meaningful impact on the donations we were able to raise for Paul's Place and The Franciscan Center.

We hope you had a blast trying out all the different crab cake dishes at various restaurants throughout National Seafood Month. JJ McDonnell was excited to see the community come together to support these important culinary programs that teach life skills and promote workforce development. You played a huge role in making it happen, and we can't thank you enough!

You have casted your your votes! Check out the winners below!

All month long in october 2023

Get ready to endulge in crabmeat goodness for the entire month of October with the best crab cakes in Maryland at the J.J. McDonnell Seafood Crawl 2023.

This isn’t your average seafood crawl. We’re talking about the top 25-35 restaurants in town showcasing their unique crab cake creation.


Baltimore County 


The Crazy Crab Bag

Atlantic Food & Spirits

Nick’s Grandstand Grille & Crabhouse

The Local Oyster Locus Point

Manor Tavern


Baltimore City

Guilford Hall Brewery

The Food Market Hampden

True Chesapeake Oyster Co

Bistro 300 – Hyatt Regency

BLK Swan

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood

Hard Rock Cafe

Anne Arundel County

Two Rivers Steak and Fish House

McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar

Frederick County

Twin Arch Tavern

Mount Airy Inn

Prince George’s County

Crab Boss



Howard County

The Food Market Columbia

The Collective Offshore

Daniels Restaurant & Open Air Bar

Lāk Columbia

Harford County

Libs Grill Bel Air


Montgomery County

All Set Restaurant & Bar

O’Donnell’s Market

District of Columbia  

Kirwans on the Wharf


we’re also about being responsible and supporting our community with the culinary training needed for them to succeed in the food service industry.


All of October will be the month to unite in the name of the ultimate crab cake. Grab your tickets and go on a mouth-watering tour of all the participating restaurants, taste-testing their delicious crab cake creations. And don’t forget to cast your vote for the reigning champ. Let’s find out who’s the real king of crab cakes and support our local culinary scene all at once. The only way to vote for your favorite seafood appetizer is is to download the Let’s Rallie App today!

  • Be sure to check out the list of restaurants at jjseafoodcrawl.com.
  • Download the Let’s Rallie App to find a map of participating restaurants and preview their competing crab cake.
  • Upon arrival at a participating restaurant, simply show your ticket to your hostess or server and you will be given their competing crab cake to taste and critique for free.
  • Once seated, a server will ask you to scan the QR code provided by the restaurant on the Let’s Rallie app. You are now officially part of J.J. McDonnell’s Seafood Crawl!
  • Take the month to visit all participating restaurants and when you have had enough, rate your favorite using the Let’s Rallie app.
  • At each stop along your journey, be sure to rate the crab cakes on the Let’s Rallie app. You can rate each crab cake once per ticket holder.
  • Limit one crab cake redemption per person per participating restaurant from October 1st thru October 30th 2023.
  • Some restaurants may require reservations, please call the individual restaurant prior to your visit to confirm.
  • Dine-in only, unless the restaurant is exclusively take-out.
  • Offer subject to product availability.
  • Redemption is limited to the competing crab cake only. Additions & Gratuity not included.

All proceeds go to support Paul’s Place’s culinary training program and the Franciscan Center’s Dignity Plates Training Academy.