Crab Soup Review

29 Mar


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Lures is a local watering hole that prides itself on its extensive craft beer selection and regional cuisine, and has been around since 2008. They were even voted Best Hidden Gem by the Annapolis What's Up? Mag in 2011 (and our sister site, the Crab Cake Review, also reviewed their Chesapeake Chachos back in October 2011). Just glance around the place, and you'll wonder what they love more -- beer or fishing. The two naturally go hand-in-hand, so for now we'll call it even. But where there is beer and fish, there are crab-related products. And Lures provides!

Jalapeño Corn Crab Chowder

The chowder consists of jumbo lump crab meat, blended with corn, onions, bacon, and spices in a jalapeño cream base.

One of the first things you notice as you dig in is that there are LOTS of huge lumps of crab. The corn is fresh and very tasty. The broth is spicy, and the consistency is good -- not too thick, not too thin. 

The crab meat has a very sweet flavor to it -- very nice when it comes to soups! The jalapeño cream base is very spicy thanks to those little green peppers, but they in no way mask or fight with the crab flavor. As mentioned before, the corn is very fresh tasting, and accentuates the spicy broth well with its sweetness. The bacon is more of an accent than anything else, and you'd probably not miss it if it wasn't there. Bigger chunks of bacon would add some meatiness to the consistency (in addition to the crab). The spice lingers a little after you finish the soup, but it is so good, that it will definitely put a smile on your face!

  • Review Date:10/22/2012 7:42pm
  • Atmosphere:Busy
  • Item(s) Ordered:Jalapeño Corn Crab Chowder
  • Soup Style:Alternative Crab Soup
  • Price:$4.99
  • Order Type:Cup
  • Crab Content:40%
  • Broth:30%
  • Additional Ingredients:30%
  • Spice:Above Average
  • Overall Impression:Outstanding
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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Lures
  • Address: 1397 Generals Highway Crownsville, MD 21032
  • Neighborhood: Crownsville
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Mail order available?: No

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