Crab Soup Review

26 Nov

Kaufmann's Tavern

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Kaufmann's Tavern has been an area landmark since 1937, serving up some of the tastiest steamed crabs around.  Tucked away back in the woods of Gambrills, they may be hard to find.  But once you do, you won't be disappointed.  They also offer other food as well, such as steaks and seafood.  But all of our friends know Kaufmann's for their consistently delicious steamed crabs.  So with such a reputation for one crabby delicacy, one would think they should have a pretty solid crab soup as well.  (NOTE:  Kaufmann's has changed their name since this review to J. King's)

Maryland Crab Soup

Soups are available in cup or bowl, in both Maryland style (being reviewed) and Cream of Crab.  All soups are stated to be from scratch daily using the freshest ingredients.  Served with crackers.

The first thing you notice as you dig into the soup is the amount and variety of vegetables:  corn, grean beans, celery, carrots, peas, lima beans, and tomatoes.  There is crab in the soup, but it is all shredded up into strands.  The primary flavor of the soup base is salty tomato with crab as a secondary flavor.  The crab strands are also a bit dry, which stands to figure if the meat has been cooking all day in the soup.  The biggest complaint is the amount of salt in the soup base, which tends to override any other flavor.  The crackers served are salted, so while they may provide a nice crunchy texture to the soup, they add more salt which puts the salt factor over the edge.

  • Review Date:11/26/2011 7:28pm
  • Atmosphere:Moderate
  • Item(s) Ordered:Maryland Crab Soup
  • Soup Style:Vegetable Crab Soup
  • Price:$4.00
  • Order Type:Cup
  • Crab Content:15%
  • Broth:40%
  • Additional Ingredients:45%
  • Spice:Average
  • Overall Impression:Average
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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Kaufmann's Tavern (now J. King's)
  • Address: 329 Gambrills Rd Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Neighborhood: Gambrills
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Mail order available?: No
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