Fish Sandwich Fridays: Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

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Joanna O'Leary
Crab Cake Burger at Danton's
In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I have been reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Here's the last one.

The Crab Cake Burger at Danton's
In this installment of Fish Sandwich Fridays, I actually skipped the fish and went for a crustacean. Huzzah! I don't think God will mind and neither should you.

Feel free, however, to be a little irked by Danton's misleading menu description of its Crab Cake Burger, which is described as "two blue crab cakes served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and garlic remoulade."

I had visions of two plump cakes piled on top of another and got excited at the prospect of a fish sandwich that required two hands to eat. But as you can see from the picture, the Crab Cake Burger is only one rather flat patty. I guess a Double Crab Cake Burger (with Cheese!) is too much to ask for.

Not that I didn't enjoy the burger: Large chunks of crab meat and decent Cajun seasoning made up for the diminished volume, as did the terrifically pungent garlic remoulade. This sauce trumps the Chef's Dressing on Hillstone's Fish Sandwich, and I regret not requesting an extra container. The over-size whole wheat bun was soft, fresh, and extremely effective in corralling the large pieces of lettuce, tomato, and onion.

The Crab Cake Burger comes with your choice of fries, onion rings, dirty rice, or a side salad. If you choose rings, be prepared to receive approximately four to five limp circles of barely battered onions. Next time, if there is a next time, I would go for the dirty rice. And maybe request a second patty.

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Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

4611 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Bruce R
Bruce R

Joanna wrote: "I don't think God will mind and neither should you."

God minds all right. Ever heard of a little book called The Bible? I didn't think so. I'm sorry to inform you of this, but you are going directly to hell. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

But don't take my word for it, take Leviticus 11:10: "But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales—whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water—you are to regard as unclean."

Good luck with damage control. The man upstairs must be pretty pissed off at you.

Anyway, here's a tip: Go to Ron's and grab a Filet-O-Fish. It's pretty good and you'll get the sandwich, fries, and a drink for $5.

Bruce R
Bruce R

I was going to comment on the lettuce but I was trying to be positive. But since you said it, I thought the lettuce looked either rotten or perhaps it was wilted by the hot fried crab cake.

Dirty rice is a spicy Cajun rice dish often made with chicken liver. They have it at Popeye's.


Thanks, BruceR.

So, this morning when you read my post and asked yourself, "WWJD?," you decided He would write a sarcastic, unfunny comment?

Ed T.
Ed T.

Sarcastic? Yes. Unfunny? Depends. I found it mildly amusing, based on the fact he is skewering those who use other passages from Leviticus to justify homicide (so long as the victim is LGBT.) Oh, and I have quoted this passage myself on occasion, for much the same reason. It's a good one for hoisting others on their own petard (not that you needed any such hoisting.)


Bruce R
Bruce R

That's correct. Although my comment about the Filet-O-Fish was sincere. The F-O-F really is pretty decent.

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