I won’t write about your dining options at The Spring House Tavern in Lower Gwynedd, PA. It’s one of the surviving restaurants serving continental American cuisine in the traditional manner (entree, two veggies, soup or salad). It survives, in part, because it is centrally located within a mile of three gigantic retirement communities. 4:00 is prime dinner time here. 7:00 the place is half deserted.
But the Spring House is famous for its crab cakes and that’s why you should go. They are made of jumbo lump blue swimming crab (really the best kind) and while I’m not sure what they add to the filling to bind it together, it adds a creaminess to the crab cake that is really unmatched. I suspect it may be a bit of sour cream or even a very light cream cheese, but these are consistently delicious for the 15 or so years I’ve been enjoying them.
If you like a good crab cake, I will say without reservation, this is my favorite crab cake in all the land.
And for dessert, get the chocolate pecan pie.