How to Make Prime 29 Steakhouse’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Learn how to make Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes from Prime 29 Steakhouse with this handy recipe.
Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Prime 29 Steakhouse offers a “contemporary dining experience,” where guests will enjoy USDA cuts aged for 29 days and water-to-table seafood dishes. Their menu offers a variety of steakhouse favorites including filet mignon and ribeye along with grilled octopus, Maine lobster tail, and of course, crab cakes.

Learn how to make the restaurant’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 1/3 cup aioli*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
  • 3⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 teaspoons chopped parsley Olive oil, for frying

*Aioli is a cold sauce consisting of an emulsion of garlic and olive oil and can be substituted for mayonnaise.


  1. In a small bowl, combine and whisk aioli, egg, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a larger bowl, mix the crab meat, panko breadcrumbs, and 2 teaspoons parsley. Fold in the aioli mixture. Once mixed, scoop and form into 8 patties.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with olive oil and swirl to cover the whole surface. Add crab cakes and cook, in batches, for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Pair with sauce of choice and garnish with remaining parsley.

Prime 29 Steakhouse is located at 6545 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Call 248-737-7463 or visit for more information. 

This story is part of the April 2023 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more in our Digital Edition and be sure to visit for even more recipes including Yum Village’s Afro Jamaican Oxtails and The Morrie’s French Onion Dumplings