Cape Charles, VA – The Cape Charles Rotary Club is renowned for its 100% crab meat, no filler, crab cakes. Since the 1980’s, the service organization has sold crab cakes to support its mission – “Service above Self”. In the beginning, crab cake sandwiches were prepared in a donated pop-up tent trailer that was converted into a crab cake sales stand.

Former Rotarian, Ann Sayers, oversaw production during, and many years after. her active Rotary service. She “tweaked” the original recipe; however, fillers have never been used. The recipe continues to be fine-tuned in response to feedback from an ever-growing community of Rotary crab cake lovers. The last significant refinement, back in 2015, was the substitution of Panko crumbs for the traditional recipe’s cracker meal coating.

The Club prepares its crab cakes at the Cape Charles Fire House, 501 Mason Avenue, in Cape Charles. Just in time for July 4th celebrations, the Cape Charles Rotary will crank up production on June 28th. A tray of six crab cakes is offered for $40. Orders are encouraged by June 21st.

Many long-time Rotary supporters purchase multiple trays and freeze them for use into the fall. If you want to enjoy an amazing treat, please contact any Cape Charles Rotarian or Bill Payne at 757.390.7253 /

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The Cape Charles Rotary Club thanks the community for its continued support.