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Dining Winners

Best Crab Cake

Pappas

1725 Taylor Ave., (410) 661-4357, pappascrabcakes.com

Posted 9/16/2009

Call it old-fashioned and frumpy, a place for old folks and old-style food. You're not wrong, and yet, Pappas still manages to do a lot right, especially its crab cakes. There's no mistaking the ingredients of these golden brown beauties as lump, lump, and more lump--lumps the size of your thumb, lumps as large as quarters--just a little mayo and a dash of mustard. No funny filler. So take your mom and your Aunt Barbara to Pappas and instead of cringing the next time the elderly fellow behind the keyboard launches into song, make a request. Or better yet, sing along.

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Other Awards for Best Crab Cake:

Perring Place, 9/17/2008

Duda's Tavern, 9/19/2007

Buddy's Elliott Street Bar and Grille, 9/20/2006

Crab Cake Factory, 9/21/2005

Regiís American Bistro, 9/22/2004

Patrick's of Pratt Street, 9/17/2003

Faidley Seafood, 9/18/2002

The Backfin, 9/13/2000

Crossroads, 9/15/1999

Gunning's Seafood Restaurant, 9/17/1997

Faidley Seafood, 9/18/1996

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