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Best Crab Cake

Faidley Seafood

Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., (410) 727-4898

Posted 9/18/2002

This has got to be the worst category to decide. Everyone has a favorite crab cake, a passionate opinion as to why it's the best one, dammit, and an apparently maniacal drive to share this opinion with us. Well, here at Best of Baltimore central we'd like to say thank you for sharing. Now shut up and go to Faidley's. Get one of their jumbo lump cakes (they sell the cheaper backfin cakes too, but you deserve the best). Take it to one of the stand-up counters, squeeze in between the dozens of other Baltimoreans (plus the occasional well-informed tourist), and put that beauty down. Admire its lumpy surface, its golden sheen, and the apparent magic worked to keep all those hunks of crabmeat clinging together using no obvious extraneous binder ingredients. Dig in. You can thank us later.

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Other Awards for Best Crab Cake:

Pappas, 9/16/2009

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

The Backfin, 9/13/2000

Crossroads, 9/15/1999

Gunning's Seafood Restaurant, 9/17/1997

Faidley Seafood, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Faidley Seafood:

Best Raw Bar, 9/19/2007

Best Cheap Restaurant, 9/22/2004

Best Place to Slurp in Public, 9/17/2003

Best Crab Cake, 9/18/1996

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