Originally posted by rbpalmer
I've never been to Faidley's, either, but if any of you are ever in Calvert County (in southern Maryland), you've got to try Stoney's Seafood Restaurant. There are two of them (in Broomes Island and Solomons Island), and their crabcakes are as good as I have had anywhere.
My office (all archaeologists and architectural historians with the State) had a meeting at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (http://www.jefpat.org/) and we went to Stoney's for lunch on Broome's Island. (http://www.co.cal.md.us/cced/guide/Broomesisland.htm) You're right, they were indeed great.
I remember about, oh, a dozen years ago, I used to get a great crab cake sandwich for five bucks on North Charles Street at Tony's. They were huuuge, and had little cartilidge. I was always impressed. Don't know if the place is even there anymore, though. It was a long time ago.
You know what restaurant has disappointed my hubby and I the last couple times we've been? Phillips of Harborplace. Everything we had was nasty and greasy. Mind you, we didn't have the crab cakes. If we'd had them, and specified broiled (which I always try to do), they'd have likley been fine. But the things we did have were just nasty seeming.
However, I went there about a year and a half ago with some friends. An internet friend was visiting from Norway, and we wanted to give her the Baltimore experience, so we toured the Constellation (http://www.constellation.org), showed her the Top of the World (http://www.baltimore.to/TopOfWorld/), and took her to Phillips for crab cakes. She loved them. They're not cheap, though. This is from their menu: Phillips Premium Crab Cakes $24.99
all-lump crab cakes with a rich and creamy flavor
Phillips Traditional Crab Cakes $17.99
Shirley Phillips' famous Maryland-style recipe
But when another friend, this one from Australia, came to town, we took her to the Crack Pot in Parkville. Also pricey, but we had steamed crabs. Gotta do the paper and mallets thing. lol