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Faidley Seafood

203 N. Paca, Baltimore, MD - (410) 727-4898
Faidley's crab cakes are without question the lumpiest, which is a wonderful thing because the lumps are sweet pieces of Chesapeake Bay crab seasoned with Old Bay bound together by so little filler that there seems to be none. They are made by hand and grilled to order at the Faidley stand in Baltimore's temptatious Lexington Market; also available via mail order at Faidley's website.
100% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Crab Cake
cucumber salad
Crab Soup
Onion Rings

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Forget all the spongy, bready, fishy blobs that pass as crab cakes elsewhere. To know the paradigm, you must eat in Maryland, at Faidley's in particular. In this eat-in-the-rough market on one side of the boisterous, centuries-old food emporium known as the Lexington ..."   [Read More]
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Jonathan Landers
January 20, 2011
"The all-lump crab cake at Faidley's really should not be called a crab "cake" but, rather, all-lump crab in a savory shape. Having had crab cakes from all over Maryland, Louisiana, and the Virginia shore, these crab cakes are unlike any others. The flavoring is light ..."   [Read More]
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Tim Nasworthy
July 08, 2009
"Faidley will spoil you for any other crab cake, anywhere. Hands down, the best I've ever had, and I've tried them all over Maryland and Virginia. The crabmeat is fresh, hand-picked there on-site, and the preparation uses only the most infinitesimal amount of filler, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

203 N. Paca, Baltimore, MD
(410) 727-4898

http://faidleyscrabcakes.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
Once you've had a top-tier Maryland crab cake, such as this one at Faidley's, all others seem pitifully inferior.
"Once you've had a top-tier Maryland crab cake, such as this one at Faidley's, all others seem pitifully inferior."
Michael Stern





You get your choice of Maryland crab soup or creamy crab soup. The former, mildly spiced, holds big pieces of crab and is thick with vegetables.
"You get your choice of Maryland crab soup or creamy crab soup. The former, mildly spiced, holds big pieces of crab and is thick with vegetables."
Michael Stern


No comfy tables and no waiter service at Faidley's. Once you get your food, you find a place at one of these counters to eat it.
"No comfy tables and no waiter service at Faidley's. Once you get your food, you find a place at one of these counters to eat it."
Michael Stern


Big lumps of delicious crab meat bust out of the sides of the crab cake.
"Big lumps of delicious crab meat bust out of the sides of the crab cake."
Cliff Strutz


The hopsy onion rings are obscenely rich. Soft ribbons of onion slither out unless you bite down hard to sever each mouthful.
"The hopsy onion rings are obscenely rich. Soft ribbons of onion slither out unless you bite down hard to sever each mouthful."
Michael Stern


Founded in 1886, Faidley's is still one of the best places in Baltimore for crab cakes.
"Founded in 1886, Faidley's is still one of the best places in Baltimore for crab cakes."
Cliff Strutz


If you are in the mood for lively conversation along with dozens of oysters, Faidley's oyster bar is the place to be.
"If you are in the mood for lively conversation along with dozens of oysters, Faidley's oyster bar is the place to be."
Michael Stern


A street view of Faidley's does little to convey the bustle of the Lexington Market inside.
"A street view of Faidley's does little to convey the bustle of the Lexington Market inside."
Michael Stern


It's hard to argue with the proclamation on this sign.
"It's hard to argue with the proclamation on this sign."
Michael Stern



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