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Crab Cakes: Faidley's, located minutes from the Inner Harbor in Lexington Market, is a crab cake landmark. Eat-In is done at stand-up tables, where you might rub elbows with famous sports stars or politicians with your made to order treat.

Their award-winning crab cakes have been featured in various publications as well as on the Food Network. After well more than a century in business, they have their own local sources of the freshest Blue Crab. To understand the local flavors, try both a backfin and (more expensive) jumbo lump. Backfin has a more traditional flavor, while jumbo lump is sweeter.

Seafood: Faidley's is located in historic Lexington Market (George Washington shopped there),family owned and operated since 1886. Located up the hill from the Inner Harbor and blocks from the city's seats of power, you're just as likely to see national celebrities as neighborhood folks. Grab a few fresh, local raw oysters before walking down to an O's game. Coddies – a secret Baltimore staple – are cheap and delicious. Minced fresh cod with potato are deep fried into balls, served with saltines. Don't forget the yellow mustard! Faidley's serves what so many exclaim are the best crab cakes in Baltimore. Filled with crab and very little binding, they're fried with a crust that's buttery, crunchy and keeps the inside moist and tender. They serve several kinds, but if you can, treat yourself to the pricier jumbo lump. They also sell food to prepare, including shad roe, terrapins and raccoon!

Best Value, Lunch, Take Out: Faidley's, located minutes from the Inner Harbor in Lexington Market, is a crab cake landmark. The building itself has been around since 1886. Eat-In is done at stand-up tables where diners can enjoy other Faidley seafood favorites such as raw oysters, shrimp, and clams before heading to the main attraction. Their award-winning crab cakes have been featured in various publications as well as on the Food Network in a crab cake show-down where they came out on top. Patrons can choose between regular or jumbo lump crab cakes where they're fried in minutes and accompanied by any number of side dishes. Visitors interested in enjoying Faidley's crab cakes at home can also have them shipped.

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Local Expert Tawanna Browne Smith Says:

Lunch: "Don't short-change yourself by ordering anything less than the jumbo lump crab cake. This is Faidley's work-of-art."

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