10 Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore is Heavily Debated and Heated Competition

Tawanna Browne Smith

By , Travel Expert at Large, Baltimore
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The jury is still out for who makes the best crab cake in Baltimore. While some visitors may have less discerning tastes and go with publication recommendations, locals disagree spiritedly with one another as well as with published food reviews, offering personal opinions on their favorites in the category. The “best crab cake” debate prospers many of the food establishments who make the “best of” lists while devoted crab cake-lovers fearlessly journey to dining rooms for their own bit of research. However, the spirited debate isn’t one that’s easily resolved with differing preferences on what makes a crab cake worthy of...  Read more »

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    Annapolis Seafood Market

    • Cuisine: American
    • Neighborhood: Anne Arundel County

    Local Expert Tip: "Spend the extra bucks and order their jumbo lump crab cake for all meat and no filler to get that true Maryland crab cake experience."

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    Mama's on the Half Shell

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're interested in a more quiet evening, visit Mama's outside of Happy Hour, otherwise enjoy the college-like atmosphere. "

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    Faidley Seafood

    Local Expert Tip: "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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    Local Expert Tip: "If you're venturing to Gertrude's for brunch, reservations are highly recommended."

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    • Cuisine: European, Greek
    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: Greektown

    Local Expert Tip: "Food portions are grand - it would be wise to stick to entrees."

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    Henninger's Tavern

    Local Expert Tip: "Although Henninger's is a neighborhood spot, some of its entrees have Inner Harbor prices."

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    Pappas Seafood Company

    Local Expert Tip: "Can get carry-out from across the street if wait for lunch and dinner hour gets too long. Best to make recommendations."

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    Duda's Tavern

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to stop in on Tuesdays for half-off their crab cakes."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Make it a day trip out of the city and shop at the nearby outlet mall Arundel Mills, work up an appetite and enjoy Timbuktu."

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    G & M Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Crab cakes are the big draw here."



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