Crab cakes on parchment with herbs and a bowl of pickles
12 Best Spots For Crab Cakes In Baltimore
Faidley's Seafood
In business for 137 years, Faidley's Seafood offers crab cakes of backfin or jumbo lump. Both are generous 6.5 ounces, made with Old Bay and minimal filler.
Faidley's is unique in that they don't use eggs in their crab cakes and have saltines as their chosen bread. Eat them at the outlet at one of their high tops or even order online.
Koco's Pub
With a humble origin and a focus on great food made simply, Koco's Pub serves 11-ounce crab cakes of jumbo lump with little filler, served with crackers and a pickle.
They also have junior crab cakes of half the size. You may have to make reservations during the crab season to get in, but thankfully, they ship their uncooked cakes nationwide.
Pappas Restaurant
Pappas Restaurant is not only recommended by Oprah Winfrey, but it also routinely wins accolades in local polls as one of the best crab cake spots in Maryland.
The crab cakes are 4 ounces, 8 ounces, and 10 ounces, made from fresh crab meat with minimal binder, bread cubes, and the perfectly spiced Old Bay.
Thames Street
With over a decade in operation, Thames Street and Oyster House have crab cakes as their standout menu item, served in a distinctly upscale atmosphere.
Their crab cakes are simple and bursting with crab. They are seared and served in a cast iron skillet, topped with a delicious house-made remoulade.
G&M Restaurant
Since shifting its focus to seafood in 1993, G&M Restaurant and Lounge has only grown its reputation as the place to get a high-quality crab cake.
They serve unfussy, sweet, and decadent 8-ounce crab cakes — made with jumbo lumps, white bread, mayo, white pepper, and seasoning — which they also sell nationwide.