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Faidley's Seafood

Seafood

Downtown

$$$$Perfect For:Literally EveryoneLunchClassic Establishment

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If you’re talking Maryland, you’re talking crab cakes—specifically the ones from Faidley’s, a seafood stand located in Downtown’s Lexington Market. They literally invented the jumbo lump version in the early ‘90s (before, it was made with a mix of crab meat, lowering the cost but lessening the flavor). These consist of huge chunks of jumbo lump, a dash of crushed saltines, dry mustard, Old Bay, and secret sauce that makes for something not too salty, not too Old Bay-y, and almost all crab. Order one at the counter for lunch, then check out the market’s new building next door.

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