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Faidley Seafood

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203 North Paca Baltimore, Lexington Market, Baltimore, MD 21201
+1 410-727-4898
09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Placing the order with Nancy the granddaughter of the founder and 3 generation owner tells the tale of the love and quality this place offers. Her grandson 5 generation also works there. How can the innovator of the crab cake be wrong ? Well it's Not Get there before it closes as it closes at 530 daily.

Thank Gregory R
Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten crab cakes all through the region. Finally had the opportunity to try Faidley's. Worth the hype. Possibly the best we have eaten. All crab, limited filler. Traditional with crackers. Can't wait to go back and stay at the oyster bar for awhile.

Thank DeavBBQ
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went after Christmas 2016 with my mom, two sons, and a girlfriend of a son. Been here few times before and had good experience each time. They are known for their crab cakes so that's what a couple of us got. They are fried, not broiled. We got several different seafood plates. Fried oysters (good), fried clam strips (good), and... More 

1 Thank KrispyKarl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the Convention Center and someone suggested walking to Faidley's for crab cakes for lunch. As soon as you walk into the building, you feel transported back in time. We stood in line to order. The choices were simple, crab cake plus a choice of two sides. I ordered slaw and potato salad. It also came with small... More 

1 Thank Vivere731
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is literally unmatched for fresh seafood when considering quality and freshness. My husband and I stepped off the plane and went directly to Faidley Seafood, and that was the best decision we made the whole weekend! Start with a solid lump crab cake. I consider myself well traveled, and this was easily the best I've ever had anywhere.... More 

Thank amyadamy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to try the steam shrimp. For the price they were too too small so next time I visited Lexington market I went to another stall and theirs were what I expected from faidleys. Won't be trying the crab cake, that's for dam sure.

Thank 321nancys
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Faidley's has a well-earned reputation that extends far beyond Baltimore. I came to the Lexington Market on a day when I had a tight schedule, so I was waiting when they opened at 10 a.m. Their crab cakes take a little extra time to prepare, so it was another 15 minutes or so before they could be ordered. I'm no... More 

Thank Sowellman
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

having tried several crab cakes in the area over time. This is my favorite it is not overly priced and its quick and tasty treat. Located in Lexington market its a great experience.

Thank Christopher F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The best crab cakes are just that - filled with crab. There's no need for all those fillers. and I've had my fair share of crab cakes lacking the necessary crab, but this does not apply to Faidley. How can I put this - if you are visiting Baltimore, don't even go anywhere else for a crab cake. Just don't... More 

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Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Whenever we are in Baltimore or even near Baltimore we have to stop at Faidley's for a crab cake. Not only is it an excellent crab cake, we just love the whole Lexington Market experience. It's a throw back to when all cities would have multiple markets like this. Unfortunately, they have been replaced by the Wegman's of the world,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 North Paca Baltimore, Lexington Market, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-727-4898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?