I hesitate to even bring up the question of the best crabcakes in Baltimore, since it’s a subject that has been known to end friendships and start fistfights. But in this case, I’m just the messenger! If you disagree with the result, blame the thirteen Baltimoreans who did a blind taste test of six restaurants’ crabcakes. The winner may surprise you….
1. Pappas (8.92 points)
2. Koco’s (8.84 points)
3. Captain Treys (7.61 points)
4. Costas Inn (7.26 points)
5. Faidley’s (6.69 points)
6. Pierpoint (6.19 points)
According to the judges, Pappas won out for its buttery, spicily-seasoned cakes, while Koco’s (my personal fave) came in second thanks to its big lumps and the fact that it “tastes like the ocean.” Famous Faidley’s just barely edged into 5th place because of its substantial filler.
Does this list seem right to you? If not, here are a few other attempts to find the top crabcake in town.