Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market

Seafood Restaurant and Fish & Chips Shop
203 N Paca St (at W Lexington St), Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch
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What Faidley Seafood is best known for is its award winning lump crab cakes. To eat one is to believe that you have tasted one of the best things on earth!


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    The Baltimore Sun
    I've been going to Lexington Market my whole life."(5 Tips)
    Randi G.
    I just ate the best crab cake I've ever eaten!(51 Tips)
    Stephen S.
    The lump crab cake is worth an earlier train from New York.(8 Tips)
    Oysters..hot sauce..then drive very fast home cause you getin some!(10 Tips)
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  • crab cakes
  • oysters
  • lexington market
  • potato salad
  • good for a quick meal
  • french fries
  • authentic
  • steamed mussels
  • cake
  • clams
  • macaroni
  • landmarks
  • calamari
  • good for a late night
  • breakfast food
  • casual
  • beer
  • Natty Boh
  • shrimp
  • Travel Channel
  • Nancy Y.

    Yup, crab cakes all day

    Nancy Yi · 2 weeks ago
  • Ellen S.

    Crab cakes, obviously. The potato salad is a great side.

    Ellen S. P. · April 19
  • Kamau M.

    Great seafood in the historical Lexington market!

    Kamau McCray · March 29
  • Jim A.

    Try the Jumbo Lump Crabcake - #AFPeeps #AFPFC Faidley's "Best Crab Cake" in Baltimore. It was as big as a tennis ball @johndawe @LEAmerman @ligiafpena @aliceferris @GoalBustersJim (via @Foodspotting)

    Jim Anderson · March 27
  • Adna

    AMAZING crab cakes. Might seem kind of pricey at first, but definitely a baltimore experience.

    Adna · March 26
  • Lili R.

    Crab cake was great

    Lili Rueda · March 21
  • Stephen S.

    The lump crab cake is worth an earlier train from New York. And the oysters - often overlooked - are fat and super fresh.

    Stephen Shapiro · March 17
  • Mark N.

    Try the All Lump Crab Cake - Famous Lump Crabcake at Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market. Best I ever had. (via @Foodspotting)

    Mark Neurohr-Pierpaoli · February 28
  • Darlene H.

    Everything crab cakes fish oyster shrimp it's seafood palace

    Darlene Hudson · January 15
  • Darlene H.

    Great crab cakes

    Darlene Hudson · January 15
  • Julia D.

    Craaaaab cakes! Macaroni and cucumber salad sides. Done and done.

    Julia Dennison · November 2, 2014
  • Emiliy M.

    Best crab cakes in Baltimore. A little off the beaten path, but worth a side trip.

    Emiliy Marino · September 1, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Faidley Seafood as seen on Food Feuds , Food Paradise , Adam Richman's Best Sandwich Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Orlando R.

    The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and the oysters are unbelievable.

    Orlando Roebuck · August 24, 2014
  • Erin K.

    Lobster cakes!!

    Erin Kearn · August 11, 2014
  • Jake S.

    The All Lump Crab cake is the real deal, get it on a kaiser roll with a Natty Boh for a true Baltimore experience.

    Jake Smith · August 9, 2014
  • Sid C.

    Everyone is right. It's the best crab cakes in Baltimore. Both the jumbo lump and backfin are great.

    Sid C · August 9, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Its a walk from the harbor, but you can visit Edgar Allen Poe's grave site along the way. Come here for the crab cake, a contender in Travel Channel's "Best Sandwich in America"

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
  • Robert J P.

    Crab Cakes were good. Although not as good as all the Hype.

    Robert J Paige Jr · July 5, 2014
  • Ross B.

    As a million people have noted previously, the jumbo lump crab cake is surreal, it's brilliant. I thought one wouldn't be enough, but it's sooooo rich and delicious!

    Ross Brown · July 3, 2014
  • 2morrow's Eve D.

    Delicious! - Best crab cake in Baltimore. Just be aware, it is not a sit down restaurant. They are located in Lexington Market....note the market is closed on Sundays

    2morrow's Eve Design · June 18, 2014
  • Suzy S.

    You gotta get the crab cake!!

    Suzy Sodergren · May 5, 2014
  • King👑💵

    Oysters..hot sauce..then drive very fast home cause you getin some!

    King👑💵 · March 18, 2014
  • Carlis M.

    Great seafood

    Carlis Mabble · March 15, 2014
  • Jen

    Closed on Sunday

    Jen · February 24, 2014
  • Jamell D.

    It was pretty good. I like tryin new things. I can check this off the list

    Jamell Dunbar · February 17, 2014
  • Mariam C.

    They have awsome crabcakes and onion rings

    Mariam Chanishvili · February 15, 2014
  • Randi G.

    I just ate the best crab cake I've ever eaten!

    Randi Godshaw · November 27, 2013
  • Brien D.

    There is a reason their crab cake was in the running for the best sandwich in america...

    Brien Dulaney · November 16, 2013
  • Kirti D.

    Best crabcakes you'll ever have. Spring for the lump crabcakes. For sides, you can't go wrong with their macaroni salad.

    Kirti D · November 8, 2013
  • Joe S.

    Awesome food, must try. Love standing table atmosphere - a lot of energy. Connected to Lexington Market. For fans of the show The Wire, many scenes filmed in and around the market.

    Joe Soler · October 26, 2013
  • Divine B.

    One of the best crab cakes in BMore. This is the backfin crabcake for $9

    Divine Boss · September 30, 2013
  • Andrew K.

    Gotta get the lump

    Andrew Kern · September 21, 2013
  • Meg S.

    Definitely worth a trip when u r in Baltimore, a true landmark!

    Meg S · August 31, 2013
  • Shenise F.

    Best lump crab cake ever!!!

    Shenise Foster · August 2, 2013
  • Ray R.

    Crab Cakes are world famous and Faidley's was once commissioned to develop crab cakes for the crew of the Space Shuttle.

    Ray R. · July 13, 2013
  • Jeff W.

    Oysters at the bar, grab a tub of horseradish, hot sauce, and join the conversation. A Baltimore treasure.

    Jeff Weinstein · May 23, 2013
  • Terry P.

    Free refills on fountain drinks.

    Terry P. · April 23, 2013
  • Cheryl V L.

    Try the All Lump Crab Cake - You can taste the old bay.

    Cheryl V Lang · April 6, 2013
  • Nick H.

    Among the best crabcakes in Baltimore, but expensive.

    Nick Hoover · February 19, 2013
  • jose r.

    after 2 lumpcakes, mac & cheese & 2 beers all i need is a nap.

    jose r · October 6, 2012
  • Kortney

    Jumbo lump crabcake sandwich w/ ff and mac & cheese...sooo good! :)

    Kortney · September 25, 2012
  • Cindy C.

    Jumbo all lumps crabcake & oysters. Yum! Skip the crab soup; it's not crabby enough.

    Cindy Cheng · August 11, 2012
  • Steve C.

    Best Crab Cake I ever had!!! If your in the area, it's a must have.

    Steve C · July 26, 2012
  • Travel Channel

    Try the crab cake sandwich at this Baltimore icon. It's featured as one of the contenders on Travel Channel's Best Sandwich in America.

    Travel Channel · July 26, 2012
  • Travel Channel M.

    Try the crab cake sandwich at this Baltimore icon. It's featured as one of the contenders on Travel Channel's Best Sandwich in America.

    Travel Channel Manager · July 26, 2012
  • Brian M.

    Called the best crabcake in Maryland. However, in a fairly sketchy area and only open until 6 or 7.

    Brian Mitchell · July 8, 2012
  • Louis M.

    Crabcake as good as advertised! Didn't even need a side, they make them huge and it really fills you up.

    Louis Mier · July 2, 2012
  • Seth T.

    got to go with the crab cake sandwich!!!

    Seth Thompson · June 28, 2012
  • Nour T.

    The lump cake is aaawwweesooommeee!!! I couldn't finish the fries nor the salad. It's decent to order the cake only! It's a must!

    Nour Tabet · April 3, 2012

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