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Duda's Tavern

1600 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3429 (Fells Point)
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Ranked #98 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fells Point
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81 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small, quaint, friendly, ... & the best, freshest, crabcakes I have ever had in my life.... awesome!

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Fairfield, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a hot day. This little tavern claims to serve the best crab cakes in Baltimore, and they made good on their word. Big chunks of crab in every bite. A great server made the experience even nicer. I'd happily eat here again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We walked no more than 5 minutes and came across Duda's. We went in and had a better than we could have ever expected lunch. Great crab cakes, fish and chips, and burger. Service was great as well. The bartender was moving to serve about 10 patrons while we were there. Highly recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Came in for a beer and the atmosphere was pleasant so decided to try the crabcake which was listed to be at "Market Price". That price was $18 ($19 with tax). For that we got one crabcake, a small handful of potato chips, a plastic thimble of what seemed to be supermarket potato salad, and a couple of plastic-wrapped saltine... More

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Inside the bar was ridiculously loud, so we snagged a table outside. Thankfully the weather was beautiful to sit outside because we only saw our server twice throughout our meal. Steamed garlic shrimp were overcooked. Wouldn't recommend.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had dinner here, and came for the highly rated crab cakes. Unfortunately they were over-cooked and dry, with a lot of filler. The steamed shrimp were perfectly cooked and spiced though. So I would come back for the shrimp, but not the crab cakes!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Baltimore as she had a three day conference ay John Hopkins. We stayed at the Admiral Fell Inn's which is a short walk to Duda's. My wife had a craving for crab cakes and the people at the hotel recommended theirs. Tuesday night is $10 crab cakes and my wife said it was delicious,... More

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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

After reading the reviews I decided to check out Duda's. Lucky for me I came when the special was their crabcakes. Excellent crab cake sandwich with sweet Potato fries. Outstanding selection of beers on tap and bottles. Feels like a very friendly neighborhood pub. The locals are friendly and Candis, yes that's spelled right, the bartender was awesome with good... More

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Davis, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Came here for a fresh crab cake lunch based on recommendation by staff at the Admiral Fell Inn. Perfect lunch choice! The crab cake was plump, delicious, & full of big crab chunks (one of the best I've had in MD) & the crinkle fries were a nice touch. Fun, laid-back pub atmosphere, friendly service, and a great menu of... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Second time here, second time wishing I could eat crab cakes here every weekend. Nothing fancy at all, just good food.

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