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“A Great Baltimore Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Faidley Seafood

Faidley Seafood
203 North Paca Baltimore, Lexington Market, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Downtown)
410-727-4898
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Ranked #33 of 1,804 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Baltimore, MD
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A Great Baltimore Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have lived in Baltimore 15 years and never get tired of Faidley's. In addition to the best crab cakes and raw oysters in Baltimore, Faidley's provides a unique Baltimore cultural experience. If you are from Connecticut or the Upper East Side of NYC, plan to go somewhere else in Baltimore - you will really not enjoy or appreciate Faidley's. Most everyone else should enjoy a visit to an earlier time. There is no seating. You will be leaning against one of several stand-up counters or the oyster bar. Old-man Bill can tell you anything you want to know about crabs and will be glad to pack up a batch of crab cakes in dry ice for the trip home. Much-younger Will shucks oysters and can tell you about some of the interesting personalities who visit Faidley's and the Lexington Market. Be sure to stroll around the market after (preferably not before!!) lunch and take in the butcher and fruit stands. I would strongly recommend against buying anything there (the Market, not Faidley's).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Coral, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Old Baltimore market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had the best crab cake with there cold slaw and greens. My wife had the steak fish sandwich which is famous in Baltimore.You get a real taste of Baltimore seafood at its best at Faidleys.The staff will answer any question about seafood and how it is cooked .Thanks Faidley for keeping up a Baltimore tradition

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews 182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Fish Market with tables”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We were so excited to try crab cakes in Baltimore. Faidley's was recommended by friends who know the area and by TA. While the market experience was expected the location was unexpected. The lump crab cake was good and we thought it was expensive for the serving. ($22 for one). The regular crab cake was fair. The flavor of both were somewhat disappointing and bland with no sauce for added flavor accompaniment. The location of this market is not the greatest area of Baltimore, but it was reassuring that there was a heavy police presence.
It was good to have tried it, but we wouldn't go back.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Made a special trip to Lexington Market in Baltimore to eat at Faidley's. Met the Faidley's - nice people. This is the place to go to really get a sense of Baltimore. The crab cake was outstanding. Had mac and cheese and greens on the side. Yum-Yum!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not what it use to be!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

While this seafood eatery had a pretty good atmosphere the crab cakes left a lot to be desired. For the price the crab cake meal was terrible

Visited March 2012
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