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“Best Crabcakes in Baltimore”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Duda's Tavern

Duda's Tavern
Ranked #152 of 2,007 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Fells Point
Houston, Texas
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best Crabcakes in Baltimore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The best crabcakes in Baltimore. I could end my review there and you would know everything you need to know.

But I also had the chili bake - which was a very mild chili baked with plenty of cheddar cheese topping. I could have done without the almost too big croutons on top but it was a cold day and it tasted really good.

We came in on a Tuesday and it was half price crab cake day! Yeah! $8.99 for one cake either with crackers or on bread. The waiter/barkeep said we should go with the cracker one and we did.

Holy crab cakes, Spongebob! These consisted of almost 100% flaky, tender, sweet crab meat the size of a tennis ball. The others we had tried around Baltimore had much more filler and smaller crab pieces. These were browned perfectly and needed nothing but a fork to enjoy. We ordered another because they were so good. Honestly had we not wanted to try the sausage platter they had on the Oktoberfest menu we would have ordered two more.

The sausage platter had a choice of two sausages served with German potato salad and kraut. Bratwurst, Knackwurst, all the wursts which were delish! Honestly, I could have eaten a big ol' bowl of the German potato salad. At $13 it seemed a bit steep for bar grub. But we had time to waste and bellies to fill before a really long trip home on a non stop late flight.

The locals eat here. About every other person who came in was greeted by name, knew the bartender and ordered "the usual" or "you know what I want". Gotta love that!

If you like a clean, simple beer ask for a glass of Nutty Boh. It seems to be the cheap beer of choice around here but it really is refreshing.

Honestly, I'm not sure I've ever had better, more friendly service at a tavern eatery.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Irish Bar in Fells Point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very causal relaxed athmosphere, good comfort food, good beers.

Fries and Jerk Chicken - Great!
An excellent place for lunch or brunch rather than for a dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Key West, Florida
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25 reviews
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“Super friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our waitress, Candace, was so friendly and attentive. It seemed that they were shorthanded, but she kept our orders straight (7 person table), and made sure we knew what the specials were. They have a great (and handsome) bartender who knows how to pour a pint correctly, with a goodly selection of on-tap beers. The Heavy Seas Loose Cannon was perfect with crab cake and fries.

  • Visited September 2012
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Hendersonville
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182 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“Very nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We had dinner and drink's here one evening. The Crab Cakes and Fish and Chips were both very good. The service was excellent. It is a very popular place.

Visited August 2012
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Towson
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“Not just Crab”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Took a small group of students for dinner at Duda's Tavern before class began. While this plack touts its crab cakes we were there Thursday which is steak night. The steaks were great as were the burgers and fish. Good place to eat!l

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Dan S
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