Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Faidley's was founded way back in 1886, which makes it one of the oldest currently-operated seafood establishments in the Chesapeake Bay area. It was founded by John W. Faidley and is currently operated by his descendants, Bill and Nancy Devine. The business is still owned by the family.
If you're looking for something classically New England, try the soft crab sandwich. Faidley's is certainly best known for its crab, so you won't be disappointed.
The menu has an assortment of other seafood options including lobster bisque, oysters, and calamari. They also offer many side dishes like collard greens, onion rings, and potato salad.
However, Faidley's is best known for its humongous crab cakes. Using only blue crabs that are locally sourced from Chesapeake Bay, the jumbo crab cakes weigh in at 6.5 ounces. The crabs are steamed instead of boiled, which Nancy (queen of the crab cakes) says helps with the cooking process.
Faidley's is located in Baltimore's Lexington Market, which was the site for the original Faidley's back in the nineteenth century.
If you're not in the Baltimore area, you can still get a taste of the famous crab cakes. The crab cakes are never frozen, so the only way you can get once is if you choose overnight shipping in an insulated container. They're committed to quality!
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