Hit List

September 18, 2005

Just about every restaurant in the region has a crab cake these days - not so shocking since it's a Maryland specialty. But if you are overwhelmed by the number of possibilities, or tired of eating the same old standby again and again, The Sun's food writers offer these notable options.

Eddie's of Roland

Park, 5113 Roland

Ave. and 6213 N. Charles St., Baltimore

I buy my lump crab cakes at Eddie's meat counter and cook them at home because the price is right: $6.99 apiece when they're on sale.

- Elizabeth Large, Sun restaurant critic

G & M Restaurant &Lounge,

804 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum

The mammoth crab cake served on a soft kaiser roll draws fans from throughout the region to this modest restaurant just outside the Beltway.

- Liz Atwood, food editor

Faidley's Seafood,

Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St.

Nancy Devine's jumbo lump crab cakes have won plaudits from food writers around the nation. She uses crackers, broken not pulverized, instead of bread crumbs in her binder, but mostly these amazing crab cakes are held together by will power.

- Rob Kasper, food columnist

Corner Stable,

9942 York Road, Cockeysville

The 8-ounce crab cakes at this been-around- forever family-friendly restaurant are loaded with jumbo lumps, gently tweaked with just a few spices to bring out the sweetness of the meat. If you don't like crab (heresy!), the ribs are pretty terrific too.

- Karen Nitkin, LIVE restaurant writer

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