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Mo's Seafood Factory best crabcake?

Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 03:19 AM

A group of us are walking around Fel's Point/inner harbor. We ask a valet driver to recommend a place for crabcakes. He recommended Mo's Seafood Factory. I thought the food was awful. THe vegatable tasted like they were just boiled in water. The crabcakes had plenty of crab but were huge globs of crab and mayo. The people I was with swore these were great crabcakes. Is this the best in Baltimore?

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  1. Lowbar RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 03:28 AM

    Good God man...absolutely, positively NOT. Go to this thread for advice for starters. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    I recommend the lump crabcakes at Faidley's in Lexington Market. I no longer recommend G&M's. A lot of folks here have other favorites. Not once have I seen Mo's among them.

    Faidley's and Mama's on the Half Shell are favorites. I believe I have seen Henninger's mentioned quite favorably in crabcake discussion as well.

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      hon RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 01:05 PM

      Run, run like the wind!
      What Lowbar said and even pubs like Dudas have good crab cakes but Mo's, no way!

      1. BarbHelm RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 01:37 PM

        I have checked back on earlier posts regarding crab cakes and no one seems to mention Crisfield's off Georgia Avenue any more. Any comments?

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          Mister Big RE: BarbHelm Aug 14, 2006 02:54 PM

          Crisfield's never had great crabcakes. Their other selections were always good, with the best being baked stuffed shrimp and stuffed flounder. Haven't eaten there in years, so no current comments.

        2. BarbHelm RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 01:40 PM

          This is an interesting article regarding Crisfield's:


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            MarkF RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 03:01 PM

            Crisfield's crab cakes aren't very good. It's an old place and I think the food is overpriced. Reminds me of Kushner's, a seafood restaurant on Piney Branch Road that's no longer with us.

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              hon RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 03:12 PM

              I take it Crisfield's is a DC thing?

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                MarkF RE: hon Aug 14, 2006 06:52 PM

                It's in Silver Spring, MD.

              2. BarbHelm RE: Luke_Cage Aug 14, 2006 09:46 PM

                Crisfield's used to have a crab imperial "to die for." Not any more, Mark?

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                  MarkF RE: BarbHelm Aug 15, 2006 02:00 PM

                  I guess to be fair I haven't had the crab imperial there for a long time, so maybe someone else can comment. I just remember the last time I had a meal there my wife and I were sorely disappointed by the quality of the food and the high price, and the crab cake was pretty bad.

                2. BarbHelm RE: Luke_Cage Aug 21, 2006 12:31 PM

                  I see that one or some of us should drop by and give it a try. I'll see if I can manage it over the next two weeks or so.

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                    domino RE: Luke_Cage Aug 27, 2006 07:04 PM

                    G & M's and Crisfield back when I was in college did have some good crabcakes, but now CoCo's Irish Pub on Harford Road has the best crabcake. You'll pay dearly, though.

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                      Mister Big RE: domino Aug 27, 2006 07:28 PM

                      Chrisfield's crabcakes were never that good. In the old days (pre-1980), the best crabcake in Silver Spring was a semi-dive, The Wachapreague, on Bonifant St.

                      I'm guessing that currently, the best crabcake in downtown SS would be found at Cameron's on 16th St. Carry-out only.

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