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Nov 6, 2007 06:47 AM

Mail order crab cakes

I'd like to send a little bit of Baltimore home to my relatives in New England over the the form of mail-order crab cakes. I see that both Faidleys and Angelinas do mail order (and know that the Angelina's mail order is no longer affiliated w/ the restaurant). Anyone have any suggestions as to which one ships a better crab cake? Has anyone ever used either mail order service before? Thanks.

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  1. Angelinas hasn't been what is was for years - go with Faidleys!

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    1. re: hon

      Faidley's, the backfin one tastes better the next day than the more expensive jumbo lump and I've had better end-user post-event assessment by asking them to ship uncooked rather than broiled.

    2. G & M Restaurant in Linthicum I think are the best around. They have Crab Balls, Stuffed Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Stuffed Oysters, Stuffed Soft Shell Crab that you can order and be sent anywhere.I highly suggest them. I sent my cousins crab cakes in Oregon it is simple and easy. Their website is

      1. A third vote for Faidleys. I'd avoid G&M.

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        1. re: JonParker

          I'm told that Romano's on Ritchie Highway is now owned by a relative of the original owner of G&M and has comparable crabcakes to the G&M of old. Don't think they do mail order, though. I too would recommend Faidley's although I've heard good things about Angelina's mail order (which is operated by the original restaurant owners I'm told).

        2. As recommended to me by others here, Chris's crabcakes are excellent. You can pick them up at area farmers markets first to try them out before ordering.

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          1. re: chowser

            I love the jumbo lump cakes at Annapolis Seafood Market. I believe they ship as well.

          2. It ain't a little bit of B'more..but check out Jerry's Seafood website...I've had good luck with their mail order products

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            1. re: Hue

              Angelina's, based on a visit within the past couple of months, is only a distant shadow from what it once was. A number of people on this board know my negative opinions about G & M so there's no point in rehashing this palace of pale lump Indonesian crustacean meat. Jerry's is overall, the best Maryland style seafood restaurant in the greater D. C./Baltimore area. Faidley's is excellent, also. I would go with either. Suicide Bridge, for me, is the equal of Jerry's and also worth a consideration but this is outside of Cambridge. The single best crab cake of all-for flavor as well as for lumps-is The Narrows on Kent Island.

              I've never been short of an opinion...

              1. re: Joe H

                Once again, this was a request for mail order. Angelina's mail order has nothing to do with the present-day Angelina's restaurant, which should be avoided at all costs. You need to check out Koco's sometime Joe. It could be a good CH dinner if we go on Thursday's when crab is on special.

                1. re: ko1

                  I miss the dinners we use to have on this board. My wife and I are up (especially she who is even more obsessed with crab cakes and Jumbos than I am!) for any dinner that anyone would like to organize. For ourselves, we WILL find a way to visit Koco's in the next several months. Really do appreciate the recommendation.