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Some friends and I are heading down to Baltimore for some baseball the weekend of June 11. We would like to stop at a nice place for lunch. Seafood, crabs in particular, is a plus, but we are open to anything interesting.

We, and by we, I mean I, really want some great crab cakes during the weekend. We are staying at the Lord Baltimore in the Inner Harbor area. I have done searches and see that it is mostly touristy. I would also appreciate a recommendation for crab cakes that are reasonably convenient.

Thanks so much for your help.

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  1. If you want a crabcake on your way down, I'd recommend Box Hill Pizzeria off of Rt 24 in Abingdon which is about a 10 minute detour from 95. I'ts a pizza shop in a strip mall but the crabcakes are really, really good.

    Downtown, I'd agree with your results and get out of the Inner Harbor to find good food. I'm partial to Ryleigh's and Corks in Fed Hill (quick cab ride). I think the best crabcake though is at Faidely's at Lexington Market. Pick up some Berger cookies while you're at the market too.

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    Lexington Market
    400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

    1. I believe the place is called Price's in Harve de Grace, Maryland. It's a better spot to pick crabs than anywhere you'll find in Charm City proper. It's right on the water where the Susquehanna meets the Chesapeake. Plus, HdG is an easy on/off from 95.

      Also, if you're going to Camden Yards, walk up Paca Street to Lexington Market and eat a cake at Faidley's. It's too good to be that convenient and not go.

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      Lexington Market
      400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

      Charm City Cafe
      Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

      1. Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton

        1. if you want to stop before balitmore get off at the university of delaware exit. go to iron hill for great food and fresh brewed beers or go to kate's for the best nachos you'll ever have.

          1. Agree with Faidley's for sure. Depending on how you are coming in to BMore, you could detour over to Andy Nelson's in Cockeysville for good BBQ.
            http://www.andynelsonsbbq.com

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            1. re: nickdanger

              Andy Nelson's is quite, quite good.

              As for crabcakes, just south of town is G&M, which has pretty good crabcakes, too (they are huge, too).

              And just a bit further south of Baltimore is Grace Garden, which is wicked good Chinese.

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              Grace Garden
              1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

            2. You'd have to call to ask if they're open for lunch, but Columbis Inn in Wilmington is a good stop for their turtle soup.