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November 07, 2007

Faidley's Does Fish

For those who believe Faidley's is a one trick pony -- you're almost right.

I've already seen fit to rave about Faidley's, and rightfully so. Theirs is widely considered one of the best crabcakes in a town that's all about crabcakes. But once you get past their signature dish and the coddies, I wasn't finding much to get excited about. That is until Joe H over at DonRockwell.com steered me in the direction of their fish sandwiches, which I tried twice this past week.

Dominic Armato

Faidley's is not just about the crabcakes. This is a killer sandwich. It's nothing but a fresh piece of fish, battered and fried and stuck between two slices of bread (the slaw and hot sauce were also per Joe's recommendation), but it's perfectly done. It's all about texture and temperature contrast. Cool white bread is followed by a surprisingly crispy coating, which in turn gives way to a hot, moist, flaky fish core. Pictured here is the haddock, though there are a couple of other options as well.

With this sandwich in play, what to get at Faidley's is no longer a foregone conclusion in my mind. It's that good.

Faidley Seafood
Lexington Market
203 North Paca
Baltimore, MD 21201
Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Yum. I want one right now.

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