4301 Harford Road, (410) 426-3519, kocospub.com
Every restaurant boasts about how good their crab cake is, but none can hold a candle to Koco's Pub and Grill. So what's their secret? Special spices? New cooking techniques? Nope, it's the simplicity that makes their crab cakes so good. No filler, no crazy spices (not even Old Bay), and broiling is how they cook it. The owners swear that it is just the quality of the crab meat they buy, but we think there is a little something in the binding sauce that they're not telling anyone about. The softball-sized hunk of heaven is a revelation to anyone who's never had one, so go and get one as soon as you can. It's a humble place that's very kid-friendly, so there's no reason not to.