4301 Harford Road, (410) 426-3519, kocospub.com
The topic of best crab cake in Baltimore is a sure way to start a fistfight. Everyone has their favorites and no one is giving any ground regardless of who is gonna whoop his or her ass for it. We feel that one bite from a Koco’s crab cake would change the mind of even the most stubborn crab-cake crusader. These simple softball-sized beauties rely on nothing but the flavor of their crab meat and a secret binding sauce to create a crab cake that (gasp) actually tastes like crab. Caramelized on top from the broiler, moist, and full of lump meat, the cakes don’t need bread, but you can order them with bread or crackers. Just thinking about Koco’s crab cakes makes us want to fight our way through the challengers to get a taste of the champ.