Thursday, February 16, 2006

Crab Cakes in Baltimore -- Koco's Pub

Koco's pub is where I have had the best crab cakes in Baltimore -- in the world for that matter!

The picture below is the junior crabcake platter, which is served at lunch for $15.95
. It is a very large crab cake!

Koco's Pub
(4301 Harford Road, [410] 426-3519)

For Mapquest, click this link

I have lived in the Baltimore/Washington area for about twenty-five years and quite honestly, I could not understand what all the fuss was about when it came to crab cakes. I liked them all right and I was polite about them, but I confess to a little secret -- a feeling that this was perfectly OK food, but nothing extraordinary.

That was until I went to Koco's Grill. They have absolutely the best crab cakes I have ever had. These 11-ounce crab cakes have little filler, just the right amount of seasoning, and are made with very good crab meat. In my opinion, no other crab cake in Baltimore comes close to what Koco's offers. They also come with excellent french fries. The crab cake platter in the evening costs $17.95.

This nice little neighborhood bar does not look like much. But why should it? Isn't making the ultimate crab cake enough? (I have been to Koco's at least ten times, and the quality is as consistent as the friendly service.)

Koco's is closed on Sunday and Monday, and reservations are recommended on Thursday, the night for the crab cake platter special. I recommend some places, but I believe that Koco's is simply mandatory. Go there! You will not regret discovering this marvellous place.


suzy & todd said...

I agree 100%... Best in B-town. I've told many people about Koco's, but only a couple of people actually made it there. It is a little hard to find if you're not familiar with that part of Baltimore. In my opinion this is Baltimore's best kept secret. -T

Moyey said...

Let's get a bunch of people and have an evening there the next time you are in Baltimore!


theinebriantgrape said...

i just asked my wife to take me to baltimore! (mapquest here i come!)

Moyey said...

Let me know what you think of Koco's!

m@yyz said...

Moyey once took me to lunch there! The quality was wonderful and the portions generous!

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY agree. I have lived in Baltimore my entire life (50 years), and Koco's has by far the best crab cake I have ever eaten!

Anonymous said...

I just visited a friend in north Baltimore (about 2 blocks away from Koco's and he took me there for dinner. I was amazed at the friendly service and atmosphere but WOW THE BEST CRAB CAKES EVER. I have been raving to all my friends in the Baltimore/Washington DC area about them. I am from Dallas, TX - and I will be coming back quite frequently and will visit Koco's alot. Christian

PS. If Annette reads this, tell her Christian from Dallas, TX says WELCOME "T.O." (Terrell Owens)

Moyey said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it! Did you go on my recommendation or read about it here after discovering it?

Just wondering!


Anonymous said...

I used to praise G&M all the time. Koco's by far is the best crab cake.