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Koco's Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Pub, Bar, Balti
As featured in Best Food in Baltimore
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4301 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214-3117
+1 410-426-3519
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't expect a fancy restaurant, but this friendly, cozy neighborhood pub serves up the best crabcakes I ever tasted (and I have had a few!). The giant crabcake (the size of a large orange) was served with fries, slaw, and a delicious dipping sauce. If you want a real Baltimore experience, this is your spot!

Thank Elise M
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A small Tavern with with tightly fitted tables but they serve the BEST Crabcakes in Baltimore!!! Occasionally there is a wait but the wait is well worth your time.

Thank MickTanner
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly neighborhood pub where everyone seems to know everyone else. As an outsider, I felt at ease. Typically I come on Thursday nights where the crab cake platter is discounted. I would recommend coming on Thursday, but IF you are hankering for a crab cake on any other day, you wont be disappointed by paying full price!

Thank SciFiGirl007
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We searched for Crab Cakes & were rewarded by these gems. They are large & flavorful with little filler & tons of Crab. We also had the crab dip appetizer. Please excuse the missing portion of the food in the pictures, we could not wait to dig in.

Thank Susan G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great crab cakes, very filling and not loaded with a lot of bread in the inside, just ALL jumbo lump crab meat. Can't wait to go back for more!!

Thank Lena35B
Hampton, Virginia
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Well it's my 10th anniversary, and my husband and I decided to go to a city he's never been to--Baltimore. So I asked one of the professors at a local university which place to go for our anniversary dinner--unhesitatingly she said Koco's! Now mind you, this is not a fancy schmancy restaurant serving A semblance of crab cake with a... More 

Thank DrTorres_12
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Koco's serves Baltimore's finest crab cakes. I tied others including G&M's and Papas, but Koco's are consistently fresh, flavorful and big. I always end up only eating half and taking the other half home. Koco's is our neighborhood's "Cheers" but I know people come from miles to experience the great food and friendly atmosphere that is authentic Baltimore.

Thank BaltimoreCHICA
Staunton, Virginia
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Koco's crab cakes rival a softball in size, and are crab through and through.. They come with generous sides, and a tartar sauce they make themselves. They are definitely among the best I have eaten anywhere in Maryland. Koco's is definitely either, depending on your sensibilities, a run-down local pub or a neighborhood gem with a city-wide following, In either... More 

Thank ValleyGuy71
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

As i was on visit from Australia i had read up on where to try crab cakes and this was the place. I went with a group of 6 Baltimore locals who had never been before. Nice simple feel to the place and full of people so worth booking. The service was friendly and pretty efficient. Most of us picked... More 

Thank Paul R
Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

3 of us went there for lunch based on all the hype about their crab cakes....we agree they are big but that is about all.....too much filler, and the crab had a peculiar aftertaste like soap...there was no seasoning in the cake not that you need much but for those who say they don't have filler, better look again if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub, Bar, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214-3117
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-426-3519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?