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Best Food in Baltimore

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Baltimore has a wealth of independently owned dining establishments. Whether you'd like a night out on the town with white table clothes, or lunch in a cozy pub, you will find it here in one of Baltimore's many neighborhoods.

Good for
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Dog Watch Tavern

Restaurants

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

Bars & Clubs, Country & Western Bars, Dance Clubs & Discos

Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore

Restaurants

Bertha's Mussels

Restaurants

Kooper's Tavern

Restaurants

Thames Street Oyster House

Restaurants

Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli

Restaurants

Annabel Lee Tavern

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Koco's Pub

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Chaps Pit Beef

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Tim A's City Tips

  • Baltimore specializes in "pub food" so be sure to check out items like deep fried mac and cheese.
  • Make reservations for the weekend at fine dining restaurants.
  • There is a free shuttle that runs around downtown called the "Charm City Circulator."
  • Dog Watch Tavern
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub)
    Tim A Says:

    The Dog Watch Tavern is located in historic Fells Point, and specializes in pub food with a twist. This is also a great place to watch the game, should you be visiting during football season!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Plenty of specialty beers are available.
    • They have arcade games and a pool table to enjoy alongside a drink.
    • Try the brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #434 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    • Cool place 25/07/2017
    • Good Beer and Appetizers 26/05/2017
    • Dog Watch Tavern
    Address:
    709 S Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21231-3420
    Phone:
    +1 410-276-6030
    Price range:
    US$ 5 - US$ 12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Horse You Came In On Saloon
    Bars & Clubs, Country & Western Bars, Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Tim A Says:

    This famous saloon is reportedly the last place that Edgar Allan Poe was seen alive. They serve delicious finger foods as well as tasty entrees like wings and burgers; plus, there's often live music to enjoy.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Legend says that if you look in the mirror at the back of the bar, you can sometimes see Poe standing behind you!
    • Try the Queso.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 23 Concerts & Shows in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don't get a cosmo 16/11/2018
    • Edgar Allan Poe's last stop 06/11/2018
    • The Horse You Came In On Saloon
    Address:
    1626 Thames St
    Baltimore, MD 21231-3489
    Phone:
    +1 410-327-8111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
  • Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore
    Restaurants (Steakhouse)
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    Tim A Says:

    Jack Binion's Steak is located in the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore. They offer fine dining, with a menu featuring mostly steak and seafood, and are handily located should you wish to try your luck before or after dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Guests must be 21 or over.
    • If you are gambling, see if you qualify for a free meal here!
    • Be sure to make reservations on the weekends.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great restaurant, but it's closing next week to become Gordon Ramsay in Nov. 11/09/2017
    • Memorable dinner only in Jack Binion Steak 15/08/2017
    • Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore
    Address:
    1525 Russell St
    Baltimore, MD 21230-2058
    Phone:
    +1 443-931-4386
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Bertha's Mussels
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood)
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    Tim A Says:

    Bertha's Mussels is a casual, laid-back restaurant famous for (you guessed it) mussels! They also serve other forms of delicious seafood — as well as several other specialties — that are sure to keep diners of all ages happy.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They often offer live music, ask for details.
    • The restaurant is located in the Inner Harbor.
    • You can make reservations on their website.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • dinner and drinks 09/11/2018
    • Good 07/11/2018
    • Bertha's Mussels
    Address:
    734 S Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21231-3406
    Phone:
    +1 410-327-5795
    Price range:
    US$ 20 - US$ 20
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Kooper's Tavern
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub)
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    Tim A Says:

    Kooper's Tavern is located in beautiful Fell's Point, serving casual food in a homey environment close to the waterfront. Don't miss their Happy Hour specials!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • They serve brunch on the weekends.
    • There is a rotating Burger of the Month; always worth a try!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Serving good local beers 19/11/2018
    • Lively bar, in a perfect location in Fells Point 27/10/2018
    • Kooper's Tavern
    Address:
    1702 Thames St
    Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
    Phone:
    +1 410-563-5423
    Price range:
    US$ 10 - US$ 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Thames Street Oyster House
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    Tim A Says:

    The Thames Street Oyster House is located right in Fells Point, and is the place to go in Baltimore for oysters! They also serve other seafood, salads and sandwiches, for those who don't do shellfish.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are views of the harbor from the upstairs dining room.
    • They have Happy Hour Monday through Friday.
    • Try the Stuffed Maine Lobster.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Seafood Sensations 19/11/2018
    • Terrible Customer Service from hostess stand 19/11/2018
    • Thames Street Oyster House
    Address:
    1728 Thames St
    Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
    Phone:
    +1 443-449-7726
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Tue
    5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Wed - Thu
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    Tim A Says:

    This Italian marketplace and deli serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a fun and festive environment. They specialize in homemade soups, which never disappoint.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to check out their wine store.
    • Have the Italian Wedding Soup! It's the best!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great old Italian restaurant, shop, and deli 07/11/2018
    • The real deli 06/11/2018
    • Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli
    Address:
    3700 Gough St
    Baltimore, MD 21224-2539
    Phone:
    +1 410-276-6787
    Price range:
    US$ 0 - US$ 10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Annabel Lee Tavern
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub, Balti)
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    Tim A Says:

    This popular tavern pays homage to the great American writer, Edgar Allan Poe. They have a casual menu and a list of cocktails with names relating to Poe and his works.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Located in the Canton area, this tavern is close to Poe's grave site and home.
    • The Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos are amazing!
    • Have the signature Annabel Lee Martini!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    • Awesome Food and Staff! 08/11/2018
    • Atmosphere, Quality food, fun drinks 06/11/2018
    • Annabel Lee Tavern
    Address:
    601 S Clinton St
    Baltimore, MD 21224-4008
    Phone:
    +1 410-522-2929
    Price range:
    US$ 10 - US$ 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Mon - Thu
    4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Koco's Pub
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti)
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    Tim A Says:

    Koco's Pub serves up all of the usual comfort food specialties, along with great pub food. They are also a favorite neighborhood bar, where the locals like to hang out.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the crab cakes!
    • Visit the gift shop, which sells funky logo t-shirts and hats.
    • Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent Crab Cakes But That's About It 18/11/2018
    • Fantastic crab cakes! 18/11/2018
    • Koco's Pub
    Address:
    4301 Harford Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21214-3117
    Phone:
    +1 410-426-3519
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Chaps Pit Beef
    Restaurants (American, Barbecue)
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    Tim A Says:

    Chaps Charcoal Restaurant offers what must be the best BBQ in the Charm City! From the fire charred sandwiches to the tender pork, everything is homemade and utterly delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check online or in the store for merchandise.
    • Try the Pork BBQ.
    • They have homemade rice pudding.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 1,387 restaurants in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mother of all Sandwiches 09/11/2018
    • Football trip 02/11/2018
    • Chaps Pit Beef
    Address:
    5801 Pulaski Hwy
    Ste 1
    Baltimore, MD 21205-3046
    Phone:
    +1 410-483-2379
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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