Baltimore Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Baltimore

Seafood dominates the food scene in Baltimore. Crabs in particular, are especially popular here. For authentic cuisine, avoid the Inner Harbor area, which is filled with national chains and tourist traps. Instead, head to Mount Vernon and Fell's Point for a larger range of high-quality eateries. Baltimore also hosts a variety of international dining options, with restaurants serving everything from Afghan flavors to Greek fare to fish-focused dishes.

Wander to Little Italy, and you'll find plenty of acclaimed venues, like Aldo's, which serves southern-inspired Italian dishes in a relaxed setting. Or, make your way to Canton, where you'll find up-and-coming eateries like Of Love & Regret, a gastropub that serves craft beer and Bavarian hot pretzels. Take a jaunt to Mount Vernon, and you can indulge in Belgian-style beer at The Brewer's Art.

Along with its expanding gastropub scene, Charm City appeals to foodies craving locally sourced dishes. For a memorable meal, try Woodberry Kitchen, which earns heaps of praise for staples like chicken and biscuits and oysters with braised beef. For more affordable dining spots, head to Hamden, where you'll find culinary institutions like The Hon dishing up standouts such as freshly shucked oysters and crab cakes. Another popular – and inexpensive – area is Belvedere Square, where you can grab a stool and enjoy crêpe at Sofi's Crepes or indulge in specialty soups and sandwiches at Atwater's.

The craft beer revolution has also reached Baltimore, and there are numerous ale houses around the city that offer tastings of the best and most creative beer that they have to offer. One popular brewery is Union Craft Brewing in the Medfield area of the city. They offer events and tours at their facilities all year. Waverly Brewing Company is another popular spot in that area, and Diamondback Brewing Company is your best bet near the Locust Point neighborhood. Other popular breweries around Baltimore include the Monument City Brewing Company and the Suspended Brewing Company.

Colorful farmers markets and bazaars also abound in Baltimore. If its crab cakes you came for, Faidley's at Lexington Market, should be your first stop. Faidley's has long been a must-visit destination for its jumbo lump crab meat blended with saltines. Another crowd favorite is Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, an ideal spot for hearty sandwiches and a variety of fresh seafood, meats and produce. On Sundays, follow the locals to Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, where you'll find healthy and organic ingredients, seasonal produce, flowers and authentic crafts, among other goods.

Find the Best Restaurants in Baltimore

  • #1
    Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli
    #1 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    3700 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21224-2539
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  • #2
    Charleston Restaurant
    #2 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 852 reviewsTripAdvisor (852)
    $$ | American
    1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4631
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  • #3
    Joe Benny's Focacceria
    #3 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    313 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4332
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  • #4
    The Land of Kush
    #4 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 178 reviewsTripAdvisor (178)
    $ - $$ | American
    840 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4624
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  • #5
    Thames Street Oyster House
    #5 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1938 reviewsTripAdvisor (1938)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    1728 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
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  • #6
    SoBo Cafe
    #6 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 209 reviewsTripAdvisor (209)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
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  • #7
    La Tavola
    #7 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 509 reviewsTripAdvisor (509)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian
    248 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4455
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  • #8
    Blue Moon Cafe
    #8 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 847 reviewsTripAdvisor (847)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, International
    1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2925
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  • #9
    The Capital Grille
    #9 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 588 reviewsTripAdvisor (588)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    500 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3133
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  • #10
    Pitango Gelato
    #10 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $ - $$ |
    802 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231-3482
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  • #11
    Samos Restaurant
    #11 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    600 Oldham St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4530
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  • #12
    Koco's Pub
    #12 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 246 reviewsTripAdvisor (246)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
    4301 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214-3117
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  • #13
    Dalesio's Restaurant
    #13 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 913 reviewsTripAdvisor (913)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    829 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202-4355
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  • #14
    Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop
    #14 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 968 reviewsTripAdvisor (968)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe
    222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4232
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  • #15
    Miss Shirley's Cafe
    #15 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1356 reviewsTripAdvisor (1356)
    $ - $$ | American
    513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210-2717
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  • #16
    La Scala
    #16 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 829 reviewsTripAdvisor (829)
    $$ | Italian
    1012 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202-4326
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  • #17
    Miss Shirley's Cafe
    #17 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1073 reviewsTripAdvisor (1073)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    750 E Pratt St Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202-3142
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  • #18
    The Helmand
    #18 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 583 reviewsTripAdvisor (583)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Afghani
    806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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  • #19
    The Prime Rib
    #19 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 360 reviewsTripAdvisor (360)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1101 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3886
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  • #20
    One-Eyed Mike's
    #20 of 2,468 Places to Eat in Baltimore
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 277 reviewsTripAdvisor (277)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    708 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3303
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