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2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
You can't leave Baltimore without trying crabs made in traditional Chesapeake fashion—steamed with Old Bay seasoning. Captain James Crabhouse has waterfront seating and even a menu with a "Crab Picking 101" tutorial to help the novices. Crabs are...
921 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Looking for something different from the typical keychain or postcard to bring home as a souvenir? Then go to Trohv, an independently owned shop in Hampden that carries everything from furniture to home decor to gag gifts. This is where I go to...
W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Hampden is known for beehive hairdos, cat-eye glasses, kitchsy decor like the pink flamingo, and ladies who call everyone "hon." Now, though, Hampden is Baltimore's hipster neighborhood with an array of thrift stores, antique shops, boutiques, and...
1600 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Amidst the colonial, cobblestoned streets of Fells Point, this is a hole-in-the-wall favorite. With its somewhat divey feel, you might not trust that they have the best bites in Baltimore as they boast, but truly, their food is excellent and...
Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, USA
With the cobblestones and colonial architecture, I can't get enough of Fells Point and its historical appeal. To top it off, the main street, Thames, is right on the water, so you can wander along the promenade along the harbor. Across the harbor,...
300 W 30th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
The Dizz represents what I think Baltimore is: unassuming maybe a little divey on the outside; quirky, homey, and awesome on the inside. Their tagline says it all: "Baltimore in a Bar." Their homemade pub-style food is always surprisingly...
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Open since 1792, Lexington Market is one of the world's longest running markets and the largest among Baltimore's 7 public markets. It's hard to imagine this space in the heart of urban Baltimore once was bustling with horse-drawn carriages...
406 N Paca St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
One might think that the best Italian fare in Baltimore is in Little Italy. Surely there are some good places there, too, but this local favorite is found where you least expect it—in a neighborhood where, honestly, you won't find much commerce...
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Tucked away in Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood, this funky and upbeat spot makes you fall in love with breakfast again. The Cap'n Crunch French Toast definitely lived up to the hype (as featured in the Food Network) with its three...
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sitting on the crest of Federal Hill admiring Inner Harbor, the centerpiece of downtown Baltimore with its beautiful waterfront and surrounding skyline. Within blocks, you've got the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, Ripley's Believe...
911 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
As someone who grew up eating Indian food every day of her life, it was difficult to live in Baltimore and not have access to certain comfort foods. Once I found Kumari, the little hole in my heart, and tummy, was filled with fragrant dishes and...
851 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Spro is one of my favorite places for coffee in Baltimore. Each cup is hand brewed, with exceptional care and attention. Their 'coffee of the month' changes quite often, and they feature beans from all over the world with accurate descriptions of...
Baltimore, MD 21240, USA
While the debate rages on as to where the best crab can be found in Baltimore, one location remains on nearly everyone’s list of places to go. O’Brycki’s specializes in the succulent shellfish in myriad different preparations, ranging from Fresh...
222 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
The Mekong Delta Café is host to some of Baltimore’s best Vietnamese food. This small, family-owned restaurant has all of the tasty classics that bring locals in the area in droves, with raving reviews over the very traditional (and delicious) pho...
10 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Balimore’s Famer’s Market and Bazaar is not just the typical average farmer’s market, but rather an enormous event that takes over the entire underside of the Jones Fall Expressway. This larger than life market features locally grown organic foods...
1835 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Denim is in, and there’s no better location in all of Baltimore to find great prices on this fabric than Debois Textiles. This thrift store specializes in the material, with an entire massive section dedicated to all shapes, sizes, and styles of...
1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Serving up a wide selection of traditional American fare made from local ingredients, The Waterfront Kitchen one of Baltimore's most delicious places to dine. Waterfront seating naturally adds a romantic atmosphere to the place that compliments...
1520 Clipper Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Birroteca is a newcomer in Baltimore's blossoming restaurant community. Beautifully situated in an old milling district of Baltimore, Birroteca is just a hop away from the ever crowded (though completely worth it) Woodberry Kitchen and its sister...
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
4 words say it all: Captain Crunch French Toast. This breakfast item has blown the minds and captured the hearts of many, and is only one of the delicious, unique items that can be found at Blue Moon Café. This local favorite has been featured on...
Woodberry, Baltimore, MD, USA
Woodberry Kitchen's farm-to-table dishes are prepared with care and ingredients straight from the Chesapeake; making it one of the freshest, well-prepared meals you can find in Baltimore. Dishes are typically light and seasonal (like their...
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Inner Harbor can be a tough place to find a snack that doesn't require a crab-bib or end with a Hard Rock tee shirt. Lamill Coffee is housed in the Four Seasons Inner Harbor hotel in Baltimore and the atmosphere is a welcome break on a humid...
815 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Now with locations around Maryland, South Moon Under is known and loved for their trendy clothing and accessories for men and women, along with whimsical (yet slightly hipster-cool) home and gift items, like candles and pillows. Come for the...
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
One of the things I love the most about the American Southwest is the breakfast burrito. I especially adore the tortillas as they are often homemade, their taste and texture superbly better than any tortilla you’ll find at your local grocery store...
515 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
It's easy to miss Westminster Hall and its famous cemetery from the busy Baltimore streets that surround it. A sweeping, black iron fence signifies something worth seeing, though, and the clusters of families with cameras hanging off their wrists...
1 E Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Built in 1903, the Owl Bar started life as a legal establishment in the back of the majestic Belvedere hotel. The bar chugged along in this way for more than a decade, until in 1920 something strange happened: the United States banned the sale of...
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