Baltimore Dining

Baltimore DiningBest known historically as the place where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of the United States, "The Star Spangled Banner," Baltimore is a popular modern city to visit today. The city has much to see, and its location near Washington, D.C. makes it a great place to stay. Those staying in Baltimore will find the urban center has great eating. The city is known for its seafood, and especially its steamed crab as well as its pit beef sandwich. Some of the most popular restaurants and cafes in Baltimore serve seafood and American cuisine.

Fells Point
A historic district to the southeast of Downtown with numerous pubs and restaurants, Fells Point is also where the small in size Little Italy community is found.

Little Italy Pizzeria - The pizza is traditional New York Style, and the establishment is a top eatery in Little Italy. This is the place to get the authentic toppings like garlic, black olives and sausage. Open late, locals are often there late.

Thames Street Oyster House - People feel comfortable and welcomed when they come to this restaurant. Upstairs seating gives views of the cobblestone street and the waterfront. Crab cakes, lobster macaroni and cheese and bread pudding are some items on the menu.

Midtown
Near Bolton Hill and the performing arts district, the Charles Street area has several excellent restaurants and eateries.

Aloha Sushi Restaurant - Casual dining, this restaurant serves a long menu of sushi, sashimi and special rolls that are influenced by local Baltimore cuisine. Aloha Sushi is an excellent fast food option.

Sofi's Crepes - The orders are quickly prepared, but evening crowds at this popular little spot owned by a local can keep customers waiting 20 minutes for their turn. The crepes are made of natural ingredients and filled with a sweet or savory filling. Barbecue and "The Classic" are favorites.

South Baltimore
A fast-growing area, South Baltimore has many restaurants and new, upscale neighborhoods.

L. P. Steamers - A great seafood family dining place for lunch and dinner, this older establishment has authentic Baltimore cuisine like crab cakes and oysters. The dive is casual with brown paper tablecloths and steamed whole crabs.

Pazzaluna - Romantic bistro and Italian cuisine, local and slightly upscale, this restaurant rivals the Italian restaurants in Little Italy. Fabulous traditional food like gnocchi di patates, pasta Bolognese and raviolis are served.