Thames Street Oyster House
Hobble over the cobblestones in historic Fell’s Point to reach this restaurant, just across the waterfront. Thames Street serves up fresh seafood, including their famous lobster roll and customizable raw bar. Don’t forget to try an oyster shooter with Baltimore’s own “Natty Boh” beer.
If you’re looking for tasty cheap eats, you don’t have to search any farther than Tortilleria Sinaloa. This hole-in-the-wall Mexican food outpost makes tacos with homemade corn tortillas. Order the chips and guac on the side – they make them fresh!
Faidley’s at Lexington Market
Faidley’s is located in Lexington Market, an indoor market dating back to the late 18th century! Faidley’s has a wide array of seafood, both for in-house consumption and grocery. Try the crabcake that has been voted the City’s Best, as well as oysters at the raw bar, and a steamed plate of various seafood goodies.
Captain James Crabhouse
If there’s any one food item Baltimore is known for, it’s steamed crabs! Captain James Crabhouse is the place to go to get ‘em. Go for the All You Can Eat happy hour from 4-9 M-F and your server will bring out heaping pile upon pile of steaming, Old Bay-encrusted crabs for you to smash open.
Samos is a Greek gem located, appropriately, in Greektown. Expect a line when you go no matter what day or time it is, but the food is well worth the wait. The tzatziki is perfectly creamy and tangy and the pita is warm and buttery. Other highlights include the souvlaki and the grilled octopus.
Woodberry Kitchen is Baltimore’s most renowned farm-to-table experience. The restaurant is housed in a refurbished factory that has been described as “rustic chic”. The menu changes according to what’s in season but you’re always sure to find an inventive (and matching) cocktail menu. Don’t forget to make a reservation as tables go very quickly here.