Baltimore is known for a variety of reasons. It’s artistic, cultural and historical landmarks are second to none. In fact, it is among the best places to visit while in Maryland. But more than its historical places, museum and sporting events, Baltimore, or Charm City is a haven for tourists who love to eat. There are lots of amazing places in the city for eating; cozy restaurants and pubs serving delicious food.
Don’t know where to start? Then check out this awesome article written by Jane Marion of Baltimore Magazine about the best Baltimore bites for the year 2018.
My Favorite Baltimore Bites of 2018
This year was all about trying global cuisine—without having to leave town.
This was the year that I ate my way around the world—without having to leave Baltimore where global cuisine continues to soar in this city. From France to Japan to Peru to Spain to England to India (and America, too!), these are my picks for best bites of 2018.
Pan con Tomate at La Cuchara
Think of this dish as a Basque Country take on pizza—grilled bread brushed with high-quality Spanish olive oil and topped with crushed tomatoes and garlic and a sprinkle of flaky fleur de sel. You can pick from a variety of mouth-watering toppings like boquerones (white anchovies) or Spanish olives. I like mine topped with near-transparent sheets of hand-carved, melt-in-your-mouth Ibérico ham.
Robata Prawns at Azumi
There’s nothing quite like the robata prawns at this Harbor East sushi emporium. Earlier this year, the staff took a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun and brought back new ideas to refresh the already excellent menu swimming with some of the highest quality seafood in the city. The Robata prawns—think Japanese barbecue cooked over hot charcoal—are one example. The shellfish, sourced from the waters of the Pacific, is sweet and spicy, and nearly lobster-like in size. When the meat was gone, I shamelessly sucked on the shells.
Grilled Cheese Spiked at Artifact Coffee
It may seem strange to single out an item that graces every children’s menu in America, but if that’s what you’re thinking, then you’ve never tried the grilled cheese at Artifact. The sharp cheddar cheese oozes into every nook and cranny of the buttery house-made potato bread, but what really makes it is the fact that the sandwich comes “spiked” (a no-so-subtle reference to co-owner and James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde) with onions and house-made pickles. Kids will like it, but it’s also a grilled cheese that any adult would love. I’m among them.
Ceviche at Puerto 511
Having spent eight days eating ceviche night and day (and day and night) in Peru last August, I feel like I’m practically a certified ceviche specialist. The charming Puerto 511, run by Peruvian-born chef Jose Victorio Alarcon and his wife, features three types of ceviche—and you can’t go wrong with any of them, though I favor the one listed on the menu as “Clasico,” which is advertised as: Best ceviche in Balitmore ever.” Anywhere else, that might sound like hyperbole, but here it’s the total truth. This ceviche has all the hallmarks of authenticity: kernels of oversized Andean corn, hunks of glazed sweet potato, and leche de tigre (tiger’s milk), the citrus-based marinade used to cure the seafood, and, of course, piles of fabulous fish. See full post here…
Those are some of the city’s best restaurants serving the most delicious food not only in Baltimore but the entire country as well. The city’s kinds of seafood such as crabs, prawns, and lobsters are definitely world class. If you’re planning on some seafood party, VacationIdea gives you the best seafood restaurants in Baltimore. Check out the list below.
15 Best Seafood Restaurants in Baltimore
Baltimore could almost be a synonym for seafood and there is perhaps no place in the country that does it better. A large number of restaurants specialize in serving East Coast seafood in the city of Baltimore and so it can be hard to choose. We have selected 15 of the best seafood restaurants in a city that does seafood phenomenally well. Each restaurant puts their own twist on the food and dining experience, meaning that Baltimore has a wide range of amazing and interesting options.
1.Rusty Scupper, Inner Harbor
Rusty Scupper is an upscale landmark seafood restaurant that has been serving regional Maryland-style seafood for more than 30 years at their convenient Inner Harbor location. The restaurant serves mostly seafood dishes that have been enhanced by the spices and seasonings of the Chesapeake region.
Some of the most praise-worthy items on the menu include the warm ciabatta bread, the crab bisque, and the Maryland crab cakes. The Sunday brunch features live jazz or piano music and reservations are recommended, especially during the popular brunch service. Diners can take in fantastic panoramic views of the Baltimore waterfront while indulging in seafood favorites. The restaurant offers a convenient shuttle service to many hotels in the Inner Harbor.
402 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, Phone: 410-727-3678
2.Faidley’s, West Side
Faidley Seafood is one of the best-known and oldest seafood restaurants in Baltimore and in fact the entire Chesapeake area. Famous for crab cakes, the restaurant makes gigantic hand-formed lump crab cakes. Located in the world-famous Lexington Market, Faidley’s has received many awards and accolades and has appeared on a number of media outlets such as the Travel Channel, Smithsonian Magazine, the Food Network, and more. In addition to the iconic crab cakes, the restaurant serves a selection of seafood, soups, and entrees.
They offer the interesting experience of ordering fresh fish from their fish counter and having it cooked to order. Faidley’s also offers a next-day air delivery service of their crab cakes, so fans can partake in them anywhere in the United States.
203 North Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone: 410-727-4898
3.Bo Brooks Crabhouse & Restaurant, Canton
Bo Brooks Crabhouse and Restaurant is a waterfront seafood restaurant located at Lighthouse Point in the Canton neighborhood. The restaurant resembles a lighthouse and specializes in crab and cocktails. Savor the crab any way you want, from large steamed blue crab to homemade crab cakes. The crab is as fresh as can be and absolutely delectable.
While the crab certainly steals the show, there are also some non-crab items on the menu, such as Cajun grilled swordfish, Chilean sea bass, and wild rock fish. A selection of tasty sides and beer offerings round out the menu.
2780 Lighthouse Point, Baltimore, MD 21224, Phone: 410-558-0202
Baltimore takes pride in serving one of the country’s best seafood dishes, hence these restaurants are so popular in Maryland. A wide variety of fish, crabs, shrimps, lobsters, prawns, name it and Baltimore restaurants will serve it to you hot and fresh.
Well if you’re the health-conscious type but still want to try the delicious foods Baltimore has to offer, there are restaurants that only serve healthy foods, and Charlotte Nagey of Fitt Baltimore has listed the healthiest among them. Check out the article below.
The 14 Healthiest Restaurants in Baltimore Right Now
Making nutritious meals at home is a great step to maintain or kickstart that healthy lifestyle, but sooner or later, you’ll be at a restaurant. Whether it’s on a date or a group hangout with friends, there’s SO MUCH temptation to get the queso, deep dish pizza, or bottomless crab fries.
All while everyone’s entitled to their own temptations, you’re going to want to get familiar with Baltimore’s wide array of healthy and delicious options. The wholesome food scene here is top-notch, so you don’t need to consider your entree as a “punishment dish” for whatever you ate at the O’s game.
The smells that come out of this Canton restaurant‘s Venezuelan-inspired kitchen are sure to make your mouth water. Craving pizza? Try their flatbread made of arepa dough (think light and fluffy) that won’t leave you feeling like you have a brick in your belly. But what locals rave most about is the “arepa bar”. These corn-based pancake-like rounds can be filled with your choice of seafood, poultry, or, if you’re vegetarian/vegan, black beans and plantains.
At Liquid Earth, their mission is to expand the palate and the mind. A brain-boosting stop in the Fells Point, grab lunch or dinner to go or sit and enjoy the artwork on the walls while you savor every bite of your meal. With 50 different types of juice and smoothies, there are so many healthy options for you to choose from. But what you’re going to love most: the portobello mushroom sandwich on their homemade three-grain bread.
An old factory turned rustic eatery, Woodberry Kitchen is an oasis of farm-to-table fare. Committed to sourcing from local farms and focused on what is in season, you can actually taste the quality in Woodberry’s grub. Baltimore natives are known to flock here for the Tilghman Island Crab Cake made with MD blue crab, baked and not fried. See? You can certainly indulge here without a weight on your conscience. See full post here…
If you want it healthy, there are lots of restaurants that offer healthy foods at a reasonable price. The ones on the list are among the best in the city. It also goes to show the wide variety of restaurants to choose from, so staying in the city for good because of these delicious foods is a good idea.
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