Maryland, United States Food Guide: 10 Bar food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Baltimore

December 11, 2019 Jacquiline Delozier

Find out what Bar restaurants to try in Baltimore. Since the redevelopment of the Inner Harbor in the late 1970s, Baltimore has set the standard for urban renewal. While a good part of the city's action centers around the fun and festive Harbor area, where street entertainers, open-air concerts, fireworks and parades abound, the surrounding neighborhoods offer all sorts of interesting landmarks, unique shops and delicious restaurants. Wander around Fells Point, the oldest section of Baltimore, reminiscent of an old English village, complete with pubs and cobblestone streets. Take the kids to the aquarium and check out the imaginative creations at the American Visionary Art Museum. Or stop by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum for an in-depth look at the Great Bambino's life. Baltimore is also renowned for its African-American heritage sites, plus festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year. From historic places and harbor cruises to family friendly attractions and fabulous neighborhoods, Charm City is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.
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10. The Abbey Burger Bistro

1041 Marshall St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4005 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout +1 443-453-9698 http://www.abbeyburgerbistro.com/
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4 based on 242 reviews

The Abbey Burger Bistro

Reviewed By BenLolli

Upon entering The Abbey Burger Bistro, I was a little off-put by the abrasive service. And by abrasive, I mean we felt like we were a hindrance to the employee who "greeted" us, and our mere presence was doing them a disservice. Regardless, this place started a couple of steps behind a Rock Solid endorsement. After checking out their tasty beer menu, they started to climb a little out of the hole. The service beyond the initial interaction was friendly and accommodating, which helped climb a little further, but what about the food? The fried pickles and crab tots made strides towards recommending this place a Rock Solid option. The thin, crispy pickles and crab cheese smothered tots were the bomb if I do say so myself. Since this is a burger place, after all, we had to try a burger, or four...The burger trio made it easy to partake in multiple burger varieties, as well as overeat, but we also had to try one of their signature burgers, and what the heck, more tots! (We ate family style, so no judging) I enjoyed everything that laid in front of me and then some. I wasn't even that hungry! Anyhow, if you're interested in eating your weight in beer, burgers, and tots, GO HERE! And yes, I wrote burgers, with an "s."

9. Nick's Fish House

2600 Insulator Dr Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21230-5023 American, Bar, Seafood, Balti Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +1 410-347-4123 http://www.nicksfishhouse.com/
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4 based on 646 reviews

Nick's Fish House

Reviewed By Chase C

Fast service, not formal or fancy, but the fish was excellent, both the fish of the day (mahi mahi) and the cod in the fish and chips. Tasty tartar sauce! Stunned by the low price.

8. Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Baltimore

201 E Pratt St 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-1039 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Card [email protected] +1 410-483-8968 http://www.tirnanogbaltimore.com
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3 based on 776 reviews

Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Baltimore

Dedicated to the Irish tradition of hospitality and good times, Tir na nOg is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the heart of the Inner Harbor. Tir na nOg is where friends and family get together and celebrate all that life has to offer.

Reviewed By DMDP

You have your choice of indoor or outdoor seating (overlooking the harbor). We ordered the brie & apple sandwich, burger and pulled pork. All were delicious. The server was friendly and fast. The beers were cold. I'd definitely stop again!Hello DMDP,Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!!

7. Max's Taphouse

737 S Broadway Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231-3407 Bar, Pub, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi +1 410-276-2850 http://www.maxs.com
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4 based on 353 reviews

Max's Taphouse

Stocks nearly 200 beers on tap

Reviewed By kihyland

We walked into Max’s and my husband wasn’t too sure we were in the right place. I looked at TripAdvisor to double check and we were. We ordered the Tots covered in pulled pork and cheese and the grilled chicken sandwich with crab and artichoke dip (I cant remember what either dish was called on the menu). The portions are HUGE, and the food was amazing! My husband and I split the 2 dishes and had lots of leftovers! The place is totally unassuming, but definitely worth a visit if you are in Fell’s Point!

6. Mama's on the Half Shell

2901 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4821 American, Bar, Seafood, Balti Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 410-276-3160 http://www.mamasmd.com/MamasSite/
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4 based on 662 reviews

Mama's on the Half Shell

In 2003, we opened Mama's on the Half Shell. Our opening day was the realization of five years of dreaming, discussing and collecting. As native "Baltimoreans," we felt Baltimore lacked a real seafood restaurant. Because of our love for the restaurant bus

Reviewed By CaptSteveR

Great happy hour. They crushed the crushes at happy hour prices. The standard shrimp evaporated as we ate them. I'll never clam up about the happy hour oysters. We snapped at the crab dip. Great place and will be back. Love the word usage, Steve! And the enthusiasm about how great your recent visit was with us at Mama's on the Half Shell. We could not be happier to read it, and cannot wait to see you again soon for more good times and great happy hour deals all around. Looking forward to it! Thanks again.

5. Maisy's

313 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4364 American, Bar Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 443-220-0150 http://maisysbaltimore.com/
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4 based on 356 reviews

Maisy's

Just a quick walk to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or cultural center, Maisy’s is the neighborhood restaurant and bar you wish was close to where you live. Located at 313 N. Charles Street, Maisy’s warmth, hospitality, and really good food bring both Baltimore

Reviewed By s2mc

We visited Maisy's on our first visit to the Mt. Vernon area in February 2019. Our lunch then pleased us enough to return on this August trip for an early Saturday night dinner. Service was top-notch, although it was a slow weekend evening. Drink orders were quickly taken and delivered. I ordered the Maryland crab soup and, once again, it was lusciously wonderful! Spouse adores the crab cakes, not my personal favorite in the area. Overall, though, everything is well-prepared and fresh. Such a great spot for this area!

4. One-Eyed Mike's

708 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3303 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Television [email protected] +1 410-327-0445 http://www.oneeyedmikes.com/
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4 based on 290 reviews

One-Eyed Mike's

Change of hours due to volume of business

Reviewed By Wolfeaj

Made the couple block journey off the beaten path to try this restaurant and was pleased we did. Upon arrival for lunch we were the only ones there besides one guy at the bar. Worried us a bit but we went ahead. Small place with a quaint atmosphere.Server was friendly and quick.The crab cakes were delish and the pasta salad was a good side to have with. The only thing different had at our table was a meatball sub and my son said it was pretty tasty as well.Definitely make the stop!

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3. Koco's Pub

4301 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214-3117 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 410-426-3519 http://www.kocospub.com
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4 based on 267 reviews

Koco's Pub

Reviewed By PJM37

Thanks to all the tripadvisor reviews we ended up going down to Baltimore for one night from Hershey, PA. Our quest was for the best crab cake and our mission was accomplished.Location is outside of Baltimore close to Morgan State in a little neighborhood corner bar. I love corner bars so it was right up my alley. Parking was hard to find - FYI.Now my wife and I lived in Delaware for a few years and would drive down to the Inner Harbor a few times a month. Love the Italian area and Fell's point. Have been eating Maryland Crabs and Crab Cakes for over 20 years. Used to go to Obrickys (??) before they closed down around 10 years ago, maybe more? Anyway, Koco's crab cakes are the best hand's down we have ever had. They are an 11 ounce softball size ball of 95% crab meat with 5% breaded filler to hold them together. Now they are expensive until you put into perspective:1 - they are huge and one crab cake is enough for two people. That said I would never share mine :)2- some things are worth and these are! My wife made a very good point when we were debating to order 6 to take home! She said you know you pay $25 for a lobster roll on a small hot dog bun and little lobster meat, so true. Plus we like Crab better then Lobster anyway. We were going to give two crab cakes to our neighbors across the street and two to the neighbors right next to use becuase we all have dinner/drinks at each others houses routinely. We ended up only saving 2 and when we had them over that week we just served the two as an appetizer. They could not believe how good they are.I will never go back to Baltimore again without a first stop to Koco's. In fact, I might look for a Marriott (my go to hotel chain) as close to Koco's as possible and go there both days and maybe go to the inner harbor :)

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2. Thames Street Oyster House

1728 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +1 443-449-7726 http://www.thamesstreetoysterhouse.com
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4 based on 2030 reviews

Thames Street Oyster House

Reviewed By pico1

I went with four other family members for lunch on a Friday. It was very pleasant - wonderful food, good service - if I am in Baltimore again, would certainly go back.

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1. Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Baltimore

201 E Pratt St 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-1039 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Card [email protected] +1 410-483-8968 http://www.tirnanogbaltimore.com
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3 based on 776 reviews

Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Baltimore

Dedicated to the Irish tradition of hospitality and good times, Tir na nOg is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the heart of the Inner Harbor. Tir na nOg is where friends and family get together and celebrate all that life has to offer.

Reviewed By DMDP

You have your choice of indoor or outdoor seating (overlooking the harbor). We ordered the brie & apple sandwich, burger and pulled pork. All were delicious. The server was friendly and fast. The beers were cold. I'd definitely stop again!Hello DMDP,Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!!

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