Whilst the local specialty is steamed crabs being a seaport just about all of the restaurants in Baltimore offer a selection of seafood options in their menus. There’s the usual mix of national restaurant and diner chains present here as well as a thriving industry in small and independent Baltimore restaurants. The presence of a major exhibition and conference center in the heart of Baltimore means that most of the expensive and higher-end restaurants tend to be focused around it, particularly heading up to the Mount Vernon area. Otherwise most of the good value seafood restaurants are around the Inner Harbor, especially between Fells Point and Anchorage; heading off to the east and along and around the north shore of the Patapsco River.
As might be expected in a seaport that’s bound to have influences from all over the world, the cuisine on offer in Baltimore’s restaurants is truly international. On the international scene Italian, Chinese, Cuban and even Irish restaurants are probably the most numerous. I think even the Irish would admit to not having a particularly glorious culinary past, but I guess this reflects the large numbers of Irish descendants in Baltimore. Another surprising feature of the Baltimore restaurant scene is the number of restaurants specializing in Afghan food. So whether it’s American seafood, a good steak, a curry, pasta or a stew and mashed potato - you’ll be able to find it somewhere in a Baltimore restaurant. Whether you want an intimate meal with a loved one, a family meal out in Baltimore or just somewhere different to go with your friends - a visit to Baltimore restaurant will be both convivial and filling.
There is, needless to say, a possible exception to that. Few restaurants in Baltimore appear to be vegetarian or go out of there way to advertise vegetarian or vegan menus; although they are available in many places. However, if you’re booking to go out and you know there’ll be people wanting non-meat and fish options; you’re advised to check in advance before placing your booking.
Baltimore Local Food and Restaurants
Baltimore Ethnic Food and Restaurants
Baltimore Classic European Food and Restaurants
Baltimore Classic International Food and Restaurants
Baltimore Fast-Food and Take-Away Restaurants