COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Baltimore Restaurant Suggestions Needed

Old Mar 31st, 2011, 07:59 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 6
Baltimore Restaurant Suggestions Needed

Meeting friends for a weekend in Baltimore. Was planning La Scala for dinner one night. What are some great seafood restaurants? Great coffee or lunch spots? We are staying near the Inner Harbor. Also, any fun recommends for things to do (3 women in our 40s). Thanks!
NowPhoenix is offline  
Old Apr 1st, 2011, 03:47 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,632
I can't speak to great seafood restaurants; we've eaten at the Rusty Scupper and it's, well, just okay--not great. A pleasant afternoon for us is lunch at Amicci's in Little Italy (a short taxi or walk from Inner Harbor) followed by the American Visionary Art Museum. Have fun!
fourfortravel is offline  
Old Apr 1st, 2011, 04:32 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Obrycki's Carb and Seafood House in Fells Point. A Baltimore tradition for crabs, crab cakes, all kinds of seafood.
emd3 is offline  
Old Apr 1st, 2011, 04:32 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
oops, that is CRAB!
emd3 is offline  
Old Apr 1st, 2011, 11:54 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,105
Unfortunately, I didn't have any "must go back to" meals in Baltimore but I am going to second the American Visionary Art Museum. I am not much of an art museum person but this one was really interesting. Not your ordinary art museum. Honestly, it was the highlight of my visit to Baltimore. Fells' Point was fun for some unique shopping.
gardendiva is online now  
Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 29
Obrycki's is the true institution and best place for crab.
Half_Full is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,142
Not sure when you're coming but crab are not in yet.

If you do come in season, I strongly suggest Cap'n James - the outdoor deck, NOT the indoor restaurant.

Very good crabs, very cheap, and convenient - it's right on the water taxi route.

Again, GO, but only in season and only at the outdoor deck.
bardo1 is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,142
And the menu:
bardo1 is offline  
Old Apr 11th, 2011, 03:46 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 28
If you want great seafood I highly recommend The Black Olive. It is located in Fells point. Its a fine dining greek style restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood. The waiter took me and my boyfriend on a fish tour, telling us all about the fish on the menu by pointing to whole fish on stuffed calamari ever. The place is classy and has a lovely terrasse. Its in walking distance to the main square in fells point. Go to Vino afterwards, its a wine bar. You can sit outside on the pier and watch the sun go down over the harbor.
laneharlan is offline  
Old May 26th, 2011, 04:34 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 87
Rusty Scupper is overpriced/tourist/chain. There is so much more to do than the IH (Inner Harbor)Baltimore has free Circulator busses that can take you up and down Charles St [Mount Vernon to Federal Hill] and cross town to Harbor East/Little Italy/Fells Point. A fun thing to do if it's a nice day, is buy a water taxi ticket and have a moveable feast! There are many places in Fells Point and Federal Hill that you would enjoy.

Most importantly, PLEASE pay for parking in a garage. Baltimore is a city and street parking is very limited - especially in residential areas where it is permitt only. So often I see a visitor's car being towed - up to $500 cash only to retrive along with the ticket makes $20 for all day secure parking look cheap.

Enjoy your visit!
flirtinfilly is offline  
Old May 26th, 2011, 05:06 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 754
Obrycki's is the best for crabs and other seafood.
I also liked Bertha's in Fells Point for mussels.
Amicci's in Little Italy for Italian food.

I would skip the Scupper.
Lolo12 is offline  
Old May 26th, 2011, 06:02 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,071
Another vote for Obrycki's . . we were there last week and the hard shelled crabs were great!!

and they have their own parking lot. But they will close in October, so keep that in mind
Rich is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Aug 18th, 2018 09:26 AM
Feb 18th, 2007 06:07 AM
United States
Aug 11th, 2006 05:16 AM
United States
Mar 5th, 2006 04:25 PM
United States
Aug 15th, 2003 06:53 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information