Vacations, for me, are good opportunities to try new food and different restaurants! I am always looking for local places to eat or grab a cup of coffee. Vacation experiences and great food pretty much go hand-in-hand for me! So, I thought it would be fun to share the 4 places I enjoyed most during our weekend in Baltimore, Maryland!
I told you about this restaurant in my post about our trip, so I have to add it to my list. This is the place we ate on our first night in the city. It was a short walk from the hotel and placed perfectly along the harbor, right where all the action is! I was hoping for some awesome seafood but this was a more “regular” place. They had crab cakes (which I got) and calamari, but not the seafood I was hoping for in Baltimore (all I wanted was crab…just plain old crab). However, we enjoyed the food, the location, and the atmosphere. It was a bit pricey but what we expected for a nicer restaurant.
I sorta have this thing with delis. I love the idea of big hunks of bread and meat. Local deli sandwiches are always better than any other sandwich! We asked the front desk at our hotel for a local deli and they recommended Attman’s. When I found out it was voted Baltimore’s Best Deli, I knew we had to try out!
It was a gorgeous day, so my dad and I decided to walk with the girls to lunch. It was a 15 minute walk that we enjoyed because we got to see more of the city and walk off some of the calories we were inevitably going to be eating! I asked the man behind the counter for a suggestion and he quickly said the Reuben. Bummer, for me, because I really don’t like sour kraut. But my dad thought it sounded great so that’s what he got. I ordered his second suggestion, the turkey club (with mounds of turkey!).
I can see why it’s Baltimore’s best…it was really really good! We enjoyed, not only, the food but also the whole experience!
I was surfing the web for another close place to eat when I stumbled on this pub. It has a sports bar feel and is close to sports stadiums for an after-game bite to eat. The food was definitely pub food, not so much the seafood side of things. However, we did get a crab pretzel which is another food staple of the area. It was pretty good! Definitely a game day kind of food.
It wasn’t busy when we were there so we had a pretty low-key dinner. We took a lovely walk to get there and the food was good! The restaurant was really dark so I don’t have very many pictures of our time there. But here is the famous crab pretzel!
One of the basketball moms at my brother’s game recommended this local seafood place, and I still hadn’t had my crab fix, so we decided to try it out. If you are looking for a local restaurant with typical food of the area, this is the place to go! I saw people cracking open whole crabs. It looked like so much fun! Even though that’s what I was imagining, I decided to go a little more simple with the kiddos. But the taste was just as delicious! Even though this is last on my list, it was my favorite restaurant out of the four!
First of all, I kind of have this obsession with fried green tomatoes. Yes, it is because of the movie, but still…they look and sound so good! I saw them on the menu, had a mini heart attack, and ordered them. Rule #1: If fried green tomatoes are on the menu, don’t think. Just order them. These ones were even more fantastic because they were topped with crab! I finally got my Maryland crab!
My mom and I ended up getting the crab grilled cheese with fries. Let’s just say it was mouth-watering delicious. Definitely fried. Definitely unhealthy. Definitely delicious. Yeah, I gained weight on this vacation…but it tasted so good!
I love eating the “food of the area”…especially when it is seafood! I hope that, if you are ever in the Inner Harbor Baltimore area, you will enjoy one (or maybe a few) of these restaurants! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
Do you have any restaurant suggestions for me? You can read more about our trip to Maryland here.