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Baltimore "meet the parents" rec?

rc1276 Jun 27, 2006 07:21 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking for a restaurant in Baltimore, easily accessible from 95, where my parents can meet my fiance's parents (my family is in Pennsylvania and his is outside of DC, so we thought that Baltimore was good middle ground).

We're thinking Sunday brunch. My dad suggested something in the Inner Harbor -- is there anything decent there? As far as cuisine goes, nothing too out-there -- neither family is particularly adventurous.

As long as the food is good and the restaurant is easy to find from 95, it should be fine. Thanks in advance!

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    weez RE: rc1276 Jun 27, 2006 07:47 PM

    When I visit my brother, I like to go to Hull Street Blues Cafe before heading out of town. Sunday Brunch buffet is excellent. Not a fancy place, but good, solid food. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, smoked trout, ham carving station, pasta w/ shrimp, mimosas & bloodies. You won't leave hungry!!
    Right off Fort Ave. in Federal Hill (Inner Harbor) I think they open at 10am, so get there at 10, or make a reservation.
    scroll down on the website and there is a map.
    Oh, and just out Fort Ave. is Ft. McHenry if you need to walk it off!

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      hon RE: rc1276 Jun 27, 2006 07:54 PM

      Mamas on the Half Shell, right off of 95 in Canton (you won't have to go thru the tunnel), great seafood restaurant with brunch (think eggs with lobster hash) and very reasonable!


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        atls21231 RE: rc1276 Jun 28, 2006 09:12 PM

        MOHS is a good rec; if you want something closer to the harbor, had a pretty good brunch at Pierpoint in Fells Point recently, which is a kind of forgotten Baltimore place but they definitely do a good job. It's a little more formal (read: stuffy but quiet) than MOHS.

        Link: http://www.pierpointrestaurant.com/

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          Sop RE: rc1276 Jun 28, 2006 09:21 PM

          The Wine Market has brunch and is very convenient - a minute off I-95 with its own parking lot - and the food is affordably good.

          1. ko1 RE: rc1276 Jun 28, 2006 09:23 PM

            Hull St. is great and very conventional

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              amykramy RE: rc1276 Jun 29, 2006 10:01 AM

              not close to 95, but definitely worth the diversion...gertrudes at the bma has a fantastic brunch (and you can impress the fam by looking cultured as you walk them through the sculpture garden) as does harvest table in tide point which is right off of 95....

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                cleveland park RE: rc1276 Jun 29, 2006 02:08 PM

                What about Blue Moon cafe in fells point, its really small but IMO a great breakfast place

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                  atls21231 RE: cleveland park Jun 29, 2006 02:12 PM

                  love blue moon, but my only concerns would be that the wait can be interminable, and i would think that it's a little cramped for a "meet the parents" thing.

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                    cleveland park RE: atls21231 Jun 29, 2006 02:22 PM

                    very true, youre right

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                  cleveland park RE: rc1276 Jun 29, 2006 02:24 PM

                  I know this has nothing to do with the meeting but has anyone been to Petes on York rd and 32nd? only open from 6 to 2 or 3 pm they had a great breakfast, definately no good for meet the parents place, but just wanted to mention it to see if anyone has been recently and if its still pretty good

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                    amykramy RE: cleveland park Jun 29, 2006 06:41 PM

                    best blueberry pancakes ever. and blueberry WAFFLES!!!!!

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