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Lunch in Old Town?

BGRose Feb 19, 2007 11:44 AM

I'm going to be in Old Town this Saturday and would love some recommendations for lunch--all cuisines welcome, but I'm looking for interesting and tasty food--atmosphere not really important.

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    insomniac2007 RE: BGRose Feb 19, 2007 04:02 PM

    Oui! So many places to go! If you like chili - the Hard Times Cafe is always tasty. If you want a good beer selection plus good food, try Bilbo Baggins at 208 Queen Street - about a block or so up from the water. If you like sushi or seafood, the Flying Fish on King St. is great. If you like Lebanese, I totally recommend the Pita House at 407 Cameron Street.
    Oh - and if you want awesome food with a very cool/eclectic atmosphere to boot, check out the Stardust Restaurant at 608 Montgomery Street. I was very impressed with the food, when I was there about a month ago.

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      alopez RE: insomniac2007 Feb 19, 2007 05:01 PM

      I'm sorry, but you should not, under *any* circumstances, go to Bilbo Baggins for food. The beer selection is fine, but the food is absolutely atrocious.

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        michka55 RE: alopez Feb 21, 2007 09:08 AM

        COD & CHIPS were great at Eammon's, but the SKATE was terrible...tough and full of bones. Definitely stay with the traditonal cod. Not much room to sit inside, either.

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      Raokay RE: BGRose Feb 19, 2007 05:01 PM

      I just had lunch at Eamonn's A Dublin Chippery in my quest to find great fish 'n chips in DC/Baltimore areas. Try it... you'll like it. 728 King St.

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        monkeyrotica RE: Raokay Feb 20, 2007 05:45 AM

        I'll second Eamonn's. Excellent fish and chips. Top it off with a deepfried Mars bar and a pint.

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        weezycom RE: BGRose Feb 20, 2007 07:45 AM

        100 King is good for Mediterranean flavors. Agree that Bilbo Baggins is no longer worth the time & money.

        1. monavano RE: BGRose Feb 20, 2007 08:08 AM

          100 King has changed thier menu and there is very little Mediteranean, rather some French influence from the new chef. The change has not brought good reviews. It's a shame because they started off pretty good.
          I'll throw out Vermillion on King St. for hip american: http://www.vermilionrestaurant.com/
          Mai Thai : http://www.maithai.us/virginia/virgin...
          SouthSide 815 for southern: http://www.southside815.com/home.asp
          And, in case you're not familiar with Old Town's website: www.funside.com

          1. monkeyrotica RE: BGRose Feb 20, 2007 08:39 AM

            I had an interesting meal at Farrah Olivia, in the old Blue Point Grill space next to Balduccis. They serve a North African fusion cuisine.


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              yossarian22e RE: BGRose Feb 21, 2007 08:10 AM

              Old Town has lots of great places to eat. I'm not sure if they have brunch on Saturday, I think it is only on Sunday, but based on that meal I would eat at Portners for almost any meal. It's on Asaph which if you are on King St. facing toward the water will be down on your right hand side.

              1. monavano RE: BGRose Feb 21, 2007 08:46 AM

                Portners closed last September.

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                  pamd RE: BGRose Feb 21, 2007 10:56 AM

                  I'd go to Vermillion (mentioned above), really liked it there everytime I went. And I'm not surprised Portners closed- I had one of the worst burgers & nachos there!

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