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Mar 20, 2007 01:58 PM

Dinner Near Baltimore's Inner Harbor?

My husband and I will be in Baltimore Saturday night and our hotel is near the Inner Harbor, which I've heard can be very touristy. Does anyone have any recommendations for dinner in that area? Nothing too expensive and cuisine doesn't matter, although if there is something we have to try for our one night in town, please let me know.

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  1. Helmand- probably the most popular options- reasonably priced and very good Afghani food
    Sotto Sopra
    Black Olive- Expensive
    Samos- a little farther away- 2-3 miles
    Babalu Grill- close and just OK, but kind of fun
    The Bicycle- cab ride to Federal Hill

    1. You should do a search. This question gets asked about once a week. Most of the food in the Inner Harbor is mediocre. Helmand is probably the closest good restaurant that is reasonably priced. Also, are you sure you're in the Inner Harbor and not Harbor East which has much better options?

      1. I like the James Joyce Pub down by the Marriott.