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Lunch In Baltimore (Fells Point/Canton Area)

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Roundwood Aug 5, 2007 12:08 PM

We are three male OAP's (Old Age Pensioners) coming to Baltimore City to visit the Maryland Historical Society, The Civil War Museum (President Street Station) and the Fells Point Maritime Museum. We will be in the Fells Point/Canton area around lunch time. Would someone recommend a nice restaurant for the three of use to stop and have lunch (not a “Mickey D’s” not a Charleston either). A nice sit down lunch. Any advice is appreciated.

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    bordeauxfan RE: Roundwood Aug 5, 2007 12:58 PM

    If you like crab, consider Bo Brooks on Boston Street on the Canton waterfront.

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      Hal Laurent RE: Roundwood Aug 5, 2007 01:11 PM

      A good time to see the Civil War Museum, as I believe I recently read that it will be closing soon.

      Right in Fells Point, Duda''s Tavern at Bond and Thames (unless it's Sunday) or Bertha's at Lancaster and Broadway would be decent choices.

      In Canton, Mama's on the Half Shell would be good (I think they're open for lunch, although I'm not positive).

      I wouldn't recommend Bo Brooks unless you wanted to eat just steamed crabs.

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        Roundwood RE: Hal Laurent Aug 5, 2007 02:56 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give my colleagues their choice....I like the Mama's recomendation but I only count for one third :-)

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          ko1 RE: Roundwood Aug 5, 2007 04:21 PM

          Duda's and Mama's are solid. I'm not as keen on Bertha's but I haven't eaten there in years. The Lebanese Taverna, very close to the Civil War Museum, and Meze in Fells Point are great for small Lebanese and Greek plates respectively.

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            Hal Laurent RE: ko1 Aug 5, 2007 04:38 PM

            I don't believe Mezze is open for lunch.

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              Roundwood RE: Hal Laurent Aug 5, 2007 04:43 PM

              I believe you are right Hal. The Lebanese Taverna is open from noon to 3 for lunch (I checked on-line. Thanks all for the suggestions.

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                ko1 RE: Hal Laurent Aug 5, 2007 07:40 PM

                My bad. I could have sworn they started doing lunch last year.

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                  Hal Laurent RE: ko1 Aug 6, 2007 03:36 AM

                  If they did, they neglected to update their website. :-)

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                crosby_p RE: ko1 Aug 6, 2007 06:47 AM

                It would be Bertha's for me...all the way! Was there a few weeks ago. I get a big bowl of mussels with garlic butter...and a glass of pino....yumo.

          2. baltoellen RE: Roundwood Aug 6, 2007 06:44 AM

            You may also like One-Eyed Mike's, also in Fells Point. But, definitely agree that Duda's is a great choice. I like Lebanese Taverna very much, but it's part of a regional chain, so you won't get such a real taste of the city there.

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              MegMD RE: baltoellen Aug 6, 2007 08:16 AM

              John Stevens LTD on the corner of Ann St and Thames St (in Fells Point)
              and my own fave in Canton, birches http://www.birchesrestaurant.com/#

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              Roland Parker RE: Roundwood Aug 6, 2007 09:44 AM

              Just to warn you, it looks as if the Civil War Museum has already closed. I went down to the place yesterday at 11:00, and the doors were locked and the lights off. I tried calling the number, and it's been disconnected.

              1. Bob W RE: Roundwood Aug 6, 2007 09:49 AM

                I've been following this thread since my brother Lurker W. has now informed me that in addition to breakfast (which will probably be at the Blue Moon Grille -- thanks to everyone who responded to my query), I am to treat him to lunch on Saturday as well (OK, he is buying me dinner the previous night at Charleston).

                I had been thinking about John Steven, yet another old favorite, but Googling divulged some very recent reviews on Citysearch indicating that the place has changed hands and now, for lack of a better word, blows. Prices up, quality and portion sizes down. Take that as a serious downhill alert.

                So it's looks like Duda's for us. Thanks again everyone!

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                  aussiewonder RE: Bob W Aug 6, 2007 11:40 AM

                  DO NOT GO to John Stevens, there are posts on here from myself and others. The place changed hands and went down, down hill. I was there a month ago and have decided to avoid their kitchen until someone else can claim they've stepped back up. Save your hard earned dollars and try One Eyed Mikes or the Waterfront - has a very reasonably priced menu and the food was surprisingly good, well plated and tasty! Def will go back and check out more offerings.

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                    Roundwood RE: aussiewonder Aug 10, 2007 04:44 PM

                    Thanks all.........

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