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drella666 Feb 15, 2008 06:54 AM

I am going to baltimore next weekend for the Craft Show and my Mom and I usually eat at Leagal Seafood (she loves it and must have lobster). I went to make a reservation and saw that it was listed as closed.

I am looking for recommendations for seafood resturants in the Inner Harbor Area. I dont mind if it is a chain or independantly owner as long as it has good food.


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    youngfoodieguy Feb 15, 2008 07:29 AM

    I would say Blue Sea Grill, McCormicks & Schimdts. Really the main options around the inner harbor are the corporate steakhouses, there are like 6 within like 1 square mile. I didn't know baltimore could afford to keep them all afloat in such a densely packed area. Blue Sea Grill is owned by the guy that owns all the Ruth's Chris in the area but it's a beautiful rest, stunning. M&S is the chain out of Oregon I believe, never personally been to the one in B-more but had a decent meal at a diff location. I would reccomend the Blue Sea Grill personally

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      drella666 Feb 15, 2008 07:40 AM

      Thanks! Blue Sea Grill sounds like a good possibility, we have an M&S in Philly and it is not very good.

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        drella666 Feb 25, 2008 09:12 AM

        We went to the Blue Sea Grill and we LOVED it. Thanks so much for the recommendation

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        katecm Feb 15, 2008 07:44 AM

        Is the Philips still open? It's another chain, but at least an originally local one, isn't it?

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          JonParker Feb 15, 2008 07:48 AM

          It's open, but it's horrible.

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            drella666 Feb 15, 2008 07:50 AM

            We went to Philip's about four years ago, when we first started taking this trip, and before we started going to Legal. I thought it was pretty bad. That is why I wanted to get some feedback on chowhound to avoid another experience like that...

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              hon Feb 15, 2008 07:54 AM

              The chain Steakhouses in the Inner Harbor (Ruth's Chris, The Capital Grill, Mortons, etc.) usually have Lobster.
              Stay far far away from Phillips - YUCK.

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                drella666 Feb 15, 2008 07:57 AM

                Thanks for your suggestions. We have all three of those chain steakhouses in Philly so I want to try a concept that is new to me. What do you think of Blue Sea Grill?

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            laura d Feb 15, 2008 08:50 AM

            What about restaurants over in Harbor East? I short walk from the inner harbor, you could go to Roys - they have a lot of seafood on their menu - its Hawiian / Asian fusion inspired.

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              hon Feb 15, 2008 09:02 AM

              The Oceannaire is over there too.

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              Severnview Feb 15, 2008 11:51 AM

              Baltimore insn't known for Lobster...crabs is our deal...BUT for Lobster in Baltimore, I'd recommend these restaurants, in this order:

              Pretty Expensive but all great:
              1. http://www.blueseagrill.com
              2. http://www.ruthschris.com/locations/baltimoresteakrestaurant.html
              3. http://www.theprimerib.com/entrees-ba.shtml
              4. http://www.mortons.com/content.php?pa...
              Less Expensive & less fancy options:
              1. local place- Mo's Seafood -Little Italy Downtown,502 Albemarle St,Baltimore, MD 21202,Phone: 410-837-1600
              2. local place -Michael's Steak & Lobster HSE,6209 Eastern Ave,Baltimore, MD 21224-2992,Phone: (410) 633-6485 -no website

              Good luck...enjoy B'more!!

              1. BmoreHound Feb 15, 2008 07:21 PM

                I've only had lunch there, but I'd highly recommend Watertable at the Renaissance. Interesting, well-presented, well-done food. Great ingredients. Check it out.\

                Here's a review: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertain...

                1. aussiewonder Feb 22, 2008 06:29 PM

                  It's def not my cup of tea but the Rusty Scupper is right there on the harbor and they have lobster. At least the view's unobstructed!

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                    amarie30 Feb 22, 2008 07:51 PM

                    I've had positive experiences at M&S, but it sounds like Blue Sea Grill is a good choice. I've never been, but I'd like to try it out.

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                      link_930 Feb 25, 2008 09:49 AM

                      I really liked Rusty Scupper when I went there, and they do serve lobster. Their bread basket and the almond-roasted red pepper aioli are phenomenal (I've tried to replicate the latter at home a number of times). We had the salmon and seafood pasta, and I don't remember what else. Everything was delicious, and the service was great; my server was very well versed in her profession and made sure we were taken care of.

                      Some people complained that it was a tourist trap -- well, it's still good to me. Especially after having gone to Philip's the day before, where the server decided to wait on the drinks until she brought out the appetizers -- cold. And the badly-plated, mediocre-quality entrees about 8 minutes later. Glasses then sat empty, and some creepy manager came by and told my sweet cheeks to enjoy themselves, which pissed me the )#($* off even more.

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