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Looking for Inner Harbor Rest. Recommendations

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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  1. 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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    1. re: youngfoodieguy

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

      1. re: youngfoodieguy

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

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

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          1. re: katecm

            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...

            1. re: drella666

              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.

              1. re: hon

                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?

          2. 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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            1. re: laura d

              The Oceannaire is over there too.

            2. 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/b...
              3. http://www.theprimerib.com/entrees-ba...
              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. 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. 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!

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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.