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May 7, 2008 10:36 PM

Baltimore Convention Center?

I'm looking for lunch eats. The last time I was stuck there, I walked over to the tourist mall for food, eg Five Guys and Chinese food, or McDonalds. Are there any relatively quick and good value tasty eats within walking distance? (My ideal is a good Chinese buffet with a lot of vegetables and varieties of meat or shellfish. Indian is second. I'm open to other foods.)

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  1. My advice would be to head directly south on Charles Street to Federal Hill. By the time you get to the Cross Street Market, you'll have found plenty of lunch possibilities, including a decent Indian restaurant (I can't remember the name of it, but it's right on Charles, just north of Cross Street). I'd also recommend Nicks Seafood and Matsuri (Japanese), but there are a lot of choices right there, and it's not much further than it would have taken you to walk to that touristy mall.

    1. Just a couple blocks up Eutaw to Lexington Market, whose many vendors include Faidley's Raw Bar, best crabcake on earth. Til 530.

      1. I second Lexington Market. Much closer to the Convention Center than the Cross St. Market. Walking to Federal Hill and back to Cross St would be a stretch if you only have an hour.

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        1. re: ltong1009

          thanks for the suggestions! they served food at the conference so i didn't go out but i will keep the ideas handy for the next trip.

          1. re: Minger

            Mem Sahib is a solid Indian buffet which adjoins Lexington Market.