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b3ngs Jun 5, 2008 08:00 AM

Hi Everyone! My bf and I will be in Baltimore on Fri/Sat/Sun and are staying at the Tremont Plaza Hotel. A few things on our agenda - Baltimore Museum of Art on Friday night for an event, the aquarium and the National Zoo on Sat and Sun. Any restaurant suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I was thinking of maybe one nice dinner, one casual dinner, divey places (if any) for lunch and a nice Sunday brunch. (I already read up on the berger cookie so that's on our list). Thanks in advance!

  1. baltoellen Jun 5, 2008 10:49 AM

    The reason you have not exactly been overwhelmed with responses is that this question gets asked, on average, about once a week. You may want to search the term "Inner Harbor" and see what you get.

    My advice: Whatever you do, get yourself to Lexington Market, which is closed on Sunday, ad skip a nice Sunday brunch and walk down to the Farmers Market under the JFX (they'll know at your hotel) and graze and people watch there.

    Enjoy your visit.

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      b3ngs Jun 5, 2008 11:30 AM

      Thanks so much! I will do just that! And the Lexington Market is on my list. :)

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        elgringoviejo Jun 5, 2008 08:18 PM

        Best eats on Sunday is in Greektown, either The Acropolis or Ikaros.

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          kelarry Jun 5, 2008 08:49 PM

          Avoid Inner Harbor restaurants. Mediocre food. Tourist traps.

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            b3ngs Jun 6, 2008 08:10 AM

            Thanks so much!

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            cprofit Jun 18, 2008 08:19 AM

            Is the Acropolis or Ikaros better than Samos?

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              charmedgirl Jun 18, 2008 09:06 AM

              I may be the minority (and I haven't been to Acropolis or Ikaros ... yet), but I enjoyed my meal at Zorbas much more than my meal at Samos. The atmosphere at Samos is nicer than Zorbas though, so depending on your priorities/the occasion, that's something to keep in mind.

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                JonParker Jun 18, 2008 11:06 AM

                No one ever said that the majority was always right. The food at Zorba's is way better than Samos.

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        hon Jun 6, 2008 09:14 AM

        go to Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton (10 minutes top from the Inner Harbor) for great Maryland seafood. They also have Sunday brunch.

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          MarcDC Jun 6, 2008 11:48 AM

          agreed, go to mama's

          also get a crabcake (all lump) from Faidley's in Lex Market

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            cprofit Jun 18, 2008 08:20 AM

            Mama's on the Halfshell is very good. The seafood chowder and a crabcake sandwish should is a great meal.

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            jes Jun 7, 2008 09:56 AM

            Friday night can eat at te museum. Gertrudes at the BMA is nice and you can eat outside in the sculpture garden if the weather is right.

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              Emacita Jun 17, 2008 01:04 PM

              I agree, Gertrude's is lovely and has a delicious brunch.

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              b3ngs Jun 10, 2008 07:58 AM

              Thanks so much for the suggestions everyone! We went to the Lexington Market twice and tried Faidley's and bought a few (more like 3 lbs :>) of berger cookies for our friends to try. It was such a hot weekend that my bf and I were just not in our element. We did enjoy Faidley's and had a good time browsing at the market. We also tried an El Salvadorian place but since I'm from Miami, I was not that impressed with the food. On Sunday, we were invited to eat at Bo Brook's so we didn't really have a say on where to eat but we enjoyed the company!

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                baltoellen Jun 10, 2008 08:34 AM

                Thanks for the report back, and glad you enjoyed Lexington Mkt.

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