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Pho in the Baltimore area?

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Hello!
I'll be coming into Baltimore this weekend of the Half-marathon and was wondering what Pho places people would recommend. Cheap, and hole-in-the-wall are always welcomed suggestions, as those are the kinds of the places i do in Boston.

-we're in mount vernon
-and the half marathons near camden yards

We'll have a car, but would prefer to walk/take T(?not sure what stop we're by...? is there are a subway system in Baltimore?!? eek! things I should have probably looked into before posting).

I have read some recent posts about Baltimore Pho, and while it looks like a fun and unique experience, the review on the Pho isnt exactly calling our name....

Look forward to hearing feedback!
Where would you go after running 13 miles?!?!? what would hit the spot?!?!

THANKS!

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    1. Here is a link to discussion on Baltimore Pho (website/menu: baltimorepho.com)
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/491960

      It has received good reviews with some differences of opinion but overall positive. can't speak for it myself but I am headed there this evening and will report back.

      Good luck with the 1/2...I'd probably go to Lexington Market and eat one of everything! Or I'd go to bed!

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      1. re: BaltoPhilFood

        Oops! I guess I didn't read your whole post thoroughly. I'm pretty sure that's your best (only?) bet for Pho in BMore. If you can give a type of food you will be looking for after your race, it helps narrow it down...everyone is really helpful on the boards. One thing...avoid the Inner harbor traps!

        1. re: BaltoPhilFood

          Yeah, Baltimore Pho is probably the closest to downtown, and I've enjoyed it the times I've been there, so don't be quick to wipe it off your list. There are other options closer to the holes in the wall you're used to out in the suburbs, but not sure if you're looking to leave the area or not. Here's a previous thread on the subject:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/383045

      2. If you're looking for pho and must remain within city limits, then Baltimore Pho and Saigon Remembered are about your only choices. Unfortunately, neither are quite stellar choices.

        I've been to Baltimore Pho twice over a six month period and while I found that the pho had improved in flavor and complexity of the broth, it still lacked the soul and oomph that other pho places offer - places like An Loi and Pho Dat Tahn in Columbia.