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Oct 17, 2008 09:02 PM

Classic Baltimore diners?

Driving to Baltimore, hoping to visit an old-fashioned diner with decent food. Any suggestions?

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  1. Personally, I don't understand the allure of diners, but . . . If you are looking for the type that are in silver train cars, there are several of those around. If you are looking for an old Baltimore storefront type place that serves diner food, then I would point you to the G and A Restaurant on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore.

    G & A Restaurant
    3802 Eastern Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21224

    Don't confuse it with a similarly-named restaurant (G & M) in Linthicum known for its crabcakes, which people either love or hate.

    1. I don't really think we have any great diners....

      The only diner that I would be willing to eat at is Paper Moon. It sure isn't old-fashioned, but it does meet your requirement of having "decent food."

      You will remember the decor far longer than the food.....

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      1. re: ronandaim

        "Decent food" is being generous. I've always walked out of there disappointed. I give them high marks on atmosphere.

      2. Frank's Diner is on 95 south of the beltway. They're on the sign for the exit. I've eaten there once but thought it was definitely a good diner.

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        1. re: Dennis S

          I second Frank's. I've been there a lot, and I've always been happy. It's small, and very basic with the menu items you'd expect from a simple diner. They deliver though.

        2. New Wyman Park Restaurant, 25th and Howard.
          Pete's Grille, 32nd and Greenmount.
          Great breakfast and lunch at both places.

          1. The classic Bel Loc Diner on the corner of Joppa Road and Loch Raven Blvd.