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Traditional American Breakfast B'more

ernestrome Jan 2, 2009 03:20 PM

Where do I take visiting family for a traditional pancakes and bacon type breakfast place in Baltimore, preferably downtown, fed hill or fell's point (or similar distance from the center of town).


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    Hal Laurent RE: ernestrome Jan 2, 2009 03:52 PM

    Burke's downtown. Jimmy's in Fells Point. Theresa's in Broadway Market (Fells Point) is good, but the limited counter seating may not be the best thing if you're bringing guests.

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      FoiGras RE: Hal Laurent Jan 2, 2009 05:51 PM

      Hal-glad to know that someone hasn't forgotten a Baltimore tradtional restaurant--Burke's. Haven't been there in many years past, but it was/is truly an old fashioned type of dining establishment.

      I'm actually becoming disenchanted with all of the trendy restaurants that the Chowhound s carry on about. That's not to say that I don't enjoy trying out all of the recent venunes. And, i do appreciate the newest establishments.

      But, I love to visit and revisit the mainstays of "Old Baltimore." Tio Pepe's, Liberatore's, Kali's Court, Sunset Restaurant, snyder's Willow Grove, Oregon Grille, Milton Inn, Linwood's, Harryman House, Captain Harvey's, etc.
      Don't know if any of my recommnendations serve breakfast, but certainly provide very tasty dinners.

      As far as breakfast, Paper moon Diner and so many trendy places offer typical and exceptionally unique breakfast fare. The Chowhounds will guide you to the appropriate place. (I'm not qualified to offer guidance as I don't eat breakfast). Foigras

      1. re: FoiGras
        Hal Laurent RE: FoiGras Jan 3, 2009 05:48 AM

        Kali's Court hardly qualifies as "old Baltimore". It's only been there for 10 or 15 years.

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          FoiGras RE: Hal Laurent Jan 3, 2009 02:52 PM

          Hal--OOPS! you are so right. Kali's Court IS NOT a Baltimore tradition (and doesn't serve breakfast anyhow--not that I know of). I stnad corrected. Also, I don't know what I was thinking, but Liberatore's, Oregon Grill, Linwood's, et al, are not "old" Baltimore traditional restaurants. Thanks for pointing out my faux pas. Happy New Year and many great meals to come. FoiGras

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        ernestrome RE: Hal Laurent Jan 13, 2009 12:49 PM

        Thanks Hal, we went with jimmy's. The family liked it. I don't really like American Breakfast, I need to find a good irish breakfast with soda and potato bread!

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          charmedgirl RE: ernestrome Jan 13, 2009 02:04 PM

          Try one of these:



      3. baltoellen RE: ernestrome Jan 2, 2009 06:27 PM

        Hal's list is very good, and I'd throw Sip & Bite into that mix.

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          Hal Laurent RE: baltoellen Jan 3, 2009 05:49 AM

          Sip and Bite is good, but I'm not sure they have any tables that seat more than four people. I haven't been there since they remodeled, though.

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          pomme de terre RE: ernestrome Jan 3, 2009 12:06 PM

          Pete's Grill in Waverly is delicious. It's in Waverly, which is a bit north of where you mentioned, but I think it's worth the trip. It is a small lunch counter which could be problematic if you have a crowd. But mmmm hashbrowns.

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