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Apr 17, 2010 06:19 AM

Need dining and drink recs "Inner Harbor" and point close...

Bring the family down for a ball game in May...

1. need breakfast/lunch/dinner recs in and around the harbor/fells/camden yards areas...
-like somewhere that varies it menus with seasonal ingredients
-like eclectic/innovative/adventurous breakfast choices, both sweet and savory, "funky" atmospheres
-like places with a vibe/energy
-seafood always a plus, not big on steak
-would invite ethnic spots as well

Keep us away from the tourist traps...

2. are there any places in town that specialize in the "classic"/retro/pre-prohibition/craft cocktail trend? quality liquors/fresh squeezed juices, properly mixed etc...?


Shanty T Brown

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  1. You'll love the Blue Moon Cafe in Fell's Point for breakfast. Take the water taxi there, it's fun!

    Blue Moon Cafe
    1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

    1. Seconding Blue Moon Cafe. There's also Miss Shirley's across the street from Pier 5, I think--it's right near the Fogo de Chao and P.F. Chang's, right in the touristy part of the harbor but the restaurant itself is the second location of a Baltimore restaurant and is really good for breakfast/lunch.

      I'd recommend staying away from the Camden Yards area itself--all the food I've ever seen there is fried and pretty boring.

      You might want to walk into the Federal Hill neighborhood--there's a lot of good restaurants and there's Cross Street Market.

      For the cocktails, well, this is a beer city. If you're willing to walk/take a cab a little less than a mile up Charles Street, there's B+O American Brassiere--I highly recommend their bar for the kind of cocktails you want.

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      1. re: smilesmalltimore

        For the most interesting food in the area at a reasonable price, I'd have to go with Bluegrass in Federal Hill. It's eclectic and fun (sometimes too much fun). Corks is also a good choice.

        1. re: JonParker

          Looks like we've got some great choices...thanks all, i'd ask you to keep 'em coming, but i always want to try everything, so less is!!! no, seriusly, do keep 'em coming, but we are happy with what you got here...

          at least one breakfast at Blue Moon, and dinners at B and O and Bluegrass....Miss shirley's for another breakfast or lunch one day...


          thanks to my Baltimore Chow'sters!

          Blue Moon Cafe
          1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

          1. re: fenway68

            I like Cazbar on North Charles for Turkish food, a little north of the Harbor.

            316 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21282

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        1. The cocktails are a stretch here. Thw two places I can speak to personally (and the B&O may be good too but I have not been) are Woodberry Kitchen, about 3 miles N of downtown, but directkly off the light rail), and Grand Cru, about 6 miles N of downtown, a wine bar with terrific cocktails also. One other poss wd be Jack's Bistro, about a mile E of downtown.

          Jack's Bistro
          3123 Elliott St, Baltimore, MD 21224

          Grand Cru
          Arlington, VA, Arlington, VA

          Woodberry Kitchen
          2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

          1. Check out Mr. Raine's Funhouse in the Visionary Art Museum. They have a very unique cocktail menu plus great, diverse food. The restaurant is quite funky and seems like it would definitely fit your bill.

            You may also like Pazo in Inner Harbor East. It's a tapas restaurant that has an excellent wine list and other interesting drinks. We were just there on Fri. and loved everything we ordered. Tony Foreman just came back as exec chef, which seems like a plus!

            Enjoy your visit!

            Pazo Restaurant
            1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21201