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Jun 11, 2010 01:17 PM

24 hours in Baltimore

Hello chowhounders-

I have spent two days reading all the old posts on Baltimore and wanted to see if you had any ideas for my family. We are headed to a doctors appt at Johns Hopkins so we will be in town (from DC area) for about 24 hours. I will have my hubby and 2 yr old daughter with me (makes things a little tricky-er). We are staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Harbor East area.

Planning to come into town after lunch time and visit the Lexington Market to pick up some snacky type stuff. (Any favorites?)

Then after checking into the hotel I think we will walk over to the Water Taxi (daughter will love a boat ride) and head to dinner somewhere with good crabcakes/seafood off of one of the Water Taxi stops. I love a trendy spot but I am sure that most of the seafood places at the docks are going to be more my hubbys style (paper tableclothes/picnic tables etc) Was thinking of maybe Bo Brooks in Canton? Are any of these near the Water Taxi line (By The Docks in Essex, Pappas on Taylor Ave., and Dock of the Bay in Millers Island.) Whats your favorite?

The next morning we will just grab something at the hotel as we are headed to the Aquarium right when they open. But for lunch I was thinking Attman's deli (do they have seating areas inside the deli?) I know my husband would like it. Also loved the creative sandwhiches on the menu at the Dogwood Deli but it is kind of far from where we are staying right....any other spots like that closer to the Innerharbor?

Then as we are heading out of town any good cupcake/dessert/chocolate shops that we should grab something to take home...who am I kidding--eat on the car ride home:)

I always get the best advice from this site. Our last trip to the Florida Keys were a homerun~every restaurant we ate at was suggested on Chowhound and we loved all of them!

Lexington Market
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Bo Brooks Restaurant
2701 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Dock of the Bay
9025 Cuckold Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219

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  1. Attman's original location has tables (but no table service) don't know about the new 2nd place.

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      1. Take the water taxi to the Fells Point stop, Duda's on Thames Street is a good bet, but it's a bar atmosphere(two year old?). Another choice in Fells Point, Kalis Court, Mezze and Meli all the same restaurant group, usually good seafood and small plates.
        Lunch the next day, Attmans is a great chooice(Corned Beef on Rye with mustard, a Dr. Browns Cream soda and a pickle
        There is seating in the Lombard Street location.
        Second option for lunch is Isabella's in Little Italy on High Street

        1606 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231

        Little Italy Restaurant
        6920 Bradlick Shopping Ctr, Annandale, VA 22003

        1. I love the sandwiches at Rosina Gourmet in Canton. It's a short walk from the water taxi stop by First Mariner Building on Boston Street. There is also a crab place called Captain James which IS a water taxi stop between Fells Point and Canton.

          Rosina Gourmet
          2819 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD

          1. If you've been reading though the old posts, you know that there is some disagreement about Lexington Market. I am firmly in the you must go there it's great camp.

            By the Docks is not by any docks and no where near a water taxi stop. Ditto Pappas and Dock of the Bay (which is really on the bay).

            Attman's is always great and always an experience. A very good choice.

            Captain James Landing has a crab deck and is right at a water taxi stop in Canton. You might want to check them out instead of Bo Brooks. They are maybe a 10 minute stroll along the pier behind Boston Street from each other.

            Lexington Market
            400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

            Bo Brooks Restaurant
            2701 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21201

            By the Docks
            3321 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD 21220

            Captain James Landing
            2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231

            Dock of the Bay
            9025 Cuckold Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219