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In Baltimore Seeking Southern Food

DreDre Oct 20, 2010 07:55 AM


I'll be visiting Baltimore for work and have 2 nights of dinner on my own. As a displaced Southerner, I'm going to take this opportunity to fill up on sweet tea, shrimp & grits, biscuits, maybe even some barbeque and hush puppies (if Eastern Carolina style can be found). Any recommendations?? Also, any recommendations for good seafood in a casual setting? Thanks much.

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    lawhound Oct 21, 2010 09:23 AM

    To mix your two requests, can I interest you in some Southern-style seafood? Fresh Fresh Seafood in Towson (north of Baltimore, need car) is excellent.

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    1. re: lawhound
      JamesPapa Oct 21, 2010 12:16 PM

      FFS is excellent. Darlene is so sweet. Make sure you have at least a good forty-five minutes to dine there and are not in a huge rush. They make the food fresh as you order it. The Fried Shrimp, Crab Cake, and Mac N Cheese are my favorites.

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      hotel Oct 21, 2010 05:26 AM

      I don't know if you'll have a car, but some of these places you would need one.

      The Southern food is a tough find here in Baltimore. If you want a modern take on it and are willing to spend the money Charleston does some pretty inventive and delicious food. Maybe for lunch?

      I know some people really enjoy Darker than Blue and is BYOB. But I haven't been personally.

      As far as good seafood in a casual setting - Mama's on the Halfshell fits the bill perfectly.

      Harborque and Kloby's do Carolina style BBQ, Andy Nelson's is more Memphis style, and Big Bad Wolf does Kansas City, Texas, and Carolina styles.

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      1. re: hotel
        kukubura Oct 21, 2010 03:55 PM

        Was gonna post Darker Than Blue. Went for brunch and loved it. I'm sure dinner is terrific too.

        Darker Than Blue
        3034 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218

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