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Hi - I'm visiting Baltimore this weekend and staying near the Inner Harbor at the Radisson on West Baltimore St. Can anyone suggest cheap eats/hidden treasures nearby? I'm visiting from NYC and we're total foodies, so please give me something good! Thanks in advance!

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  1. Try Mekong Delta at Saratoga and Cathedral for Vietnamese.

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    Mekong Delta Cafe
    105 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201

    1. Woodberry Kitchen is absolutely the place to go. You can get there via the light rail (or drive - about 10 minutes from where you're staying). If you want to stay downtown, Charleston in Inner Harbor East is it, if you're willing to spend $$$$. You can take our new, free, Circulator Bus to get there, or walk.

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

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      1. re: OneToughMommy

        Neither of those places qualify as a hidden treasure or a cheap eat. Yes they are both great, but not what the OP is looking for.

      2. You could try these restaurants:

        Chameleon Cafe‎
        70 reviews - more info »
        4341 Harford Road
        Baltimore, MD 21214-3118
        (410) 254-2376
        thechameleoncafe.com‎

        Linwoods
        25 Crossroads Dr, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
        (410) 356-3030 ‎
        linwoods.com

        Sascha's 527 Cafe
        527 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5028
        (410) 539-8880 ‎
        saschas.com

        But nothing I think will be comparable with NYC restaurants, though still you can find the to be quite good.

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        1. re: pyatachok

          Chameleon Cafe and Linwoods aren't cheap and are nowhere close to the Inner Harbor.

          Go to Lexington Market today (Saturday). Get a crab cake and a coddie at Faidley's. The fish sandwich is amazing too -- a huge slab of haddock between two pieces of white bread that aren't even close being big enough to hold it. If you still have room a Polish with the works at Johnny's is fantastic.

          Sunday morning head over to the JFX Farmer's Market. There's another great fish sandwich vendor there, along with all kinds of other delicious prepared foods.

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          Lexington Market
          400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

        2. Salt Tavern
          www.salttavern.com

          Jack's Bistro
          www.jacksbistro.com

          Moderate. Easy to cab it.

          Stay away from Little Italy, which is literally a couple blocks away from your hotel. You will be cursing us forever since you're a NYCer.

          Love Chameleon; good local food by a local chef, but not anywhere near you.

          Have fun!

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

          1. Mekong Delta is the best Vietnamese restaurant in America, and also cheap. You would be a fool not to go there.

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            Mekong Delta Cafe
            105 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201