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Jimmyg May 4, 2011 01:07 PM

I will be in Baltimore on business for a few nights. Staying near Camden Yards, but will have a car. I like to sit at the bar when I eat by myself. I'm looking for good food of any type and any price range. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, any suggestions for a good breakfast in the neighborhood? Thanks

  1. WilliamKH May 4, 2011 01:27 PM

    B&O Brasserie is a short walk from Camden. The bar would be welcoming for solo diners. Amazing food and cocktails.

    Some chowhounders like Alewife, which is a little closer, but you could walk to either.

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    1. re: WilliamKH
      Dennis S May 5, 2011 07:18 AM

      Second B&O for this. Probably my best experience the first time I was alone in Baltimore for business.

      1. re: WilliamKH
        jvanderh May 5, 2011 09:45 AM

        I vote for Mother's. Really good bar food. You're also easy striking distance of fried pickles from Pickles, though.

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        elgringoviejo May 4, 2011 04:55 PM

        Rallo's on Fort Avenue serves an excellent breakfast. For very good TexMex at extremely reasonable prices I recommend Elvis on Light Street where Maria Ds was back in the 70s and 80s before South Baltimore was rebranded as Federal Hill. Elvis doesn't have a bar, but one orders from the counter so it seems ok for solo dining IMO.

        Rallo's Restaurant
        838 E Fort Ave Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21230

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          bmore_flavor May 4, 2011 06:41 PM


          Not sure what you're into, but Alewife is supposed to have a good beer selection, and long bar good for enjoying a meal, and close to Camden Yards. I personally haven't been so I can't comment on much, but what I heard so far has been promising.

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          Hue May 5, 2011 06:37 AM

          Ryleigh's Oyster Bar next to Cross Street Market good place to sit at the bar and eat!!
          Definetly get there if you like awsters(oysters)

          Ryleigh's Oyster Bar
          36 E. Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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            sixteenbiticon May 5, 2011 07:29 AM

            If you're looking for something a touch more local check out Hamilton Tavern in Hamilton. It's definitely drivable from anywhere in the city and they always have great beers on tap. Most of the food is rotating, but their burger is always on the menu and one of the top burgers in the city for sure (topped with a fried egg before topping with a fried egg was cool.) Bartenders are always happy to discuss beer. One of my top ten spots in Baltimore for sure.

            1. crackers May 5, 2011 11:03 AM

              Head over to the bar at Peter's Inn. They will take excellent care of you. http://www.petersinn.com/

              Ditto for Charleston's bar at the high end.

              Peter's Inn
              504 S Ann St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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                nyawira May 5, 2011 11:20 AM

                I concur with Peters inn, but I would also DEFINITELY go to Annabel Lee Tavern as well. Great food, great local ambience. Anything in Harbor East is cool, incluidng Oceannaire, Cinghaile for Italian. My current favorite bar to eat at though is Annabel Lees or Peters inn. I have actually been at the bar at Charleston, too so if you are looking for fine dining, you can eat there just as well and as happily as you can eat in their dining room.

                Annabel Lee Tavern
                601 S Clinton St, Baltimore, MD 21224

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                  nyawira May 5, 2011 11:22 AM

                  Oh, and for breakfast, go to Miss Shirleys. But also recently I ate breakfast at Mr. Rains Funhouse in the Visionary Art Museum and thought it was simply fantastic!!!! Actually, I'd probably recommend that over Miss Shirleys these days.

                  Miss Shirley's
                  750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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                  2000man May 9, 2011 07:27 AM

                  Peter's is where it is at.

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                  Jason1 May 6, 2011 10:52 AM

                  It might mean a short drive or cab ride, but you can eat very well at the bar's of Mama's on the Half Shell, Heninger's, Birches and Peter's Inn.

                  Peter's Inn
                  504 S Ann St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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                    Jimmyg May 8, 2011 02:50 PM

                    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'm getting hungry.

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