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Non-chain & inexpensive family restaurant by/around the inner harbor

rozem Jul 14, 2011 10:59 PM

Hey all, I'm from NY and will be spending the weekend down at Baltimore. We are staying around the inner harbor area. I've been researching restaurants around here but I'm getting confused on where to go, so I need your help! But here's the catch, my father LOVES seafood but my mom is allergic to it. What are some inexpensive (under $22ish per dish) restaurants that offer a great selection of both seafood and non-seafood meals? Thanks!

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    ohbilly RE: rozem Jul 15, 2011 06:50 AM

    Inner Harbor and non-chain do not go together. Actually there aren't too many places that do a great job at both. It's one or the other.

    One option is Canton Dockside (get there by car or bus). They have a good variety. Can't say much on the non-seafood but their crabs are good. Definitely family friendly.

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      Jeserf RE: rozem Jul 15, 2011 07:29 AM

      We were just at Miss Shirley's a few weeks back at the inner harbor and it was GREAT. I REALLY wanted to not like it because it even advertises as a tourist spot, but it really was great. Check it out - the chicken and waffles were amazing and their menu is really big and could please anyone....

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

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        bordeauxfan RE: rozem Jul 15, 2011 08:05 AM

        Also nearby and non chain is Cafe Gia, on the southern edge of Little Italy. Easy walk from the aquarium via the footbridges. Just be careful when crossing President Street.

        Cafe Gia
        410 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202

        1. kukubura RE: rozem Jul 15, 2011 08:48 AM

          More options will open up if you head a neighborhood or two away: Both Fells Point and Federal Hill have options for you.

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            rozem RE: rozem Jul 15, 2011 08:08 PM

            Thank you all for these great suggestions, can't wait to see where I'll end up tomorrow :)

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