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Seafood + Orioles - Recommend me something!

eatravel Jul 23, 2012 10:15 AM

I'll be heading to an Orioles game in a couple of weeks, and will be looking for a place to grab a bite before the game. I'm looking for classic and not-so-classic takes on Maryland seafood (with beer, so no Faidleys) within walking distance (20 minutes) of Oriole Park.

What do you chowhounders recommend?

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    hon Jul 23, 2012 01:10 PM

    Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton, take a cab

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      Hue Jul 23, 2012 07:07 PM

      Second MAMAS !

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        JonParker Jul 24, 2012 03:51 AM

        I'll third Mama's -- it fits your restaurant criteria to a T. But assuming you're serious about walking distance, Faidley's does serve beer. Other than that Ryleigh's Oyster Bar in Federal Hill serves excellent oysters, but otherwise it's not really seafood oriented.

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      Dithyramb Jul 24, 2012 05:49 AM

      In that case, your best options would be in Federal Hill. Someone already suggested Ryleigh's, so you might also want to just get a 32 oz. beer and some half shells at Cross Street Market.

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      1. re: Dithyramb
        jfish Jul 24, 2012 05:59 AM

        I would also recommend Ryleigh's Oyster Bar and Cross Street Market. Mama's might be a bit too far.

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          eatravel Jul 24, 2012 09:03 AM

          Thanks, guys! Much appreciated!

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            jck Jul 24, 2012 10:08 AM

            Absolutely hit up Nick's in Cross St. Market ....any type of seafood you desire and cheap beer. I take all out of town guests there and they LOVE it! And it is a 10-15 minute walk to game from there.

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              JonParker Jul 25, 2012 04:10 AM

              I gave up on Nick's a long time ago when they served me an oyster sandwich that had three small fried oysters on it for $10. I haven't really loved the place since the Cross Street remodel several years ago.

              Ryleigh's does a happy hour that features $1 oysters every weekday, plus they have a larger selection.

              As I mentioned above, Faidley's does have beer, is also about a 10 minute walk to Camden Yards, and has more atmosphere. I'd take it over Nick's any day.

              1. re: JonParker
                hon Jul 25, 2012 12:08 PM

                I agree with Jon about Nicks, overpriced not so good seafood anymore, I'd go for beer and oysters and thats about it, they steam their shrimp in advance now - ick.

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          Vidute Jul 25, 2012 12:02 AM

          Um..... Faidley's has beer.


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