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Best lunch spot en route to the Inner Harbor?

TrishUntrapped Sep 24, 2012 11:36 AM

Hi hounds, hope you can help. My husband and I are driving from CT to Baltimore (Inner Harbor), on a Friday. We should be arriving just in time for lunch. Since we have our car at the outset, before parking it at the hotel, we'd like to stop for a nice lunch on the way in.

Just to give you an idea of things we like: French Onion Soup (my fave or other homemade soups), pit beef or roast beef or some other good sandwich, salads, and typical lunch fare. Great cocktails. Casual not dressy. No seafood - allergy.

Thanks for any rec's.


  1. kukubura Sep 26, 2012 06:44 PM

    If it's nice out go to Jake's for pit beef, ribs, wings, and whatever else they're cooking. 95>695>Falls Road. Afterwards you're very convenient to 83-S which will take you to downtown in mere minutes. No cocktails, more like picnic tables in a bucolic setting. But great.

    1. TrishUntrapped Sep 25, 2012 05:36 PM

      Great, thanks for those suggestions! Looking forward to our visit!

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      1. re: TrishUntrapped
        jck Sep 26, 2012 12:31 PM

        For people coming in off of 95, I have recommended The Wine Market on Fort St. in Locust Point. It is very close to 95 and has plenty of parking......from the restaurant, it is a 5-10 minute easy drive to Inner Harbor. They have a really nice lunch menu and have a wonderful outside seating area......check it out.

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        KAZ Sep 25, 2012 09:28 AM

        I'd suggest Petit Louis. First it sounds like you plan on leaving the car at the hotel for your stay. You would need your car to get to Petit Louis, so you can take advantage on your way down. Its also on the north side of the city, so you could modify your route appropriately.

        They have great french onion soup and a decent wine list. At lunch its casual, just not off-the-construction-site muddy casual. Jeans and a nice shirt and you'll be fine.


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          youami Sep 25, 2012 08:23 AM

          Lunchtime & cocktails = Blue Hill Tavern or Ten Ten Bistro. Alexander's Tavern in Fells Point is also good for lunch, but less on the cocktails.

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