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Dec 16, 2013 05:49 PM

Oyster House in Baltimore

An exiled son of Baltimore returning for the holidays here. I almost always go to Faidley's to knock back a dozen oysters with some beer but am looking to expand the repertoire this year.

Interested in an oyster house with good prices, cozy/friendly atmosphere and if possible a nice selection of beers. Would also prefer it if it were in the city limits.

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  1. Ryleigh's Oyster in Federal Hill is where I usually go, but Thames Street Oyster House in Fells Point has a good selection of oysters. A little more pricey.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      Second Ryleigh.s, altho its really in Cross st. Great, fresh arsters but also fine other food. I took a very critical, world-weary Aussie to Ryleigh's and he loved the arsters

    2. I'd endorse Thames Street Oyster House (needs a reservation). Also has good beers

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      1. re: curioussheridan

        I'll see you those two and raise you the Cross Street Market. You can then head up Fort Avenue to LP Steamers in Locust Point for shrimp, crabs and more beer.

      2. Thanks for all the replies. The happy hour at Ryleigh's seems pretty tough to beat.

        1. Ended up going to Ryleigh's and Nicks at Cross St. Market. Nick's surprised me by giving me happy hour prices at lunch time on the 26th. Place was packed and I sure liked the 32 oz. Yuengling serving. Not the best Chesapeake oysters but I liked the atmosphere and loved how inexpensive the bill was.

          Took a break and then went to Ryleigh's a couple hours later. Oysters were a cut above Nick's and at a $ an oyster it was hard to beat. Really liked the atmosphere but I did find the beer selection and wines by the glass to be a little weak.