Top Choice American in Baltimore

Woodberry Kitchen

The Woodberry takes everything the Chesapeake region has to offer, plops it into an industrial barn and creates culinary magic. The entire menu is like a playful romp through the best of local produce, seafood and m…
Top Choice Seafood in Baltimore

Thames St Oyster House

An icon of Fell's Point, this vintage dining and drinking hall serves some of Baltimore's best seafood. Dine in the polished upstairs dining room with views of the waterfront, take a seat in the backyard, or plunk d…
Ethiopian in Baltimore


Dukem is a standout among Baltimore's many Ethiopian places. Delicious mains, including spicy chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes, all sopped up with spongy flatbread.
Seafood in Baltimore


Here's a fine example of a place that the press and the tourists found out about long ago, yet whose brilliance hasn't been dimmed by the publicity. Faidley's is best known for its crab cakes, in-claw meat, backfin …
Italian in Baltimore

Vaccaro's Pastry

Vaccaro's serves some of the best desserts and coffee in town. The cannolis are legendary.
Fast Food in Baltimore

Lexington Market

Around since 1782, Mt Vernon's Lexington Market is one of Baltimore's true old-school food markets. It's a bit shabby on the outside, but the food is great. Don't miss the crab cakes at Faidley's seafood stall, beca…
Diner in Baltimore

Papermoon Diner

This brightly colored, quintessential Baltimore diner is decorated with thousands of old toys, creepy mannequins and other quirky knickknacks. The real draw here is the anytime breakfast – fluffy buttermilk pancakes…
Afghani in Baltimore


The Helmand is a longtime favorite for its kaddo borawni (pumpkin in yogurt-garlic sauce), vegetable platters and flavorful beef-and-lamb meatballs followed by cardamom ice cream. If you've never tried Afghan cuisin…
Seafood in Baltimore

LP Steamers

LP is the best in Baltimore’s seafood stakes: working class, teasing smiles and the freshest crabs on the southside.
American in Baltimore


This is the go-to stop for pit beef, Baltimore's take on barbecue – thinly sliced top round grilled over charcoal. Park and follow your nose to smoky mouth-watering goodness, and get that beef like a local: shaved o…