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Best Restaurants in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore boasts incredible dining experiences

By Taylor Croteau on July 8, 2015


Known as Charm City, Baltimore, Md., boasts more than just charming dining experiences. As various and quirky as the city itself, many of Baltimore’s restaurants take the dining experience to a whole new level. From the traditionally popular steakhouse to innovative and worldly cuisine, Baltimore restaurants certainly charm any crowd. Here are the five best restaurants in Baltimore:


Charleston has been wildly popular in Baltimore for over a decade. This upscale restaurant aims for perfection in every facet – from beautiful dining rooms to outstanding low-country cuisine. Guests rave about the lobster bisque with curry, a truly unique dish that, along with the rest of the incredible menu, separates Charleston from the everyday eatery. Visit Charleston for an absolutely exquisite dining experience that will not disappoint. 

 The Food Market

New to the Baltimore restaurant scene, The Food Market has taken the city by storm. Co-owners Chad Gauss and Elan Kotz seek to create the perfect “serious comfort food,” and diners are eating it up. Offering fine American dining from rack of lamb to crab cakes, their menu combines recognizable comfort foods with top quality. Along with great food, The Food Market aims for a comfortable dining experience by facilitating the social aspect of dining in their industrial-modern space. Guests frequent for great food and a great atmosphere to catch up with friends and family. 

 The Prime Rib

This traditional steakhouse has enjoyed Baltimore popularity for 50 years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Claiming the title “the civilized steakhouse,” The Prime Rib has been ranked the No. 1 steakhouse in Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia for years. Offering fantastic food and excellent service, The Prime Rib continues to raise dining standards. A popular place for anniversaries and celebrations, The Prime Rib holds a place in every Baltimore family’s memories and continues to impress guests with its overall dining experience. Dining rooms are often crowded, so make a reservation.

 Peter’s Inn

A Baltimore classic, Peter’s Inn started as a popular biker bar in the 1980s but still holds its popularity as a great casual family restaurant. The menu changes weekly offering different seafood creations – from halibut fillet with a horseradish creme fraiche to seared scallops with black lentils and a blood orange buerre blanc. Their buttery, delicious steaks, however, are a constant. Guests rave about the signature garlic bread as well. True to its roots, Peter’s Inn maintains a Baltimore funk-vibe that guests can’t get enough of.

 Jack’s Bistro

Advertising “innovative American cuisine,” Jack’s Bistro certainly stands out from the crowd. Touting itself as Baltimore’s first sous vide restaurant, guests come for a unique and exciting dining experience. Jack’s refuses to limit itself to one particular cuisine, so guests know no matter what they’re looking for Jack’s has something to please their palate. The chef, Ted Stelzenmuller, travels the world for unique inspiration creating an incredible dining experience.

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