Baltimore is a delicious city. It’s inventive without being pretentious. It’s fun while still taking the food seriously. It’s forward-thinking while still retaining the history and resources of the area. We may have started as a crab town, but Baltimore has become a foodie mecca. From hand crafted street eats to James Beard Award-winning chefs, Downtown’s restaurateurs are torchbearers for creative and diverse cuisine from all around the world. Here, it’s always about the food.

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Downtown is a foodie haven, with food truck events, tasting menus, and food festivals year round. This year is shaping up to be a really delicious year with new and interesting restaurant concepts popping up in every neighborhood, Baltimore Restaurant Week, January 12 - 21, 2018 and tons of Farmers Markets, including the Pratt Street Market and Sundays under the JFX.

If you are looking for more dining suggestions, including reviews and chef's recipes, check out our sister site, Dine Baltimore.

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  • Brunch: Mama's on the Half Shell

    Enjoy brunch this weekend at Mama’s on the Half Shell! Taste your way through breakfast burgers and specialty omelets Sat-Sun from 9am-2pm!

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  • The Lord Baltimore Hotel Speakeasy

    The Lord Baltimore Hotel wants to take you back in time to the roaring 20's. Offering you classic jazzy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, come dress the part on December 7th as the hotel opens for its second season. Be enticed as you mingle your way through an elegant hall full of music and entertainment!

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  • 22nd Annual Festive Flavors of Federal Hill

    Festive Flavors is a tasty food and drink stroll of Federal Hill bars, restaurants and shops celebrating its 22nd year as a Federal Hill holiday tradition. Participants visit 7 different local businesses throughout the evening to enjoy food, drink and fun! Strollers meet at the Cross Street Market at 6 pm, where they receive their itineraries for the evening and meet their group.

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  • Out to Lunch: B&O American Brasseire

    We're bringing back the 3-martini lunch (sort of) with curated monthly networking events at upscale restaurant. Face it, you need to network and deserve a superior lunch experience, so the boss won't mind if you enjoy a glass of wine or two while you're at it. This will sell out so grab some colleagues and register now.

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  • Thanksgiving at The Elephant

    Spend this holiday in style! The Elephant welcomes your family and friends to dine with them this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a full menu of decadent desserts and appeasing appetizers as you feast your way through a 3-course meal. Don't worry about the cooking and cleaning parents!

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  • Happy Hour: The Local Oyster

    Shuck something at The Local Oyster! Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm. Drink specials and $1.50 local oysters!

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We make it easy to eat well. If you’re feeling indecisive, choose from our rotating restaurant options below. If you’re more of a “know what you want” kind of hungry person, pick the perfect spot in search bar to the left.

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