The Best Places to Eat in Baltimore

Award-winning restaurants and delectable global cuisine abound in Baltimore, Maryland. In this Scouted dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from the perfect neighborhood haunt to elevated brunch options and more. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Allora (1005 North Charles Street, Mount Vernon). The only Roman Bistro in Baltimore featuring everything your palette craves from morning to night; coffee, pastries, lunch, dinner and tasting menus in a divinely intimate setting. Instagram

Tavern at Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road, Clipper Mill). Everything you loved about Woodberry Kitchen’s hyper local and seasonal menus, served with a smile in their welcoming new tavern and bar. Instagram

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. (3300 Clipper Mill Road Suite 400, Clipper Mill). Maryland oyster farm and Baltimore fine dining restaurant in Hampden. Sustainable and restorative, the True Chesapeake Oyster farm produces the best oysters to cure your craving for brine, and supports the health of the bay, one gulp at a time. Beyond oysters, we highly recommend Chef’s hand-cut spaghetti. Instagram

Magdalena at The Ivy Hotel (205 East Biddle Street, Mount Vernon). On the ground floor of The Ivy Hotel in the heart of Mount Vernon, Magdalena strikes the ideal balance of neighborhood charm and modern elegance. Instagram

Petit Louis (800 Roland Avenue, Roland Park). Impossibly perfect, you can’t beat this beloved neighborhood gem in Roland Park. Go for brunch on Sundays, the steak tartare on Mondays, the Civilized Lunch during the week, and one of the most consistently delicious a la carte dinner menus in town and hands down the best martini around. Instagram

Milton Inn (14833 York Road, Sparks Glencoe). Worth the drive to Sparks, you’ll love the upscale American menu served in a 1740 former inn. One of our favorite happy hours, we can’t recommend the scallops or gnocchi enough. The pate, steak tartare, salads and crispy chicken sandwich are on our shortlist as well. Instagram

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar (3601 Chestnut Avenue, Hampden). Oysters, coddies, whole fish, burgers and potato skins – oh my. If you ask us, it’s the best burger and some of the friendliest waitstaff in town. Instagram

Marta Fine Food & Spirits (2127 East Pratt Street, Patterson Park). A beautifully designed corner Italian Bistro. Too many favorites to list, but we recommend the crudi, gazpacho, meatballs, carbonara, risotto and rockfish. Instagram

Tapas Teatro (1711 North Charles Street, Station North). “Small Plates, Big Pleasure” sums it up. Go early and often – we recommend it all. And treat yourself to a movie next door at The Charles Theater with a cocktail to-go. Instagram

Peter’s Inn (504 South Ann Street, Fells Point). A cherished Baltimore mainstay with Veuve Clicquot by the glass for $10, Chef Karen and Bud welcome regulars into the dining room for the quintessential home away from home dining experience only Peter’s Inn can offer. Open Thursday-Saturday nights only, be sure to make your reservation by email early in the week. Instagram

The Food Market (1017 West 36th Street, Hampden). While we actually really do love it all, their Saturday and Sunday brunch is one of the best in the business. Instagram

Clavel (225 West 23rd Street, Remington). Baltimore’s best margarita, perfect queso fundido, guacamole, ceviche, and a la cart tacos – there’s a reason there’s a line every night at 5pm. Instagram

La Cuchara (3600 Clipper Mill Road, Meadow Mill). Divine seasonal, wood fired cuisine, inspired by the Basque regions of France and Spain. Instagram

The Corner Pantry (6080 Falls Road, Baltimore). A relaxed, contemporary cafe serving locally sourced, modern British cuisine in Baltimore. There isn’t an item on the menu that’s not an A+, but our favorites are the turkey sandwich and farm salads. The weekly specials and Saturday donuts keep us going back for more, several times a week. Instagram

Peerce’s (12460 Dulaney Valley Road, Phoenix). This cherished family owned restaurant is THE destination restaurant for elevated Indian cuisine in the most lovely of settings. Greeted by hugs, everyone who dines at Peerce’s is welcomed like a regular, and treated like an old friend. A must. Instagram

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Baltimore members.

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