Every ethnic menu that you could think of is on offer here, and on top of this, the destination is world-famous for its Chesapeake Bay cuisine. Baltimore’s many international cuisines can be sampled in the city’s distinctive neighborhoods, and seafood features a number of restaurants around the Inner Harbor and waterfront.
Baltimore is probably best-known for its mouth-watering crab cakes and other delicacies made from the blue crab. Local crab houses and seafood restaurants serve several local specialties such as crab cakes, crab imperial, crab soufflés and soft-shell crab sandwiches for the locals and the area’s many visitors to enjoy. Other Chesapeake Bay specialties include oysters, rockfish and scallops, which are always fresh and are served in variations that reflect the ethnic diversity of the city.
You can enjoy the local seafood specialties of Fells Point and the Inner Harbor; the authentic Mexican cuisine of Federal Hill; the Indian and Afghan specialties of Mt. Vernon; or a Greek feast in Canton. Hampden offers traditional American fare and Little Italy boasts lots of pizzerias and pasta houses.
If you see the Port Discovery HiFlyer balloon, you’ve found Power Plant Live, a collection of chain restaurants drawing large crowds at dinnertime. This is just a short walk from the Inner Harbor. Nearby is Phillips Harborplace, offering what is likely the city’s most affordable seafood, and is a good choice for the whole family. The children’s menu also includes non-seafood favorites such as burgers, French fries and fried chicken. Johnny Rockets is a retro 1950s-style diner featuring fun and affordable food. French fries, hamburgers and milk shakes are served at lightning-fast speed. You’ll find this eatery at Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion.
Several other spots in the nearby neighborhoods are also popular with families. Amicci’s is a casual spot where you’ll find many families. There’s a wide range of pasta dishes on the menu. Café Hon is a Hampden eatery offering many types of American ‘comfort’ foods, and is a good choice for kids.