Maryland

Restaurants in Maryland

Hampden, home of the aforementioned “hons,” is coming up in the culinary world. The team behind Woodberry Kitchen has opened this new coffee-driven spot, where nothing on the locally sourced, made-to-order menu costs more than $15.

At Canton's Fork & Wrench, English staples such as chicken liver mousse are served in a dark-wood space and beer flows from a custom-made tap.

You’ll want to get a sitter for a meal at this modern Japanese izakaya from chef Michael Mina, part of the Four Seasons Hotel.

This Fells Point classic, located right near a water taxi stop, is the go-to spot for gelato made with organic eggs, grass-fed milk, and high-quality ingredients.

The latest restaurant from homegrown chef Chad Gauss whips up American comfort dishes in an industrial-chic dining room in the Hampden neighborhood.

Pick up the Oriole—turkey, corned beef, pastrami, Russian dressing and slaw served on sliced bread—or a shrimp salad to go at this 1913-vintage deli that’s so popular that it FedEx’s its sandwiches to fans across the states.

For $25 you get the following food extravaganza: fried chicken, homemade cole slaw, and fish chowder followed by all-you-can-eat steamed blue crab seasoned with Old Bay.

 

Teenage waiters deliver buckets of steamed blue crabs with spicy Old Bay seasoning to newspaper-covered tables; the best seats are outside overlooking the marina. Show up at 9 a.m. to see the crabbers drop off their catch. Closed in winter.

In historic, happening Fells Point, the area’s favorite greasy spoon fries up omelettes and other tasty breakfast staples from morning until late at night.

Season 6 runner-up (to his—ouch—brother) Bryan Voltaggio may be a bit uptight, but that translates to immaculately refined, super-innovative New American food.