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Best Baltimore Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Baltimore.


 

Ambassador Dining Room Indian
13/20
Ambassador Apartments
3811 Canterbury Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Menu
This Indian gem's covered patio brings cozy firelight in winter and the delights of a garden view in summer. More...

Baldwin's Station Contemporary
14/20
7618 Main St.
Sykesville, MD 21784
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Owner Stewart Dearie brings gracious touches and Victorian charm to this historic train station in Sykesville. More...

The Black Olive Greek
15/20
814 S. Bond St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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An expansion gives us even more reason to love this Greek-style fish taverna. More...

Bo Brooks Crabhouse & Restaurant Seafood
11/20
Dining Room at Bo Brooks Crabhouse & Restaurant, Baltimore, MD Baltimore Marine Center
2780 Lighthouse Point, Ste. A
Baltimore, MD 21224
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An Inner Harbor view and a spicy pile of steamed hard-shell blue crabs await. More...

Cafe Gia Italian
13/20
410 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Sweet, sophisticated Gia’s offers painterly interiors and warm-hearted Italian cuisine. More...

Clyde's of Columbia American
12/20
10221 Wincopin Cir.
Columbia, MD 21044
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A favorite spot for after-work partying among Columbia professionals --- but it’s fine for families, too. More...

Dalesio's of Little Italy Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Dalesio 829 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Northern Italian cuisine, skillfully prepared seafood and a first-rate list of wines by the glass distinguish this longtime Little Italy resident. More...

Donna's Cross Keys Mediterranean
13/20
Village of Cross Keys
40 Village Square
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Casual Mediterranean dining in the heart of Cross Keys. More...

Gertrude's American Regional
12/20
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Tables overlooking the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden are prized in winter and summer alike. More...

Josef's Country Inn Continental
11/20
2410 Pleasantville Rd.
Fallston, MD 21047
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Josef’s menu, once a tribute to the owner’s Black Forest roots, is now largely continental. More...

Kali's Court Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Kali 1606 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Although Kali's Court does offer uncommonly pleasant digs for dining, it is the fresh grilled fish and pan-Mediterranean menu that draw crowds of loyal customers. More...

La Famiglia Italian
13/20
The Broadview
105 W. 39th St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Rich, satisfying Northern Italian classics in Tuscany-Canterbury. More...

Langermann's Southern
13/20
American Can Company
2400 Boston St.
Baltimore, MD 21224

A cavernous, remodeled factory building is the unlikely setting for Neal Langermann’s likeable Southern-inspired cuisine. More...

Manor Tavern American
13/20
15819 Old York Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111
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This country cousin set in the rolling farmlands of northern Baltimore has something for just about everyone, from ultra casual to fine dining. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks Seafood
13/20
Harbor Inn, Pier 5
711 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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A selection of fresh seafood that changes daily is the stock-in-trade of this waterfront restaurant, one of a nationwide chain. More...

Milton Inn American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at Milton Inn, Sparks, MD 14833 York Rd.
Sparks, MD 21152
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This grande dame of a country inn is the perfect backdrop for chef-partner Brian Boston's regional American cuisine. More...

Mr. Rain's Fun House Contemporary
14/20
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Mr. Rain’s dining room is decorated with colorful visionary artworks, and is the setting for chef Bill Buszinski’s contemporary cuisine. More...

The Oregon Grille American
15/20
1201 Shawan Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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Luxe is the word for the surroundings at this steakhouse-cum-contemporary American restaurant in the heart of Baltimore County's horse country. More...

River Watch Restaurant & Marina Seafood
11/20
207 Nanticoke Rd.
Essex, MD 21221
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This nautically-themed waterfront eatery and marina has it all: fat burgers and fancier fare for a night on the town. More...

Rusty Scupper Seafood
12/20
402 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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A water view and a seafood-heavy menu with international flourishes are the draws at this Inner Harbor mainstay. More...

Tabrizi's Mediterranean
13/20
Harborview Marina
500 Harborview Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Michael Tabrizi has returned with an elegant marina-view restaurant and his signature mix of Middle Eastern tradition and European classicism. More...

Thames Street Oyster House Seafood
14/20
1728 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

There’s much to love at Thames Street Oyster House, from its casual, classy bistro décor to its super-fresh seasonal seafood. More...

Tir na nOg Irish
12/20
Harborplace
201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Upscale pub with an antiques-filled medieval interior and a contemporary approach to Irish cooking. More...

The Tomato Palace Italian
12/20
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
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Simple, tasty Italian fare is served up stylishly in view of Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi. More...

Waterfront Kitchen Contemporary
13/20
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum
1417 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Seek and ye shall find: this tucked away restaurant boasts a water view and stylishly seasonal contemporary cooking. More...

 

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