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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...

Ananda Restaurant Indian
15/20
7421 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759

Palatial looking standalone restaurant offering Royal Indian cuisine and a visual feast reminiscent of the British Raj in India. 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...

Blue Hill Tavern Contemporary
13/20
938 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Blue Hill Tavern caters to both sophisticated adults and their comfort food-loving inner children. More...

Bo Brooks Crabhouse & Restaurant Seafood
11/20
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...

The Capital Grille Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at The Capital Grille, Baltimore, MD 500 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
The Inner Harbor outpost of the deluxe steakhouse chain also offers seafood and 400 wines. More...

City Cafe Contemporary
14/20
1001 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Mt. Vernon eatery with appeal for neighborhood residents and theater-goers alike. 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...

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...

Grano Emporio Italian
13/20
3547 Chestnut Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Unlike its beloved pasta bar sibling, the cozy but classy Grano Emporio serves up white tablecloth Italian dining. More...

Langermann's Southern
13/20
American Can Company
2400 Boston St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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A cavernous, remodeled factory building is the unlikely setting for Neal Langermann’s likeable Southern-inspired cuisine. More...

Linwood's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Linwood 25 Crossroads Dr.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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A boldly updated décor and some of the best contemporary cooking around keep Linwood's at the head of the pack. 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
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...

Mount Washington Tavern American
12/20
5700 Newbury St.
Baltimore, MD 21209
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This preppy mainstay has a new look and an updated --- but still American and crowd-pleasing --- menu. 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...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Ruth 1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
Menu
Dark wood paneling, crisp linens and handsome platters of sizzling U.S. Prime beef are just a few of the lures this suburban steakhouse uses to attract a lively crowd. 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
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There’s much to love at Thames Street Oyster House, from its casual, classy bistro décor to its super-fresh seasonal seafood. 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
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Seek and ye shall find: this tucked away restaurant boasts a water view and stylishly seasonal contemporary cooking. More...

Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina, Baltimore, MD Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Devised by famed San Francisco restaurateur Michael Mina, Wit & Wisdom provides a contemporary take on classic comfort food. More...

Woodberry Kitchen American Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, MD Clipper Mill
2010 Clipper Park Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Urban moxie meets country simplicity in Spike Gjerde’s farm-to-table restaurant, crafted from a vintage foundry warehouse. More...

 

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