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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 these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Baltimore.

Ambassador Dining Room Indian
13/20
Ambassador Apartments
3811 Canterbury Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218
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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...

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...

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...

Cosima Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cosima, Baltimore, MD Mill No. 1
3000 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

A bit hard to find, Cosima is well worth seeking out for a culinary adventure. 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...

La Cuchara Spanish
14/20
Meadow Mill
3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Ste. 125
Baltimore, MD 21211

A true representation of the Spanish asador and pintxo bar in the historic Meadow Mill. More...

Le Bistro Du Village French
13/20
1609 Sulgrave Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
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Parisian bistro classics are served at this restaurant in Baltimore’s quaint Mt. Washington Village. 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...

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...

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...

Sotto Sopra Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sotto Sopra, Baltimore, MD 405 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Still sexy, sophisticated and packed with a see-and-be-seen crowd. More...

The Turn House American Regional
14/20
Dining Room at The Turn House, Columbia, MD Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course
11130 Willow Bottom Dr.
Columbia, MD 21044

Dine on American regional cuisine while enjoying the views of Hobbit’s Glen golf course. 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...

 

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