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Best Baltimore Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in Baltimore.


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Bertha's Seafood
12/20
734 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Jazz in the bar and free bumper stickers reading “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” are added attractions at this atmospheric maritime restaurant. More...

Bistro 300 Contemporary
13/20
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Regional, seasonal cuisine with an eye to sustainability and healthier, tastier menu choices in a spacious and serene setting. More...

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

Faidley's Seafood
Quick Bite
Lexington Market
203 N. Paca St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Belly up to this old-fashioned lunch counter for one of the best crabcakes you're ever likely to taste. 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...

Henninger's Tavern Contemporary
14/20
1812 Bank St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Atmospheric, funky, and decorated with a whole flea market’s worth of vintage miscellanea, Henninger’s offers a surprisingly soigné fine-dining menu. More...

Mama’s on the Half Shell Seafood
13/20
2901 O’Donnell St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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As the name suggests, this seafood restaurant shares ownership with nearby Nacho Mama’s, and specializes in oyster preparations. 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...

Michael's Cafe Raw Bar & Grill American
11/20
2119 York Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093
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A swinging suburban bar scene and a competent Mediterranean-American kitchen keep this York Road joint hoppin'. More...

The Mt. 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...

Mussel Bar & Grille Baltimore Belgian
14/20
1350 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Chef Robert Wiedmaier offers his version of an old-world Belgian roadhouse of his youth. More...

Ocean Pride Seafood Seafood
11/20
1534 York Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
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Steamed hard-shell crabs are a year 'round draw at this suburban institution. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Baltimore, MD Spinnaker Bay Building
801 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Enjoy cocktails in the lounge, oysters at the raw bar, and ultra-fresh fish at this restaurant designed to recall a classic 1930s ocean liner. More...

O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
14/20
310 Third St.
Annapolis, MD 21403
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Clear flavors and a seafood menu that runs from straight-up to inventive makes O'Leary's a serious contender for an Annapolis best-in-show. More...

Pierpoint Regional American
14/20
1822 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Chef Nancy Longo's Fells Point bistro has moved from pacesetter to stalwart in its years on the scene. More...

River Watch Restaurant & Marina Seafood
11/20
207 Nanticoke Rd.
Essex, MD 21221
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This nautically themed waterfront eatery 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...

Ryleigh's Oyster Seafood
13/20
36 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Among the new breed of restaurants that add a “fine dining” gloss to casual tavern fare, this handsome Federal Hill bar shines in the seafood department. 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...

Watertable American Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Watertable, Baltimore, MD Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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The dining room may not have a nautical flavor, but the view and the food both showcase the glories of local waters. More...



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