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Baltimore Best Value Restaurants


Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out these Best Value Restaurants in Baltimore that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.

Andy Nelson's Barbecue
Quick Bite
11007 York Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Menu
Former Colt Andy Nelson single-handedly turned Baltimoreans into pulled-pork lovers, and his Cockeysville joint is still our best barbecue bet. More...

Annabel Lee Tavern American
13/20
601 S. Clinton St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Menu
An atmospheric Poe-themed pub, with poetry on the walls and a poetic take on American tavern fare. More...

b American
14/20
Dining Room at b, Baltimore, MD 1501 Bolton St.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Its contemporary dishes earn it fine-dining status, but the cozily named b never forgets it is also a neighborhood restaurant. More...

Bertha's Seafood
12/20
734 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Menu
Jazz in the bar and free bumper stickers reading “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” are added attractions at this atmospheric maritime restaurant. More...

Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbeque Barbecue
Quick Bite
5713 Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21214
Menu
The little yellow brick house is the source of topnotch smoked meats and homemade sauces. More...

Birroteca Italian
13/20
1520 Clipper Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

This restaurant in a picturesque stone building, offering craft beers and artisanal pizzas, may be off the beaten track, but has become one of Baltimore’s most popular dining destinations. More...

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

Cafe Zen Chinese
13/20
438 E. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
Menu
This Belvedere Square-area café offers simple, fresh, home-style cooking in a variety of Asian styles. More...

Cazbar Turkish
13/20
316 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
This lively Turkish taverna delivers a lot of pleasure, both culinary (authentic mezze and meals) and visual (belly dancers). More...

Chazz: A Bronx Original Italian
13/20
1415 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Menu
A partnership between actor Chazz Palminteri and Little Italy’s top restaurateurs takes us on a culinary tour of the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue. More...

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

Clementine Contemporary
13/20
5402 Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21214
Menu
Clementine offers Baltimore a new kind of “fusion”: a truly family-friendly fine-dining restaurant. More...

Crepe Du Jour French
13/20
1609 Sulgrave Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Menu
Sweet and savory crêpes are only the beginning at this charming Parisian-style bistro. More...

Dukem Ethiopian
12/20
1100 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
Whether you are an old hand at eating Ethiopian or not, in Baltimore, the place to go is friendly, jam-packed Dukem. More...

Germano's PIATTINI Italian
13/20
300 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
This Tuscan favorite has changed its name to go with its new small-plates format, which, with its upstairs cabaret, sets Germano’s apart from its Little Italy peers. More...

Golden West Cafe Eclectic
12/20
1105 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Menu
This funky Hampden café's quirkiness and eclectic menu are a formula for fun, morning or night. More...

Havana Road Cuban
12/20
8 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
Menu
The flavors of Cuba are as close as Towson, where the pretty, papaya-hued Havana Road serves up authentic, slow-simmered, rib-sticking fare. More...

Helmand Afghan
13/20
806 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
Who knew that gently exotic Afghani cuisine would become Baltimore's favorite comfort food? More...

Iggies Pizza
Quick Bite
818 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Lisa Heckman has returned to the local restaurant scene with an appealing Neapolitan-style pizzeria named after her favorite canines. More...

Ikaros Greek
12/20
4901 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Menu
Baltimore’s go-to spot for classic Greek dishes and bountiful seafood. More...

Indigma Indian
13/20
801 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
The Bombay Grill entrepreneur has returned to Mount Vernon with this sophisticated Indian restaurant in a Victorian brownstone. More...

Joe Squared Pizza & Bar Pizza
13/20
133 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Only the pizza is square at this quirky hangout for hipsters and families. More...

Johnny's American
13/20
Roland Park Shopping Center
4800 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Menu
The Foreman Wolf team goes casual American this time, with the cozy-chic Johnny’s. More...

Kali's Mezze Mediterranean
14/20
1606 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Menu
Mezze has inherited its winning ways from its adjoining parent, Kali’s Court, but has an innovative small-plates menu all its own. More...

Mekong Delta Cafe Vietnamese
13/20
105 W. Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Pho, the addictive Vietnamese noodle soup, is the big draw at this always-crowded family-owned eatery. More...

Miss Shirley's Cafe Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Miss Shirley 513 W. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Menu
Miss Shirley's blend of down-home soul and uptown savvy makes this charmer of a café a winning choice for breakfast or lunch. More...

Orchard Market & Cafe Middle Eastern
13/20
Orchard Tree Shopping Center
8815 Orchard Tree Ln.
Towson, MD 21286
Menu
The pleasures of home-style Persian cooking are yours at this delightful little boîte off Joppa Road in Towson. More...

Red Maple Global
14/20
930 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
A chic dance club by night, in the earlier evening Red Maple is a handsome contemporary restaurant. More...

Ryleigh's Oyster Seafood
13/20
36 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Menu
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...

Sammy's Trattoria Italian
13/20
1200 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

This pretty, upscale restaurant may be located in midtown’s arts district, but it has a heart as big as Little Italy. More...

Saute Restaurant & Bar Contemporary
14/20
2844 Hudson St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Menu
Suitable for an after-work hangout or a big date, Sauté’s offerings range from pizza and wings to classy contemporary fine dining. More...

Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant Irish
13/20
1700 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Menu
This Fells Point pub is equally famed as a mecca for soccer and rugby fans and a place to chow down on hearty Irish fare. More...

Sofi's Crepes Crêpes
Quick Bite
1723 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
Stockbroker-turned-restaurateur Ann Costlow has created a haven of breezy Parisian charm in midtown Baltimore. More...

Soup's On Baltimore Soup
Quick Bite
11 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
From a repertoire of about 200 soups, this cozy, family-owned concern offers several daily, along with salads and sandwiches. More...

Sticky Rice Pan-Asian
13/20
1634 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Sticky Rice gives sushi and other Asian classics a hipster makeover. More...

Tapas Teatro Tapas
15/20
Dining Room at Tapas Teatro, Baltimore, MD 1711 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Menu
Tapas reign supreme at this uptown hot-spot. More...

Ze Mean Bean Slavic
12/20
1739 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

It's the Slavic touches on the menu and the loving care with which each dish is prepared that will entice you at Ze Mean Bean. More...

 

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