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Waterfront Hotel Restaurant Review: No, the Waterfront Hotel isn’t really a hotel anymore, but there are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to dine --- if not sleep --- there. One of the oldest buildings in Baltimore, the Waterfront has played many roles in its 200-plus years: sailors’ home-away-from-home, Civil War soldiers’ housing, and, of course, its TV role as the detectives’ hangout in “Homicide: Life on the Street.” It’s now a multi-faceted restaurant, encompassing a boisterous bar, a genteel dining room with fireplace and harbor views, and a hang-loose lounge. Whichever venue you choose, you’ll find a lively menu with an emphasis on creative tacos, barbecue and burgers. Favorite appetizers include fried green tomatoes, Old Bay steamed shrimp, and skillet mac ‘n’ cheese. Brunch is bountiful, and the location ideal for after-meal strolling. Come in after 9 p.m. any night and you’re sure to hear a live show.