Start your day in Baltimore's Cross Street and Lexington market areas for a choice of casual brunch restaurants. Go carbohydrate-crazy at lunch in Little Italy's restaurants or pay premium prices and enjoy views at bars and restaurants in Baltimore's lively Inner Harbor. Join Baltimoreans in atmospheric Fells Point or dress up for cocktails and gourmet restaurants in Baltimore's upscale Mount Vernon.
Head to the Inner Harbor for dining on Baltimore's waterfront, or choose Fells Point for livelier and cheaper restaurants. You can also find great seafood restaurants, featuring local delicacy Maryland Blue crab here. Choose from more than 20 Italian restaurants serving family recipes in Baltimore's Little Italy. In the Canton area's O'Donnell Square you'll find Irish bars and restaurants serving filling pies, hearty stews and mashed potato. Head to the Federal Hill area for a wide choice of ethnic restaurants from sushi to Szechuan.
Baltimore is renowned for its crab dishes. If you've never tried it before, start with crab soup or crab cakes in restaurants to avoid messy shell cracking. Americans tend to dine early so check restaurant opening times if you want to eat after 9pm. Restaurants in Fells Point are popular with locals so you may want to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
Wake up with a coffee as you admire Inner Harbor's sparkling waterfront views. Enjoy Baltimore-brewed beers like Resurrection Ale in microbrewery bars on Charles Street or lively Fells Point. Or sip cocktails at sunset in upmarket Mount Vernon's stylish bars. You'll find a friendly local crowd in Canton's Irish bars and can dance till the wee hours at bars and clubs in Power Plant Live! at the Inner Harbor.