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Siz­zling shared plates at a Fells Point hotspot and el­e­vated pub fare at a Canton new­bie

Canton

ANNABEL LEE— Amer­i­can. Homage to one-time lo­cal Edgar Allan Poe, a tav­ern for “up­scale com­fort” food: Jack Daniels baby back ribs, duck breast with honey grits, crab cakes. Darts. Watch the Os (on TV) by can­dle­light. “Lit­er­ary” cock­tails. Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.1 a.m., Sun. from 3 p.m. to close. www. annabellee­tav­ern.com. 601 S. Clin­ton St., 410.522.2929 $$ Map H7

THE BOATHOUSE CANTON— Amer­i­can. Re­laxed, har­bor-front spot with dog-friendly pa­tio for grilled fa­vorites. Crab cakes, BBQ wings, Mary­land crab soup, plus chicken Ch­e­sa­peake, steaks, black­ened tuna. Live mu­sic. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Sat. 10 a.m.-mid­night, Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy hour daily 3:307 p.m. www.boathouse­can­ton.com. 2809 Bos­ton St., 410.773.9795 $$$$$ South of Map G8

BO BROOKS RESTAU­RANT— Seafood. Wa­ter­front crab house with plat­ters, cream of crab soup. Pick crabs on the wa­ter­front deck or on the float­ing ca­bana. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. till 10 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. www. bo­brooks.com. 2780 Light­house Point, 410.558.0202 $$ Map G8

FORK & WRENCH— Amer­i­can. “Work­ing class” vin­tage decor but “four-star at­ti­tudes” with an in­door court­yard dish­ing up re­gional cui­sine. Five-spiced quail, grilled oc­to­pus, house­made pas­tas. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. brunch/sup­per 10 a.m.10 p.m. www.the­forkand­wrench.com. 2322 Bos­ton St., 443.759.9360 $$-$$$ Map G7

JACK’S BISTRO— Amer­i­can. Chef haunt with eclec­tic fare in French style. Grilled kale salad, but­ter-poached sea bass, Guin­ness-braised steak and an all-ba­con burger. In­ter­na­tional wines, craft beers. Bar till 2 a.m. Wed.-Sat. 5- 11 p.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.jacks bistro.net 3123 El­liott St., 410.878.6542 $$ Map H8

LANGERMANN’S— South­ern. Chef Neal Langermann’s low-coun­try cui­sine. Braised short rib, shrimp and grits, chicken roasted with Cre­ole spices, mac and cheese, fried green toma­toes. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Brunch week­ends 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.langer­manns. com. 2400 Bos­ton St., 410.534.3287 $$-$$$ Map 2 G7

MAMA’S ON THE HALF SHELL— Seafood. Hand­some, Old World-style bistro for au­then­tic Mary­land crab soup, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, oys­ter stew. Raw bar on the first floor, din­ing room up­stairs. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (brunch). 2901 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.3160 $$ Map G8

SIP AND BITE— Amer­i­can. Since 1948, diner food from fried egg sand­wich, chicken liver omelet and hash browns to crab cakes, pork chops. Counter and booth ser­vice, take-out. Late-night crowd. Open 24 hrs. ex­cept Tues. 311 p.m. www.sipand­bite.com. 2200 Bos­ton St., 410.675.7077 $-$$ Map G7

Charles Vil­lage

GERTRUDE’S— Amer­i­can. In­side Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art, Ch­e­sa­peake crab cakes, burg­ers, seafood gumbo, steaks by celeb chef John Shields. Cock­tails, wines. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., jazz on Sun­day. www.gertrudes­bal­ti­more.com. 10 Art Mu­seum Drive, 410.889.3399 $$$ North of Map C1

PA­PER MOON DINER— Amer­i­can. Clas­sic diner fare in an eye-pop­pingly ec­cen­tric en­vi­ron­ment, plus cre­ative milk­shakes (ba­con, “Kap­tain Krunch”), hot sand­wiches, pas­tas, “TV dinners.” T-shirts and other sou­venirs. Sun.Thurs. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. pa­per­moondiner24.com/. 227 W. 29th St., 410.889.4444 $ North of Map C1

PARTS & LA­BOR— Amer­i­can. Prized chef Spike Gjerde’s restau­rant-butch­ery with 10-foot open hearth in for­mer tire shop. Rib eye, sausages, corned tongue, prize ham­burger, col­lards and rich desserts. Daily 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Mon.-Sat. 5-10 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.part­sand­labor­butch­ery.com. 2600 N. Howard St., 443.873.8887 $$$ North of Map C1

East­side

MO’S SEAFOOD FAC­TORY— Seafood. From Mo Manocheh, clas­sic seafood dishes (steamed crab sautéed in white wine, but­ter and gar­lic), plus lighter fare (sal­ads, sand­wiches) in an un­fussy set­ting. Full bar, karaoke. Daily noon-1 a.m. www.mosseafood.com. 7600 Eastern Ave., 410.288.2424 $$ East of Map H5

Fed­eral Hill

BLUE­GRASS TAV­ERN— South­ern. So­phis­ti­cated bistro-bar with floorto-ceil­ing win­dows and chef An­to­nio Rice’s “from scratch” cook­ing: cat­fish jam­bal­aya, “Hop­pin’ John” mus­sels, “smoked” fried chicken. Snacks like sweet po­tato corn­bread. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 411 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 411 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 49 p.m. www.blue­grasstav­ern.com. 1500 S. Hanover St., 410.244.5101 $$$$$ South of Map C8

EN­CAN­TADA— Amer­i­can. A whim­si­cal restau­rant in­side the Amer­i­can Vi­sion­ary Art Mu­seum, where funky art (a Pez col­lec­tion just out­side) greets din­ers. Chef Me­lanie Moli­naro send­ing out color-rich dishes from a veg­etable­heavy menu, sup­ported by GMO-free, sus­tain­ably raised meats (duck, Wagyu). In­ven­tive cock­tails (“The Cheshire Cat” with pur­ple ice), eclec­tic wines. www.en­can­tad­a­bal­ti­more.com. 800 Key High­way, 410.752.1000 $$ Map D8

MOTHER’S FED­ERAL HILL GRILLE— Amer­i­can. Buzzing tav­ern with Kobe beef slid­ers, Buf­falo shrimp, chili, ribs, catch of the day plus burg­ers. Pop Pop’s ice cream (house­made as is 90 per­cent of menu). Kids menu. Pur­ple Pa­tio for NFL Ravens and col­lege ball fans, 98 Rock post-game show. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. till mid­night, Sat. 8 a.m.-mid­night, Sun. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar late. www. moth­ers­grille.com. 1113 S. Charles St., 410.244.8686 $$ Map C8

RYLEIGH’S OYS­TER— Pubs & Tav­erns. Bi­valves, of course, but also crabs, mus­sels, cala­mari, lob­ster rolls, “her­itage” soups, sal­ads, burg­ers. Daily 11 a.m.2 a.m. www.ryleighs.com. 36 E. Cross St., 410.539.2093 $$ Map C8

SOBO CAFÉ— Amer­i­can. Color­ful spot for com­fort food: poblano corn chow­der, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, shrimp and scal­lop risotto. Draft beer, cock­tails. Buy art by lo­cals off the walls. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mon.Sat. 5-10 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m. www.sobo­cafe.net. 6 W. Cross St., 410.752.1518 $$ Map C8

SPOONS CAFE— Amer­i­can. On a brick­lined street, a pop­u­lar cafe serv­ing break­fast all day: sig­na­ture “O-Nuts” (Bal­ti­more-style beignets), four kinds of Bene­dicts, cin­na­mon roll pan­cakes, plus fried oys­ters and grits, sand­wiches, sal­ads. Coffee bar drinks. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., with kitchen open­ing at 8 a.m. Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. www. spoons­bal­ti­more.com. 24 E. Cross St., 410.539.8395 $$ Map D8

Fells Point

ALEXAN­DER’S TAV­ERN— Pubs & Tav­erns. Two blocks from Wa­ter Taxi stop, an award-win­ner with wings, pizza, slid­ers, crab cakes, BBQ pulled pork, taters (cheesy, Texas or crab). Daily spe­cials. Drafts, mi­cro­brews and wines (all $6). Two bars, six flat screens, plus games for fam­i­lies and bar crowd. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www.alexan­der­stav­ern.com. 710 S. Broad­way, 410.522.0000 $-$$ Map F8

ANGIE’S SEAFOOD— Seafood. In for­mer Obrycki’s space, steamed blues dusted with Old Bay, crab cakes, “Angie’s Seafood Combo,” plus cer­ti­fied An­gus beef steaks, pasta, chicken. Cham­pagne, wines (14 by the glass), beer, cock­tails. Free shut­tle (lim­ited area). Sun.-Thurs. noon-mid­night, Fri.-Sat. noon-1 a.m. www.ang­iesseafood.com. 1727 Pratt St., 410.342.0917 $$$ Map F6

THE BLACK OLIVE— Greek. On a cob­ble­stone street, hospi­tal­ity by the Spil­iadis fam­ily: seafood, rack of lamb, veg­e­tar­ian. Or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, sus­tain­able wines. Pri­vate wine cel­lar din­ing. Mon.Fri. noon-2:30 p.m., nightly 5-10 p.m. www.the­black­o­live.com. 814 S. Bond St., 410.276.7141 $$$$ Map E8

BLUE MOON CAFE— Amer­i­can. Pop­u­lar spot in the morn­ings, serv­ing break­fast any­time. Reg­u­lars rave about house­made cin­na­mon rolls and Cap­tain Crunch French toast. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 24 hours. www.blue­moon­bal­ti­more.com. 1621 Aliceanna St., 410.522.3940 $ Map E7; 1024 Light St., 443.759.4907 Map C8

DI­NOSAUR BBQ— Bar­be­cue. Lo­cal out­post of lauded New York-based restau­rant, serv­ing up South­ern-style bar­be­cue. Smoked brisket, ribs, pulled pork and fix­ins. Shrimp boil, slid­ers, fried green toma­toes. 20 beers on tap. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. till 10 p.m. Early and late happy hours. www.di­nosaur­bar­bque.com. 1401 Fleet St., 443.708.9070 $$ Map E7

FLEM­ING’S PRIME STEAK­HOUSE— Steak­house. Prime cuts of beef, pork and poul­try and grilled fish along with 100 wines by the glass, plus an­other 100 on by-the-bot­tle list. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. 720 Aliceanna St., 410.332.1666 $$$ Map D7

KOOPER’S TAV­ERN— Pubs & Tav­erns. Neigh­bor­hood bar for slid­ers, sand­wiches, pizza, meat­loaf, pas­tas, short ribs, build-your-own burg­ers, a dozen drafts. Spe­cials: Mon. fa­ji­tas, Tues. burg­ers, Wed. crab cakes, Thurs. mus­sels and Bel­gian beer, Fri. oys­ters. Live mu­sic, trivia nights. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Brunch week­ends till 3 p.m. Happy hour week­days 4-7 p.m. www.koop­ers.com. 1702 Thames St., 410.563.5423 $$ Map E8

MARE NOSTRUM— Mediter­ranean. Sleek spot for Greek clas­sics: grilled meats and fish, dol­mas, a va­ri­ety of dips from hum­mus to yo­gurt with beets and gar­lic. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.marenos­trum­bal­ti­more.com. 716 S. Broad­way, 410.327.6173 $$$ Map E/F7

POINTS SOUTH LATIN KITCHEN— Latin. Near the har­bor on a cob­ble­stone street, Cen­tral and South Amer­i­can fare like spicy Peruvian shrimp, shell­fish stew in a sofrito-lime broth, pu­pusas (filled corn tor­tillas) and small plates. Hand­crafted cock­tails. Mon.-Wed. 510 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 10:30 p.m. Bar late. Week­end brunch. www.pointssouth­bal­ti­more.com. 1640 Thames St., 443.563.2018 $$$ Map E7

RIP­TIDE BY THE BAY— Seafood. Peel-and-eat shrimp, blue crabs, oys­ters and clams, spe­cialty cock­tails and out­door breeze­way din­ing. Mar­garita Mon., $2.50 crab Tues., build-your-own-burger Wed., $1 oys­ter Thurs., drink spe­cials Fri. and week­ends. Pets wel­come. Live mu­sic schedule. Boat dock. Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Thurs.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www.rip­tide­bythe­bay.net. 1718 Thames St., 410.732.3474 $$$ Map F7

SLÁINTE IR­ISH PUB & RESTAU­RANT— Ir­ish. “Sláinte” is Gaelic for good health and pros­per­ity. Guin­ness onion soup, bangers and mash, corned beef and cab­bage. Spe­cials: Mon. oys­ters, Tues. cheeses­teaks, Wed. burg­ers, Thurs. prime rib, Fri. fish and chips and $1 oys­ter happy hour, Sun. late-night happy hour. Sports TVs, Tues. mu­sic. Trivia. Daily 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Break­fast. Happy hour Sun.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. www. slain­tepub.com. 1700 Thames St., 410.563.6600 $$ Map E8

THAMES STREET OYS­TER HOUSE— Seafood. New Eng­land- and MidAt­lantic-style fare prepped by Eric Houseknecht: lob­ster roll, bouil­l­abaisse, crab cakes, skirt steak, also soups, sand­wiches. Wed.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sun.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-mid­night. Bar till 1:30 a.m. daily. www.thames stree­toys­ter­house.com. 1728 Thames St., 443.449.7726 $$$ Map F7

TWIST— Mediter­ranean. Bright, hip spot where Mediter­ranean gets a mod­ern bent. Mezze and Greek salad, but also chicken wings and steak Proven­cal salad. En­trees from lamb shank to sand­wiches and burg­ers. Ex­ten­sive brunch menu. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. www. twist­fell­s­point.com. 723 S. Broad­way, 410.522.4000 $$ Map F7

WA­TER­FRONT KITCHEN— Amer­i­can. Spot with its own green­house for farm­sourced cook­ing. Mary­land rock­fish, or­ganic chicken, steak and pasta. Tues.Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 59 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 510 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (brunch) and 5-9 p.m. At Dou­glass-My­ers mu­seum, wa­ter taxi stop #8. Valet p.m. www. wa­ter­fron­tk­itchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310 $$$-$$$$ Map E8

WOODY’S CANTINA— Mex­i­can. Third­floor spot that beck­ons pa­trons with its re­laxed Mex­i­can vibe, har­bor views and daily spe­cials. Fish tacos, pulled­chicken en­chi­ladas and carne asada, plus ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of tequila and mez­cal. Mon.-Fri. 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat.Sun. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Happy hour Sun.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. www.woodyscant­in­a­bal­ti­more. com. 821 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.563.6800 Map F7

Ham­p­den

BIRROTECA— Ital­ian. In an 1883 struc­ture, fam­ily-style trat­to­ria whose name means “nice place for beer” but also for br­uschetta, pas­tas, sa­lumi and ar­ti­san pizza (duck con­fit, es­car­got, mus­sels). Cock­tails, wine plus 24 taps and 25+ craft beers. Lively bar. Mon.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. Bar till close. www.bmore­bir­roteca.com. 1520 Clip­per Road, 443.708.1934 $$ North of Map A1 THE FOOD MAR­KET— Amer­i­can. In­dus­trial-chic space with open kitchen for chef Chad Gauss and his fried oys­ters, lob­ster fin­gers, bi­son hanger steak, wagyu rib eye, crab cake, truf­fle fries. Sun.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. Week­end brunch (Fri.-Sun.) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free valet. www.the­food mar­ket­bal­ti­more.com. 1017 W. 36th St., 410.366.0606 $$-$$$ North of Map A1

GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ— South­west­ern. Pop­u­lar, cell-phone-free spot for New Mex­i­can fare: fa­ji­tas, que­sadil­las, skirt steak, tilapia tacos plus burg­ers (nine ways), veg­gie ri­blets. Late-night Long Bar. All-day break­fast. Kids menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www.golden west­cafe.com. 1105 W. 36th St., 410.889.8891 $-$$ North of Map B1

LA CUCHARA— Basque. In­side his­toric Meadow Mill, for­mer site of the Lon­don Fog fac­tory, a tra­di­tional pin­txos bar for ja­mon cro­quettes, tor­tilla Es­panola and mod­ern takes on tapas. Wood-grilled en­trees, plus sweets like choco­late hazel­nut bombe. Knowl­edge­able som­me­lier. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 59 p.m. www.lacuchara­bal­ti­more.com. 3600 Clip­per Mill Road, 443.708.3838 $-$$$ North of Map B1

LE GARAGE— French. Garage gone chic for up­dated French clas­sics like French onion soup dumplings, beef tartare with Asian touches, burger au poivre. In­trigu­ing tartines (open-faced sand­wiches). Sun.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-mid­night, Fri.-Sat. till 1 a.m. Late-night menu. Sun. brunch. www.legarage­bal­ti­more. com. 911 W. 36th St., 410.243.6300 $$$$$ North of Map C1

WOOD­BERRY KITCHEN— Amer­i­can. James Beard win­ner Spike Gjerde in a rus­tic space with farm-to-table dev­iled eggs, trout salad, short ribs, brick-oven chicken, soft shells, Ch­e­sa­peake oys­ters. Mez­za­nine for peo­ple watch­ing. Kids menu. Mon.-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri.Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. Week­end brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. www.wood berryk­itchen.com. 2010 Clip­per Park Road, 410.464.8000 $$$ North of Map B1

Har­bor East

AZUMI— Ja­panese Fu­sion. Chic wa­ter­front spot for mod­ern takes on Ja­panese seafood and steak ( Wagyu, filet mignon). Full sushi menu with fish flown in from Tokyo, cre­ative desserts, sakes with a mas­ter som­me­lier. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-mid­night, Sun. 4-10 p.m. DJ week­ends. www. azu­mirestau­rant.com. 725 Aliceanna St., 443.220.0477 $$$ Map D7

CHARLESTON— Amer­i­can. James Beard fi­nal­ist Cindy Wolf’s cui­sine with a South­ern ac­cent (corn­meal-fried oys­ters, smoked sal­mon, lamb or buf­falo ten­der­loin) in three to six cour­ses ($79-$114; wine ex­tra). Wine pair­ings by Tony Fore­man. Wa­ter views from bar. Mon.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. www.charleston restau­rant.com. 1000 Lan­caster St., Syl­van Bldg., 410.332.7373 $$$$ Map E8

CHIU’S SUSHI— Ja­panese. Qual­ity sushi and sashimi (plus tem­pura and teriyaki) served by ki­mono-clad wait­resses. Sushi counter chefs. Lunch spe­cials. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. 310 p.m. Happy hour week­days, 36:30 p.m. www.chius­sushi.com. 608 S. Ex­eter St., 410.752.9666 $$ Map E7

CINGHIALE— Ital­ian. Lauded chef Cindy Wolf’s enoteca/osteria for “mod­ern” and “hon­est” fare of North­ern and Cen­tral Italy: à la carte or four cour­ses ($62), rus­tic menu ($29). Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www.cgeno.com. 822 Lan­caster St., 410.547.8282 $$$$ Map E8

FLEET STREET KITCHEN— Amer­i­can. His­toric build­ing with cedar wine cel­lar, floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows, open kitchen, ar­ti­sanal, farm-to-table cui­sine: but­ter­poached lob­ster, duck con­fit, short ribs. Beers, wines, cock­tails. Mon.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.fleet­streetk­itchen. com. 1012 Fleet St., 410.244.5830 $$$$ Map E7

OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM— Seafood. Ex­pan­sive din­ing spa­ces with fresh-catch menu printed daily (of­ten live Maine lob­ster) plus es­car­gots, steaks, rich sides. Raw bar sup­plied by both coasts. Award-win­ning chow­der. Wine pair­ings. Valet park­ing ($8). Sun.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.theo­ceanaire.com. 801 Aliceanna St., 443.872.0000 $$$ Map E7

OUZO BAY— Greek. Kouz­ina with posh bar (open late) and pa­tio. Fresh catches, spanako­pita, mus­sels with feta, char­coal-grilled cala­mari, mous­saka plus whole fish and chops. Cock­tails,

Mon.-Fri. 4:30- 6:30 p.m. www.bando restau­rant.com. 2 N. Charles St., 443.692.6172 $$$ Map C5

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.— Seafood. Na­tional “shrimp com­pany” with wa­ter­front views and pa­tio for crab cakes, hush “pups” (fish), sal­ads, sand­wiches, “bourbon” skew­ers, jam­bal­aya, Dixie ribs, Key lime pie. Kids menu. Sun.Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. Happy hour week­days 4- 6 p.m. www.bub­bagump.com. 301 Light St., 410.244.0838 $$ Map D7

DICK’S LAST RE­SORT— Pubs & Tav­erns. “Eat, drink and be wary” (of the out­spo­ken staff) says this spot on the pier at Power Plant. Lunch till late. Nautical decor (huge an­chor), beer and “porch” for nightly live rock. “Fire­cracker” sal­mon, fried shrimp and scal­lops, “crabby” cakes and (served in steel buck­ets) ribs, other “grub and booze.” Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.dick­slas­tre­sort.com. 621 E. Pratt St., 443.453.5961 $ Map D6

FRANK & NIC’S— Amer­i­can. Near Cam­den Yards, “West End Grille” with 15 TVs. Scal­lops, crab cakes, chops, filet and lo mein. Kids’ menu, game day spe­cials, happy hours. Some nights DJ, live mu­sic. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.1:30 a.m., Sat.-Sun 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. www.frankand­nics.com. 511 W. Pratt St., 410.685.6800 $$ Map B6

FRENCH KITCHEN— French. In Lord Bal­ti­more Ho­tel’s el­e­gant Ver­sailles Room, bistro over­seen by Al­sace na­tive chef Frank Ziegler. Char­cu­terie, lob­ster bisque, seafood vol au vent, rack of lamb, beef Bour­guignon. In-house desserts. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Kitchen closes be­tween break­fast and lunch). Wed.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. Week­end brunch 6:30 a.m.-noon. www.lord bal­ti­more­ho­tel.com. 20 W. Bal­ti­more St., 410.539.8400 $$-$$$ Map C5

HARD ROCK CAFÉ— Amer­i­can. Lon­don­born “ham­burger joint” with rock ‘n’ roll mo­tif, sounds and mem­o­ra­bilia (rocker gear) in Power Plant Live! Fa­ji­tas, steaks, smoke­house ribs and chicken. Kids menu, Rock Shop merch. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, bar late. www.hardrock cafe.com. 601 E. Pratt St., 410.347.7625 $$ Map D6

JOE SQUARED— Ital­ian. Coal-fired piz­zas, sand­wiches (Ital­ian cheese steak or Ch­e­sa­peake chicken), risot­tos (clam and zuc­chini or arugula and veni­son) and 16 drafts on tap. Weekly spe­cials. Nightly live mu­sic, art shows. Week­end brunches. Sun.-Mon. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Tues.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www.joesquared. com. 33 W. North Ave., 410.545.0444 $$ North of Map C1; 30 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.5566 Map D5

JOHNNY SANCHEZ— South­west­ern. Over­look­ing Ravens sta­dium, star-chef team Aaron Sánchez and John Besh’s ven­ture at Horse­shoe Casino. Em­panadas, goat tacos, suck­ling pig car­ni­tas, lob­ster and mango ce­viche, pork belly sand­wich, cheese flan, cin­na­mon chur­ros. Small plates, late-night menu ($). Mar­gar­i­tas, ma­jor beers (16 Mex­i­can+), Latin and Cal­i­for­nia wines. Sun., Wed.Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www. cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4575 $-$$ South of Map B8

M&S GRILL— Amer­i­can. From pa­tio, views of the USS Con­stel­la­tion; in clubby din­ing room, sand­wiches, seafood, aged steaks, crab cake or soft shells plat­ter, rich sides. Good wines, bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www. mc­cormickand­schmicks.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.547.9333 $$ Map D6

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S— Seafood. Daily catches from Pa­cific North­west (Alaskan sal­mon, Pa­cific sword­fish) and East Coast (Maine lob­ster bisque, Mary­land style crab soup). Table­cloths, dark wood pan­el­ing, chan­de­liers, mo­saic floors and ma­hogany bar. Pa­tio by light­house. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. Happy hour week­days 4-7 p.m. www.mc­cormickand schmicks.com. 711 Eastern Ave. (ad­ja­cent to Pier 5), 410.234.1300 $$ Map D7

MISS SHIRLEY’S— South­ern. Named for a late, sassy, in­flu­en­tial cook and hon­or­ing her with fried green toma­toes, slid­ers, crab cake Bene­dict and sand­wiches, grid­dle cakes, omelets, po’boys, soups and sand­wich com­bos. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. www.missshirleys. com. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 $$ Map D6; 513 W. Cold Spring Lane, 410.889.5272 North of Map C1; 1 Park Place, An­napo­lis, Md., 410.268.5171

MOR­TON’S— Steak­house. Where pow­er­lunch­ers dig into porter­house, New York strip, filet mignon, lob­ster, shrimp Alexan­der. Cock­tails, bar and som­me­lier team. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.mor­tons.com. 300 S. Charles St., 410.547.8255 $$$$ Map C7

PHILLIPS SEAFOOD— Seafood. In the Power Plant, Eastern shore fa­vorites (crab cakes) plus clams, mahi mahi, lob­ster since 1956. Sand­wiches, steak, chicken too. Kids menu. Wa­ter­front view, crab deck and live mu­sic. Ship­ping. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.phillipsseafood.com. 601 E. Pratt St., 410.685.6600 $$$ Map D6; 7002 Arun­del Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, Md., 443.842.7000

RUSTY SCUP­PER— Seafood. Fresh fish and shell­fish pre­pared many ways, plus aged steaks and chops, pasta, sal­ads and sand­wiches. Fine view of har­bor from the rooftop deck and prom­e­nade. Wa­ter taxi stop #4. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (kitchen closed 2-3 p.m.). Happy hour week­days 47 p.m. Brunch Sun. till 2 p.m. www. rusty-scup­per.com. 402 Key High­way, 410.727.3678 $$$ Map D7

SATUR­DAY MORN­ING CAFE— South­ern. “Sim­ple Alabama cui­sine” made from scratch, with break­fast served all day. Sand­wiches, sal­ads and chef’s spe­cials (Ca­jun chicken pasta, BBQ chicken, teriyaki sal­mon) for lunch. Daily 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. www.satur­day morn­ing­cafe.com. 111 Wa­ter St., 410.528.7789 $ Map C6

TIN ROOF— Amer­i­can. En­er­getic out­post of Nashville orig­i­nal lo­cated in­side Power Plant Live! with mul­ti­ple stages for live mu­sic. Lo­cal bar at­mos­phere with big-screen TVs and a fo­cus on good food: burg­ers, steak sand­wiches, que­sadil­las, wings, plus big sal­ads. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tin­roof bal­ti­more.com. 32 Mar­ket Place, 443.873.8137 $ Map D5

TIR NA NOG— Ir­ish. Well-ap­pointed pub with fur­nish­ings from Ire­land. Ir­ish clas­sics like herb-crusted rack of lamb, shep­herd’s pie plus Amer­i­can burg­ers and fries. Grab a pint, and watch the har­bor ac­tion. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tir­nanog­bal­ti­more.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.483.8968 $$ Map D6

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