3 places to dine in Baltimore

Stop by one of these elegant dining establishments while you're in Baltimore.

3 places to dine in Baltimore

16 Sep 2016 / Destination Guides /

Baltimore has evolved into one of Maryland's most popular tourist destinations, according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Between museums, art galleries and theater performances, Charm City is the place to be for culture seekers. But entertainment isn't the only thing the city has to offer. It's emerging as a town for food-loving travelers and locals alike with some of the best luxury dining establishments in the state.

Don't settle for hotel room service during your stay. Get out and explore the unique restaurants Baltimore has to offer. Here are our recommendations:

1. Rusty Scupper Restaurant
Located three levels above the Inner Harbor Marina, the Rusty Scupper offers incredible views of the water while enjoying live piano entertainment and indulging in the region's highest quality seafood. We recommend the Rusty Scupper Sampler, which consists of blue crab claws, jumbo gulf shrimp, crab Louis cocktail and Delaware oysters.

2. The Prime Rib
If you're looking for a spot that's sophisticated, head to The Prime Rib. This restaurant boasts the feel of the 1940s, with floors covered in leopard-skin carpeting and Louis Icart prints decorating the walls. Not only is the decor superb - the waiters are dressed to impress in tuxedos. While the atmosphere is nothing short of refined, the menu is equally impressive. We recommend the Signature Cut of Roast Prime Rib, or the Live Maine Lobster stuffed with imperial crab.

If oysters are your oyster, Baltimore will be your kind of dining destination.If oysters are your oyster, Baltimore will be your kind of dining destination.

3. Thames Street Oyster House
Located on the waterfront, Thames Street Oyster House serves an a la carte raw bar featuring at least 10 different types of fresh oysters from the East and West coast every day. But the half-shell delicacy isn't the only seafood you can enjoy – this spot offers everything from braised mussels and crispy calamari, to lobster rolls and the Crab Spaghetti – a dish that combines Cambridge deluxe crab meat, house made pasta and yellow tomato crab sauce.

If your hotel isn't in walking distance to any of these restaurants, don't worry – you can rely on a professional chauffeured service. Offering transportation throughout Baltimore, Embarque is the safest and most trustworthy choice you can make for getting around in the city. Our drivers make your time their No. 1 priority every time you book a ride. So forget about the hassle of waiting on a taxi – Embarque will be ready to pick you up whenever you need.

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