Canton holds a strong reputation as one of the most visited dining and entertainment districts in all of Baltimore city.
Most of the bars in the area are located in or around the Canton Square region of the neighborhood. Canton Square is a collection of shops and restaurants that surround the community’s dog-friendly
park. This is where Mama’s on the Half Shell resides. This neighbor establishment features a collection of locally caught seafood, and an award winning recipe for Maryland Crab soup. Those looking for a cocktail to compliment their seafood platter can try the restaurant’s Orange Crush cocktail, made with vodka, Triple Sec and fresh squeezed oranges.
Also right off the square, residents seeking home-style southern food can visit Canton’s Cardinal Tavern. This southern restaurant has an extensive menu of house made dishes, but is best known for its fried chicken, which patrons can order in bulk at this neighborhood bar and restaurant.
Residing in the same area is the infamous Nacho Mama’s. This establishment serves more than just Mexican Cuisine as it is also an Elvis impersonator bar. Try their fajitas and one or two of their famous hub cap margaritas.
Throughout the Canton Square neighborhood, residents can find many bars and late night establishments with drink specials, weekly DJs and live bands on the weekend. One such tavern is the Claddagh Pub, an Irish bar that specializes in being Baltimore's soccer bar. Only a stone's throw away lies Plug Ugly’s Publick House, a bar that specializes in cheap beer, good food, and bottomless Bloody Mary and mimosa brunch on Sundays.