With Greektown and Little Italy within its borders, Southeastern Baltimore
is a hotbed of cultural cuisine and home to Delicatessen Row, several gastropubs and a variety of high-end restaurants. For an authentic taste of Greece, visit Samos Greek Island Grill. Have an olive tapenade or meltzanosalata followed by a nice baklava.
The Thames Street Oyster House, located in the center of Fells Point, serves both contemporary and traditional seafood dishes known in Maryland and New England. It also maintains an à la carte raw oyster bar. Enjoy a lobster roll while taking in a view of the water. The menu characterizes each oyster variety in terms of size, plumpness, brininess, saltiness and sweetness. Order the melt-in-your-mouth swordfish for dinner.
The destination eatery Salt serves New American cuisine in Butchers Hill.
The modern interior features blue and green lighting and plenty of clean wood, accentuated by original brick in places. Locals nearly always order the duck fat fries and grilled octopus as appetizers. Try the roasted lamb, Amish chicken or black cod for dinner followed by the lemon tart for dessert.
Head to the Baltimore Tap House to enjoy its unparalleled beer list. Built into a rowhouse, the establishment features a jukebox and pool table. Ask for a pint of Baltimore's award-winning Brewer's Art Resurrection. Locals gather at the spot to watch the Ravens and Orioles on HDTV.