Cream Of The Crop: A Variety Of Good Eats Near Baltimore's Waterfront

Sushi, seafood, American tavern, Hawaiian, Lebanese...these are just a few of the cuisines you'll find at the Inner Harbor's best restaurants. When we speak of the Inner Harbor, we cast our net far and wide. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to discover some of the best restaurants along the waterfront.

If you want to stay right in the Inner Harbor, you have super upscale choices like Charleston, where your night out will be more than just dinner, but rather a 7-course experience. Charleston tops dozens of foodie lists because of its unlikely fusion of low country dishes and french cuisine. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Edo Sushi offers some of the best sushi not only in the Inner Harbor but also in Baltimore. The Rusty Scupper serves up succulent seafood and occasional entertainment to boot.   

Head east along the waterfront and you'll land in the uber chic Harbor East area where you'll find an eclectic mix of restaurants that have quickly become some of the city's best places to dine. Wit and Wisdom sits on the Southern side of the Four Seasons Baltimore, with a picturesque view of the water. Pazo's, Roy's, and Lebanese Taverna are just foot steps away. They will take your taste buds on a world tour. You just need to be willing to travel.



The Oceanaire Seafood Room shakes things up in the Harbor East restaurant scene with its retro Supper club decor. Located in the heart of Harbor East on Aliceanna street, the Oceanaire's name gives it away. This hot spot specializes in all...  Read More



Located in the former Harbor Court Hotel now called the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, this elegant dining and tea room features fine chandeliers, dainty furnishings and a beautiful panoramic view of the Inner Harbor. Drawing straight from...  Read More



Wit and Wisdom is one of two premiere restaurants at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Owned by restaurateur, Michael Mina, this establishment serves delicious food in an elegant setting with a beautifully designed lay out. Long, wide windows offer...  Read More

Waterfront Kitchen


Ensconced in the ground floor of the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Meyers Museum, the Waterfront Kitchen serves meals, quite simply, that you'll be remembering fondly (and hungrily) weeks later. Chef Jerry Pellegrino and his spectacular team pride...  Read More

Rusty Scupper


Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor, right around the corner from the American Visionary Arts Museum, Rusty Scupper provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the Baltimore waterfront. Its location makes it a popular seafood destination for...  Read More



Where else can you find Hawaiian food in Baltimore? We don't know either! This top-notch kitchen produces a short menu of Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Creative starters might include the Canoe appetizer with shrimp sticks, Szechuan baby back ribs,...  Read More

Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore
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This Baltimore outpost of the Washington, DC - based chain is an open and modern dining space, popular amongst locals and visitors. With great views of the water, and a warm, welcoming environment, Lebanese Taverna makes a great destination for...  Read More



Charleston is arguably Baltimore's number one restaurant. A Michelin starred establishment, the menu offers refined Southern-inspired dishes with a French flair. Fresh ingredients from local farmers help to deliver the best seasonal creations....  Read More


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