Exploring Restaurants in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Harbor East

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Baltimore's Inner Harbor restaurants provide a nice variety of cuisines and atmospheres. From fast food to fine dining, there's something for every pallet and wallet.

While the neighborhoods surrounding the harbor - particularly restaurant-filled Little Italy - offer more of a local flavor, the chains and other establishments in Harborplace, the Power Plant, Market Place, Lockwood Place, and Inner Harbor East can't be beaten for convenience.

Pricing Key

Typical dinner entrée prices:
$9 & under - Inexpensive
$10 to $17 - Moderate
$18- $24 - Expensive
$25 & up - Very Expensive

American Casual

  • The Cheesecake Factory
    Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Moderate
    **Expect a wait at this national eatery known for its huge portions and, of course, cheesecake.
  • Dick's Last Resort
    Power Plant, Pratt Street
    Price: Moderate
    **Barbecue, fried seafood, steak, and kitsch are on the menu at this national chain.
  • Grille 700
    700 Aliceanna St.
    Price: Expensive
    **Inside the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East
  • Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
    Power Plant, Pratt Street
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Moderate
    **At the eastern end of the harbor, this national chain offers burgers and the like amid musical memorabilia.
  • Hooters
    Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
    Outdoor Dining
    Price: Moderate
    **The name says it all at this national chicken wing chain.
    • Houlihan's
      Power Plant, Pratt Street
      Outdoor dining
      **Basic burgers, chicken sandwiches, and steak directly across from the aquarium.
    • Miss Shirley's Cafe
      Constellation Energy Building, 750 E. Pratt St.
      Outside dining
      Price: Moderate
      **The Inner Harbor location of this Roland Park institution offers up classic Baltimore breakfast and lunch. Not open for dinner.
    • J. Paul's
      Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
      Outdoor dining, waterfront
      Price: Moderate-Expensive
      **Barbeque, seafood, salads and sandwiches are on the menu at this regional chain.


    • P.F. Chang's
      Lockwood Place
      Price: Moderate
      **"Attaining harmony of taste, texture, color and aroma by balancing the Chinese principals of fan and t'sai"
    • Roy's
      Harbor East
      Price: Expensive
      **Offering what it dubs "Hawaiian fusion cuisine," Roy's blends European sauces and Asian spices.

    Continental/New American

    • Charleston
      Harbor East
      1000 Lancaster Street
      Price: Very Expensive
      **Continental cuisine with a Southern twist from Cindy Wolfe. Consistently listed among Baltimore's best restaurants.
    • Watertable
      Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
      Price: Expensive
      **The former Windows. It's the greatest asset - the view - remains the same. The cuisine is upscale Chesapeake Bay fare.

    Fast Food

    • Chipotle - Power Plant
    • Five Guys Burgers and Fries - Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
    • McDonald's - Market Place
    • Noodles & Company - Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
    • Panera Bread - Lockwood Place
    • Potbelly's - Power Plant
    • Subway - Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
    • Taco Fiesta - Inner Harbor East


      • Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill
        Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
        Outdoor dining, waterfront
        Price: Moderate
        **Creative Irish fare in a tavern atmosphere.


      • Cinghiale
        Inner Harbor East
        Price: Very expensive
        **One of the city's newest and most highly praised restaurants. Upscale Italian cuisine.
      • Pizzazz Tuscan Grille
        Located inside the Pier 5 Hotel
        Price: Moderate
        **A new breed of an Italian restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and in addition to Italian favorites offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw dishes.


      • Edo Sushi Inner Harbor
        Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
        Outdoor dining, waterfront
        Price: Expensive
        **The Inner Harbor is home to this popular local chain's third location.


        • Bagby Pizza Company
          Harbor East
          Pizza, pasta, sandwiches
          Price: Moderate
          **Offering gourmet pizzas, pasta dishes, and sandwiches. Located across Fleet Street from Whole Foods.
        • Pizzaria Uno
          Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
          Price: Moderate
          **Deep-dish, Chicago-style national pizza chain


        • Phillips Harborplace
          Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
          Outdoor dining, waterfront
          Price: Moderate
          **Dig into Maryland-style seafood at this popular regional chain. Carryout is available.
        • Oceanaire Seafood Room
          Inner Harbor East
          801 Aliceanna St.
          Price: Expensive
          **Menu changes daily based on market availability.
        • Rusty Scupper Restaurant
          Inner Harbor's western side
          Outdoor dining, waterfront
          Price: Expensive
          **Dramatic views of Fells Point and the Inner Harbor offers a wide variety of seafood.


        • Talara
          Inner Harbor East
          Price: Expensive
          **The Inner Harbor's newest eatery, Talara dubs itself a "Neuevo Latino" restaurant offering seviche tapas.
        • La Tasca
          Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
          Outdoor dining, waterfront
          Price: Moderate
          **Tasty tapas are on the menu at Baltimore's location of this international chain.

        There's no shortage of steakhouses in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Harbor East.


        • Capital Grille
          Lockwood Place
          Outdoor dining
          Price: Expensive
          **Steaks, chops, seafood and cocktails (try the Stoli Doli) are on the menu at this national upscale steak house chain.
        • Flemings Steak House
          Inner Harbor East
          720 Aliceanna St.
          Price: Very expensive
          **Upscale steaks and seafood in a very lively atmosphere. Try the filet topped with crab meat.
        • Fogo de Chao
          Lockwood Place
          Price: Very expensive
          **Meat, meat, and more meat on the menu at this all-you-can-eat national Brazilian barbecue chain. There's also a massive salad bar
        • Ruth's Chris Pier V
          Pier 5 Hotel
          Outdoor dining
          Price: Expensive - Very Expensive
          **Upscale steakhouse is part of a national chain.
        • Ruth's Chris Market Place
          600 Water St.
          Market Place
        • Sullivan's
          1 E. Pratt St.
          Outdoor dining
          Price: Expensive
          **A lively bar and dining room, this latest entry into the Baltimore upscale steak house chain is a place to see and be seen.
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