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
    410-234-3990
    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
    443-453-5961
    Price: Moderate
    **Barbecue, fried seafood, steak, and kitsch are on the menu at this national chain.
  • Grille 700
    700 Aliceanna St.
    410-895-1879
    Price: Expensive
    **Inside the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East
  • Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
    Power Plant, Pratt Street
    410-347-7625
    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
    410-244-0367
    Outdoor Dining
    Price: Moderate
    **The name says it all at this national chicken wing chain.
  • Houlihan's
    Power Plant, Pratt Street
    443-872-0058
    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
    410-528-5373
    Price: Moderate
    **The Inner Harbor location of this Roland Park institution offers up classic Baltimore breakfast, brunch and lunch. Not open for dinner.
  • J. Paul's
    Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
    410-659-1889
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Moderate-Expensive
    **Barbeque, seafood, salads and sandwiches are on the menu at this regional chain.

Asian-Fusion

  • P.F. Chang's
    Lockwood Place
    410-649-2750
    Price: Moderate
    **"Attaining harmony of taste, texture, color and aroma by balancing the Chinese principals of fan and t'sai"
  • Roy's
    Harbor East
    410-659-0099
    Price: Expensive
    **Offering what it dubs "Hawaiian fusion cuisine," Roy's blends European sauces and Asian spices.
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Continental/New American

  • Charleston
    Harbor East
    1000 Lancaster Street
    410-332-7373
    Price: Very Expensive
    **Continental cuisine with a Southern twist from Cindy Wolf. Consistently listed among Baltimore's best restaurants.
  • Watertable
    Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
    410-685-8439
    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

Irish

  • Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill
    Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
    410-483-8968
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Moderate
    **Creative Irish fare in a tavern atmosphere.
  • James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
    Inner Harbor East
    President Street
    410-727-5107
    Price: Moderate
    **Cozy pub serves American and Irish fare. Lively crowds.

Italian

  • Cinghiale
    Inner Harbor East
    410-547-8282
    Price: Very expensive
    **One of the city's most established and most highly praised restaurants. Upscale Italian cuisine.
  • Pizzazz Tuscan Grille
    Located inside the Pier 5 Hotel
    410-528-7772
    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.

Japanese

  • Edo Sushi Inner Harbor
    Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
    410-843-9804
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Expensive
    **The Inner Harbor is home to this popular local chain's third location.

Pizza

  • Bagby Pizza Company
    Harbor East
    410-605-0444
    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

Seafood

  • Phillips Harborplace
    Harborplace, Light Street Pavilion
    410-685-6600
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Moderate
    **Dig into Maryland-style seafood at this popular regional chain. Carryout is available.
  • McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
    Across from Pier 5 Hotel
    410-234-1300
    Price: Expensive
    **Changing menu offers upscale, traditional seafood.
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room
    Inner Harbor East
    801 Aliceanna St.
    443-872-0000
    Price: Expensive
    **Menu changes daily based on market availability.
  • Rusty Scupper Restaurant
    Inner Harbor's western side
    410-727-3678
    Outdoor dining, waterfront
    Price: Expensive
    **Dramatic views of Fells Point and the Inner Harbor, offers a wide variety of seafood.

Spanish

  • Talara
    Inner Harbor East
    410-528-9883
    Price: Expensive
    **The Inner Harbor's newest eatery, Talara dubs itself a "Neuevo Latino" restaurant offering seviche tapas.
  • La Tasca
    Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion
    410-209-2562
    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.

Steak

  • Capital Grille
    Lockwood Place
    443-703-4064
    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.
    410-332-1666
    Price: Very expensive
    **Upscale steaks and seafood in a very lively atmosphere. Try the filet topped with crab meat.
  • Fogo de Chao
    Lockwood Place
    410-528-9292
    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
    410-230-0033
    Outdoor dining
    Price: Expensive - Very Expensive
    **Upscale steakhouse is part of a national chain.
  • Ruth's Chris Market Place
    600 Water St.
    Market Place
    410-783-0033
  • Sullivan's
    1 E. Pratt St.
    410-962-5503
    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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