5801 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-5000
Fax: (410) 788-5197
This longtime Baltimore favorite is something of an anomaly; in a city where crab cakes are king, its signature seafood dish is shrimp salad. On closer examination, it's easy to see why. The shrimp are big, perfectly steamed, and dressed in a savory sauce. And the portions are huge. The rest of the hearty American fare (like a great Prime Rib) is also very nice. The restaurant has a casual, homey feel, with comfortable booths, dark paneling and a very friendly staff.
Located in the historic city of Ellicott, this is a sure favorite of the neighborhood. The atmosphere is cool and trendy, apt for a gathering with friends or even a quiet date night. From American to a few fusion items, some of the dishes you may want to try are cashew salad, duck and cherries, crab dumplings, tuna tartare for the sushi lovers, tortilla chips and a great list follows. The vodka list is extensive, the creative mixes are one of a kind. Book your special occasions here and you sure will cherish them for a long time. For more information, call ahead.
Portalli's is one of the neighborhood favorites located in an historic building with a beautiful atmosphere. The classic Italian flavors and the warm service makes the experience even more special. Some items on the menu that feature are from the signature, Lasagna Bolognese, meatballs, spaghetti or carpaccio to the creatives like the veal short ribs and braised beef penne. The fully stocked bar also offers a vast variety to accompany with your meals. Its a great place to host some of your small functions or gatherings too. For more information, call ahead.
Renowned across the city for its mouth watering Lake Trout, this little restaurant, surely pleases you in more ways than one. Located on Reisterstown Road, this quaint little eatery is filled with hungry locals throughout the day. Farm fresh ingredients combined with flavorful herbs and spices, make all their dishes absolutely fantastic. Apart from the classic lake trout, their customers also love the good old mac and cheese and corn bread muffin.
Located in the neighborhood of Elkridge, The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a small and cozy place that patrons are much fond of. The Contemporary cuisine and fireplace set up sure make it a wonderful experience. From the lobster ravioli to the succulent steaks, from the extensive bar menu to the sinful desserts, this place offers a wide array of delicacies. They also offer an exquisite vegan and vegetarian menu. You may avail of their catering services and the venue for private parties, weddings, receptions or corporate events. For more details, check out the website or call ahead.
Patrick's of Pratt Street dates back to 1847 and is one of the oldest pubs in the country. It shifted to its present location in 1863 and has passed through generations of family ownership. Guests can listen to vocal and instrumental Irish folk songs on Tuesdays, while Thursdays are Ladies Nights. The beverage menu includes Irish whiskeys such as the matured Jameson, Tullamore Dew and Celtic Honey. The food menu blends European and Asian dishes like Samosa, Black Angus Steak de Jour, Scotchman’s Burger and Cod with Thai Lime Sauce. For dessert, do not miss the rum pie baked using an age-old recipe. This pub also offers catering services and organizes regular tours to Ireland. It is advisable to reserve in advance due to the limited opening hours and immense popularity of the bar.
Not far from Baltimore-Washington International airport, G&M features seafood, with one room for tablecloth dining, one bar with eats for the smoking crowd and some picnic tables in the carry-out area. You're sure to enjoy almost anything on the menu, particularly the fresh seafood, but be sure to try the crab cakes. They're as big as softballs, filled with lump meat. The Single Crab Cake, with a side of fries, potato salad or coleslaw is more than enough.
With a beautiful al fresco setting, Woodberry Kitchen attracts the diners who love to enjoy a meal in the open. Serving up delicious American cuisine, Woodberry Kitchen has some frequent customers who love the quality of food. Enjoy some sweet potato flatbread, wood-baked macaroni, strip steak and add on some sides like pork fat fries. Pair your meal with a suitable drink to sip on in this trendy restaurant. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Olive Grove Restaurant & Lounge is a casual and comfortable restaurant which serves a host of delicious and mouth-watering Italian dishes. While all the dishes are well-prepared and fulfilling, they are best known for their crab cakes which reputed be some of the best in town. The lunch specials are very popular and offer great value for money. They have a dedicated take-away counter and even offer special discounts during Baltimore O games in support of the team. Whether you stop by for drinks or a hearty meal, a visit to the Olive Grove is sure to leave you craving for more. A banquet room and catering are also available to make any event extra special.
Pickles Pub is a favorite with all sports fans in Baltimore. Located about a couple of blocks away from the Camden Yards Stadium, it gets exceptionally packed every time there's a match on. A great place to meet up with old pals, provided you don't mind the smoke-filled air and the continuous hustle-bustle. It offers typical pub-grub, comprising of burgers and such other light fare. But it's the drinks and the general atmosphere that's bursting with energy right until the wee hours, which has the crowd streaming in day after day!
Being a casual diner doesn't mean being mediocre, and Frank & Nic's West End Grille sets high standards as a friendly eatery. Adding a sports bar scene, the vibe of this spacious restaurant is cozy, best for enjoying the match on the television. Unwind with friends over some drinks and classic American bar food. Have some sliders, burgers, mac and cheese, some entrees that make for a delicious meal. A good vegetarian selection attracts the vegetarian crowd around the neighborhood as well. The drink menu includes cocktails, beer and wine. Frank & Nic's West End Grille is a great venue for private parties. Get in touch with the management for more information.
Giant crab cakes made from fresh Maryland blue crabs greet the never-ending crowds that flock to Faidley Seafood. What sets apart the restaurant is that the food is straight-forward, without fancy names or add-ons. Other favorites include succulent clams, oysters, shrimp, and decadent fish dishes. The fare can seem pricey for first-timers but regulars don't seem to mind. Faidley's also offers office deliveries, catering and ships the delicious crab cakes across states.