The Best Seafood Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland

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When you visit Baltimore, Maryland, you cannot leave without trying an authentic Maryland crab cake. There are many seafood restaurants around town that specialize in providing fantastic seafood that’s fresh, sustainable, and tastes amazing. Check out some of these places and prepare to be astounded with the service and food that you’ll receive.

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Reter’s Crab House & Grille

Reter’s Crab House & Grille is a great place to get steamed crabs, beer, beach drinks and more, to make you feel as though you are dining on a beach vacation. At Reter’s, the crabs are delicious and don’t contain fillers, such as fish and breading. At this restaurant, you’re also able to purchase snow crabs, king crab legs, live lobsters, and other fresh seafood. If you plan on eating crabs and making a night of it, you’re also able to purchase large bushels and take the crabs home to enjoy with your friends and family.

Faidley Seafood not only serves the city of Baltimore, but their famous lump crab cakes can be shipped and Faidley’s caters for events as well. This restaurant is well-known for its crab cakes and headquartered in Lexington Market, which is located in downtown Baltimore city. Faidley Seafood has been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network, and many other media outlets. Although known for their crab cakes, they also have a variety of other fresh seafood as well, such as oysters, fish, and shrimp.

Bluestone Restaurant

Bluestone Restaurant is an amazing restaurant that specializes in fresh seafood entreés and enjoyable happy hour specials. This restaurant has delicious crab cakes, as well as oyster specials on certain days, along with wine specials that add a bit of intrigue to an already extensive happy hour. Bluestone Restaurant not only has a variety of seafood options available, but chicken, beef, and fried green tomatoes are also served.

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is known for its big crab cakes that originate from a homemade recipe passed down through the years. This restaurant uses only the finest ingredients in the food that is served, and these famous crab cakes are loved so much that they’re shipped across the U.S. so as many people as possible can have a taste. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is also known as a favorite to many local Baltimore Ravens, the official football team of Baltimore.

Thames Street Oyster House

Situated in the historic Fells Point neighborhood, Thames Street Oyster House is a renowned destination for seafood lovers. Indulge in their raw oyster bar, fresh seafood dishes, and classic Maryland crab cakes.

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