Baltimore's culinary scene is predominately known for blue crab (also designated as the Maryland state crustacean), and it turns up in everything from crab cakes and pretzels, to dips and soups. But Baltimore restaurants have an eclectic assortment of delicious offerings, as you'll find in this list of great local eateries recommended by our real estate agents.
- Wicked Sisters - 3845 Falls Rd.
Despite the name, Wicked Sisters has an inviting ambiance that promises a delightful dining experience, and the food delivers. Inventive twists on American fare favorites include the popular Insanity Burger, made with a mixture of chuck, brisket, and short rib. Customers also rave about the signature sweet & spicy brussels sprouts with a sriracha-honey glaze. Wicked Sisters is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sunday brunch served from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Gordon Ramsay Steak - 1525 Russell St.
Celebrity chef restaurants have become a cliché, but Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Horseshoe Casino provides real substance behind the name. In addition to Chef Ramsay's iconic Beef Wellington, you can enjoy a Hell's Kitchen Tasting Menu featuring Sticky Toffee Pudding with an optional wine pairing. Check out the weekday Happy Hour with $5 bites and sips. Gordon Ramsay Steak opens at 5 p.m. for dinner daily.
- Ekiben - 1622 Eastern Ave.
Once upon a time, three University of Maryland Baltimore County grads opened a food cart serving their take on Asian comfort food. Their hobby eventually turned into Ekiban, a restaurant fusing flavors from their South Indian, Ethiopian and Taiwanese cultures. Customers give high marks to the Neighborhood Bird, which is a Taiwanese curry fried chicken thigh with sambal mayo, pickles, and herbs available as a sandwich or rice bowl. Ekiban opens at 11 a.m. every day but Sunday. Seating space is limited, but you can order online for carry-out.
- Puerto 511 - 102 W. Clay St.
The country's love of Mexican food has expanded to include all Latin American cuisines. Chef/Owner Jose Victorio Alarcon brings the flavors of his Peruvian hometown to Baltimore at Puerto 511. "Hidden gem" are the words most often used to describe this fine-dining restaurant in an unassuming location. For the maximum experience, visit on Friday or Saturday for the six-course prix-fixe menu. Puerto 511 is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and there are only 12 tables, so reservations are a must. Alcohol service is BYOB.
- Ethel's Creole Kitchen - 1615 Sulgrave Ave.
With the abundance of crab around Maryland, Creole cooking is a natural fit. At Ethel's Creole Kitchen, they've dubbed their mash-up of Chesapeake Bay and New Orleans flavors "Maryland Creole Cuisine." Start with a Chippepa, a roasted red bell pepper stuffed with andouille sausage, mozzarella and onions before an entrée of jambalaya, gumbo, fried oysters or Chef Ed's crab cakes made from his own mom's recipe. Ethel's serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
- Woodberry Kitchen - 2010 Clipper Park Rd.
Mom always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it doesn't get any better than weekend brunch at Woodberry Kitchen. Housed in a restored 19th-century flour mill. Woodberry Kitchen offers dishes made fresh with locally sourced ingredients. The brunch menu includes tasty choices such as pork belly and farm eggs, Croque Madame, and a bake shop board including doughnut sticks, scones, and muffins. Brunch hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and a gluten-free dinner menu is served every day but Monday.
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