Reviews-By-Category

LEGENDS USED BELOW:
REVIEW                    Reviewed by DiningOUT (Click to read review)
THUMBS_UP!          Earned DiningOUT’s “Thumbs Up!” accolade
$$$                            Expensive; Many entrees cost over $20
DiningOutForLife    Participated in Moveable Feast’s “Dining Out For Life”
Disappointing          Not recommended based on disappointing, below average dining experiences
VALUE                      Menu offers options with above average value for the price

AMERICAN

Bahama Breeze   –   Towson  –  http://www.artfulgourmet.com      REVIEW      THUMBS_UP!
Bluestone   –  Lutherville/Timonium      REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!
Brewer’s Art  –  Mt. Vernon   REVIEW    $$$    DiningOutForLife
Busboys and Poets    –    Beltsville      REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Cafe Hon   –  Hampden   –   REVIEW     Disappointing
Catonsville Gourmet   –   Catonsville  –   REVIEW      $$$
Corner BYOB  –   Hampden    REVIEW    $$$
Country Pride – Jessup  –   REVIEW
Cunningham’s  –   Towson  –   REVIEW    Disappointing    $$$
Donna’s At Cross Keys   –   Cross Keys       REVIEW     $$$
Gertrude’s  –  Charles Village   REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!       DiningOutForLife
Grilled Cheese & Co.   –   Catonsville    REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Gunpowder Lodge  – Kingsville      REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Heavy Seas Ale House  –  Jones Town   REVIEW     $$$     DiningOutForLife
Jennings Cafe   –   Catonsville   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!      VALUE
Lost City Diner   –    Station North    REVIEW
Mt. Vernon Stables    –   Mt. Vernon     REVIEW       DiningOutForLife
Mt. Washington Tavern   –   Mt. Washington     REVIEW       DiningOutForLife
Nautilus Diner –  Towson     www.nautilusdiner.com     REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Shannon’s Pub   –   Ellicott City
Stained Glass Pub  –  Elkridge      REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Tamber’s  – Charles Village     REVIEW
The Breadery – Oella   REVIEW
The Food Market   –   Hampden    REVIEW    $$$       DiningOutForLife
The Peppermill – Towson     REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Trolley Stop  –  Ellicott City    REVIEW
The Valley Inn   –   Brooklandville/Lutherville      REVIEW    $$$

ASIAN

Bean & Burgundy   –   Ellicott City    REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!  (Korean)
China Moon  –  Reisterstown   –   http://www.chinamoon-md.com   REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!     VALUE
David Chu’s China Bistro  –  Pikesville   REVIEW    (Kosher Chinese)
Honey Pig Korean BBQ   –   Ellicott City      REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Hunan L’Rose –  Odenton   REVIEW   THUMBS_UP!  (Chinese)
Indigma  –  Mt. Vernon     REVIEW  (Indian)
Little Spice  –   Hanover/Arundel Mills     REVIEW     THUMBS_UP! (Thai)
Noodle Charm   –   Towson     REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!  (Thai)
My Thai  –  Little Italy       REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!  (Thai)
Oriental East  –  Silver Spring     REVIEW    VALUE   (Chinese)
Pho #1   –  Catonsville    REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!    VALUE  (Thai)
Pho Pasteur  –   Catonsville   (Thai)
P.F. Changs  –  Inner Harbor, Towson, White Marsh    THUMBS_UP! (Chinese)
Ruby Buffet – Towson    REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Teppanyakki  Buffet   –   Halethorpe     REVIEW      VALUE

BALTIMORE “OLD TIME” ATMOSPHERE

The Owl Bar  –  Mt. Vernon – www.theowlbar.com/   REVIEW  
Brewer’s Art  –  Mt. Vernon – http://www.thebrewersart.com/       $$$       DiningOutForLife

BAR FOOD / SANDWICHES

Alewife   –   Hippodrome/Downtown   –   www.alewifebaltimore.com     REVIEW    Disappointing
Alexander’s Tavern  –  Fells Point – www.alexanderstavern.com   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Cafe Hon   –  Hampden   –    www.cafehon.com    REVIEW     Disappointing     DiningOutForLife
Chappies Diner – Halethorpe     REVIEW
Charles Village Pub   –   Charles Village   –  REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!      VALUE
G. L. Shacks  – Catonsville   REVIEW
Gunpowder Lodge  – Kingsville  –   thegunpowderlodge.com     REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Jennings Cafe   –   Catonsville – www.jenningscafe.com/    REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!       VALUE
Jilly’s   –  Pikesville  –  www.jillyspikesville.com       REVIEW    
Glory Days  –  Towson – www.glorydaysgrill.com/   REVIEW   THUMBS_UP!
Grilled Cheese Co.   –   Catonsville    REVIEW
Liam Flynn’s Ale House   –  Station North    REVIEW
Lost City Diner – Station North – http://www.lostcitydiner.com/    REVIEW
McCabe’s   –  Hampden   –   REVIEW
Mother’s  –  Federal Hill  –  www.mothersgrille.com     REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Mt. Vernon Stables   –  Mt. Vernon  –  www.mvstable.com/    REVIEW       THUMBS_UP!
Padonia Ale House  Cockeysvile    REVIEW   THUMBS_UP!
Rams Head Tavern  –  Savage  –  REVIEW
Silks Bar & Grille – Cantons – REVIEW   THUMBS_UP!
Tavern on the Hill   –  Mt. Vernon   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
     DiningOutForLife
The Dizz  – Remington    REVIEW     DiningOutForLife
The Bowman  –  Parkville  –  www.thebowmanrestaurant.com/  THUMBS_UP!

DINER

Chappies  –   Halethorpe    REVIEW
Double T Diner – Catonsville –  http://www.doubletdiner.com      REVIEW
Lost City Diner – Station North – http://www.lostcitydiner.com/    REVIEW

Nautilus Diner –  Towson   www.nautilusdiner.com    REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Papermoon Diner  –  Remington   www.papermoondiner24.com     REVIEW   
Sunshine Grille   –  Fork –   sunshinegrille.com/    REVIEW      THUMBS_UP!
Towson Diner –  Towson    www.towsondiner.net      REVIEW

FAST FOOD

California Tortilla   –  Chain – Inner Harbor, Quarry Lake    THUMBS_UP!        VALUE
Five Guys  –  Chain (Canton location)    REVIEW  
Panera Bread  –    Chain – Many B’more locations  –   https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html 
Corner Bakery  –    Chain – Owings Mills, Towson   –  http://www.cornerbakerycafe.com/    THUMBS_UP!        VALUE

FRENCH

La Madeleine –  Columbia   REVIEW

GREEK

Samos Greek Island Grill  –  Canton   REVIEW   Disappointing
Sunshine Grille   –  Fork –   sunshinegrille.com/    REVIEW
     THUMBS_UP!
Waterstone Grille (Mt. Vernon – www.waterstonebarandgrille.com   REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!       DiningOutForLife

GAY FRIENDLY

Mt. Vernon Stables   –  Mt. Vernon  –  www.mvstable.com/    REVIEW       THUMBS_UP!
Gertrude’s   –  Charles Village  –  http://www.johnshields.com/restaurant/rest/gertrudes.html/     REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Minato  –  Mt. Vernon  –   www.minatosushibar.com/
The Dizz  –  Remmington  –  www.thedizzbaltimore.com/ 
Tavern on the Hill   –  Mt. Vernon – www.tavernonthehillmtvernon.com/   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Waterstone Grille  –  Mt. Vernon  –  www.waterstonebarandgrille.com/    REVIEW

GERMAN

Dusenberg’s   –  Catonsville   –   dusenbergsgermandinners.com    REVIEW  
Eichenkranz   – Highlandtown   –  www.eichenkranz.com     REVIEW    (German Food is not recommended)

INDIAN / NEPALESE

Akbar   –   Mt. Vernon     LunchBuffet  
Indigma   –   Mt. Vernon       REVIEW      LunchBuffet  
Kumari   –   Mt. Vernon       LunchBuffet  
Lumbini   –   Mt. Vernon      LunchBuffet
Tamber’s  – Charles Village     REVIEW
The Ambassador   –   Canterbury/Tuscany  

 

IRISH

Kelsey’s Irish Pub  –  Ellicott City    REVIEW      THUMBS_UP!
In Like Flynn  –  Locust Point   REVIEW
Liam Flynn’s Ale House   – Station North    REVIEW

ITALIAN

Amicci’s  –  Little Italy  –    REVIEW
Basta Pasta   –   Timonium      REVIEW    Disappointing
Cafe Gia  –  Little Italy   REVIEW         DiningOutForLife
Chef Paolino   –  Catonsville     REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!    VALUE
Chiapparelli’s   –  Little Italy    REVIEW     Disappointing
Cinghiale   –   Harbor East      REVIEW     $$$
Grano Emporio  –  Hampden     REVIEW        DiningOutForLife
Illiano’s    –   Quarry Lake      REVIEW
Olive Grove  –  Linthicum      REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!
Gianni’s Italian Bistro  –  Halethorpe   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Rosario’s Italian Kitchen  –  Rosedale   REVIEW
Trinacria Italian Cafe   –   Mt Vernon   –    REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Vito’s Cafe   –   Cockeysville     REVIEW      THUMBS_UP!

MEXICAN / LATIN AMERICAN

Ernesto’s  –  Ellicott City    REVIEW    (Mexican)
Mexico Plaza  –   Fallston/Bel Air    REVIEW   VALUE   (Mexican)
On the Border  – Columbia        REVIEW        THUMBS_UP!      VALUE   (Mexican)
Pisco  – Elkridge/Columbia    REVIEW     (Peruvian)

MIDDLE EASTERN

7 West Bistro  –  Towson          REVIEW         THUMBS_UP!  (Mediterranean)
Cedar Cafe  –    Towson            REVIEW        THUMBS_UP!  (Palestinian)
Mimi’s Kabob   Ellicott City      REVIEW
                                 (Afghan)
Nora’s Cafe  –   Ellicott City      REVIEW       THUMBS_UP!  (Lebanese)
Silk Road Bistro – Pikeville       REVIEW       THUMBS_UP   (Uzbek)     VALUE
Villagio Cafe  –  Towson            REVIEW       THUMBS_UP!  (Persian)   VALUE

PIZZA

Bagby Pizza Co.   –    Harbor East   REVIEW        DiningOutForLife
Earth Wood & Fire   –   Brooklandville    REVIEW
Gunpowder Lodge  –  Kingsville     REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!
Kyro   –  Mt. Vernon                          REVIEW
     THUMBS_UP!
Toss Gourmet Pizza  – Govans       REVIEW

SEAFOOD

Bluestone   –  Lutherville/Timonium  –  www.bluestoneonline.net/      REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!
Catonsville Gourmet   –   Catonsville  –   REVIEW      $$$
Chesapeake  –  Station North    REVIEW   $$$   Disappointing
G&M – Linthicum  –   https://gandmcrabcakes.com/     REVIEW
Joe’s Crab Shack   –   Hunt Valley     REVIEW
Moma’s on the Half Shell    –   Canton  –    www.mamasmd.com     REVIEW
Nick’s Fish House  –  South Baltimore   – www.nicksfishhouse.com/     REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!
Oceanaire  –  Harbor East  –  www.theoceanaire.com/locationsbaltimore/    REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!    $$$
Rusty Scupper   –   Inner Harbor    REVIEW    $$$
Shanty Grille  –   Ellicott City   REVIEW
The Chesapeake – Station North   REVIEW    Disappointing    $$$

SPECIAL  OCASSION / FINE DINING ($$$)

Alchemy   –  Hampden  –  alchemyon36.com/    REVIEW    $$$     Veg Options
Brewer’s Art  –  Mt. Vernon   REVIEW    $$$    DiningOutForLife  
Cinghiale   –   Harbor East    www.cgeno.com     REVIEW    $$$$
Fogo da Chao  –  Inner Harbor – http://www.fogodechao.com/index.php?id=164
    THUMBS_UP!      $$$
Linwoods  –  Owings Mills  – REVIEW  THUMBS_UP!  $$$$
Prime Rib   Mt. Vernon  REVIEW   THUMBS_UP!  $$$$

Oceanaire  –  Harbor East  –  www.theoceanaire.com/     THUMBS_UP!      $$$
Ruth’s Chris  –  Pikesville     Disappointing    $$$$
Salt  –  Butchers Hill  –  www.salttavern.com/     REVIEW
    THUMBS_UP!     $$$

VEGETARIAN

Flying Avocado Cafe  –  Owings Mills  –   www.flyingavocado.com/     THUMBS_UP!    Vegetarian/Vegan options
Freshii  –  Chain: Charles Village  –  www.freshii.com     REVIEW   Vegetarian options
Great Sage – Clarksville – http://greatsage.com/   REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!    All Veg/Vegan
Lost City Diner   –    Station North    REVIEW    Vegan entree & Dessert Options

Sweet 27  (formerly Meet 27)  –   Remmington      REVIEW
One World Cafe  –  Canterbury/Hopkins Univ   – (Facebook link)     REVIEW    All Veg/Vegan
Red Emma’s   – Station North  –  REVIEW   All Veg/Vegan
Rocket to Venus  –  Hampden  –  http://rockettovenus.com/     REVIEW     Vegan & Vegetarian Options
Ruby Tuesday  –  Chain: Columbia, Nursery Hill       https://www.rubytuesday.com/      “Garden” Bar Option
Sprout Natural Choice  – Catonsville    REVIEW    All Veg/Vegan

VIEWS and VISTAS of  the Water

Nick’s Fish House  –  South Baltimore   – www.nicksfishhouse.com/     REVIEW    THUMBS_UP!  (View of Patspco River and Westport)
Rusty Scupper   –   Inner Harbor    REVIEW    $$$    (View of Inner Harbor)
Island View Cafe    –    Essex    –   http://www.islandviewwaterfrontcafe.com     (View of the Bay)

WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND

Harry’s –  Main Street – REVIEW
O’Lordans Irish Pub  –  Liberty Street   REVIEW     THUMBS_UP!

 

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