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Good recs for Inner Harbor area without a car?

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Good recs for Inner Harbor area without a car?

Big Bad Voodoo Lou | Oct 9, 2011 02:42 PM

Hey, folks. My wife and I will be staying in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area for a few days in early November. We won't have a car and my wife uses a walker to get around, so we'd be grateful a few awesome restaurant recommendations within a reasonably short walking distance. Of course, if something is really spectacular, I wouldn't be opposed to getting a cab.

We like almost all food, especially good local seafood and creative American food, and we've already heard about Bertha's Mussels. It sounds like a tourist trap, but we ARE tourists, after all. Is it worth the hype, or are there better destinations? We don't drink at all, but have absolutely no problem eating at a pub if the food is outstanding -- we're actually huge fans of gastropub food. We might be up for one "nice"/fancy/expensive meal, but I'd prefer more casual recommendations. In addition to local seafood, we also love NY/Jewish-style delis, stellar burgers, Greek/Turkish/Middle Eastern, and maybe a great dessert place for my wife.

I'll also have some time to kill during the days while my wife is at her conference, and I have no problem exploring or traveling a little further afield for a good meal. My only Baltimore knowledge comes from The Wire, so will I be close to any places where I can try pit beef? Are there any fantastic markets like Philly's Reading Terminal Market? Does anyone cure their own sausages or other salumi? We're up for anything, really, so thank you in advance!

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