Here's my favorites, in no particular order. What are your under $10 a person faves?
1. Andy Nelson's Barbecue, Cockeysville
What can be said that hasn't already? Simply perfect. Two people can stuff themselves silly on the combo platter" 1/2 chicken and 1/2 slab on ribs, two sides (best baked beans ever), and cornbread. With tax, it's still under $20.
2. Kabob Hut, Towson
For $9 you get two kabobs: I recommend the chicken, which has never been dry in my experience and the ground beef with spices and onions. It comes with a huge mound of saffron rice and a fresh baked flat bread as big as a medium pizza.
3. Ann's Dairy Creme, Severna Park
Hole in the wall in front of Marley Station Mall on Ritchie Highway. No seating, and you WILL stand in line for the double dog with chili, onions and mustard on a cornmeal dusted roll. No way to describe it: it has to be experienced. If blue collar folks aren't your style, stay away. You'll see at least one Jeff Gordon t-shirt, guaranteed. Those of us watching our weight and health need to visit sparingly, but it's a great occasional treat.
4. Eichenkrantz, Baltimore
So Hausner's is gone, but this German place fills the food, if not the decor, gap very nicely. Specials are always under $10, including steak night.