We were in Baltimore about 5 years ago and one of the best meals we had was at a place just northeast of the harbor. It couldn't have been too far out as we had no car and were staying in Mount Vernon.
The place was pretty basic. Arborite tables I think. Certainly not a tablecloth and linen napkin in sight.
There was one of those cake coolers with cakes circling. They looked like they might have been there some time. It was really quiet on a weekday.
I probably found the place in a guidebook or tourist magazine. It was advertised as a seafood place but I think it was nominally Italian.
I had the most incredible lunch there. Better than a highly touted seafood buffet right on the water or a high priced nouveau southern restaurant.
I had a HUGE crab cocktail and a Maine lobster tail stuffed with shellfish. It was enough food for 3 people and cheap for the quality.
I just can't remember the name and I'm spending 4 months in Baltimore studying at MICA so I want to find it again. Actually the crab in Baltimore was part of the reason for choosing the school. The lesson is to ALWAYS keep a journal even for weekend trips.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?