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Reviews: Costas Inn and Mezze

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Reviews: Costas Inn and Mezze

Alice | Sep 1, 2003 09:42 AM

It's a big eating out weekend. Based on a review I saw here I visited The Costas Inn on North Point Bvld in the Dundalk section of Baltimore. The crabs were excellent. And I did want to point out that the previous reviewer made it sound like a dump. Which it was not. It was a nice clean place, large room, with tables that could be arranged in any configuration, unlike some crab houses where it's just long tables, that's it. The clientele has obviously been coming here for years, everyone seesm to know everybody. As we were leaving they were just calling for a party of 13! Do make a reservation, which I neglected but it turned out ok. The crabs were heavy, well seasoned, delicious. One caveat, if you must have Maryland crabs, you should pass on this place. I'm not from here so I cannot tell the difference. I asked the waitress and she said they were from Texas.

Now for Mezze. A really nice place, delicious food. Again, based on reviews here I had decided to go Sunday night. And then that morning in the Sun was a nice review of the place. I revised my plans from 7 to 6:30 anticipating a big crowd. A wise decision, we got the second to last table. The next time to post seems to be 8 pm when we left and there were empty tables as well as bar. But after walking around we came back about 30 minutes later and it was all filled up again. We had meat balls, quail, chicken kabobs, shark fritters, pita bread with cheese and tomatos, shrimp cakes and sesame salmon. All excellent with the exception of the salmon. It was "laquered with bbq sauce" which was too much and overpowered the salmon. The sangria, which the review pointed out could not be ordered by the pitcher, was the only other odd point. The first glass was nice and wine-y. The second glass was way too sweet. ???

I recommend both places.

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