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The 7 Best Lunch Spots In Baltimore

Updated: October 22, 2021

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Baltimore lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Baltimore. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

Find the perfect spot

Annabel Lee Tavern

American, $$, CantonAmerican, $$Baltimore, Canton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Local Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland

    CultureTrip, 2017

Isabella's Brick Oven Pizza and Panini

Pizza, $, Little ItalyPizza, $Baltimore, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    Baltimore's Little Italy Dining Guide

    Trip Savvy, 2019

Be More Thai Restaurant

Thai, Federal HillThaiBaltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Cheezy Mike's Food Emporium

American, Mount VernonAmericanBaltimore, Mount Vernon
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

The Canton Local

Irish, CantonIrishBaltimore, Canton
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

CookHouse

New American, Bolton HillNew AmericanBaltimore, Bolton Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

The Urban Oyster

Food Delivery Service, Mount VernonFood Delivery ServiceBaltimore, Mount Vernon
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5440 spots across Baltimore, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 127 lists and articles from the likes of Trip Savvy and CultureTrip – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Trip Savvy - Baltimore's Little Italy Dining Guide and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Local Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi


    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Enjoy banh mi with Kabinett

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Kabinett to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Pair Mangose with banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts

  • The record holder

    A little sushi roll never hurt anybody! The size of the longest sushi roll might surprise you, coming in at 9,332 feet 8 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • A tasty first

    1900s was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished ramen noodle. We can thank China for that!

  • Name a more iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Did you know that Spanish granache pairs perfectly with mac and cheese? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking tips

Finding parking in Baltimore can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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