We told you our favorite places to shop—now check out the first in a series of issues highlighting some of our favorite places to dine! Between our staff and board, we’ve dined at quite a few local spots. Add to that the plethora of restaurants our Dining Out restaurant reviewers, John Cullen and Marty Shayt, have visited, and we’ve covered most of the state! So take a look at the first installment of our favorite places to eat!

Mt. Vernon

CITY CAFÉ (O, M, S)
1001 Cathedral St. • 410.539.4252
www.citycafebaltimore.com
This is the place to see and be seen for homo- and metro-sexuals, and Chef Chad Gauss is among Baltimore’s best. —Mark

LAND OF KUSH (S)
840 N. Eutaw St. • 410.225.5874
www.thelandofkush.com
Their incredible you-wouldn’t-believe-it’s-vegan soul food can satisfy both my veggie tastes and my dad’s meat-and-potatoes palate! —Maggie

MILK & HONEY DELI (M, S)
816 Cathedral St. • 410.685.6455
www.milkandhoneybaltimore.com
This market/deli offers tasty, healthy, and organic sandwiches and paninis, as well as groceries—and an espresso bar to boot! —Maggie

WATERSTONE BAR & GRILLE (O, M, S)
311 W. Madison St. • 410.225.7475
www.waterstonebarandgrille.com
A very unique and upscale atmosphere where everything on the menu is reasonably priced with quality and tastes that make all of the items become my favorite. A great wine selection with unique house specialty drinks that you cannot get anywhere else. Simply my favorite place in Baltimore for dinner, drinks, fun, and superb staff. —Jen
Way back in the day I used to go to Coconuts with my friends, so when I heard that Lisa had changed things up I knew I had to go back to my old haunt to check it out. The menu is impeccable, the décor is smashing, and Lisa is still the consummate host that makes sure each and every guest is made to feel welcome and comfortable. —Gary

Mt. Washington

ETHEL & RAMONE’S (S)
1615 Sulgrave Avenue • 410.664.2971
www.ethelandramones.com
The ‘Chesapeake Bay meets Louisiana Cajun’ fusion fare is simply amazing! A word-of-mouth spot where the food is only surpassed by the owner’s affable personality. —Scott

Hampden & Remington

GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ (O, S)
1105 W. 36th St. • 410.889.8891
www.goldenwestcafe.com
This hipster hang out in Hampden welcomes all for drinking, dining, and live alternative music on weekends. The warm Vietnamese salad is da bomb! —Mark
Dining at this wonderfully charming and funky restaurant is an interesting adventure on many levels. —John & Marty

THE DIZZ (formerly Dizzy Issies)
300 W. 30th St. • 443.869.5864
www.thedizzbaltimore.com
One of my favorite places in town to grab a bite to eat and a pitcher of beer either at the bar or in front of the cozy fireplace. The owner Elaine is a passionate supporter of our community. —Gary
This classic Baltimore treasure promises “Good food, cheap drinks, casual & funky” and that hits the nail on the head. —John & Marty

Fells Point

SHUCKERS RESTAURANT & BAR (M, S)
1629 Thames St. • 410.522.5820
www.shuckersoffellspoint.com
A Maryland seafood restaurant so gay-friendly, the owners provided meeting space for the (now defunct) local chapter of Stonewall Democrats. —Mark

STICKY RICE (S)
1634 Aliceanna St. • 443.682.8243
www.bmoresticky.com
Gorgeous and delicious sushi creations I’ve never seen before! —Maggie

Canton

JACK’S BISTRO (S)
3123 Elliott St. • 410.878.6542
www.jacksbistro.net
Their innovative cuisine includes fabulously enticing options like “Mac + Cheese + Chocolate,” and a “Buttered Popcorn Martini.” —Maggie

Lauraville

CHAMELEON CAFÉ (M, S)
4341 Harford Rd. • 410.254.2376
www.thechameleoncafe.com
This inconspicuous, family-owned gem put Lauraville on Baltimore’s culinary map with a seasonal menu of French-inspired, locally sourced delicacies and an exceptionally well curated wine cellar. —Mark

Downtown

MR. RAIN’S FUN HOUSE (S)
800 Key Highway • 443.524.7379
www.mrrainsfunhouse.com
This restaurant atop the American Visionary Arts Museum offers another reason to visit the uniquely Baltimore attraction (as if you needed one!) —Maggie

Havre de Grace

LAURRAPIN GRILL (M, S)
209 N. Washington St. • 410.939.4956
www.laurrapin.com
The warm dining room of this affable (and affordable) eatery has been known to provide refuge for the Harford Rainbow Society’s crowd. —Mark

Bel Air

BLUE DOG ARTS CAFÉ (S)
802 Conowingo Rd. • 410.420.2371
www.bluedogartscafe.com
This cozy, out-of-the-way café serves up quality coffee and a queer-friendly vibe. —Mark

Clarksville

GREAT SAGE (O, S)
5809 Clarksville Sq. Dr. • 443.535.9400
www.greatsage.com
A vegetarian menu so good that carnivores won’t miss their meat—plus an outstanding wine list for perfect pairing. —Mark

FIND MORE DELICIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS IN FUTURE ISSUES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here