The Best Cheap Eats in Baltimore

From the eclectic neighborhoods to the storied history to the arts and culture, there’s more to Baltimore than you might expect! There’s a lot to love about Charm City, including the world-famous Inner Harbor, the renowned museums and attractions, a beloved local music scene and the gorgeous rowhouses and other architectural treasures. The city also has a sizzling dining scene! There is a variety of cuisines and atmosphere here and from fast food to haute cuisine, there’s something for every pallet and budget. If you’re looking for a great meal at a price that won’t be hard on your wallet, check out our Tastemaker List of the best cheap eats Baltimore has to offer.

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Restaurants:Jazz + Soju, Black Eyed Suzie's, Costas Inn
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Korean, American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Locust Point, Bel Air, Downtown
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Jazz + Soju

$$$$·Korean·
Locust Point
27 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Jazz+Soju, located in the Locust Point neighborhood, is a top choice for cheap eats Baltimore style. The restaurant offers an elegant and unique dining experience at reasonable prices - and you can re...

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Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Group Bookings

Black Eyes Suzie’s is a popular Seafood and Barbecue restaurant located in Bel Air, a suburb just outside of Baltimore proper. They offer delicious food, great service and a festive atmosphere that’s ...

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Costas Inn

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
268 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Child Friendly

Costas Inn, located on North Point Blvd right in the heart of Downtown, is one of the best places in Baltimore for affordable, delicious seafood, shellfish, and steaks. They offer Steamed Crabs, a Bal...

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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

$$$$·Irish·
Ellicott City
403 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch

Kelsey’s Restaurant is a great choice for some of the best cheap eats Baltimore has to offer. It’s a family-owned and operated restaurant located in Ellicott City, just off Baltimore National Pike. Sp...

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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
638 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings

State Fare is a new gastropub in Catonsville that serves up delicious cheap eats. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on traditional pub fare and comfort food. Breakfast options includ...

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The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
349 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch

The Light House Bistro is a social enterprise created by The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. It gives people with employment barriers the chance to learn while developing a resume and ...

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Steelefish Grille

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
528 reviews
  • Child Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Casual

Located on Boulton Street in Bel Air, Steelefish Grille is a Sea-minded restaurant with a wide selection of fresh seafood. They feature an extensive menu of cheap eats so you don’t have to worry about...

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Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
1,031 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

Opened by the same owners of Barrett’s Grill at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Glyndon Grill is a casually elegant contemporary American restaurant. It operates with a different menu than Barrett’s but...

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Neighbourhood Gem in Baltimore / Maryland

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,771 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
  • Live Music

For fantastic cheap eats and great drinks, head to Rams Head Tavern! Nestled in the heart of Historic Savage Mill is Rams Head’s largest restaurant location. They feature an award-winning menu of crea...

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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
286 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays

If you’re looking for a break from the humdrum of everyday life, come check out Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille in Elkridge! It’s a perfect place to go to do what pirates do: escape the norm, enjo...

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Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland
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16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour

16 On The Park, located on Wolfe Street in Charles Village, is a casual dining spot for affordable eats. It’s a rooftop bar and grille with sweeping views of the Johns Hopkins campuses and the gorgeou...

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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$·American·
Hunt Valley
1,084 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual

The Corner Stable, located on York Road in the Hunt Valley neighborhood, is a true Cockeysville landmark. The restaurant is a family-friendly and locally-owned and operated establishment specializing ...

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American in Baltimore Suburbs

The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
337 reviews
  • Late-night Find
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

The Owl Bar, located in the historic Belvedere Hotel, boasts 100+ years of serving Baltimore’s finest diners and bar-goers. The interior features an original hardwood bar, brick pizza oven, and staine...

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Mama's on the Half Shell

$$$$·Seafood·
Canton
280 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Mama’s on the Half Shell is a classic Baltimore Style Seafood House located on O’Donnell Street in the Canton neighborhood. The restaurant is a Modern Day - Old School establishment that locals call a...

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Lib's Grill - Perry Hall

$$$$·American·
Perry Hall
1,167 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

Lib’s Grill - Perry Hall is a lovely neighborhood destination for great steaks and grilled meats, specialty sandwiches and flatbreads, and seafood dishes. Located on Honeygo Center Drive, in the Perry...

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Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz

$$$$·Hawaiian·
Bel Air
486 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients

Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz, located on Belair Road in the Bel Air suburb of Baltimore, is a full-service casual dining restaurant with great cheap eats. They feature authentic Hawaiian cuisine served wit...

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Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
828 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Cured Tap and Table is a fun new restaurant in Columbia, Maryland that conjures up fond memories of the neighborhood corner bar. Locals love the relaxing atmosphere created here, a mix of friends, dri...

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Best Service in Baltimore Suburbs

The Vineyard Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Havre De Grace
713 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Located among the antique shops, art galleries, bed and breakfasts, and marinas of Havre de Grace, The Vineyard Wine Bar is a perfect place to stop for a glass of wine, a light lunch or a cozy dinner...

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Best Food in Baltimore / Maryland
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Pratt Street Ale House

$$$$·American·
Downtown
192 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer

The Pratt Street Ale House offers a great happy hour with cheap eats and is an awesome nightlife spot! Crowds gather here at night to watch a game on TV, nosh on hearty snacks and enjoy beer from thei...

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Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
836 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch

Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant that has some of the best cheap eats Baltimore has to offer. The starter plates are a good deal and fill you up for just a few bucks! Try the Crispy Curr...

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