The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Baltimore

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Located along America’s mid-Atlantic coastline, Baltimore has a varied history as one of the most important port towns in the United States. Its claim to fame: the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the country's beloved national anthem. Meanwhile, the city's Inner Harbor contains shops and boutiques along with renowned attractions like the National Aquarium and the funky Hampden neighborhood. "The Charm City" also boasts a thriving art and music scene and some of the best dining in the nation. The seemingly endless quantity of quality restaurants means diners can munch on anything from the famous, seaside crab cakes and upscale French cuisine to street tacos and American breakfast classics. If you seek a delicious meal to get your day started, check out our list of where to find the very best breakfast in Baltimore.

Restaurants:Backfin Blues, By The Docks, The Light House Bistro
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, American
Neighborhoods:Port Deposit, Essex, Annapolis

Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
516 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Baltimore has no shortage of awesome seafood spots, but the Backfin Blues Bar & Grill offers one of the best breakfasts in the city for those looking for a fresh catch. They serve Read more
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Baltimore / Maryland

By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
1,085 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
If you’re hankering for one of Maryland’s famous crab cakes, look no further than By The Docks in the Essex neighborhood. This eatery features eight-ounce Colossal Jumbo Lump Crab Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
349 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
The Light House Bistro is in Annapolis, just outside of Baltimore, and is a delicious casual dining spot that locals adore. It has a unique business model as a social enterprise anRead more
100% recommended
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Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
286 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in the charming Havre De Grace neighborhood, Creole de Graw has one of the best breakfasts in Baltimore. This restaurant specializes in offering Cajun and Creole fusion disRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Baltimore Suburbs

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
468 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
State Fare, an American Gastropub in Catonsville, replaced the old Friendly’s on Frederick Road and is dazzling locals with its Maryland Comfort Food. It’s a family-friendly spot wRead more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Baltimore / Maryland

Paul's Homewood Cafe

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
785 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
This local favorite on West Street in Annapolis is a perfect stop for a late breakfast or weekend brunch. Paul’s Homewood Cafe features a delicious menu of American, Greek and MediRead more
96% recommended
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Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
834 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Ida B’s Table has what many a local think of as the best breakfast in Baltimore. Located right in the heart of Downtown, it’s a perfect stop for casual Southern, Farm-to-table and Read more
96% recommended
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Jimmy's Famous Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,429 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
If you’re in the mood for an elegant brunch, head to Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, located Downtown on Dundalk Avenue. Open since 1974, they serve up deliciously award-winning seafood, cRead more
92% recommended
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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
510 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Twist Fells Point BYOB is a Traditional American restaurant with influences from Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine. Executive chef Jose Joel Molina creates exciting dishes based oRead more
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,771 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Pre/post Theatre
Rams Head Tavern is one of Baltimore’s most exciting eateries and you can venture in here to check out live music every day of the week! The evenings here are certainly boisterous Read more
95% recommended
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Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
909 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Glyndon Grill, located in the Glyndon neighborhood in Northern Baltimore County, is one of the area’s most popular upscale American restaurants in town. The setting is a warm, welcRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

The Manor Tavern

$$$$·American·
Monkton
1,003 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
The Manor Tavern is one of the best places for a high-quality meal in the Baltimore area. Located in Monkton, any local will tell you it’s worth the short drive to get here and feaRead more
92% recommended
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Citron

$$$$·American·
Towson
1,254 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Citron is one of those restaurants that sort of has it all. A perfect lakeside setting, an elegant atmosphere and seasonal New American menus of seafood, pastast and grilled meats Read more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Baltimore / Maryland

Marie Louise Bistro

$$$$·French·
Mt. Vernon
878 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Marie Lousie Bistro, located in the heart of Mount Vernon, is a fantastic place to go for French and Mediterranean food as well as a selection of delicious steaks. It is affordablyRead more
88% recommended
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Flamant

$$$$·European·
Annapolis
415 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Flamant, located in West Annapolis, is a warm, casual neighborhood bistro and bar perfect for a casual meal with friends or a cozy date. They serve good, simple food rooted in the Read more
81% recommended
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Conrad's Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Perry Hall
445 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
If you’re intersted in trying some of the best crab that Baltimore has to offer, head to the Perry Hall neighborhood in Nottingham to check out Conrad’s Seafood Restaurant. Conrad’Read more
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Baltimore / Maryland

Cafe Normandie

$$$$·French·
Annapolis
1,747 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
For over thirty years Cafe Normandie has been dazzling foodies in the Baltimore area with inspired dishes from Chef Jean Louis Evennou. The kitchen here focuses on locally sourced,Read more
99% recommended
Best Food in Greater Annapolis
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SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
844 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
SoBo cafe, lcoated in the Federal Hill neighborhood, serves up some of the best breakfast in Baltimore. They feature a from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and a ton of fresh fRead more
100% recommended
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Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Black Eyed Suzie’s is a local favorite for breakfast and Baltimore folks don’t mind the short trip out to Bel Air to enjoy their awesome menu. They have a wide selection of MarylanRead more
90% recommended
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Captain James Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Fells Point
1,288 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Captain James landing is a Baltimore landmark that opened in 1978. It is often referred to as the most unique eatery in Baltimore City - for starters, it’s the only restaurant shapRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Baltimore