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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

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
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Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
424 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
925 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
263 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
98% recommended
Best Overall in Greater Annapolis

Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
204 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Worth the Drive
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
88% recommended

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
317 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Baltimore / Maryland

Paul's Homewood Cafe

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
744 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Best Value in Baltimore / Maryland

Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
709 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore

Jimmy's Famous Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,236 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
90% recommended
Seafood in Baltimore / Maryland

Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
448 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,685 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Baltimore / Maryland

Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
823 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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
98% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

The Manor Tavern

$$$$·American·
Monkton
1,003 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
91% recommended
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Citron

$$$$·American·
Towson
879 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Baltimore / Maryland

Marie Louise Bistro

$$$$·French·
Mt. Vernon
839 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
100% recommended

Flamant

$$$$·European·
Annapolis
339 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore / Maryland

Conrad's Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Perry Hall
361 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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
92% recommended
Seafood in Baltimore / Maryland

Cafe Normandie

$$$$·French·
Annapolis
1,541 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% recommended
Best Overall in Greater Annapolis

SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
777 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Best Value in Baltimore / Maryland

Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
227 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • 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
93% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

Captain James Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Fells Point
1,173 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
91% recommended
Seafood in Baltimore