The Best Cheap Eats in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

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.

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

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 priRead more
91% recommended
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Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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 festivRead more
87% recommended
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Costas Inn

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
273 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-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 Read more
95% recommended
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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

$$$$·Irish·
Ellicott City
353 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 BaltimoRead more
90% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
500 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
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. BreaRead 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 a social enterprise created by The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. It gives people with employment barriers the chance to learn while deveRead more
99% recommended
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Steelefish Grille

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
480 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Kid-friendly
  • Business Meals
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’tRead more
100% recommended
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Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
929 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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 menRead more
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,772 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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-Read more
91% recommended

Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
234 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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: eRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Baltimore Suburbs

16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 campRead more
86% recommended
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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$·American·
Hunt Valley
1,024 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Authentic
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 establiRead more
100% recommended

The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
315 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
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 piRead more
88% recommended

Mama's on the Half Shell

$$$$·Seafood·
Canton
279 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood 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 establishmenRead more
95% recommended
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Lib's Grill - Perry Hall

$$$$·American·
Perry Hall
1,167 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 CenterRead more
97% recommended
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Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz

$$$$·Hawaiian·
Bel Air
486 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 HawaiiaRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore Suburbs
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Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
622 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
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, aRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

The Vineyard Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Havre De Grace
642 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • 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 lunRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Baltimore / Maryland

Pratt Street Ale House

$$$$·American·
Downtown
177 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
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 Read more
85% recommended
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Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
835 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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!Read more
100% recommended
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