We know that trying out local restaurants is a big part of your CLEC experience. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and nearby neighborhoods will not disappoint. The following are some recommendations from local Baltimore media.

Grilled lamb rack chop, fresh pomegranate, grilled zucchini at Charleston Restaurant.

Miss Shirley’s Café serves breakfast and brunch with southern-influenced fare made with locally sourced Chesapeake Bay ingredients. Try the jammin’ bacon deviled eggs, strawberry and goat cheese biscuits, or the Chesapeake BBQ Bloody Mary.

Cava Mezze is a Mediterranean café that features shared plates and an expansive wine and beer list. Try the mushroom risotto, seared scallops, octopus, or lamb chops.

Charleston Restaurant describes itself as “rooted in French fundamentals and the Low Country cooking of South Carolina.” The menu changes daily and includes dishes such as house-cured salmon, lamb tenderloin, pan-roasted sea scallops, or grilled veal flatbread.

Roy’s Restaurant is an upscale Hawaiian fusion restaurant that features steak and sushi. Try the tempura-crusted ahi roll with butter sauce, seared rockfish with sweet corn, or the tender braised lamb steak with blackberry hoisin.

Rusty Scupper Restaurant & Bar rises three levels above the water and boasts a beautiful view from every table. The menu is a seafood lover’s dream and accommodates all tastes. You will find everything from authentic Maryland crab cakes to fresh oysters, shrimp, and lobster.

Little Italy

Nearby Eateries 

Little Italy offers dozens of dining options that range from casual to fine-dining. Some favorites are Germano’s Piattini, Da Mimmo’s, and Café Gia. Make sure you save room for the Cannoli Cake at Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop.

Walk to the Harbor East neighborhood where you can dine on the water at several restaurants, including three from James Beard Award Finalist Chef Cindy Wolf and two recent openings, The Loch Bar and Bar Vasquez. This neighborhood is also home to Charm City Cakes, site of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes.