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, Creole de Graw
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, Creole
Neighborhoods:Port Deposit, Essex, Havre De Grace

Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
626 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive

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 ...

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92% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland
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By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
1,283 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 ...

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94% recommended

Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
367 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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 dis...

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100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
601 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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 w...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore Suburbs

Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
532 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly

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 o...

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100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore / Maryland

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,812 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 ...

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97% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
1,002 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch

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, welc...

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97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

Citron

$$$$·American·
Towson
1,527 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

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 ...

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83% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Baltimore Suburbs

Marie Louise Bistro

$$$$·French·
Mt. Vernon
878 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 affordably...

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92% recommended
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Conrad's Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Perry Hall
521 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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’...

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87% recommended
Seafood in Baltimore / Maryland

Cafe Normandie

$$$$·French·
Annapolis
1,858 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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,...

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98% recommended
Best Overall in Greater Annapolis

SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
870 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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 f...

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100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore / Maryland

Captain James Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Fells Point
1,364 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 shap...

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94% recommended
Kid Friendly in Baltimore

Ida B's Table

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

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 ...

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93% recommended
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