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:Costas Inn, Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, State Fare
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, Irish, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Ellicott City, Catonsville

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 ...

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95% recommended
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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

$$$$·Irish·
Ellicott City
390 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly

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 Baltimo...

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97% recommended

State Fare

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

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. Brea...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore Suburbs

Steelefish Grille

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
511 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch

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’t...

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89% recommended
Kid Friendly in Baltimore / Maryland
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Glyndon Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glyndon
1,005 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch

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 men...

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97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,810 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual

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-...

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97% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
277 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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: e...

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91% recommended
Good for Groups in Baltimore / Maryland

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 camp...

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86% recommended
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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$·American·
Hunt Valley
1,075 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy

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 establi...

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100% recommended

The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
330 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun

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 pi...

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89% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
758 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • 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, a...

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93% recommended
American in Baltimore Suburbs

The Vineyard Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Havre De Grace
695 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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 lun...

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97% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Pratt Street Ale House

$$$$·American·
Downtown
187 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun

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 ...

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100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Ida B's Table

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

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!...

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93% recommended
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