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
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
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
90% recommended
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Costas Inn

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
273 reviews
  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
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
94% recommended
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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

$$$$·Irish·
Ellicott City
327 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Comfort Food
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
100% recommended
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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
400 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended

The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
349 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland
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Steelefish Grille

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
476 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
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
888 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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
97% recommended
Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,771 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
182 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
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
94% recommended
Best Value in Baltimore / Maryland

16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
83% recommended
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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$·American·
Hunt Valley
1,020 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
98% recommended
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
312 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
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
84% recommended
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Mama's on the Half Shell

$$$$·Seafood·
Canton
279 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
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
96% recommended
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Lib's Grill - Perry Hall

$$$$·American·
Perry Hall
1,167 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
94% recommended
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Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz

$$$$·Hawaiian·
Bel Air
445 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
Child Friendly in Baltimore / Maryland

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
490 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore Suburbs

The Vineyard Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Havre De Grace
597 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
98% recommended

Pratt Street Ale House

$$$$·American·
Downtown
177 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
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Ida B's Table

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Downtown
833 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • 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!Read more
95% recommended
Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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