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Fells Point
0.9 miles from National Aquarium
This property has identified as Women-owned.
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Serving inspired and traditional mid-Atlantic seafood, including Maryland classics and New England favorites, along with a spectacular a la carte raw bar, on the historic Thames Street waterfront. Chef Eric Houseknecht’s seasonal menu and daily specialty offerings are accompanied by warm, knowledgeable service in a converted historic row home, in the eclectic Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but wait until you taste the food! Chilled Oysters served with fresh cocktail sauce, mignonette dip and a spicy green sauce just melted on the tongue. My Lobster Roll was filled with tender buttery chunks on a roll that tasted like a croissant....It was Meaty Monday and the Lamb Steak special put my husband in heaven. We brought home a Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. Just as sweet was Claudia our server.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'd think a Baltimore restaurant of this caliber would have good crab cakes. I admit to being a crab snob, but they were not good - too much filler, hardly any lump. The grilled asparagus that accompanied dinner was mushy and over-cooked. Fries were good....There's not a huge menu selection but wish I'd stuck with shrimp cocktail and an appetizer. Service was excellent. LOUD noise level even mid week. Hard to converse.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 24, 2024

Great local "Joint". Had seafood salad and also Scallops entree which were excellent. Can't go wrong here. Also good music joint next store.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 19, 2024 via mobile

Great location, food and service. I arrived closer to closing time so my expectations were a little low - however, the entire staff were extremely cordial, helpful and welcoming. The oysters and cast iron crab cake were amazing. The sides could use a little help,...but nothing crazy. I would highly recommend this restaurant if visiting the Inner Harbor.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 11, 2024 via mobile

Came in for a late lunch. Chose some shrimp cocktail, raw oysters, and the Maryland crab cake. Also had a side of french fries.Everything was superb! Best crab cake of my life. Located in a great walking neighborhood. Fun place with great food!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 11, 2023 via mobile

We absolutely loved our meal here. There was nothing left on our plates. Started with oysters and the octopus and then got the lobster main, lobster roll, monk fish and arctic char. No room for dessert. We eat out a lot and this was one...of the best meals we had in a long time. Ruth was our server and was fantastic too. Not a cheap meal but worth every penny.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 3, 2023 via mobile

Stopped by to see if we could get In as no reservations were available online. They accommodated us right away. Had a variety of delicious oysters from all over, a lobster stew soup that was out of this world, and incredible dinners. Casey was our...server and was awesome. Always checking in on us, but not bothering us. He was the best. Definitely would go back anytime we are in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 2, 2023

This is the place I fell in LOVE with oysters! I'd tried oysters before, and they were not my favorite. Until I visited Thames Street Oyster House. Incredible atmosphere, incredible service, and the oysters were delicious! I especially loved their Old Bay cocktail sauce, I...will forever be trying to recreate that sauce. My boyfriend and I loved it so much, we went twice during our 4 day stay. If I could give it more than five stars, I would!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2023

Great fried oysters and ceviche. Kind server. Expresso drink was delicious. Fish and chips were also tasty. We found this little gem in July and have returned several times in the next 30days.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant near the harbour. Fantastic raw bar and lobster roll. Good portion size and friendly staff. Wish it was open for lunch too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 25, 2023

Great food...Great server...Adjacent table of obnoxious, loud, vulgar customers...ruined the experience. Not sure what the restaurant could have done other than to ask the idiotic loud *#@holes to be quiet. Really an unfortunate event.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2023

Literally, the best Oysters I've ever had! They offer a raw bar that allows you to pick and choose which oysters you wish to eat. We chose a variety of oysters to share and I can tell you this, the freshest and most flavorful oysters...I've ever had. I also had a salad and my husband had the seafood salad which he said was some of the freshest seafood he has ever tasted! MAKE Reservations because they fill up fast. We got the best table in the house which over looked the wharf and it was amazing.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 29, 2023

I was in Baltimore for a conference and found myself with no appealing lunch plans. I went to Trip Advisor, and looked up seafood restaurants in Baltimore. Thames Street Oyster House was the #1 restaurant so I took a Lyft over and gave it a...try. When I arrived there was an hour wait for a table since I had no reservation. I found one seat left at the bar and I took that. I did not catch the bartender's name but she a lovely person who instantly made me feel welcome and glad that I chose to go there. The other bartender was just as attentive and welcoming. I was in a fresh seafood mood, which is why I went. They had several dishes on the menus I wanted to try. But, I finally decided on the red shrimp ceviche appetizer and the summer salad, which included lobster. Both dishes were excellent, and, the salad was a generous portion. My only criticism is the salad needed serious amounts of salt to be truly tasty. That's probably on me, though, because I consider salt to be its own food group. The service was very nice at the bar. If I can go back, that's where I'd prefer to sit again! So on the way out I stopped and asked the host about the $250 stuffed 5 pound lobster on the menu, and why it was called the Paris Brown. The host was so kind and gracious to answer my questions. Apparently there's a man named Paris Brown who comes in about once a month and that's what he orders. Cool! I did ask if they had a 5 pound lobster in house that I could possibly see, because I am quite sure I have never seen one that big. The answer was no (requires 2 days notice, and nobody had ordered it I guess.) But, he made me feel good about asking the question. I definitely recommend Thames Street Oyster House if you love fresh seafood.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023 via mobile

There were more than 12 oyster options. Great service helped us get exactly what we wanted. The Fells Point neighborhood is super happening and fun.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 6, 2023

Exactly what we were looking for to get a delicious Maryland seafood experience in a casual setting and cool neighborhood. We sat outside, with a nice view of the bay, and got the added bonus of live music from the bar next door. I'll be...dreaming about the soft shell crab special for months and those old bay fries were the perfect complement. Great friendly service, delicious cocktails, we were actually shocked we even got in, but sometimes that's the benefit of eating super early with a 5 year old.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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NiaZ1
April 1, 2019|
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You can but you may have to carry the child once you are inside. there are about 3 to 4 steps into the building. It is very tight quarters inside and there are tables upstairs also.
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Ginger G
December 13, 2018|
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Response from refmd | Reviewed this property |
Don't know as only had oysters on the half-shell. But would bet money that their fried version is great.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5