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Thames Street Oyster House

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the food at Thames Street was delicious! The shrimp roll was so flavorful and there were so many options on the raw bar menu it was hard to choose just a few. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Good bar staff. And the oysters were great! The place was spotless compared to the other bars and restaurants in Fells Point

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband decided we needed to get away this weekend, and we selected Baltimore as our driving destination. We were lucky to be able to get a reservation at this restaurant. So glad we did. It's housed in a quaint period building on the waterfront....The menu, wine list, and service were all impressive. Special kudos to the Crab/Beef Short Rib Soup, and the perfectly executed Lobster Roll. We need to visit again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I consider answering the phone to be a part of service. This evening, I called with a question and was asked if I could hold briefly to which I agreed. 10 minutes later, I hung up and called back. I was again asked if...I could hold briefly. This time I responded "Only if it is in fact brief", hoping they would realize I was the person they forgot about 10 minutes earlier. As I type this, I've been on hold for 12 minutes. I won't be giving Thames St. my business tonight. If they can't staff a high end restaurant well enough to answer the phone, it causes me concerns. Hopefully they will remedy the problem shortly as I have enjoyed their food in my previous experience. Be sure that my future visits will have an extra eye toward the service aspect of this restaurant. The phone was finally answered 15 minutes and 21 seconds into my second call and about 26 minutes after my initial call.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

Wow! Best meal in years! Ask for Theresa she is amazing, we had two of the specials and they were better than she explained. Soft shell crabs and the tile fish and ravioli were top quality! The deserts were light and yummy, can’t wait to...come back. Have the seafood salad, it was delicious!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Family outing, food was great, presentations awesome, oyster choices great, lobster roll was well prepared, save room for the Crete brûlée

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2021 via mobile

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Phenomenal oyster selection and the best lobster roll to be had. I make a point to go at least once in every visit to Baltimore.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 4, 2021 via mobile

Simply scrumptious! The seafood is exceptional, as is the service. We sat on the second floor and it was delightful.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2020

Best seafood in the city, which is saying something in Baltimore. Very fresh oysters. terrific lobster and crab.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

We only had one night in Baltimore & decided to try Thames Street Oyster House. It did not disappoint. We had the lobster roll & crab cake. They were both the best we have enjoyed. If you get the chance, you should definitely eat here.

Date of visit: October 2020
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April 1, 2019|
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Response from BRBE001 | Reviewed this property |
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.
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.
November 16, 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
better to call, sorry
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Yes, Thames Street Oyster House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Thames Street Oyster House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5