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The Helmand

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$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon
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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308 (Monument)
+1 410-752-0311
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner with a small group of friends and absolutely loved it. Delicious food with a good selection of different options (even for a vegetarian!), nicely decorated place, very friendly and serviceminded staff.

Thank Emma E
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like Mid Eastern food you'll like this. Lots of vegetarian but lamb as well. Full Bar. Had the eggplant and lamb. Very good

Thank jtfranco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here a couple of times, and it is great!!! The staff are also really nice and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank Madeleine S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a good menu. The food came in short time and taste was very good. This is a good place for Afghan food.

Thank Sealdwt a
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love the combinations of flavors at this restaurant. I especially like the turnips. Casual atmosphere unique food. Highly recommend

Thank Michael S
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always exceptional and a variety choices. I really like the pumpkin appetizer. it seems to always be busy which can make a little hectic but worth it

Thank sccyclist
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A warmly decorated and softly lit pair of rooms, with no real place to "check in" with the hostess - and that is OK. Like someone's home, everyone is there to greet you, and take care of you. The food is incredible, and I've never had anything that disappoints. The popular Pumpkin appetizer (Kado Borwani) is not to be missed.... More 

Thank bradweesner
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to The Helmand for many years. I don't remember ever having a bad meal or service at this place. Some of my favorite dishes are consistently prepared with any negative surprises and service has always been superb. Wine list always has something interesting to pick from to compliment the food and the atmosphere. Great place for... More 

Thank Ian R
Baltimore, MD
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Helmand has wonderful food... a marvelous selection of vegetarian options... and great ambiance!!! Whether for a regular meal or a special occasion, this is the place to go if you want to stray from the ordinary!!!

Thank savta-steph
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, superfantastic food. Good vegetarian choices. Must eat naan & kaddo borwani ( pumpkin sweet dish) and afghani ice cream . Table reservation is recommended.

Thank Chukki27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?