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“Great fresh seafood, attentive service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thames Street Oyster House

Thames Street Oyster House
Ranked #3 of 1,999 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Fells Point
Freehold, NJ
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240 reviews
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“Great fresh seafood, attentive service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we followed the recommendations and past on Phillips and made a reservation for the Oyster House. The hostess staff was very polite and helpful. They made sure we had enought time (two hours between seatings!) to enjoy our dining experience. We were advised how difficult parking is in Fells Point, and took the hostess suggestion to take a cab into the area. (GREAT SUGGESTION! )Arrived for dinner right at appointed time and our party of five was seated on the second floor. A great choice as the first floor seemed very noisey and rather crowded. The table was set with linen and then covered with brown, butcher paper topping the table. This is a neat idea as it catches everything from small seafood shells to small spills and allows for doodling and business plans to be playout out on the table top. ( also watched tic-tac-toe game at next table while they waited for the enxt food servings with small kids). An incredible menu can be found online at the oyster house web site ( look before you go) and our server was well versed in both the nightly specials and the preparation of each entree. We started with table shared apps of fried Calamari served with a spicy style dipping sauce and PEI Mussels in a white wine, garlic broth. Both were excellent. A cup of Oyster Stew was served. The broth was very light (too light) and the oysters were clean and plentiful, but was not vibrant enough to be ordered again on the next visit. Two members of our party shared the "Lord Baltimore" seafood feast. Two 1/2 lobster tails, a dozen various oysters, colossal shrimp and four large stone crab claws served with a varied of unique and classic sauces made this a hit! ($65) Another member of our party dined on The famous "crab cake" was seved in a small iron skillet. A nice taste but not the best ever. I would retry entree this again next visit. A nightly special of flounder prepared in a chef's choice was above average. Dessert's selected were blueberry cobbler topped with ice cream and banana's fosters served over nutella filed crepes. Both earned only average marks. With 2 drinks each (10 total) drinks, 2 apps, 4 dinners and 2 desserts the bill reached $262. for an average with tip of $60/person. Yes, it took two hours( although it did not seem like it at all) and yes we will return tp this location again.

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Wow what a wonderfull taste of real Baltimore Crabcakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Our bartender at the Marriot recomended this neat establishment, and we were not disapointed . even went back to here afterwords and thank her. My friend had oyssters and a variety of of different dishes . And everyone at the table agreed that this was awsome food . Don'y miss the chance to have one of the Best Crab Cakes I have ever eaten anywhere . Very neat part of the city, parking can be a challange but that was ok. Old three store brick house and outside patio. Promise if we ever get back to Baltimore I am heading there first.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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“Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

I have been there several times and the food is excellent, the price great and the staff is amazing! I have recommended this place to all of my friends. It is delicious.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Terrific dinner, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

We had a Sat. night dinner at a crowed room. The service was crisp and attentive. Food excellent: a seafood pot pie, oyster mix, nicely fried calamari. Will definitely return.

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Houston
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“Good local seafood house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Tried many different oysters, 2 clam varieties as well as crab claws. Also had the crab cake and creme' brulee. Orsters were good, crab cake was amazing and brulee great as well. Small restaurant with long bar and great location in Fell's Point.

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