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“Maybe we caught them on a bad day”

Thames Street Oyster House
Ranked #4 of 2,197 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fells Point
Reviewed June 18, 2012

After scouring reviews on the internet, we settled on Thames Street to have dinner on June 16th. We liked the looks of the menu and the remarks by the chef.
If you go, please do not be off-put by the front door and bar area. We almost turned on our heels and left. Crowded, loud and simply no room to even stand, we ended up outside near a stair well. The regular dining area upstairs, however, is much nicer, less crowded and much less noisy.
I must say the food was rather bland. I had the swordfish feature, which came with a bland sauce topped with tasteless cherry tomatoes, and no additional veg or starch. It was really missing a lot. Beautifully prepared, but it just fell on its face for lack of flavor and a need for some type of garnish. My husband had the Arctic char, which was nicely fleshed out with pork seasoning and some gnocchi. He said it was much better than mine, but he wouldn't drive to Baltimore to eat it again.
It was Sailabration weekend, so Fells Point was crowded, so perhaps the kitchen was stressed. However, we will chose somewhere else next time and keep an eye on other reviews before we come back.

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

This was recommended by our server, Chad, and was the beginning of a very fine meal. This soup was thick, and seasoned perfectly. Chad also claimed the Oysters Rockefeller were the absolute best, then backed up the claim. We followed with his selection of a dozen assorted very fresh raw oysters. Alas, sadly, not having room for an entre at this point, I settled for a pot of really good lobster mac and cheeze for dessert. All the food was terrific. The service was unobtrusive, professional, and friendly. Dining here was a truly wonderful experience.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

In Baltimore for the weekend. Ate dinner here Sun night. Was told it would be 35 minute wait, but it was much shorter than that. Waitress was great and food was delicious!

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We were 15 minutes late for our reservation on a busy Saturday night, but they held the table. Great start. Great beers on tap including Dogfish. The raw bar was the best I've experienced. Great Oyster selection, the Jonah Crab Claws were delicious, and the half Lobster tail was very good and reasonably priced. For the entree I had the whole Porgy and that was great, too. If you're in Baltimore and love seafood - go here!

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Grabbed some dinner here after seeing great reviews on tripadvisor. I had the scallops with risotto...scallops were undercooked and the risotto had an overpowering lime flavor...$23.00 for four undercooked scallops and lime risotto? Thames Oyster House has a cool atmosphere but the food fell way short of being the 2nd ranked restaurant in Baltimore! Too bad... Another trendy restaurant that probably won't make it!

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