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May 22, 2008

Next Tuesday's Top Ten: On the Waterfront



As you know, Next Tuesday is the first Tuesday of the summer because Memorial Day is the start of summer. I'm not going to say "unofficial," because that's a weasel word. We all know it's the start of summer. I say when it's OK to wear white shoes, it's officially summer and forget solstices.

Anyway, in case you don't remember, Donny B. suggested best places to eat on the waterfront. I've got to get started on it if I don't want to be sitting at my computer all day next Monday when I should be grilling hamburgers or whatever.

Please post suggestions below, but stay away from crab houses because that's the Top Ten for Crab Week (June 3).

Sigh. That reminds me that one of my all-time favorite waterfront dining places was Gabler's crab shack on the Bush River near Aberdeen, but it's long gone. It had a sink in the dining room where you washed your hands after picking crabs.


(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun photographer) 

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:13 AM | | Comments (14)


Will the eleventh place on the list complain "I coulda been a contender!"

This is off the beaten path, and quite a ride from the city, but it still has some of the best true Chesapeake Bay seafood I've ever had, Pier Street Restaurant & Marina in Oxford.

Well worth the trip; I promise.

Hooray for Trouble! You answered my unasked question. My Mom's going to be in Oxford for a class in a couple of weeks, and I'm going to take some vacation time and go hang out with her. I was hoping to get some recommendations for good restaurants in that area. Thanks!

"Amen" regarding Gabler's ... It was great. II always think of the place when taking the train up that direction.

I know I suggested it for T3 Breakfasts, but it's relevant here too: Bonaparte's.

I haven't been there for a while, but I would guess Cantler's outside Annapolis should be on the list.

Tabrizi’s in Federal Hill has a lovely outdoor area. I ate there recently on a Thursday evening and they had live jazz. The food was good, I had a great salad with a delicious piece of grilled tuna and my husband had the filet but it was overcooked and lacked taste. The view and atmosphere made up for my husband’s unfortunate “misorder.”

Also a trek from B-more, but the Bayard House in Chesapeake City up in Cecil County is a very nice waterfront spot .

Good ole Victor's used to have great food and a great view. So actually did some of our friend's in southside. Too bad the waterfront is growing ever higher ... and more pricey...

My favorite "waterfront" used to Connelly's. ;-)

I had lunch yesterday at Nick's Fish House, which is just off Hanover St near the Baltimore Sun (headquarters? or printing plant? - I don't know which). Anyway, it was a nice place to eat on the deck, with a view of the Hanover Street Bridge (who knew it was so pretty?)

If outdoor dining is main focus of this list could you include whether the establishments allow smoking?

My long time friend Joe/Paulushook and I reunited at Tibrizi's in Federal Hill just recently. We loved the atmosphere and we liked the jazz/blues. The food was excellent and this time Joe did not need to complain about a "misorder". We stuck with our usual delightes. I had the Salmon and Joe of course, kept his doctor's orders and ordered the tuna. I'm glad he's controlling his BP. Glad to know his arm is not killing him anymore.
Joe said, if it's not "Just Sonny's in Jersey City, then we'll be at Tibrizi's"

Did I miss the beginning of the movie?

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