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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Baltimore

Located along America’s mid-Atlantic coastline, Baltimore has a varied history as one of the most important port towns in the United States. Its claim to fame: the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the country's beloved national anthem. Meanwhile, the city's Inner Harbor contains shops and boutiques along with renowned attractions like the National Aquarium and the funky Hampden neighborhood. "The Charm City" also boasts a thriving art and music scene and some of the best dining in the nation. The seemingly endless quantity of quality restaurants means diners can munch on anything from the famous, seaside crab cakes and upscale French cuisine to street tacos and American breakfast classics. If you seek a delicious meal to get your day started, check out our list of where to find the very best breakfast in Baltimore.

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12 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Backfin Blues, By The Docks, Creole de Graw
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, Creole
Neighborhoods:Port Deposit, Essex, Havre De Grace
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Backfin Blues

$$$$
Contemporary American
Port Deposit
4.6
843 reviews
Baltimore has no shortage of awesome seafood spots, but the Backfin Blues Bar & Grill offers one of the best breakfasts in the city for those looking for a fresh catch. They serve up the freshest, most succulent seafood in addition to juicy Black Angus Steaks and Prime Rib, and more. Their Sunday Brunch menu is one of the most popular in town and diners can order seafood specialties like Scottish Salmon, Oysters Imperial and FIlet Au Poivre in addition to the variety of egg dishes, like the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict.

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By The Docks

$$$$
Seafood
Essex
4.5
1539 reviews
If you’re hankering for one of Maryland’s famous crab cakes, look no further than By The Docks in the Essex neighborhood. This eatery features eight-ounce Colossal Jumbo Lump Crab Cake in addition to the rest of the delicious seafood, steak and sauteed dishes. It’s a casual spot with a charming maritime theme adn their weekend brunch is one of the best in town! Start with the All-You-Can-Eat Peel and Eat Shrimp and then try a Made-to-Order Omelet or dive right into the Traditional Hot Breakfast Buffet!

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Creole de Graw

$$$$
Creole
Havre De Grace
4.5
506 reviews
Located in the charming Havre De Grace neighborhood, Creole de Graw has one of the best breakfasts in Baltimore. This restaurant specializes in offering Cajun and Creole fusion dishes along with New American and French dishes. It’s a casual and welcoming spot that makes a great place to bring friends, colleagues or a date. The menu inclues a variety of seafood, meat and vegan dishes. The “Creole” Sunday Breakfast is the real star, though, and features items like the Creole Eggs Benedict, Creole French Toast and Oysters and Eggs.

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State Fare

$$$$
American
Catonsville
4.2
741 reviews
State Fare, an American Gastropub in Catonsville, replaced the old Friendly’s on Frederick Road and is dazzling locals with its Maryland Comfort Food. It’s a family-friendly spot with a large, varied menu of unique comfort dishes and a boisterous bar scene. The menu changes fairly often to keep things fresh but they always have a wide variety of delicious selections of the breakfast menu. The chicken and waffles are a house favorite, speckled with chives and Gouda and drizzled with sweet-hot raspberry jalapeno jelly. The Bananas Foster French Toast is another delicious option if you’re craving something on the sweet side.

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Jimmy's Famous Seafood

$$$$
Seafood
East Baltimore
4.5
2467 reviews
If you’re in the mood for an elegant brunch, head to Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, located Downtown on Dundalk Avenue. Open since 1974, they serve up deliciously award-winning seafood, crabs and other gourmet treats that both locals and visitors love. The restaurant features a beautiful dining room with a crab eating area as well as smaller, more intimate tables. The brunch menu has a little bit of everything on it, including Jimmy’s Crab Hash, Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Pizza, a Brunch Burger and even Crab Carbonara!

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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$
Mediterranean
Fells Point
4.6
591 reviews
Twist Fells Point BYOB is a Traditional American restaurant with influences from Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine. Executive chef Jose Joel Molina creates exciting dishes based on seasonal, fresh ingredients and the menu changes regularly. The space is cozy, refined and playful and it occupies a prime location in the Fells Point neighborhood. Come in for their All Day Brunch on the weekend and experience one of the area’s finest meals. Menu options include French toast, pancakes, a Moroccan Breakfast Casserole and more.

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Glyndon Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Glyndon
4.5
1137 reviews
Glyndon Grill, located in the Glyndon neighborhood in Northern Baltimore County, is one of the area’s most popular upscale American restaurants in town. The setting is a warm, welcoming enclave in a quaint little shopping center, making it the perfect place to stop while you’re out in town or just having a lazy weekend morning. Chef Ryan creates imaginative dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients and full flavor. The brunch menu features a full range of inspired dishes, including a short rib quesadilla, Glyndon Benedict, a Croque Madame and Chicken Pot Pie.

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Citron

$$$$
American
Towson
4.6
1901 reviews
Citron is one of those restaurants that sort of has it all. A perfect lakeside setting, an elegant atmosphere and seasonal New American menus of seafood, pastast and grilled meats are plenty of reason for locals to visit this Quarry Lake location. There’s also a patio overlooking the water for a really special treat! One trip here and it won't surprise you that so many locals come here to get the best breakfast in Baltimore! Options include the Citron Egg Scramble, a Filet Mignon Tourenados and Eggs plaate and a Pan Seared Norwegian Scramble.

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Conrad's Seafood Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Perry Hall
4.5
669 reviews
If you’re intersted in trying some of the best crab that Baltimore has to offer, head to the Perry Hall neighborhood in Nottingham to check out Conrad’s Seafood Restaurant. Conrad’s prides itself on the use of local seafood, meats and produce - and it is also True Blue certified. They focus on crab but they also serve everything from spring rolls to french fries to sushi Brunch menu items include the Chicken Chesapeake, Crabcakes, Shrimp and Grits and a Rockfish Paella.

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Cafe Normandie

$$$$
French
Annapolis
4.6
2051 reviews
For over thirty years Cafe Normandie has been dazzling foodies in the Baltimore area with inspired dishes from Chef Jean Louis Evennou. The kitchen here focuses on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, usually obtained from local farmers and producers. It’s a warm and friendly place and the staff goes out of their way to make sure you feel right at home. You can order breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays and the menu includes a Breakfast Crepe, Eggs Benedicts and a variety of savory omelets.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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SoBo Cafe

$$$$
American
Federal Hill
4.7
955 reviews
SoBo cafe, lcoated in the Federal Hill neighborhood, serves up some of the best breakfast in Baltimore. They feature a from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and a ton of fresh flavor. The cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed weekend brunch with your loved ones. Come in and start your meal with one of their original brunch beverages, like the Near Royale or the Michelada. Then try one of the hearty salads, the famous Cream Chipped Beef, Shakshuka or Pancakes made from scratch!

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Captain James Landing

$$$$
Seafood
Fells Point
4.4
1490 reviews
Captain James landing is a Baltimore landmark that opened in 1978. It is often referred to as the most unique eatery in Baltimore City - for starters, it’s the only restaurant shaped like a merchant vessel! Diners come here for awesome seafood, steak and American food in a warm and vibrant atmosphere in the historic Fells Point neighborhood. The breakfast menu includes specialty items like the Blue Crab Hash, Pancake Tacos, the Early Morning Burger and Homestyle Chicken and Waffles. Plus they have a fantastic build-your-own egg omelette section where you can get creative with your fillings!

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