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Graduate Student Caucus Dining List

The Graduate Student Caucus compiles a list of restaurants and cafés near the convention hotel with reasonable prices, friendly to graduate student wallets.

Popular Local Restaurants in the Baltimore Inner Harbor

Miss Shirley’s Cafe

750 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Zagat rated, popular brunch spot with a local twist.

Missshirleys.com

 

Joe Squared

30 Market Pl, Baltimore MD 21202

Joesquared.com

Long list of unusual pizzas and risottos, plus daily live music and art shows in a laid-back atmosphere.

 

Phillips Seafood

Power Plant, The Charm'tastic Mile, Power Plant, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

phillipsseafood.com

Veteran regional chain serving signature crab cakes & other Maryland-style seafood in low-key digs.

Popular Chains

Hard Rock Cafe

601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

hardrock.com

Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.

 

Cheesecake Factory

Harborplace & The Gallery, 201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Thecheesecakefactory.com

American chain restaurant offering sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake

 

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

fogodechao.com

Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.

 

Shake Shack

400 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Shakeshack.com

Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.

 

Johnny Rockets

301 Light St #1620, Baltimore, MD 21202

johnnyrockets.com

Burgers, shakes & fries arrive in a '50s diner setting at this outpost of the international chain.

 

Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop

621 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

potbelly.com

Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & baked goods.

 

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Harborplace & The Gallery, 201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

fiveguys.com

Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

Harbor East (10 mins walking distance from Inner Harbor, accessible by Water Taxi or Uber)

Lebanese Taverna

719 S President St, Baltimore, MD 21202

lebanesetaverna.com

Local chain serving a menu of traditional Lebanese dishes & wine in a contemporary setting.

 

Cinghiale

822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202

cgeno.com

Lively wine bar & formal restaurant serving a daily menu of upscale Italian cuisine in stylish digs.

 

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202

gordonbiersch.com

Chain hangout for house-brewed, German-style beer & a pub menu served in a casual setting.

 

Heavy Seas Restaurant

1300 Bank St, Baltimore, MD 21231

heavyseasalehouse.com

House-brewed beers wash down the gastropub grub at this rustic-chic venue in a former tack factory.

Fells Point (About a 25 minute walk, or accessible by Water Taxi, or Uber)

Kooper’s Tavern

1702 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Cozy spot featuring burgers, including Angus, Kobe, lamb & black-bean varieties, & a beer selection.

Kooperstavern.com

 

Bond Street Social

901 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231

bondstreetsocial.com

Lively, modern hangout furnishing an eclectic mix of tapas & entrees, 80-oz drinks & harbor views.

 

Thames Street Oyster House

1728 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

thamesstreetoysterhouse.co

Brass-&-wood-trimmed eatery offering a raw bar, Eastern coastal fare & upstairs harbor-view seating.

 

Papi’s Tacos

1703 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

papistacosfells.com

Narrow, brick-lined hangout with sidewalk seating for Mexican street fare, craft beer & margaritas.

 

Barcocina

1629 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

barcocina.com

Mexican-inspired New American fare in an industrial-chic space with outdoor seating & harbor views.