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Seven Mile Market - supposedly the largest kosher supermarket in the country.

Hotels:
Only 1 Close and decent hotel to Jewish area (but not quite walking distance) is this Hilton Doubletree

Otherwise, there are a number of nice hotels downtown (which is also the inner harbor area) and near BWI airport. There are no shuls in the downtown area with regular minyanim, aside from Mincha minyanim in various offices.



Restaurants in the Jewish area (in no particular order):

Dairy

Dunkin Donuts - 2 kosher locations
Here and Here

Milk & Honey Bistro - dairy homestyle cooking

Goldberg's Bagels - very good bagels and free wifi. Pikesville location is the one in the Jewish area

Mama Leah's - pizza that is a bit different, but IMHO, the best pizza in Baltimore

Tov Pizza - classic pizza shop - Mocha thinks this is a hell of a lot better than ^

Caramel's - pizza shop, also has sushi

Eden Cafe - located inside the JCC, no membership is needed. Also has pizza

Cocoaccinos - cafe with sandwiches and salads

Downtown
Van Gough Cafe - small cafe that serves sandwiches

Me Latte - small kosher cafe located in Johns Hopkins



Meat

David Chu's - Reasonably priced great Chinese food and good sushi. Dan's rating - 7.25/10 
Address: 7105 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone:(410) 602-5008
Not to be missed:
  • Curry Chicken

Dougie's -  located in the lobby of a mostly frum office building.

Knish Shop - Excellent subs and good sushi - Good place to pickup food for shabbos
Address: 508 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
Phone:(410) 484-5850

Kosher Bite - fast food (American, Israeli, and Chinese)
Not to be missed:
  • Double Burger (better than KD's a"h)

Umami Bistro - Japanese and Chinese food, including sushi. More upscale and a bit more expensive than David Chu's. Also has a liqueur license. Dan's rating - 7.25/10 Closed

Red Goji (Formerly Umami Bistro) - Japanese and Chinese food, including sushi. More upscale and a bit more expensive than David Chu's. Also has a liqueur license. Dan's (Umami) rating - 7.25/10

Serengeti - Traditional excellent steakhouse (review Here and Here) - definitely the nicest place in Baltimore.
Address: 2839 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone:(410) 413-6080
Not to be missed:
  • Lamb Burger on Ciabatta Bun
  • Short rib eggrolls

Accent's - reasonably priced burgers, sandwiches and salads   
Address: Greenspring Shopping Center, 2839 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone:(410) 602-2224
Not to be missed:
  • English Pub Burger

Candy
The Candy Store (Star-K)
http://www.thecandystoreonline.com/
7002 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 653-9900
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2012, 01:29:26 PM »
Nothing crazy.  The inner harbor which is downtown is very nice.  Not especially exciting but nice to just walk around.  Other than that it has the same things as any other city

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2012, 01:02:04 PM »
Any go kart/mini golf or amusement parks (besides six flags)? Taking my kids in the summer and would love some help with the itinerary thanks!

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2012, 01:04:19 PM »
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Any go kart/mini golf or amusement parks (besides six flags)? Taking my kids in the summer and would love some help with the itinerary thanks!
Best Go cart course out there:  Crofton gokart raceway

Clark Land Farms is an awesome farm that has a lot of cute structure/characters like humpty dumpty on a wall, jack and jill falling down a hill, old lady living in a shoe.... and a petting/feeding zoo.
It's 1 minute away from Centennial Park which is nice for Boating, BBQ's picnics etc....
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Baltimore hotel
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2012, 12:59:50 AM »
What are some very nice hotels in Baltimore?

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Re: Baltimore hotel
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2012, 01:31:45 AM »
Henderson's Wharf Inn
Marriott Waterfront
Inter-Continental

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Re: Baltimore hotel
« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2012, 06:49:12 AM »
Where in Baltimore?

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Baltimore SPG Hotels
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2012, 04:36:04 PM »
I saw the other day that there are 4 SPG hotels in Baltimore.  I dont really care about location and I'll be in B'more for about 5 days (4 nights) next month.  Anyone have experience staying at one or more of these hotels? 

One is listed as 4 stars ( https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=197) ,
one is 2 stars (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?language=en_US&propertyID=856),
and the rest are 3 stars (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?language=en_US&propertyID=33) and (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1765).  I'm wondering if it's worth the extra 3k points a night to go for 4 stars over 3.  That's an extra 12k starwood points for 4 nights.

I don't travel all that often so I don't feel like I know what to look for.
Your thoughts?

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Re: Baltimore SPG Hotels
« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2012, 04:41:51 PM »
I stayed in the Sheraton. I got a upgrade. It was ok. I did points and cash.

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Re: Baltimore SPG Hotels
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2012, 04:53:41 PM »
I stayed in the Sheraton. I got a upgrade. It was ok. I did points and cash.

Which Sheraton?  Inner Harbor?  Baltimore Center?  BWI Airport(4 points by sheraton)? or Baltimore North? All 4 are Sheratons!

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Re: Baltimore SPG Hotels
« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2012, 05:35:53 PM »
I saw the other day that there are 4 SPG hotels in Baltimore.  I dont really care about location and I'll be in B'more for about 5 days (4 nights) next month.  Anyone have experience staying at one or more of these hotels? 

One is listed as 4 stars ( https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=197) ,
one is 2 stars (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?language=en_US&propertyID=856),
and the rest are 3 stars (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?language=en_US&propertyID=33) and (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1765).  I'm wondering if it's worth the extra 3k points a night to go for 4 stars over 3.  That's an extra 12k starwood points for 4 nights.

I don't travel all that often so I don't feel like I know what to look for.
Your thoughts?
I would stay at the one on Dulaney valley Rd. "Baltimore North"as it's the most pleasant neighborhood out of the group  unless you have a specific reason for staying downtown or by the airport. If you just care about the quality of  the hotel go to tripadvisor and look at reviews.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2012, 10:10:30 AM »
Best Best Go cart course out there:  Crofton gokart raceway

Clark Land Farms is an awesome farm that has a lot of cute structure/characters like humpty dumpty on a wall, jack and jill falling down a hill, old lady living in a shoe.... and a petting/feeding zoo.
It's 1 minute away from Centennial Park which is nice for Boating, BBQ's picnics etc....

Crofton is awesome!
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2012, 10:11:40 AM »
Which Sheraton?  Inner Harbor?  Baltimore Center?  BWI Airport(4 points by sheraton)? or Baltimore North? All 4 are Sheratons!

They are all older hotels. The newest hotel downtown is the Hilton near Camden Yards. Why not stay at the Aloft near Arundel Mills
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2012, 10:14:33 AM »
Best Best Go cart course out there:  Crofton gokart raceway

Clark Land Farms is an awesome farm that has a lot of cute structure/characters like humpty dumpty on a wall, jack and jill falling down a hill, old lady living in a shoe.... and a petting/feeding zoo.
It's 1 minute away from Centennial Park which is nice for Boating, BBQ's picnics etc....

There is also a library in hickville called storyville - it is like a mini childrens museum but it is free with library membership.

http://www.bcplstoryville.org/storyville_about.html


There is also a fire truck museum in Towson
http://www.firemuseummd.org/
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2012, 10:24:34 AM »
They are all older hotels. The newest hotel downtown is the Hilton near Camden Yards. Why not stay at the Aloft near Arundel Mills

Honestly I didnt look at the Aloft because it said it's 2 stars.  Whats so great about it?  Also I'm staying 4 nights and dont want to pay cash so Hilton is out.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 19, 2012, 10:31:20 AM »
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Honestly I didnt look at the Aloft because it said it's 2 stars.  Whats so great about it? 
I have never stayed there, but I figured I would throw it in the mix.
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