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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 #75 on: July 19, 2012, 12:21:37 PM »
Honestly I didnt look at the Aloft because it said it's 2 stars.
It's a SPG category 2, but that has nothing to do with stars.
I've stayed in 5 star hotels that were also category 2, though obviously an aloft won't be a 5 star hotel.
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2012, 01:56:53 PM »
arundel mills is about 25-30 minutes from baltimore - even if you don't care about location, it's pretty far out.  towson and downtown baltimore are much closer to most things.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2012, 02:11:21 PM »
arundel mills is about 25-30 minutes from baltimore - even if you don't care about location, it's pretty far out.  towson and downtown baltimore are much closer to most things.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2012, 02:16:45 PM »
Ah thanks for that clarification Dan.  I'm prob. gonna stay downtown.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2012, 02:23:38 PM »
Ah thanks for that clarification Dan.  I'm prob. gonna stay downtown.
If you are coming any time soon be aware there is a lot of extra trafic in the hotels area due to a large water main break.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2012, 03:01:14 PM »
If you are coming any time soon be aware there is a lot of extra trafic in the hotels area due to a large water main break.

Thanks for the update.  I'm coming the entire week of August 13 so hopefully will be fine by then :)

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 05, 2012, 12:37:41 AM »
 Meat
7 - Accents Grill (pretty good Burger and chicken soup)
2839 Smith Ave  Baltimore, Maryland 21209
(410) 602-2224

6 - David Chu's China Bistro
7105 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215

7 - Knish Shop  (wicked deli sandwiches) 
508 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208

5 - Kosher Bite
6309 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21215

 does anyone know the hechsher are they all star k?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 05, 2012, 12:43:36 AM »
 
does anyone know the hechsher are they all star k?
Accents Grill  - used to be star-K, is now OU

The other 3 are Star-K.
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: August 05, 2012, 01:36:40 AM »
do you know why accents changed?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2012, 03:09:19 PM »
do you know why accents changed?

I doubt you'll get an honest straight answer to that. Basically what I heard was disagreement of things.
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2012, 04:01:56 PM »
how is the food in dougies? in brooklyn it became a really disgusting place (flies, dirty) bad service 

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: August 06, 2012, 11:45:56 PM »
Any suggestion on hotels in pikesville md?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 15, 2012, 01:20:22 AM »
An update:

I am writing this from the Sheraton Inner Harbor.  So far it's been a nice vacation.  This hotel is great.  Very clean and the Club Lounge on the 14th floor is nice and well stocked with fruit and soda.  My room on the 15th floor is nice and I have a view of both Stadiums (obviously would prefer a harbor view but there was not much availability this week). 

We ate at David Chu's last night.  It was good but the food is about the same as the better chinese restaurants in Monsey (which doesn't say a lot).  The atmosphere is much nicer here though.  We ate at Tov Pizza tonight and the pizza (half with felafel) and mozz sticks were very good!  The fries were just ok.  We did a little shopping at 7 Mile Market also.  Nice selection of kosher food and plenty of Cholov Yisroel stuff which was good for us.

The aquarium was very cool and definitely worth checking out but too expensive for my liking ($81 for two adults and a 3 year old).  The rest of the inner harbor is nice to walk around and seems to have a lot to offer, though with our two little kids we won't be doing much of it.

I'll try to update in a few days or when I get back.

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« Reply #88 on: August 15, 2012, 01:26:47 AM »
Been to Umami yet?
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 15, 2012, 01:39:31 AM »
We ate at Tov Pizza tonight and the pizza (half with felafel) and mozz sticks were very good!

Just FYI not everything in Tov is pas / cholov yisroel, or better said most items their are not pas / cholov yisroel. Only the few items such as pizza and fries that they make in the store are good according to all the rabbis there, the rest of the items such as the knishes pastas etc, aren't good according to most.