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Water Street Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
102 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202-1001
+1 410-605-9495
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“wings” (8 reviews)
“crab cakes” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
102 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202-1001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Water Street Tavern is a Baltimore "Cheers." This bar/restaurant is tucked away and not on the regular beaten path for tourists, but well worth the visit. It is only a short distance from the Inner Harbor. The bar is a place where the locals...More

Thank Ruffus06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been on a cruise ship for 10 days. This food is a huge improvement even though the food on the cruise was fine. I recommend pitchers of beer and the crab cake platter. I tried my wife’s crab meat soup and it was phenomenal.

Thank ChristopherYuma
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Waited for Moe’s shuttle for 45 minutes and they never showed up. Two police officers stopped at the hotel I stayed at - Spring Hill Suites and they said to go a block away to Water Street Tavern, so I did. There is an upstairs...More

Thank trytogetawayoften
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This place is right around the corner from the Brookshire Suite Hotel. I could see how many people were inside at the bar, so I stopped in. Even though I didn't think I was very hungry, they had a beef brisket sandwich on the menu...More

Thank spaceandgenes
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This old tavern sits on little Water Street near the inner harbor. Drinks were cheap and served with a smile. Bartenders friendly. Neighbor had wings and they were large and appeared juicy. Husband had ribs, small and meaty, moist with good barbecue sauce. I had...More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stumbled upon this casual atmosphere eatery with great Food, service and ambience. Ordered crab soup which was delicious and served piping hot as I like it! Then ordered crispy calamari which was lightly breaded and fried to perfection. Bartender was attractive, friendly.

Thank BigManSTL
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The place reminds of Cheers, staff is genuinely happy to see you. Sure there are fancier places to go in town but why pay more? Water Street offers a great combination of exceptional service, good food and a friendly atmosphere. A real getaway from the...More

Thank G6021SImarkb
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Trish made us welcome as soon as we walked in the bar. They were still on brunch but no problem to see the lunch menu and place an order. Yes everyone is right they do the best crab cakes in town and the beer is...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great crab cake, fantastic service, very friendly staff. A great find! Not real fancy, not expensive. The local cops eat there so you know it's good!

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wonderful crab cake with big lumps of crab and brisket was tender and full of flavor. Had dinner ther two nights in a row! Nice location near the Inner Harbor but away from crowds. Casual and friendly atmosphere. Great service from Vince!

Thank pkwright
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-605-9495
(410) 605-9495
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