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Thames Street Oyster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fells Point
As featured in Best Food in Baltimore
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1728 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
+1 443-449-7726
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Oyster House gets a lot of hype, so was worried it would not meet expectations. Glad to say the hype was well-deserved. Tremendous variety of seafood, all fresh and well-prepared. Had a sampler of oysters from MD, RI, and MA. All had great flavor. The Choptank Sweets were my favorite. Our group enjoyed a variety of appetizers and salads.... More 

Thank C A P
Budapest, Hungary
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant for a business meeting in Baltimore's center based on a local's recommendation. The setting was low key and friendly. Little did we suspect that we will have one of our best seafood meals ever. Getting in isn't easy, if you don't call in advance (a couple of hours seems enough) you might have a long wait.... More 

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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was great, the food was fantastic. A very enjoyable night!

Thank anonymstrvlr
Lansing, Michigan
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like oysters, make your reservations and get there! This place was absolutely incredible. Their options from the raw bar are really something to marvel at. We appreciated that the staff was very knowledgable and could help guide us through choices on the menu. I would highly recommend the rock octopus appetizer--absolutely phenomenal! Their lobster roll is also incredible,... More 

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Estero, Florida
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502 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading TA reviews and looking at their website we planned our Fells Point visit around this pub for lunch. We were flying out later that evening. At 230 pm, no lunch, no hot food until 5 pm. Seriously?? I took my oysters from a street vendor at $1 a pop, he threw in some extras because I tipped him... More 

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TSOH_est2011, Owner at Thames Street Oyster House, responded to this review

I'm so very sorry our lunch service didn't coincide with your visit! We very much appreciate you thinking of us, and hope you can join us another time when you're in town. We do offer cocktails and a full raw bar in between lunch and dinner service. Safe travels and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you in... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went 2/14/17. Atmosphere was outstanding. The service and wait staff were impeccable as was the presentation. The oysters and selection were outstanding even if overpriced. I was not offended that any water view was blocked by a barge crane. Others may. The establishment had no control over that anyway. A king crab entree was suggested and we agreed. It was... More 

Thank Steve W
TSOH_est2011, Owner at Thames Street Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on Valentine's Day. Your many kind words are so much appreciated, and I wanted to offer a tiny bit of insight as to the Dutch Harbor Alaskan Red King Crab. Simply put, it is very special! Dutch Harbor is located at the furthest tip of the Alaskan Peninsula, and finding authentic Red King Crab from... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just the place to "hang out"....especially if Oysters are the main dish The poor boy oyster sandwich and have the waitress suggest the right drink SATISFACTION

Thank _barbaraba9
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is both classy and casual. Every time I have gone there, it has been crowded, yet enjoyable. Service has always been top notch and the food is excellent - might I recommend the oysters or a lobster roll? Great selection of fresh seafood. Whenever I'm in Baltimore, I visit the Oyster House! Must check it out!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take all my out of town guests there. It's gotta be the best in Baltimore. Call early because they do get booked! Some people wait at the bar hoping for a table and complain on tripadvisor when they don't get one. But it's not the restaurant's fault for being the best.

Thank donschmincke
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch and ate at the bar. We had great service with the bartender steering us to some great oysters as appetizers. I had the lobster roll for lunch and my husband had a po-boy. Both were delicious. Folks just kept coming in the door. The wait is worth it!

Thank CmkAtl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1728 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 443-449-7726

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?