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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oyster House has arguably the best lobster roll I have ever tasted-too bad that comes with an attitude. This is a busy, popular restaurant, however, guests should be greeted with a smile. Unfortunately, this is contrary to what a diner will receive entering this establishment. We have wonderful, award-winning restaurants in Baltimore who will be thrilled to have your... More 

Thank honwriter
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a noisy, fun place with some great food. Maryland crabcake is huge and served in a miniature cast iron skillet in which it was cooked. Lobster roll is delish! I'm going back!

Thank Kay R
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster rolls, fish and chips and crab cake were excellent. The French fries just ok. The choice of oysters was amazing. Desserts were just ok. Restaurant is small, but ambiance is nice. Service was great. Didn't hurry you but kept checking in on you.

Thank Janette R
Santa Barbara, California
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been authentic for a long time. It is so hard to be in the middle of a tourist destination and still keep your dignity and keep trying for not necessarily repeat diners. I hadn't been here for 20 years and it is still great and authentic. The menu has gotten more interesting and for the better. Always... More 

Thank expectquality1942
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice well rounded from food quality and presentation to their friendly service. Great price value for Fells Point Baltimore area. Try a bit of everything at the raw bar and you don't want to miss out on the New England lobster roll. Escargot and Grill Portuguese rock octopus are the must-have. Gotta try this restaurant while visiting Baltimore!

Thank NGD3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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421 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations are a must, even for lunch. Super quaint place with a historic vibe and super competent and friendly staff. Best oysters of my life, and I've had a lot. Lobster roll was so fresh it was almost moving. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
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 4 weeks ago

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank balage2016
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?