1. Bryan Voltaggio's Aggio
2. Cindy Wolf's Charleston Restaurant
3. Peter's Inn
Owners/chefs Karen Fuller and Bud Tiffany live above this rowhouse restaurant in Fell's Point. This restaurant has been a local favorite since the dawn of time (almost). John Waters says you shouldn't miss their garlic bread.
4. Spike Gjerde's Woodberry Kitchen
5. Michael Mina's Wit & Wisdom Tavern
Michael Mina, another of Baltimore's James Beard-nominated chefs, creates globally influenced cuisine that should NOT be overlooked. If you can pull yourself away from his wood-grilled rockfish, you'll notice one of Baltimore's most elegant dining spaces at the base of the Four Seasons Hotel. Extra-classy points: grab an after-dinner cocktail on the deck overlooking the harbor.