Baltimore’s Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants

When longtime residents of Baltimore reminisce, they think about the things they grew up with. They think about friends, family, jobs, the schools they attended, the home town sports teams, that first date and what they love about Baltimore. When they think about food, they inevitably think about their favorite restaurants that they grew up with. It seems everyone has a favorite restaurant or two that defines real Baltimore food to them. A lot of these old restaurants are gone, but certainly not forgotten. I can’t cover all of them here, but I’ll mention a few…

Haussner’s Restaurant was opened by William Henry Haussner in 1926 and became one of Baltimore’s most famous landmarks over the next 73 years. In addition to its home-style German/continental cuisine, the restaurant housed a large collection of fine art, which decorated the walls, and a huge ball of string made by the staff that delighted customers. The art had been acquired over the years by William Henry Haussner’s wife, Frances Wilke Haussner, who bought their first painting in 1939, “Venetian Flower Vendor,” by Eugene de Blaas. Over the next 73 years, they acquired over 100 pieces, including highly important works by 19th century European and American  masters.

Also famous for their deserts, especially their strawberry pie; their menu seemed as big as a novel and seemed to take forever to read. William Haussner was a stickler when it came to service: rolls were not to be called “buns,” single diners were always seated immediately, even if there was a line, and every meal was to be plated with a parsley garnish. This one-of-a-kind Baltimore favorite is sorely missed.

Connolly’s was known as the Baltimore seafood restaurant. Thomas Connolly founded the restaurant at Pier 5 in 1925 and made weekly trips to Crisfield and St. Michaels for fresh oysters and watermelons aboard his William J. Brennan, the last oyster boat to be docked in the Inner Harbor until the late 1950s. It was a favorite hangout for the mayor and a lot of Baltimore City police. William Donald Schaefer dined there with his mother every Sunday night and every Tuesday he enjoyed “ham and cabbage night.”

Connolly’s was a pure Baltimore no-frills restaurant that served great seafood, a lot of it fried, in a nautical setting and waitresses with “Hi Hon” service making it a comfortable place to visit.

Miller Brothers opened on Fayette Street in 1913 and was known as “the place to eat.” It was also a favorite meeting place for the Round Table; a luncheon club for Democratic politicians and their friends. This large restaurant could seat 450 diners on its first floor. In honor of the collapse of independent Austria to the Nazis in 1938, chef Paul Pantzer wore a black toque while creating the restaurant’s signature whale steak and turtle soup. Another customer favorite was elk, and a crowd would always gather when the restaurant would display a freshly killed one before butchering it.

The Chesapeake, located in a converted block of 4 rowhouses, was considered one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Established in 1935, it was known for its excellent food–especially its seafood Newburg. It became so popular that it was impossible to get a table on a Saturday night without a reservation–under the motto, “Cut your steak with a fork, else tear up your check and walk out.” Legend has it that in 1936 owner Sidney Friedman rode the train from Chicago to Baltimore carrying a charcoal broiler on his lap, beginning the city’s first taste of tender, grilled steak.

According to a 1994 Sun article by Gil Sandler, The Chesapeake also introduced Charm City to Caesar salad, as well as featuring lobster seven days a week, live jazz, a unique ambience and, of course, the popular coconut snowball dessert. As described by Philip Friedman, who bought the restaurant from brother Sidney in 1976, it was “two huge scoops of vanilla ice cream drowned in a fudge sauce and then smothered with fresh- I mean fresh- coconut!” After the Friedmans sold out in 1986, other owners tried to revive The Chesapeake. But it closed for good in 1987.

Hutzler’s Colonial Tea Room was located in Hutzler’s Department Store and was a favorite dining destination for shoppers. Fran has great memories eating there as a child when she and her mother and grandmother would take the bus downtown to shop. She loved their toasted cheese bread. I got a photocopy of their cheese bread recipe a few years ago and a photocopy of their old menu from the Maryland Historical Society. It’s hilarious. Here’s a small sampling of some of their salads and prices:

Belvedere– Diced Pineapple, Banana and figs; served on Lettuce Leaves with Whipped Cream and garnished with Nuts and Maraschino Cherries  .50

Dainty– Diced Marshmallows, Pineapple and Orange, served on Lettuce Leaves with Whipped Cream and garnished with whole Marshmallows and Maraschino Cherries  .55

Carroll House– Red Beets, Cucumbers, Ham and Tongue, cut in dice, served with Mayonnaise seasoned with Horseradish, and garnished with Hard boiled Egg and Capers  .55

California– Pineapple Ring surrounded by Prunes stuffed with Cream Cheese; served on Lettuce with Mayonnaise or Whipped Cream  .60

Colonial– Grapes stuffed with Cream Cheese on Lettuce; served with French Dressing  .50

You get the idea. Some of the drinks offered were: Iced Chocolate, Malted Milk, Iced Loganberry Juice, Orangeade, Buttermilk, and Gunther’s Beer.

The Brass Elephant was Fran’s mother’s favorite restaurant. Everyone I know misses it. It was a historic, artistic and architectural showpiece. Exquisite food, flawless service, romance and art surrounded those who dined there. Baltimore Magazine once voted the Brass Elephant ‘the best place in Baltimore to wear a slinky black dress.’

The above is just a sprinkling of Baltimore’s old restaurants. Let us know what your favorite gone but not forgotten Baltimore favorite was by leaving a comment below.

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114 Responses to “Baltimore’s Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants”

  1. William B. II Says:

    my Great-Grandparents started Haussner`s. I`m glad to see people are still appreciating it.

    • Beth Robinson Says:

      My family history which comes from baltimore, told us that we were related to the haussners restaurant. Weigle, spitznagel etc. do you have any information? It held found memories in our hearts.

    • Leslie Smith Says:

      I dined at Hiussners in 1969. I never have forgotten it. My boyfriend and I loved it. We did have their famous Snowball Dessert. I was 19 at the time. Made that same dessert this past New Years Eve. Wonderful memories

  2. Cindy Prescott Fuller Says:

    I loved the Chambord and Uncle Charlie’s Bistro. Both were housed in a beautiful, historic building on the corner of N. Charles St and Madison Ave (I believe). One of our famous monuments was right there at the corner, where the street splits and goes around it….both feeding onto Charles. I also recall a bar called “Longfellows” directly across the street. Harry Gladding, of Gladding Chevrolet, owned the property in the late ’70s. The top floor was a formal, traditional French restaurant. There were several sitting rooms, with a piano player, and a bar. The furnishings Mr. Gladding purchased were from original old Hollywood movie sets. It was wonderful, elegant, but perhaps too much for the average Baltimorean. Uncle Charlie’s Bistro – accessible from the Chambord or directly off of the Madison Ave. entrance – was by far a more casual environment. I can’t find any information about this establishment, except what remains in my memory bank. I had several friends who were waiters or bartenders there. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Gladding, since deceased, for bringing his creativity and vision to fruition. My memories of those times have lasted 35 years!

  3. Cindy Prescott Fuller Says:

    To William B. II: YES we appreciate what your great-grandparents founded! My dad, now gone, took me there for my 16th birthday. I’ll never forget it. Was the first time I ordered Filet Mignon, which Daddy insisted I could order. I still have the menu from that momentous occasion. On eBay I saw someone listing that same menu for $99! I was always sorry that some weathly Baltimorean entreprenuer didn’t scoop up Hausner’s and prevent it from closing its doors.

    • William B II Says:

      A lot of stuff happened that messed up haussners, a lot of it involving the mayor. The biggest reason was that the area went to absolute garbage, and it hasn’t been bought since, because the culinary school my grandparents sold the building to gutted it, then sold it to another guy, THEN, it had a pretty bad fire. Stuff happens, i guess, but i’d love to see a resteraunt open there in haussners place

    • Janet Says:

      Totally forgot about Oyster Bay, but then JP is my OLDer brother and he’d remember

      • Cindy Fuller Says:

        My dad, being a Baltimore City police officer in the ’60s, frequented The Oyster Bay and knew the owner. My mom recounts how he introduced her to some man there and later whispered that he ” was in the mob” 😮

  4. Lana Hayes Says:

    Kind of off topic, but many years ago I had breakfast at 2am at a restaurant in downtown Baltimore where you had to go down steps to get into it. I cannot recall the name. It was old then (15 years ago) Would anyone happen to know?

    • Cindy Prescott Fuller Says:

      Hmm. Fifteen yrs is too soon for me. I hung out downtown more than 30yrs ago when disco was in its heyday in the ’70s 🙂 My friends & I used to go to a place after hours called Green Earth Cafe and you had to go down steps for that one.

  5. Paul Says:

    Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant that was at the corner of Pulaski Highway and Moravia Road? It was one of my old favorites.

  6. Jeff Brosman Says:

    My favorite memories are from the Pimlico Hotel on Park Heights next to the racetrack. Rockfish on a cedar plank stuffed with Crab Imperial….yum

  7. Rita Range Says:

    Rittenhoue hotel with resturant across the street from Penn Station. Does anyone remember it? This is Baltimore Rittenhouse, not Philadelphia PA Rittenhouse. Dates might have been from about 1948 – 1960s?

  8. Alexander Gnardellis Says:

    I miss Angelina’s on Harford rd just inside the city limits. it used to be around the corner from the house that i grew up in. They had the best crab cakes in the city. I remember one Christmas eve after coming home from mass, it was snowing so hard that we couldn’t drive anywhere. My Mom and I walked to Angelina’s in the snow, and had crab cakes and it was the best Christmas eve that I can remember

  9. Cindy Beckett Says:

    Does anyone remember a restaurant at 19-20 Eutaw Street called Medenbach’s? They served traditional German food. This was owned and operated by my great-grandfather and I am trying to get more information on it. thanks!!!

  10. Frank Says:

    anyone remember a restaurant downtown that served steamed crabs ordered by the dozen, served on long tables with white paper rolled out as table clothes. circa 1960

  11. Joy Fulton (@joyrenee) Says:

    my Great-Great Uncles started the Miller Brother’s Restaurant. Glad to see that it was so well known and thought of.

    And William B. – I was lucky enough to go to Haussner`s twice. Wonderful food, atmosphere, and art – felt like I was royalty. Wish it was still around.

  12. Jeff Says:

    Does anyone remember a restaurant called Bunny’s? Their specialty was fried chicken, and they had a crazy dessert with like 12 scoops of ice cream called “The Thing”. They had a sundae about half that size called “Son of the Thing”.

    • Jack Says:

      Bunnys was located on the corner of Old Harford Rd. & Joppa Rd. across from Joppa Amoco

      • charles Says:

        I remember Bunny’s where you got your name on the wall if you managed to finish the ‘Thing” but it was on Pulaski Hwy, Rt 40 Rosedale. Went there ofter but never tried the “Thing” still regre it.

    • Janet Says:

      Just mentioned Bunny’s the other day.I remember their banana split boats and little paper parasols

  13. sandiclisham Says:

    I’m trying to find out the large stone ‘German’ restaurant/pub near the fifth regiment a armory in the 60’s – it was built like a fortress. Was it called the ‘Bratwurst House’ – I think, but I don’t remember. Thanks for your input.

    • Steve Says:

      Your asking about the Deutsches Haus. In its hay-day it was the best German restaurant in Baltimore, and there were several good ones. The rathskeller in the cellar of the Deutsches Haus was my favorite. Unfortunately it was demolished to build the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Check out
      If I find a picture of the rathskeller, I will let you know.

      • sandi clisham Says:

        Thanks Steve for sending the picture – yes, that was it — I was so awed by this in my teens – only was there a few times (lied about my age) and I just thought it was coolest place ever!

      • Janet Says:

        It was originally demolished for the freeway that never came through. my mom worked their. we kids practically grew up there. I thinking did the coat room one weekend night, and the ladies with their fur coats thought I was so cute. I think I was paid three dollars. my brother was older and he also did thee coat check. I loved the German day bier garden, and at Christmas they had a brick of ice cream with a tree design. Those were the days.
        There was also a train garden that ran around the old track when the Rathskeller was a gym in the school that was originally there

      • Janet Says:

        It was originally demolished for the freeway that never came through. my mom worked their. we kids practically grew up there. I thinking did the coat room one weekend night, and the ladies with their fur coats thought I was so cute. I think I was paid three dollars. my brother was older and he also did thee coat check. I loved the German day bier garden, and at Christmas they had a brick of ice cream with a tree design. Those were the days.
        There was also a train garden that ran around the old track when the Rathskeller was a gym in the school that was originally there.
        I probably have a photo of the staff, including my mom in the Rathskeller, and I found a lidless Stein they used to sell

  14. sandiclisham Says:

    A reply to the person about a restaurant open all night – Mi Chan Lows – across the street from Marticks – on Mulberry Street. Everyone would go there after the bars closed – what a wild place!

    • Joe Paplauskas Says:

      Sandi, do you still check this site? Just tuned in myself. My mom worked at the Deutsches Haus, met my dad there during WW II, I literally grew up in that place, worked there as a teenager. What do you want to know about it?

      • Janet Says:

        Sandi, I’m JP s sister, I made the comments earlier about having the run of the place, working in the coat room. Yeah, we did grow up there

    • Albert Says:

      Was that upstairs and you had to go up a flight of narrow stairs to get in? Anyone remember address or hundred-block?

      • Janet Sullins Says:

        I never got to go, but ye it as up a narrow flight and I believe the entrance area was almost hidden, very non-descript

      • J.P. Says:

        Middle of the block down from Franklin St. Narrow stairway going up indeed, would be packed with people waiting to get in, often passing a left handed cigarette up and down the steps.

    • Janet W Says:

      It was Mee Jung Lo’s. The waitress, who said she was of American Indian decent was named Irene. Up those dark narrow stairs were many wonderful meals!

      • Joe Paplauskas Says:

        Wild indeed. Bring your own beer or bottle. And the waiting line up the steps would be passing some doobies up and down, for appetite enhancement of course

    • kevin v scharek Says:

      Marticks! Went once on a 7th grade “French Class” field trip with Mr. Petrosino, seemed like a speakeasy foe entry…lol

  15. Claire Rea Says:

    What was the name of the German restaurant on the 400 block of Howard St? Schelhause’s ? My father’s store was across the street and he would often take us there for lunch.

  16. sandi clisham Says:

    Was it the Bratwurst House – there was a tremendous stone castle like structure – in it was a bar and restaurant and I don’t remember the name.

  17. Claire Rea Says:

    It wasn’t the Bratwurst House. It was Schellhase. I found a recipe for Welsh Rarebit my mother got from them. Following there is also a link to information about the restaurant. H.L. Mencken’s Saturday Night Club met there for years.

    • sandiclisham Says:

      Thanks Claire

    • sandiclisham Says:

      Good Morning – I was with friends last night and they remembered the name of the place near Maryland Avenue – it was the Bavarian ‘Rathskeller’ – a huge stone building with a bar inside.

      • Paul Says:

        I posted this a couple of years a go, and I am going to try again to see if anyone remembers.

        “Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant that was at the corner of Pulaski Highway and Moravia Road? It was one of my old favorites.”

        This has been driving me crazy.

      • sandiclisham Says:

        Hi Paul – was it the Phil Mar?

      • Paul Says:

        Yes the Phil Mar Inn.Thank you

      • Paul Says:

        Yes! The Phil Mar Inn. Thank you so much.

      • sandiclisham Says:

        Paul – Also I remember the Red Rooster, which was up the street on
        Moravia, near the Surrill Apartments.

  18. sandiclisham Says:

    Frank, was the crab place Bud’s Crab House.( Buddy Palino’s) – used to be the best in town.

  19. Christina Buedel Says:

    Bud’s, Haussner’s, Schelhause’s, Phil Mar. Miss them all!

  20. Avtmd Says:

    To sandiclisham. I think the name of the all night Chinese place was mee jun lo. It had a sign outside that said “chop sued” and was on the second floor. There was one waitress, who would take your order and scream it in Mandarin to the cook in back. I also remember a “fancy” Chinese place on Charles street called jimmy Wu’s. It was straight out of a 1930’s movie set. Not great food, but was taken there as a frat pledge by my upper class brothers this was 1969, thanks for this blog! Lots of memories.

    • sandi Says:

      Yes, mee jun lo was on Mulberry Street – across the street from Martiks – what fun to go there after hours – always a great commotion going on!! And Jimmy Woo has the best egg foo young gravy I’ve ever tasted. My dad used to go down there and pick up ‘to go’ meals — we only went there to eat in on special occasions – I remember the awning too. Thanks for the memories ~

      • J.P. Says:

        Got some memories about Mee Jun Lows too

      • Allan sugar Says:

        The waitress was named Irene, the Christmas decorations never came down and if you wanted water the fridge was right there in the dining room

  21. Paul Says:

    Looking for the name of a Resturant not far from the inner harbor that had pictures of famous people on the walls and read tarot cards?

    • Paul Says:

      I believe that you are talking about the Palmer House. It was on Eutaw Street between the Hippodrome Theater and The Lexington Market.

  22. Randi Says:

    Does anyone remember The Soup Kitchen in lower Charles Village from the late 1970s or early 1980s? It was the precursor to the soup and salad bars of today. The Green Goddess salad dressing was amazing! I’ve tried to reproduce without success. Funny…the name would be considered very politically incorrect these days…

    • Cindy Fuller Says:

      If it’s the same one I knew and loved it was called Green Earth Cafe at Charles and Reed Sts. You went down a set of steps, so it was below sidewalk level. We used to go there after hours in 1978-79. I had my first sprout sandwich there!

    • Scott M Smith Says:

      It was run by Hopkins grad students. With some regularity, items on the menu would vanish because the person who made it had graduated. Great food, really scary neighborhood – they closed the restaurant when the empty building above them started filling up with drug addicts and other squatters. The mulligatawny soup was amazing.

  23. Randi Says:

    Caesar’s Den in Little Italy closed!?! Are any of the traditional Little Italy places still open and serving good food? I’m planning a visit…

  24. swimeddieswim Says:

    Does anyone remember Brentwood Inn? My dad used to take us there for a huge smorgasbord once in a while, but they also had awesome filet mignon. I remember they had a huge wine cellar. I was pretty young, so don’t remember where it was!

    • Karl Wondersek Says:

      The Brentwood Inn was located on Brentwood Avenue Where it meets Holabird Avenue just off of Eastern Avenue near Fort Holabird on the city side. City limits are about where the train tracks cross Eastern Avenue. My parents took us there in the late 1940’s to early 1950’s. They had the best crab imperial and crab stuffed butterfly shrimp. Their salad dressing was to kill for. Wish I had the recipe!

      • Victoria constantine Says:

        Karl type in Dundalk’s Brentwood Inn on the computer,a article from the sun paper will pop up talking all about the Brentwood Inn and it’s owner Mr Joseph Chernikowski.The article number is 030911 written Sept,11,2003. Good luck! Victoria Constantine.

  25. swimeddieswim Says:

    Oh, and what about the La Ronde?

  26. sandiclisham Says:

    I remember the Brentwood – it was just off Dundalk Avenue. There was a man named, I believe Joe, who used to go around and mix drinks for everyone – I remember him throwing them in the air and catching them in different containers. In fact, I have a lighter from the Brentwood Inn.

  27. Brenda Denk Howser Says:

    Diner at corner of Harford and Joppa. Had a train that drove around the bar area and would deliver your sandwiches. Can’t remember the name, though. Cool place to go as a kid. I remember being there in about the early 1960’s.

  28. sandy Says:

    Everyone remember farrells not sure where located got the best ice cream n the other was the ground round a steak place I parkville Md it was where el salto is now north mall. I went to both places as a kid.

  29. m37bruce Says:

    What an enjoyable read, moved from Baltimore thirty years ago, we miss it all the time, even though it is quite different from the Govans, Hampden/ Roland Park and Towson of my youth, forties/fifties and sixties!

  30. Andrew Says:

    One last remembrance of uncle Charlie’s. I went there for my birthday in February, 1977. I was an intern, working in the ER at Hopkins Hospital, and my parents were in town. It was their treat, so I brought along another intern, female, who was working the 8AM to 8PM shift with me. I remember changing out of my scrubs in the restaurant’s tiny restroom. At the end of the meal, my mother took me aside and said, “You do realize, that woman is in love with you!” I said “Mom, you’re totally off base, no way!” Of course we were married a few years later. Now after nearly 40 years and two kids, I’ve learned not to argue with my mom!

  31. Janet Nowacki Says:

    Does anyone remember Martiks bar in a corner in an alley somewhere in downtown Balto. In the 60’s? Near Mulberry St.

    • Sandi Says:

      Yes, it was kind of a ‘beatnik’ place near the all night chinese restaurant, I think -mee chan lo’s

  32. Claire Rea Says:

    It was on Mulberry St between Howard and Park on the corner of the parking garage.

    • cprescot Says:

      Ah, yes, I remember well. I was a young girl of 17 and my older boyfriend who lived downtown took me to the well known French restaurant. It was where I had duck for the 1st time, prepared (I believe) in a savory peach sauce. Unbelievable! Also it was in a house – you would have never known it was a restaurant. Inside had those great tin ceilings, classic to B-more 🙂

  33. Rae Miller Says:

    Haussner’s has a very fond and special place in my memories. As a young college student in the ’70’s studying art, I was blown away by all the art work. My boyfriend’s mother, bless her sweet heart, insisted he take me to Haussner’s one Christmas break. I had my first lobster at there and loved every minute.

  34. Lyn Says:

    Does anyone remember Cimino’s Bar down town in Baltimore City Maryland? Please let me know.. Thank you.. Lyn

  35. Al Says:

    Of coarse I remember Cimino’s Bar. It was a real dive. Our office would go there frequently for lunch. We were driven there because they had Baltimore’s best something but I have forgotten what it was. Perhaps it was the etched mirror behind the bar. It will come to me after I sign off.

  36. Jamie Coster Says:

    Hi can you help me find some (any) information on an old closed restaurant, actually a deli I think, called The Standad on North Avenue? My grandfather (through adoption) owned the restaurant and his twin sons, one of whom was my father (legally adopted me) – Morton and Jerry Wassekrug. Any of this ring a bell? I would be so grateful if you have any info at all

  37. victoria constantine Says:

    Looking for name of little Italian restaurant that was in basement of house on side street off eastern ave in highlandtown.I think it closed in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

    • Jody G. Says:

      I think that may be Illona’s…..on S. Macon St. I would LOVE to have that meat sauce recipe!

  38. Jani Fern Says:

    Does anyone remember The Pink Restaurant in Baltimore or Maryland? I went to visit my aunt in December of 1966 and remember that name. Is it in my imagination?

  39. Melodee Cavanaugj Says:

    Anyone remenenber aseafood restaurant that families went toonSunday!s in downtain had great crab cakes andallthe kids a like the fish tanks. Maybe Fanthan 77?

  40. nottooshabby Says:

    not sure why i am just seeing this — but great post– thanks

  41. Buzz Says:

    Marconi’s? Or is that just me.

  42. Shelley Howell Says:

    Marconi’s, so elegant!! Loved that table side chopped salad!

  43. Pamela Perc Says:

    I so enjoyed reading this site and all the comments. I also remember most of them though not all. and Brentwood was DEFINATELY in Dundalk. I work at the old Western Electric and many of us went there for the Thursday buffet. there is still a Brentwood Ave. in Dundalk. Thanks for all the memories.

  44. R.G. Says:

    Love this blog and all the memories! Found it by looking for info on Mee Jun Low’s, some of the best times of my youth there. Does anyone know when it closed? And what happened to dear Irene?

  45. R.G. Says:

    And Haussner’s! Have many happy memories of Haussner’s – it was my dad’s favorite restaurant.

  46. Bob Riley Says:

    Have an old glass stein with ceramic lid Mandler’s restaurant & cafe.
    Baltimore MD. does anyone have any information Bob

  47. Tonia Lawson Says:

    Good afternoon I’m inquiring about a old restaurant that was located in parkville on harford rd I believe it was called Casa Ginniria’s I believe that is the spelling

  48. R.G. Beauchamp Says:

    Yes, it was Casa Giannerini. Wasn’t there a curvy stairway up to the entrance?

  49. Tish Willis Says:

    Digging way back to see if anyone remembers a small restaurant called The Westwood, which I believe was downtown on St. Paul St. It was below street level, I think, and had a lot of cave-y rooms, like Tio Pepe’s, although it was more run of the mill foodwise. Had a lot of nice lunches there. If memory serves it was in kind of a no man’s land, just a lot of brownstone apartments around it.

    Thank you, love this site.

  50. Nancy Reese Says:

    Trying to find the name of a seafood restaurant in West Baltimore that had outside picnic tables…Bankers, Benkerts. Anyone know?

    • Annette Pora Says:

      Benkerts Restaurant was in my old neighborhood and my mother worked there for several years in the 50s. Marie Benkert was one of my mother’s best friends. It was one big family. Crab and beer garden in warm months. I remember being 7 years old going there with my family to a Holloween costume party. Some people dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz. Those were blissful times.

      • Paul C. D'Angelo Says:

        Do you remember what street it was on? I was there with my parents when I was very young, but can’t remember where it was located/

  51. AVTMD Says:

    This may be slightly off target. Does anyone remember the Acropolis Bar? It was down on lower Broadway, just opposite Bertha’s. Learned about ouzo, retsina there, and to get under the table quickly when the Greek and French sailors started fighting. Best bachelor party I ever attended—because of the belly dancers.

  52. Carla Zamerelli-Clifford Says:

    I was thinking of restaurant in Baltimore that was very fancy and the waiters wore white dinner jackets. It was in the 1960″s

    • Janet Sullins Says:

      Maybe Danny’s? I know they had jackets and ties for diners who.came underdressed in the 70s

      • Janet Sullins Says:

        Also, my dad worked at Miller Bros .on Fayette? Before it was torn down to make Charles Center. I was too young, but maybe they wore white jackets

  53. Charles Mc. Says:

    I was a Waiter at Uncle Charlie’s. I was 23. Had a hell of a time! Lived on Read st. The Melting Pot, the 13th Floor in the Belvedere was hot Jazz.

  54. Diane Poffel Says:

    There was a restaurant on Cold Spring Lane, I think Miss Shirley’s is there now. Does anyone remember the name. This would have been in the 1950’s – 60’s.

  55. Lois Thomas Says:

    Anyone remember House of Welsh? Opened around 1900 on the corner of Saratoga and Guilford. Closed in 1998.

  56. Rebecca Beauchamp Says:

    Yes! My dad took me there when I was a teen. He told me it used to be a speakeasy or something during Prohibition. Don’t know that’s true or not, my dad liked to tell tales, lol.

  57. Lesley vanBacker -Henning & Bobby Henning Says:

    Our favorites went from Bankert’s to
    Connolly’s to Burke’s to The Brass
    Elephant and we read with sorrow
    that they, among others, are now
    just memories. At least memories are
    not for sale or demolition. We spent
    hours getting to know each other and
    celebrating our anniversaries there and those pleasures will always be
    always ours!

  58. Sandi Says:

    Hi, do you happen to know the name of the restaurant at Maryland and 27th Street in Baltimore in the ’60s. Thanks.

  59. cprescot Says:

    We used to go to a place after the club in the 70’s that looked like a little rancher house. We called it The Greasy Spoon.

    • Sandi Says:

      Restaurant may have been Eutaw Street or Maryland Ave.
      near 27th. We all worked at Peterson, Howell and Heather and were there a few times a week. It was on the corner. They made the best ‘stinger’ I’ve ever had.

  60. Al Haase Says:

    There was a Spanish restaurant on Eastern Avenue a few blocks east of Broadway in the 1970’s and 80’s that I remember as being excellent; a less expensive alternative to Tio Pepe, and easier to get a reservation. Anyone remember the name?

  61. kevin v scharek Says:

    One West

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