The Inner Harbor is home to some of the best dining options in Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy the cool sea breeze, spectacular panoramic views of the harbor, and the finest cuisine this side of the Bay with these fantastic dock and dine options in the Inner Harbor!
Best Places to Dock and Dine on the Chesapeake Bay in Inner Harbor
Rusty Scupper has been a Baltimore staple since its establishment in 1982. Rising three levels above our very own Inner Harbor Marina, it’s never been easier to dock your boat and dine with comfort and convenience! Rusty Scupper serves up some of the best seafood dishes and seasonal meals in Baltimore, including authentic Maryland crab cakes and fresh East Coast oysters, combined with quality service, live music and entertainment, and superb views of the Inner Harbor all the way to Fells Point wherever you’re seated.
Come by for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch for outstanding classic food, service, and views!
Docks on the Harbor
Docks on the Harbor is Baltimore’s newest addition to its extensive food scene. Located in the iconic Power Plant building on Pier 4 of the Inner Harbor, Docks on the Harbor serves up ‘the vibes’ with mouth-watering smells, bold flavors, and Instagram-worthy dishes, from familiar favorites like sliders, burgers and fries, pasta, ribs, and steak, the inescapable seafood menu with lobsters, crabs, and shrimps, to scrumptious desserts like sundaes, creme brulee, and their special Dock’s Ferris Wheel with macaroons, chocolate-covered strawberries, and red velvet cupcakes.
Get swept up in Docks on the Harbor’s fun, casual, but elevated atmosphere — open for brunch and dinner every day!
You’ll always find the freshest and highest quality seafood when you’re in Baltimore, and when it comes to Baltimore’s famous crab cakes and other seafood fares, Phillips Seafood is one place that immediately comes to mind. A family-owned, Maryland-based restaurant that has quickly grown into a popular chain since its humble beginnings in 1956, Phillips Seafood brings you handmade, award-winning crab cakes, classic seafood dishes, delicious non-seafood fare, and happy hour cocktails in a laidback, casual atmosphere that’ll make you feel right at home with the family.
Phillips Seafood is open from 11 AM to 9 PM daily and is located in the Power Plant Building on Pier 4. Look for the giant, 17-foot-tall Phillips sign and you’re there!
Hard Rock Cafe
When it comes to iconic restaurants in Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, you just can’t help but mention the Hard Rock Cafe. There’s no missing its iconic marquee and sign on the original Power Plant Building its called home since 1997. Enjoy live music, their unique all-American menu — featuring their Legendary Steak Burgers, specialty entrees, and tasty desserts — authentic music memorabilia, and exclusive limited edition merchandise.
The Hard Rock Cafe is open from 11 AM to 9 PM on most weekdays and on Sundays, and 11 AM to 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks has served classic family dining in the Inner Harbor since 1998. Situated on Pier 5 of the Inner Harbor, McCormick & Schmick’s is just a step away from some of the Inner Harbor’s best attractions and boasts a beautiful view of the harbor, including the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. Try their extensive menu of classic seafood — caught fresh every day using sustainable methods — steaks, and a luxurious bar area with an extensive selection of wines, beer, and handcrafted cocktails. McCormick & Schmick’s offers an excellent waterfront dining experience with its warm, comfortable, and sophisticated environment, wonderful service, and dedication to serving only the freshest and highest quality dishes to its guests.
McCormick’s is open from 11 AM to 9 PM on Sundays to Thursdays, and 11:30 AM to 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Located on Pier 5 of the Inner Harbor, Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Pier 5, Baltimore, brings you a taste of their mouthwatering premium steaks cooked to perfection with their patented broiling method and one-of-a-kind seasoning techniques. We guarantee that you’ve never had a steak like this before! Combined with their hospitable service, welcoming yet upscale environment, and a bar stocked with only the finest spirits, every day is a special occasion at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open from 4 PM to 10 PM on Mondays to Thursdays, 4 PM to 11 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 PM to 9 PM on Sundays.
Treat your tastebuds to the best Baltimore has to offer. Book a slip with us now and experience the ultimate dock and dine experience on the Chesapeake Bay right here at the Inner Harbor!