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Thames Street Oyster House

Seafood Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Fells Point, Baltimore
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  • Luke W.
    Luke WangMay 15
    Lobste roll is a must get. Tender and perfectly toasted roll with beautifully cooked sweet lobster. Wide selection of super fresh oysters with friendly servers who are happy to offer recommendations.
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph ThibaultJune 24, 2015
    Awesome lobster roll, goes great with the fresh oysters, lobster mac and other seafood entrees. Get a reservation or be willing to wait a bit for a bar seat (a bar seat let's you watch the shucking)
  • Julia
    JuliaAugust 31, 2013
    Our server was awesome and I loved the atmosphere. The Newfoundland mussels were yum, and their strawberry shortcake w/ poppyseed vanilla ice cream is to dieeee for. I wish I had some right now...
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BallesteroAugust 18, 2013
    Great lobster macaroni and cheese and great selection of fresh oysters. I would not recommend dining at tables in the bar area- very noisy and rowdy (especially with an O's game playing).
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LynnJuly 29, 2011
    Love this place! My faves so far: pink lemonade crush, calamari, mussels, crab & lobster risotto, beach fries, and the list goes on and on! Plus the owner, Candace Beattie, is AMAZING!!!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LSeptember 20, 2014
    Has been rated the best oyster bar in the city and even among the best in the country. I'd recommend going in and trying some oysters or anything from the raw bar with a beer.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    Pair oysters with local beer and sit downstairs for a livelier scene. Their fresh, cold-water Maine lobster roll is also a delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Luke W.
    Luke WangMay 15
    Reservation is not particularly required if you have a group less than 4. Wait time I guess depends on the specific time of day. Didn't have to wait at all for 3 people on Saturday night.
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WilliamsMay 28, 2015
    Incredible food in the cutest little Baltimore neighborhood, Fell's Point. Had Monk fish with a lobster sauce over scallion and potatoes. Great atmosphere and incredible service!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenJuly 13, 2013
    Chocolate tart with macadamia nut is one of the best desserts I've ever had!! Also good is crab cake, lobster mac and cheese, grilled octopus, and of course, the oysters!
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerMay 9, 2015
    Great coast to coast selection of oysters. The seafood "salad" is a tower of Poseidon's bounty. Try the Mai Tai as well
  • George M.
    The mussels and clams are excellent! On the salty side, so will not be to everyone's tastes. Oysters were also super.
  • Bradley D.
    Bradley DavidSeptember 1, 2013
    Loved the Block Island Scallops, Wahoo Special, and the fresh raw oysters. The scallops were delicious and well worth it. Would definitely come back.
  • mishmashmargie
    mishmashmargieOctober 1, 2013
    Loved the beach fries. Wasn't a fan of the homemade ketchup, but just asked and they had the heinz kind too.
  • Jorge B.
    Jorge BrakeAugust 19, 2012
    Mussels and scallops are out of this world. Cebiche is really good and as close as it gets to Peruvian cebiche. Bread pudding for dessert.
  • Melinda C.
    Melinda ColonJune 30, 2013
    Make sure to make a reservation. You can walk in but you will have to wait a while. The lobster roll was worth the wait though
  • Becca R.
    Becca R.July 14, 2013
    If you love grapefruit juice, try the potent and divine Ginny Lynn ... Terrific oysters. Lobster roll will make you cry: SO good.
  • Who Are All You P.
    The lobster roll is perfection! Definitely pair with some items off the raw bar. So so good!!
  • Krissy R.
    Krissy R-HarrisSeptember 14, 2014
    So. Very. Good. The food is so fresh, our server was so sweet, and it has a great view of the water. Two thumbs way up!
  • Elena
    ElenaJanuary 27, 2012
    Delightful new spot! Best lobster roll in town, the mussels are fabulous and don't miss their take on Maryland crab soup.
  • Philip B.
    Philip BlackOctober 23, 2014
    Andrew gave awesome friendly service, recommended the grilled octopus...yum! We only had the appetizer but was great!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LornJuly 13, 2013
    Chocolate tart and dulce de leche bread pudding all the way. Never knew a seafood restaurant could do dessert so well.
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HopkinsMay 11, 2012
    The house ketchup is a sweet surprise! Try it with beach fries while you wait for your oysters. :) Awesome place!!
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterMay 18, 2014
    The Ginny Lynn may be the best cocktail I've ever had. And order the fried oysters. And crab cake. And...
  • Kaufman N.
    Kaufman NgMay 31, 2014
    amazing selection of oysters. The lobster roll is amazing: it has steamed lobster meats inside, not lobster salad
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WJuly 26, 2011
    The calamari is awesome (as of course are the oysters)...check out the beautiful patio out back :)
  • Jun L.
    Jun LuJuly 13, 2013
    Beyond the oysters which are great, the octopus starter and crab cake are standouts!
  • Chris R.
    Chris Richards6 days ago
    One of the best seafood experiences in Fells Point. Calamari is basically perfect.
  • Simon T.
    Simon TschinkelDecember 2, 2015
    Bland crab cake sandwich saved by surprisingly tasty & tangy side dish of beet salad.
  • Erin R.
    Erin RoseFebruary 11, 2012
    Really good food! Pork belly special was sooo good. Lobster roll was pretty fab as well.
  • John C.
    John Coates1 week ago
    Get the crab cake!!! Oysters are great too. Some items in the menu are Meh.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LaurinasAugust 21, 2013
    The oysters are phenomenal. Definitely try the best Lobster Roll I have ever eaten.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro Lagera3 weeks ago
    This place reminds me of Pearl Oyster bar or Luke's Lobster. Good, simple and fresh seafood.
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LaHamAugust 20, 2011
    Whenever you see the stone crab claws on the raw bar menu, jump on ordering them. Amazing!
  • Bill L.
    Bill LimMay 22
    The lobster roll and the escargot were scrumptious!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaDecember 1, 2011
    The smoked seafood plate appetizer is disgusting. Everything is pickled. Totally not how the menu described it.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MaMarch 5, 2015
    Worth it for oyster lovers and newbies alike. Order like sushi: ale carte.:-)
  • Katya P.
    Great lobster roll with melted butter and delicious tender wahoo fish!
  • Caroline R.
    The lobster roll was amazing. Great oysters and Bloody Mary's too.
  • Debbie Barbie G.
    Debbie Barbie GaydosSeptember 10, 2011
    Food is amazing... Just close your eyes and choose. I can't wait to try the lobster roll
  • Joe J.
    Joe JunterealFebruary 8, 2013
    Great oysters and lobster roll, but I'm still thinking about that side of Brussels sprout gratin.
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunNovember 30, 2012
    The Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant one of Baltimore's Best 100 Restaurants. Read more: http://bsun.md/TwBmlx
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterMay 18, 2014
    Make a reservation. You won't find them on open table. Call.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneMarch 11, 2014
    Delicious fried clam roll and get the Lima bean side...perfect dinner.
  • Brad B.
    Brad BobanApril 30, 2013
    Best food in Fells Point, make a reservation, because they're always packed.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RJune 24, 2015
    Award winning lobster rolls! A little pricy but they are packed with meat.
  • Joana P.
    Joana Pastor HelferOctober 30, 2013
    Grilled Rock Octopus + Oysters Rockefeller + Hofstatter Pinot Grigio are a MUST!!!
  • Yolanda D.
    Yolanda De Prado-SlackDecember 1, 2011
    Love the lemon drop!! About to also try lobster roll,2 dif oysters, lobster salad and beach fries!:)
  • mishmashmargie
    mishmashmargieSeptember 4, 2013
    Sit outside if you can. It's not as noisy and is great for people watching and few of the harbor.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickJanuary 17, 2013
    Kick things off with a House oyster shooter: A plump raw oyster in an Old Bay-rimmed shot of Natty Boh. Giddyup.
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