Lil Phil's Tavern : Pull up a stool and cheer on Sparty with beer and bomb specials at this Fells Point dive, which also features its signature burgers, onion rings, and free green jello shots when MSU scores. Broadway The list of MSU specials also includes discounted snacks like fried pickles, pretzel bites, chili dogs, and brat bites with a smoky aioli.
Cross St. Magerk's : Ohio State fans feel right at home at this Federal Hill corner bar, which backs the Buckeyes with beer bucket specials, and tons of game-day fare including its claim-to-fame cheesesteaks. The hangout showcases its State College spirit with Bud Light specials and eats like burgers, wings, and loaded tots.
The Charles : Don your best blue and white apparel and head to this Federal Hill favorite to hear the Nittany Lions roar. Hair of the Dog : Though its blue walls an homage to PSU have recently been replaced with sleek wood paneling, this South Baltimore staple remains a spirited hub for Nittany Lions alum.
Kick back at the bar with other fans while downing discounted drafts and pub grub including wings, dips, wraps, and burgers. Hanover St. Alumni groups frequently flock here to enjoy beers and margaritas paired with bowls of chili, overstuffed burritos, and sizzling fajitas. Fort Ave. Abbey Burger Bistro : This Fells burger joint is a known gathering spot for Wisconsin fans to root for their beloved Badgers. Tin Roof : This Nashville-based live music chain, with locations around the country including one in Power Plant Live, keeps true to its Southern roots as the official bar of Charm City Riot aka the local chapter of Carolina Panther fans.
Expect free jello shots when the Lions score a touchdown. The menu features Dairyland food like cheese curds, brats, and beer cheese dip as well as PBR, Miller, and Leinenkugel beer. Todd Connor's : We know, we know.
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Important note: Ravens fans flock downstairs. The bar even features a game-day menu with dill dip, Chesapeake nachos, and plenty of wings though they might want to take off the RG3 sauce. You can get a quality bagel and egg sandwich or bagels with cream cheese at any of these locations.
Downbeach serves Jewish deli-style dishes like corned beef and eggs and challah French toast. The omelets are unique, the waffles are fluffy and topped with candied nuts, and the French toast is double-thick Texas toast-style. Also, the lines here tend to be shorter, FWIW. Sunset Pier , Sea Isle This one is all about the location. Your eggs and bacon come with views of bobbing boats and swooping seagulls.
But hey, at least they give you free coffee. Chill , Stone Harbor Chill is unique. It continues to lure the crowds with some surprises, like lemon folded into the ricotta pancake batter, amazing potato cakes with horseradish sauce and fried potatoes topped with American cheese, creamy chipped beef and an egg.
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Mad Batter , Cape May One of the most famous restaurants in Cape May has a breakfast that is both scene-y and delicious. This is what summer is supposed to taste like. And the one in Stone Harbor might even be better. Circle Pizza , Avalon There are a lot of pizzas in Avalon. Many of them are quite fancy. And thank god for that. Yeah, well the one in Sea Isle? Serious South Philly-style grandma pies down the Shore.
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South End Pizza , Margate While the cheesesteaks here have some fans, the buffalo chicken pizza is the go-to here, with people swearing by it for years. Piccini , Ocean City Wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas since Piccini uses imported ingredients and hand-made dough in their dozens of specialty pies. Bring your appetite: The portions are huge, and the toppings are generous.
Hit it up on your way in and out of Ocean City. Plus, any place with a breakfast sundae on the menu wins high marks here. We can appreciate this both for its volume and its social commentary. That the ice cream is so good try the banana split is almost secondary.
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Kohr Bros. But the apple cider rounds from Oves are the ones we see in our dreams. And that makes sense, since the Patterson family has been making them, in just six simple flavors, since Just avoid 45 minutes after every hour on Sundays, when the hordes let out of Mass and head over to grab a spot in line.
While the line moves faster than you think it will, go early, because they can sell out by mid-morning. Head inside to see the cakey goodies being freshly fried. Fractured Prune , Wildwood Cherry glazed donuts covered with mini chocolate chips. A margarita donut with Key Lime glaze and sea salt.
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Sand with honey and cinnamon sugar. Not to mention you can get meats and seafood for the grill, too.
Pick up a few buckets they serve four to six of fried shrimp or fish fingers. But the locals all flock there for Italian hoagies on house-baked rolls and cheese-rich stromboli. Hula Restaurant and Sauce Co. Unsurprisingly, the waits for a table can be crazy. So why not just skip all that and order something to-go?
Avalon Seafood , Avalon Stop by for to-go meals of scallops, stuffed flounder, trays of crab claws, lobster rolls or dozens of fried platters. Simple as that. The food being put out by chef Lucas Manteca a James Beard Award nominee and his crew has an Argentine accent, so there are daily empanadas on the apps side and aged New York strip with chimichurri for the mains.
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Ask to sit on the patio. There are a few things about Exit Zero that feel slightly amateurish the too-small plates, for starters , but the fact that this is a mash-up of a curry shop and an all-American joint, with dishes like Thai lobster curry, crab and cheddar flatbread and fettuccine with pesto, is what keeps it interesting. Plus, all that food is excellent. Wright makes for an enthusiastic host, and the servers will run across the street to get you a bottle if you forget to bring one of your own. Longtime chef Carlos Barroz adds a Latin bent to some dishes, like the chorizo-and-coconut-milk-tinged moqueca stew.
There are two other eateries one more upscale, one more tacos-and-margs at the Reeds, the classy hotel that houses Water Star, but this is the hang for the locals, with its reliable menu of shared plates: a lobster Cobb, a shellfish tower, flatbreads and steaks. As Shore restaurants continue to grow more unceremonious and boisterous, this BYO is the ideal spot for a grown-up dinner experience.