Bmore At Home: Federal Hill Local Businesses 

Note: new places are popping up all the time. And sadly, other places are often closing.  Some of these businesses may have moved or closed since this page was created. Be sure to check before heading over!  

Cross Street Market, Established in 1846

1065 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Open Monday – Saturday, 7 am -  7 pm

A great place to get some prepared foods or whatever you need to make a meal for yourselves, fresh flowers, seafood, veggies, or some oysters.  

History of the Market:

Steady growth in South Baltimore led to a petition for a market here in 1838. The first market building, a long open-air shed erected in 1845-46, extended along Cross Street between Charles and Patapsco. In 1864, an identical building was erected to the east, doubling the amount of market space. Five years later, the first market building was condemned and the City Commissioned Frank Davis, local Baltimore architect, to design a new structure on the same site. Davis' market, designed in the Italianate Style, featured a large public hall on the second story, which served the community as a gathering place for public meetings, recreation and entertainment.

On market days, farmers set up stalls and tents on Cross Street, attracting such crowds that the police erected wooden towers at each end of the market to direct traffic. In 1951, the market and much of Cross Street burned to the ground. The present structure was built in 1952.Cross Street Market was built to serve the growing area south of Hanover Market. The market is located in historic Federal Hill and four blocks from the Inner Harbor and the downtown business district.  The market is surrounded by charming 19th century homes and caters to homeowners, business people and tourists. The Cross Street Market is 29,803 s.f.

Cross Street Vendors:

Nick’s Seafood is located at Charles Street entrance to the Market and is famous for its happy hour.  They are open until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and noon- 6 pm on Sunday's. They have amazing seafood- both raw and cooked.  When they are in season-- be sure to check out the soft shell crabs. This is your best option for casual seafood within walking distance of the house.      

Baltimore’s Best Bar-B-Que (443)610-9325
Big Jim’s(Sandwiches & Deli) (410)752-2434
Buttercream Dreams Bakery (410)347-0792
Cheese Galore & More (410)244-5515
Cross 10 Grocery (410)528-1186
Cross Street Seafood Market (410)727-7575
Cross Street Café
Bruce Lee’s (best wings) (410)837-6081
Fenwick Choice Meats (410)547-1777
Kwon’s Fresh Produce (410)625-9244
Mondawmin Fried Chicken (410)685-2815
Mr. Sausage (410)300-7121
Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood (410)685-2020
Nunnally Bros., LLC (Meats) (410)752-5318
Rosie’s Posies (410)244-8773
Steve’s Lunch (410)385-2273
The Flower Shop (410)727-6610
The Pretzel Twist (410)752-6700
The Sweet Shoppe (410)576-2910
Tian’s Teriyaki (410)900-7321
Wireless One, Inc.(Cell phones & accessories) (410)347-0707 

Whetstone Point

Dunkin Donuts, nail salon, running store, bars and restaurants and many other stores.
1801 Whetstone Way

Southside Shopping Center

Gr5ocery Store, Diner, McDonald’s, Chipotle, Subway, Drugstore, UPS store and more!  
841 Fort Ave


Cross Street Market

Located at the end of Marshall St. (Past West Street). 
Has many individual stalls for good fresh meat, vegetables and seafood.
See vendor list

Federal Hill Natural Market

1205 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 625-8888
Open 10-7,  10-6 pm on Sundays


857 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1246
Open 7 days a week, 6 am - 11 pm

Harris Teeter

1801 Whetstone Way Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 528-8484

Whole Foods Market (Harbor East)

1001 Fleet StBaltimore, MD
(410) 528-1640

Convenience & Drug Stores

(limited grocery options-- but good for snacks, drinks, etc)


1111 Light St
(410) 962-5730
Open 24 hours

Lucky's Deli & Market (Convenience Store)

445 E Fort Ave
(410) 400-6673
Open until 9:00 PM

Royal Farms (Convenience Store)

36 Light St
(410) 685-1576
Open until 12:00 AM

CVS Pharmacy

1000 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 752-9087
Open 24 hours

Coffee Shop Options

Dunkin' Donuts

1100 Light St

afters cafe

(Frozen Yogurt & Coffee Shop) 1001 S Charles St


(Coffee, Brunch) Cafe serving breakfast & lunch, house-roasted coffee, beer, wine & cocktails.
24 E Cross St 

Felici Cafe

(Coffee and Sanwiches) 1035 Light St

Metropolitan Coffee house & Wine Bar

(American) Bustling coffeehouse & wine bar features New American fare, plus wine & beer in an upbeat setting.
902 S Charles St 

Sam's Bagels

(Bagels and Coffee) 915 Light St

SoBo Cafe

(coffee, brunch) American comfort food with craft beers & wine cocktails in colorful rooms lined with local art.
6 W Cross St


Local Restaurants

SoBo Café

(American, Vegetarian) Excellent food.  Open for lunch and dinner all days.  Great brunch option on weekends. Be sure to try the mac and cheese and the Bloody Mary made with Sake.  6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230  


(Cocktails, fusion) Great chic retro styling for imaginative New American dishes & craft cocktails.
31 E Cross St


(Seafood, Oyster Bar) Casually elegant restaurant & raw bar offering high-end regional cuisine in a relaxed setting.
36 E Cross St


(Sushi, Japanese) Excellent Sushi and Japanese food
1105 S Charles St 

Maria D's Pizza

(pizza, sandwiches, salads) Delivery or carry out, circa-1978 counter-serve joint with a lengthy menu plus beer & wine.
1016 Light St

Nick's Fish House 

(Crabs, crab cakes, oysters, seafood) Great seafood restaurant on the water overlooking the Hanover Street Bridge. Live music n the weekends and some week nights
2600 Insulator Drive  

Mother's Federal Hill Grille

(American) Local tavern serving pub grub with a Maryland twist, plus pool tables, arcade games & plenty of TVs.
1113 S Charles St 

Thai Arroy

(Thai) Cozy BYOB offers authentic Thai specialties in a relaxed, informal setting.
1019 Light St 


Cozy landmark crafting New American bistro-style fare & cocktails in a 19th-century row house.
1002 Light St

Blue Agave Restaurant

(Mexican) Festive Mexican eatery & tequila bar (more than 130 labels) with classic ceramic-tiled tabletops.
1032 Light St

The Abbey Burger Bistro

(Hamburgers) Local pub featuring all manner of burgers, from veggie to wild game, plus beer & spiked shakes.
1041 Marshall St

Brendali Italian Ristorante

(Italian) Cheerful Italian bistro serving classic red-sauce staples & pizza in a relaxed, warm room.
1022 Light St 

Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse

(Pizza) Original branch of a small pizza & brew chain, offering personal gourmet pies & house beers.
20 E Cross St

Federal Hill Carry Out

(Pizza) Low-key take-out spot fixing up cheesesteaks, pizzas, fried fare, Greek eats & other familiar grub.
1538 Light St

Thai Yum

(Thai) Curry, noodles & rice dishes offered in a cozy space with Thai wall art & sidewalk seating.
1006 Light St 

Magerk's Pub

(Sports bar) Philly-style cheesesteaks & pub grub.
1061 S Charles St 

Nick's Oyster Bar

(seafood, Sushi, Raw, Crabs) Seafood restaurant with a sports bar known for its raw oysters, seafood platters & sushi rolls.
1065 S Charles St #410

No Way Jose Cafe

(Mexican) Compact, cheery neighborhood haunt known for Tex-Mex cuisine, wings, sangria & margaritas.
38 E Cross St 

Ropewalk Tavern

(American, Grill) Creative pub fare & draft microbrews are on offer at this comfy saloon in a vintage building.
1209 S Charles St

Wok & Roll

(Chinese, Japanese, Sushi) Chinese & Japanese dishes, including sushi, are on the menu at this casual storefront.
1025 Light St

Byblos Lebanese Cuisine

(Lebanese) BYOB cafe serving up shawarma sandwiches, kebab plates & other classic Lebanese fare, plus coffee.
1033 Light St

Mad River Bar & Grille

(Grill) Buzzing sports bar delivers hefty portions of American grub with lots of TVs & game-day specials.
1110 S Charles St

Spoons Coffee 

(Cafe, American) Mellow brick-walled cafe, serving breakfast & lunch, house-roasted coffee, beer, wine & cocktails.
24 E Cross St

Lucky Fortune

(Chinese) An extensive array of Chinese take-out staples served in simple, pint-sized quarters.
1116 Light St 


(Barbecue) Standard BBQ, sides & fast-food classics in a casual shack setting with BYOB & a patio.
1125 S Charles St

Pizza Boli's Federal Hill

Italian chain offering pizzas, sandwiches & salads (some locations are takeout/delivery only).
13 E Cross St

The Rowhouse Grille

(American) Global takes on American classics plus Sunday brunch & a special tasting menu in casual corner digs.
1400 Light St

Nobles Bar And Grill

(American) This unassuming hangout features drink specials & bar bites like jerk chicken & burgers.
1024 S Charles St 

Stalking Horse

(Bar food) Boisterous, equestrian-themed tavern serving pub grub by day & featuring DJs & dancing at night.
26 E Cross St 

Banditos Bar & Kitchen

1118 S Charles St 

Domino's Pizza

(Pizza) Delivery/carryout chain offering a wide range of pizza, plus chicken wings & other sides.
1235 Light St

ZAATAR Mediterranean Cuisine

1019 S Charles St 


(Wine Bar) Bustling coffeehouse & wine bar features New American fare, plus wine & beer in an upbeat setting.
902 S Charles St

Fat Larry's Philly Cheesesteaks and Hoagies

 (American) Laid-back hangout with coffee, wine, beer & patio seating offers many specialty sandwiches.
1026 S Charles St 

Encantada at The American Visionary Art Museum

(Vegan, Fusion, American) Upscale new american restaurant with beautiful food, in a beautiful setting with amazing views of the Harbor. Great cocktails, vegetarian and vegan options. 
800 Key Hwy

Grilled Cheese & Co

(Sandwich) Regional counter-serve chain known for creative comfort-food sandwiches plus soups, salads & shakes.
1036 Light St

Pop Tacos

(Mexican and Korean) inventive Mexican and Korean tacos. 
1065 S. Charles Light St

Big Jim's Deli

(Deli, sandwiches) In Cross Street Market 


 (New American) Cozy pick for seasonal American cuisine paired with wines & beers in a chic row house & courtyard.
1444 Light St

Brothers Sushi

(Sushi) Delivery or carry out sushi rolls, teriyaki dishes & noodles in a snug space.
1035 S Charles St

Sam's Bagels

(Bagels) 915 Light St 

Papa John's Pizza

(Pizza) 1200 S Hanover St

The Local Fry

(America/French Fries) 21 E Cross St

Steve's Lunch

(Casual, Sandwiches) 1065 S Charles St # 2110


(French) Southern-accented New American fare is on the menu at this bar/grill with many creative cocktails.
1500 S Hanover St

Little Havana

(Cuban)  Waterfront bar & eatery known for casual, cuisine, Sunday brunch & special events.
1325 Key Hwy