Thames Street Oyster House's New England lobster roll
When this charming, two-story bistro opened five years ago, it brought a thoughtful, casual, mostly seafood menu to Fells Point's main thoroughfare, Thames Street. You'll find Mid-Atlantic offerings like a fat crab cake in a cast-iron pan and Chesapeake rockfish, along with New England dishes like the excellent lobster roll. It's a sandwich for the ages with sweet chunks of claw and tail meat filling a buttered, open-face roll. The drawn butter on the side is a welcome extravagance.