Good old Rusty Scupper. The Inner Harbor restaurant with the sweeping views opened way back in 1982.
It has grown. Two major renovations have added private rooms and a 1,200-bottle wine cellar.
In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, the Rusty Scupper is offering a fixed-price, two-course lunch for $19.82. The special, which runs until the end of April, features items from the restaurant’s original menu. Appetizer choices include a cup of cream of crab soup, a cup of Maryland crab soup, Scupper house salad and a traditional Caesar salad. Entree choices are broiled crab cake platter, Kent Island stuffed shrimp, fresh North Atlantic salmon, and beer battered fish & chips.
Over the past 30 years, the Inner Harbor Rusty Scupper has served more than 1.7 million crab cakes, 780,000 pounds of jumbo lump crabmeat, 156,000 dozen oysters and 109,200 gallons of both Maryland crab and cream of crab soups.
Baltimore's is one of the last two remaining Rusty Scupper restaurants. The other is in New Haven, Conn.