100 best Baltimore-area restaurants 2011: Worth the effort
This is a different kind of dining guide. This year, we've expanded the list of Baltimore's best restaurants and we've broken them down into categories like the best restaurants for doing business, for celebrating special occasions and for everyday dining. There is an additional list of 10 best restaurants as determined by Baltimore Sun readers and one final list of critic's overall favorites. --Richard Gorelick
Also see: Going out guide: 100 best restaurants
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Worth the effort: Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant
Michael Gettier makes room on his menu for wit and surprise, which is why this Maryland dining institution never feels institutional. The long trip to Taneytown's Antrim 1844 deservedly remains one of the state's most beloved dining adventures.--Richard Gorelick
Venue address: 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown