A popular staple on the Fells Point scene during the '80s and '90s, The Admiral's Cup closed in 2007 and reopened last October under the management of Kali's Restaurant Group. The new incarnation held onto its name and nautical theme, but shed its dive bar past in favor of local beers and a brief, but appealing menu.
Parking: Street parking
The braised pork sandwich is hearty and flavorful, with tender pork bathed in a sweet red "simmer" sauce. Fresh cole slaw, made with crispy vegetables and a light hand with mayonnaise, adds fresh crunch to the savory sandwich.
Where: 1647 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Contact: 410-534-5555; http://www.theadmiralscup.com
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Kitchen is open for lunch or brunch until 3 p.m. and open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
Credit Cards: All major
Rating: 2.5 stars
[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]