Back story: Husband and wife team Ashley Fowler and Jay Ferrari opened Sweet Caroline's in Locust Point in August 2013. The restaurant, named after the daughter of a friend, aims to be a family-friendly, fun addition to the vibrant neighborhood.

Parking: Street parking

Signature dish: Try the ceviche, a bright dish of peppers, onions and fish (during our visit, shrimp) marinated in citrus and served with thick chips for scooping. The appetizer, served in a martini glass, is easy to share and a great match for the basil margarita.

TVs: four

Where: 1401 East Clement Street, Baltimore

Contact: 410-244-1401

Open: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (bar stays open later), Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Credit Cards: All major

Reservations: Accepted

Bottom line: Great service and uncomplicated, but well-executed food in a Locust Point spot catering to both families and kid-free adults