The folks who make the steamed shrimp at John Steven Ltd. don't scrimp on the Old Bay seasoning and that's a good thing.
Make your way down to Thames Street, which runs alongside the harbor, to John Steven Ltd. The brick courtyard makes the perfect spot to enjoy quintessential Chesapeake seafood. We particularly like the steamed shrimp, served in a wooden bowl with herb butter and cocktail sauce.
If you still have the shopping bug, check out Su Casa, a couple blocks down Thames. Funky but not over the top, Su Casa sells everything from Oriental-inspired rugs to vases, leather furniture, and French poster art.
Step outside Su Casa, and you're right at the water's edge. In the distance, the supersize Inner Harbor buzzes. Here in Fell's Point, everything's on a smaller scale. It's the reward that's just as big.
Blue Moon Café: 1621 Aliceanna Street; (410) 522-3940.
Broadway Market: South Broadway between Fleet and Lancaster Streets.
Eclectic Elements: 813 South Broadway; (410) 675-5105.
Southern Accent and Petticoat Tea Room: 814 South Broadway; (410) 342-7883.
John Steven Ltd.: 1800 Thames Street; (410) 327-5561.
Su Casa: 901 South Bond Street; (410) 522-7010.
This article is from the July 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.