When someone ask me if the dining scene is worthy where I live I tell them “Baltimore has good food.” To help get the word out I’m working on an article of the five best places to eat in Baltimore for an online travel website. Today I needed photos for the article and headed to Miss Shirley’s Café by the Inner Harbor area downtown. They serve a breakfast and lunch menu 7 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday and 7:30 to 3:30 Saturday and Sunday. They made my list as the best breakfast restaurant.
It was my first time eating here on a weekday and I was pleasantly surprised the weekend crowd and wait-line was absent. I requested a seat in the atrium area to soak up the sunshine pouring in and set about ordering breakfast items for lunch. I started with the Fried Green Tomatoes, fit for two but devoured by little old me.
Next up I went for the Banana Split with yogurt and lots of fresh and dried fruit sprinkled with granola. It’s a dessert-type item that works as an entree for breakfast quite nicely. I didn’t think I could eat the whole thing but somehow it disappeared.
Along with the Banana split I ordered a side of cornbread with bourbon-blackberry jam. It was there that I hit the wall. As good as it was with the purple jam smeared liberally over it I could only eat one of three squares. I gifted the other two squares to a homeless man on a street corner trying to stay warm on a chilly and windy day. He needed it more than I did.
If you are ever in the Baltimore or Annapolis area try this hot spot the Restaurant Association of Maryland says was voted Maryland’s favorite restaurant. Miss Shirley’s Cafe have numerous awards and stories written about them plus they were featured on Dinner, Drive-ins and Dives. Give it a try and don’t miss the Fried Green Tomatoes!