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Top 5 Diners in Baltimore

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Diners in Baltimore are known for their ability to cure cravings and bring crowds of people together. When looking for something good and greasy, consider these places as go-to hangout spots.

1. Sip and Bite

Libby Zay
2200 Boston St.
410-675-7077

Although it's been recently revamped, this classic chromed-out eatery has been feeding the Canton neighborhood delicious diner staples such as crab cakes and hamburgers since 1948.

2. Papermoon Diner

227 W. 29th St.
410-889-4444

Covered floor-to-ceiling in artwork, toys, mannequins and antiques, the colorful walls of Papermoon Diner are constantly evolving-meaning there's always something new to look at. Besides diner standards like triple-decker sandwiches, this Remington landmark has plenty of vegetarian options and serves up a great milkshake.

3. Lost City Diner

1730 North Charles St.
410-547-5678

With a real soda fountain, vintage science fiction posters, and servers wearing army uniforms, this 1930's-themed restaurant is an experience in itself. Basic diner fare such as burgers, mac 'n' cheese, and chicken and waffles is served. Don't forget to top off your meal with a malt or a milkshake!

4. Cafe Hon

1002 W. 36th St.
410-243-1230

Enter Café Hon in Hampden and you walk into a funky version of old Baltimore, where beehive-coifed waitresses address you as "Hon" and the entire restaurant is decked out in hot pink and leopard print. Order up breakfast (served all day) or the Thanksgiving Sandwich, which features all the most important foods from Turkey Day served between two slices of bread.

5. Broadway Diner

6501 Eastern Ave.
410-631-5666

Open 24 hours, the Broadway Diner can cure tonight's craving or tomorrow's hangover. Lunch counter basics are served alongside more flagrant dishes such as Shrimp Creole, Hungarian Goulash, and the Broadway Festival, a pasta dish featuring a mix of shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and split lobster tails.

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