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Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

Address:409 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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By Chris Landers | Posted 4/22/2009

Although Larry Flynt's Hustler Club has been open on the Block since 2003, we've never tried the food. The club recently started offering a free lunch with a $5 cover charge from noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays, so it seemed like time to rectify that oversight. The special had only been going on for a few weeks, which may explain why few employees had heard of it. The waitress brought us a couple of $3 cokes (not included in the lunch), and we checked out the menu (note: a bottle of Rémy Martin will set you back $2,500, so order carefully). Going on the suggestion of a dancer who warned us off the cheeseburger, we went with the poultry entrées. Chicken tenders came with fries, while chicken cordon blue came in bite-sized breaded chunks with a container of ranch dressing. Trying to keep the meal under $10 wasn't easy, because there's a certain unspoken expectation of tipping, and after a while the vibe wasn't quite welcoming. One young woman offered the unsolicited but helpful advice that the cashier could make change, should we find ourselves armed with only large denomination bills. Sadly, this was not the case. In any event, the food was pretty standard institutional fare and our enthusiasm was further dampened by the growing cluster of half-naked women casting accusatory glances at their sole cheapskate patrons from the bar area.

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