A cornerstone of Fells Point, Jimmy's slings up your standard diner food, but then there are the crisp, gossamer waffles, the sweet perfume of which greets patrons at the front door. The waffles are available with syrup-laden fruit topping, but we suggest just whipped cream and butter. Service is blazing fast at the counter, not so much in a busy dining room%u2013bide your time with those strangely fascinating placemat advertisements.
A good choice if you're in Charles Village and crave breakfast food, although the sandwiches and entrées are also pleasant, and all are priced low. The booths and counter can fill up seemingly instantly, especially on weekend mornings, while carry out can take a while, so call your order in ahead of time. Note that the New Wyman has pretty good grits, very good soups, the iced tea is unbelievably sweet, and it closes in the early afternoon.
Eclectic to say the least, PaperMoon's décor looks like the result of a disturbed 7-year-old boy who got hold of all his sister's playthings. Mannequins chained to dirt-filled bath tubs greet patrons outside and army men and Barbie dolls spin inside from the ceiling fans. PaperMoon's food surpasses normal diner fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available all day with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. On the downside, the restaurant is no longer open 24 hours, which is heresy.
It's hard not to order breakfast at what may be Baltimore's best 24-hour-diner (hours may vary due to remodeling), but the Sip and Bite's other food is damn good, too. The long list of daily specials always includes satisfying American and Greek classics, and though they've jumped a bit in price (to a whopping $7.00), the hand-patted, grilled burgers still rock. People never believe us, but the crab cake here really is pretty good, as are the homemade soups. After last call on weekends, it's so crowded we've actually encountered a door man refusing entry. Also save yourself some grief and bring cash.
After a renovation, Tamber's went from being a '50s-inspired diner where you could get a milkshake and saag paneer in the same order--if you could handle that combo--to a bland family-friendly restaurant where you can order meatloaf and decent Indian fare from a huge menu. There's plenty here to please a picky party and the courteous and attentive staff still harken to that bygone era.
812 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201