Victor's is closed. I stayed at the Marriott at the Inner Harbor this past May and the restaurant looked like it had been out of business for a long time.
I have always been happy visiting this diner. I have heard other people give not so great reviews but I don't understand it. They are a little more pricey than some other diners, but the quality of my meals has always been great so to me it's worth it. Sometimes they are crowded with students from Towson U. but diners are always crowded with students. I think the restaurant itself is very clean. I hate diners that have that thick, greasy feeling in the air, or are too smokey. Towson Diner has a smoking section but it seems to be ventilated well because I've sat in it with smokers in my party and it hasn't bothered me that much. Like any other diner, they do a good job with burgers & fries and breakfast dishes. I don't usually like sausage, but I like their breakfast sausage links. Not too greasy or overly spiced. I am a big fan of their Greek salad and their spinach pie. Very flavorful and fresh. It's also one of the few diners in the area that is still open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
This is my go-to place when I want sushi in a nice sit-down restaurant. I especially like the fact that they serve Chinese as well as Japanese, which means I can get sushi while my non-sushi eating husband can get Chinese. Their sushi is very good, not earth shatteringly good, but very good, fresh, and basic. I have never eaten at the sushi bar, instead I order the sushi combo at the table which usually includes nigiri tuna, salmon, white fish, and California roll. Very basic but very good. I have tried their spider roll but I found it to be greasy. I stick to the basics here which they do very well. I am a big fan of their seaweed salad so I always order that as well. My husband says they have excellent shrimp toast and cashew chicken. Overall the atmosphere is pleasant and makes for a nice meal out. We eat out a lot and we probably go here more than other places because it is reasonably priced, local, and very good.
You can't help but laugh just looking at their extensive hot dog menu. They have a fun selection of unique toppings and combinations for hotdogs, sausages, and other sandwiches. Their slogan is "Hot dogs with an attitude," and in my opinion, that attitude is fun. My favorite is the Southern Dog topped with chili and coleslaw. The rest of my family loves the Baltimore Dog wrapped in bologna. They swear it's fantastic, I just can't wrap my mind around the idea of bologna on a hot dog. I also love the corn dog, perfect for when you're craving some "fair food". They have a huge selection of toppings. Their side dishes are simple yet fresh and yummy. This is a great place to pop in to pick up an inexpensive and quick meal or snack. They just opened another shop in White Marsh but I think the Old Harford location is more quirky. It is decorated in vintage food posters, signs, and skater gear and they have a few tables where you can enjoy your favorite dog.
Clean, light, flavorful Chinese food. Not heavy or greasy like many local Chinese takeout places. This is my favorite place for Chinese when I feel like going out as opposed to grabbing some takeout. The place is bustling with a modern, hip (but not intimidating) vibe. They have booths and tables that are fun and not too formal. The walls are covered in modern murals. But wait, the food, you did go there to eat after all. I have loved everything I have ever ordered on the menu because it is all prepared light on the oil but heavy on the flavor! My absolute favorites are the shrimp wonton soup - different than your regular wonton - the broth is light, non-greasy, and kind of peppery. The wonton is delicate and filled with tiny shrimp. And the soup is threaded with just wilted baby spinach. It is fantastic and I always start my meal with a big bowl this soup. Sometimes I get two big bowls of the soup and nothing else. They do offer takeout but we prefer to eat there. The flavors are often so subtle they are best enjoyed right when served.
I'm torn in how to rate this place. I will say that the sushi is excellent, fresh, and exactly the way sushi should be. The sushi rice is perfectly prepared and to me that shows they care about doing a good job. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. However, the building is a former Taco Bell and in spite of the owner's attempts at disguise, it looks and feels like a former Taco Bell. I love going here for lunch or picking up a sushi combo to go for lunch. The price is very good for a nice variety of nigiri sushi and some miso soup. I don't like to go here for dinner because the prices are higher and it doesn't seem worth my dining dollar for the lack of ambiance. They serve Chinese food as well which is good, but the sushi is much better.
This restaurant is affiliated with Los Amigos on Harford Road in Hamilton, but in my opinion this place is better because they also serve Peruvian chicken. If you've never had it, Peruvian chicken is a rotisserie style chicken that is marinated in seasonings that make it different from the rotisserie chickens you might pick up at the grocery store. It is spicy without being overly-hot, very moist, and very flavorful. Once you try it, you'll be a convert. It also happens to be a very good deal, with Los Amigos Dos selling a whole chicken to go for 13.95 and it comes with a salad and a side. I prefer the fries but my family likes the yucca. We always get our stuff to go. As far as the Mexican food, it's always fresh, very flavorful, and very authentic tasting. I am a fan of the carnitas, very flavorful and moist meat. However, we usually get the rotisserie chicken because it is so good and it's not something you see in very many places. Try it and you'll never buy another one of those chickens at the grocery store again.
I am picky about pizza and this is our favorite local pizza place. We don't go anywhere else. Their sauce is just right, not too sweet and they put just the right amount. They have a good selection of toppings - I love their sausage. The dough is just the right thickness, medium not too thin but not doughy at all. They cook it just right, not too long so it gets burnt but long enough that it has a nice amount of crunch to the crust. They have a buy-one-get-one offer on pizzas if you pick it up which turns out to be a great deal. They are extremely busy on Friday nights so call ahead if you can, or expect to wait awhile for your pizza. They do have a menu of other offerings, sandwiches, etc. But when I walk in and smell those pizzas in the oven, I can't imagine ordering anything else. This place has been a neighborhood favorite forever and once you try their pizza, it will be your favorite too.
I am surprised this place is not busier. They serve excellent Persian food and they have a tiny little grocery in the back where you can take home some wonderful spices and ingredients from your meal. If you are looking for kabob, I think this place is better than some of the more recommended places in Towson. When you sit down at the tablecloth draped table (which they don't have in Towson), the waiter brings you a plate with flatbread, feta cheese, walnuts, onions, and parsley. You break of pieces of the bread and eat it with chunks of the other accompaniments. Wonderful. Their kabob is an excellent juicy and smoky counterpart to their wonderful rice. However, my favorite thing is their chicken, walnut, pomegranate chicken stew dish. It is incredibly good and it is what I order every single time I go there. Even if you go there for kabob, you have to order some of this on the side to go along with your main dinner. It is so unique and so good, it will have you dreaming of it for days. All of the staff is always very friendly and nice. Their prices are very reasonable.
Excellent subs, fries, and onion rings. When we are in the mood for something quick, we usually head to Palmisanos. Our favorite is the cheeseburger sub, DH and I get a large and split it because it is huge. They have really, really good fries and onion rings as well. You can purchase pans of pasta and other Italian dishes to heat up at home. You can even pick up some lunchmeat and rolls to take home if you were so inclined. They have a few tables where you can eat there which is what we usually do. The place has a nice little neighborhood feel. It's our favorite place for subs.