Spending time in SBIC? Get to know this Baltimore neighborhood by browsing its most popular local restaurants, from a sushi bar to a seafood spot offering bottomless brunch.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in SBIC, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Shoyou Sushi
Topping the list is sushi bar and Japanese spot Shoyou Sushi. Located at 1450 Light St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 446 reviews on Yelp.
In its new location since March 2018, Shoyou Sushi offers a full menu of sushi, sashimi and maki and nearly thirty different kinds of specialty rolls. Try an Oriole Park roll, filled with crab and cream cheese and topped with eel and spicy tuna, or the Shoyou Style Baked Lobster Roll.
2. SoBo Market
Next up is SoBo Market, which offers beer, wine, spirits, specialty food and more, situated at 13 E. Randall St. With five stars out of 24 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
This cozy spot features a full bar serving draft beers, craft cocktails and "adult" root beer floats. If you're hungry, the menu boasts snacks, small plates and sandwiches, like braised short rib arepas. Try the homemade ice cream sandwiches for desert.
3. Minnow Baltimore
Cocktail bar and traditional American spot Minnow Baltimore, which offers seafood and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2 E. Wells St., four stars out of 144 reviews.
The seafood-centric menu features dishes inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean region, like fried oysters with saffron rouille and squid ink paella. On Sunday, Minnow Baltimore serves a bottomless lunch, when guests can feast on bread pudding, chicken and biscuits, smoked salmon and more.