Food & Drink in Catonsville

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Healthy Food at Sprout Natural Choice ($30 Total Value)

Sprout Natural Choice

Catonsville

Health-conscious diners can dig into nutritious dishes featuring farm-fresh produce and sip 100% natural juices

$10 $6

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Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery at Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta

Stevensville

Specialty pizzas with housemade crust and sauce; hot and cold subs including cheesesteaks; pasta dishes

$20 $9.50

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Fish Head Cantina (Up to 40% Off)

Fish Head Cantina

Arbutus

Eclectic venue pairs fresh sushi with live music, tiki bar cocktails, and a full menu of classic grill fare

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$30 $15

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Asian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Red Parrot Asian Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Red Parrot Asian Bistro

Ellicott City

Expansive menu of pan-Asian fare includes dozens of specialty sushi rolls, Chinese cashew chicken, Korean stir-fried beef, and bubble tea

$50 $30

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$20 for $40 Worth of American Pub Grub and Drinks at Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Ellicott City

Bar with 8 pool tables, 10 dart boards, and loads of TVs and video games keeps the party going with 1/2 pound burgers and draft beer

$40 $20

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$20 for One Pizza and One A La Carte Food item at Zum Zum Pizzeria (Up to $36 Value)

Zum Zum Pizzeria

Ellicott City

Pick up a pizza and another dish at this creative food joint, where chicken tenders, jalapeno poppers, and onion rings are all big draws

$36 $20

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$8 for $20 Worth of Farmers' Market Goods — Carroll Farm To Table

Carroll-farm-to-table

Ellicott City

Local farm-raised pasture chicken, free-range hogs, and grass-fed beef; no antibiotics or hormones

$20 $8

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French Cuisine at The Elkridge Furnace Inn (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

Elkridge

Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, stuffed summer squash, and quiche du jour served at an inn that dates back to 1744

$50 $25

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine at Azul 17

Azul 17

Columbia Market Place

Cooks prepare dishes such as chicken in mole sauce, while bartenders forge beverages using more than 100 blue-agave tequilas

$30 $15

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47% Off Japanese Food and Drinks for Two at Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Hickory Ridge

Chefs create seafood and steak meals tableside; sushi rolls with asparagus, yellowtail, eel, shrimp tempura, and crab meat

$30 $16

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$89 Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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$89 for Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish!

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at YogiCup (Half Off). Two Options Available.

YogiCup

Columbia

Frozen yogurt flavors rotate weekly and are complemented with candy and fresh fruit toppings

$10 $5

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Mediterranean and American Dinner for Two or Four at Rudy's Mediterranean Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Rudy's Mediterranean Grill

Columbia

Mediterranean dishes such as hummus & spinach pie join internationally eclectic menu of shrimp scampi, pastrami sandwiches & crab cakes.

$60.95 $33

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Modern American Cuisine at Gadsby's Bar American (Up to 54% Off)

Gadsby's Bar American

Ellicott City

Ribeye steaks, seared scallops, pen cove mussels, and other elegant dishes made with fresh ingredients by a chef from Iron Chef America

$65 $30

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Italian and Sicilian Dinner for Dine-In or Carryout at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

Linthicum

Local organic ingredients and imports from Sicily combine into penne capricciosa, gourmet pizzas, and other authentic dishes

$30 $16

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Middle Eastern Food for Dine-In, Carry-Out, or Delivery from Shawermarz (40% Off)

Shawermarz

Baltimore

Traditional or spicy falafel with hummus & pita bread, chicken & beef shawerma, chicken & beef kebab, kofta, grape leaves, rice & more

$10 $6

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Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

$40 $18

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Greek Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Acropolis Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Acropolis Restaurant

Fifteenth Street

Lamb shish kebabs, moussaka, shrimp saganaki, and other Greek entrees for two or four people

$20 $11

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American and Tex-Mex Food and Drink for Two or Four at Alonso's & Loco Hombre (Up to 50% Off)

Alonso's & Loco Hombre

Keswick

Burgers come stuffed with jalapeno poppers and bowls of spicy steak chili heat up the night for any diner

$30 $15

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One Dozen or Two Dozen Cake Pops at Enchanted Cakes and Treats (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Cakes and Treats

Baltimore

Chocolate, red-velvet, yellow, strawberry, and lemon cake pops infused with buttercream and dipped in white or milk chocolate

$18 $9

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$30 for $60 Worth of Candy — Gourmet Candy Apples Creations

Gourmet Candy Apple Creations

Washington Village

From the merchant: one dozen glam apples; choice of color

$60 $30

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$21 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Café Food at Shapiro's Cafe ($42 Total Value)

Shapiro's Cafe

Mid-Town Belvedere

Café with salads, breakfast and deli sandwiches, and Mediterranean fare, including falafel, named the city’s best by Baltimore City Paper

$14 $7

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Barbecue and Drinks at Midtown BBQ & Brew (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Midtown BBQ & Brew

Baltimore

House-smoked barbecue made with locally raised meat earns praise from the Baltimore Sun

$30 $15

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Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (53% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

Hookah sessions include charcoals, specialty flavors, and non-alcoholic drinks

$36 $17

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$16 for $30 Worth of Greek Food at Ikaros Restaurant

Ikaros Restaurant

Greektown

Classic Greek dishes such as braised lamb, surf and turf, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, and housemade baklava

$30 $16

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Hookah Package for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 51% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

Fragrant hookah tobaccos infused with watermelon, apple, or mint; opulent lounge with plush sofas

$37 $19

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Catering for a Party Serving 6–10 or 15–25 People from Quite A Treat Catering (Up to 53% Off)

Quite A Treat Catering

Ednor Gardens - Lakeside

Expert caterers whip up enough warm spinach dip, finger sandwiches, lasagna, or fried chicken for up to 25 guests

$175 $85

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$21 for $40 Worth of New American Dinner Food and Drinks for Two or More at Sascha's 527 Cafe

Saschas 527

Downtown

Upscale urban café with red velvet curtains and a crystal chandelier proffers boneless glazed short rib, free-range chicken, & small plates

$40 $21

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$20 for $40 Worth of Inventive American Cuisine at Blue Hill Tavern

Blue Hill Tavern

Canton

Classic dishes such as crab cakes with inventive spin and seasonal ingredients

$40 $20

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Patrick's of Pratt Street (Up to 51% Off)

Patrick's of Pratt Street

Hollins Market

Pub classics such as Maryland crab cakes and Black Angus beef burgers in a historical pub with original tin ceiling and brass cash register

$40 $20

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Seafood and American Cuisine at Captain James Landing (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Captain James Landing

Baltimore

Chefs specialize in fresh seafood, such as crab-cake sliders and lobster steamed to order, inside a maritime-themed eatery by the water

$30 $15

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$16 for $35 Worth of Cake Balls — Sundance Baked Goods

Sundance Baked Goods

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $16

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Home Slyce ($40 Total Value)

Home Slyce

Multiple Locations

Premium pizzas and customized pies topped with veggie, seafood, and meat toppings, as well as hearty calzones and sandwiches

$20 $10

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Southern Cuisine for Brunch or Take-Out at Phaze 10 (Up to 43% Off)

Phaze 10

Mount Vernon

Feast on Eastern Shore gumbo, shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits, or barbecue bourbon salmon

$30 $17

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$16 for $30 Worth of Turkish Cuisine at Cazbar

Cazbar

Downtown

Traditional Turkish dishes ranging from sausage-stuffed pides and flavorful spreads to doner kebabs and beef dumplings

$30 $16

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Beer Flight for Two or Four, or $11 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Elliott's Pour House

Elliotts Pour House

Hudson - Highlandtown

Twenty craft beers from Longtrail, Star Hill, Great Divide, and other local brewers on draft

$20 $11

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Small Plates and Wine for Two or Four at Silo.5% Wine Bar

Silo.5% Wine Bar

Locust Point

Bottles of house wine pair with an eclectic selection of shared plates such as crab-stuffed shiitake mushrooms or brie-and-cheddar mac

$55 $35

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Casual American Food for Two or Four at Fat Larry’s Cheesesteak & Hoagies (Up to 50% Off)

Fat Larry's Cheesesteak & Hoagies

Sharp Leadenhall

South Philly–style sandwiches include cheesesteaks made with rib-eye steak, traditional hoagies, and hot sandwiches

$20 $11

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$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$72 $29

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Italian Dinner with Beer or Wine for One or Two at Trinacria Cafe (40% Off)

Trinacria Cafe

Baltimore

Italian entrees such as hot sandwiches, house-made lasagna, and personal thin-crust pizzas

$20 $12

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$12 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Cafe Cuisine at Sydney's Cafe ($20 Value)

Sydney's Cafe

Baltimore

Breakfasts of classic eggs and bacon platters served before lunches of shrimp po’boys, roast beef paninis, and a variety of salads

$10 $6

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Casual American Cuisine at Flight American Fusion (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Flight American Fusion

Baltimore

Casual American full-service eatery offers several housemade dishes, including burgers, jerk chicken, jumbo crab cakes, and full vegan menu

$30 $15

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$21 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks at La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

Little Italy

Chef Carlo draws upon his Venetian heritage as he conjures up made-from-scratch pastas as well as seafood and veal dishes

$40 $21

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American Breakfast Fare and Drinks at Fresh Farms Cafe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Farms Cafe

Baltimore

Cooks make a lineup of artisan breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and wraps using fresh local ingredients from eco-conscious suppliers

$10 $6

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Pub Food at Poncabird Pub (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Poncabird Pub

Southeastern Baltimore

Signature 10 oz. burgers sport toppings of blue cheese or crab dip at a sports pub known for local seafood and a party-ready patio

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Drinks for Dine-In or Carryout at Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana

Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana

Mt. Washington

Pizza of the day rotates frequently, moving from classic cheese to more elaborate pies such as pesto or margherita

$20 $12

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Thai Dinner for Two or Four at Stang of Siam (Up to 46% Off)

Stang of Siam

Mid-Town Belvedere

Acclaimed chef behind Dupont Circle's The Regent fills the upscale menu with Thai classics and impeccably presented house specialties

$71.90 $39

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$16.50 for $30 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner Cuisine for Two at Lumbini Restaurant

Lumbini Restaurant

Downtown

Charcoal-roasted chicken, tandoor-barbecued lamb, and baked eggplant simmer in sauces and Himalayan spices

$30 $16.50

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One or Two Dozen Cookies or a 16-Inch Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies (Up to 45% Off)

Great American Cookies

Inner Harbor

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$29 $16

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Bosphorus Mediterranean Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bosphorus Mediterrenean Bistro

Rosebank

Mediterranean cuisine includes beef shish kebab, tzatziki, and a Bosphorus burger with beef, kasar cheese, tomato, and onion

$20 $11

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes at MTD Bakery (Up to 55% Off)

MTD Bakery

Baltimore

This bakery at Hollins Market whips up cupcakes made fresh each morning from scratch in a variety of creative flavors

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Beers and Mixed Drinks at Ottobar

Ottobar

Charles Village

Bars on both floors of an award-winning venue serve domestic and imported bottled beers and mixed drinks

$30 $15

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Catering or Dine-In Sandwiches, Breakfast, and Fried Chicken at Lenny's Deli Harborplace (25% Off)

Lennys Deli Harborplace

Baltimore

Catered smoked-salmon party platters and 5-foot cold-cut subs; dine-in corned-beef reubens and baked half chickens

$100 $75

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$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt in Love ($20 Value)

Yogurt In Love

Fort Meade

Rotating selection of 14 frozen yogurt flavors capped with a choice of toppings such as sprinkles, fresh fruit, or candy

$5 $2.75

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Chinese Cuisine and Sushi at Mai Dragon (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Mai Dragon

Fort Meade

Eatery serves Chinese food such as pork fried rice, beef lo mein, and sweet and sour chicken, and creates maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri

$25 $14

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at East Moon Asian Bistro

East Moon Asian Bistro

Glen Burnie

Huge variety of pan-Asian dishes such as Thai-style panang curry, sweet and sour chicken, and wonton soup

$20 $11

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Burgers, Fries, and Shakes for Two or Four at Mikie's (Up to 53% Off)

Mikie's

Glen Burnie

Grill pros serve up burgers topped with optional cheese and bacon, paired with fries and a thick shake

$19.05 $9

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Sushi and Thai Food for Dine-In or Takeout at San Sushi Too & Thai One On (Up to 50% Off)

San Sushi Too & Thai One On

Towson

Thai curries, soups, and salads alongside creative sushi rolls, tempura, teriyaki, and udon and soba noodles

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Chicken, and Shakes at Gino's Burgers & Chicken

Gino's Burgers & Chicken

Towson

Six signature burgers, creative chicken sandwiches, and 100+ real ice-cream shakes

$20 $10

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$13 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Food at Bellagio Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

Bellagio Pizzeria

Rossville

Eclectic spread includes specialty pizzas topped with feta and gyro meat, 8-inch subs, and crab cake served with fries

$20 $13

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$135 for a Southern-Fusion Farm-to-Table Holiday Meal for 10 from Herb & Soul ($180 Value)

Herb & Soul

Parkville

Comfort food handcrafted with organic produce and locally sourced ingredients

$180 $135

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Wine Tasting/Paint Party for 4, 6, or 10 In Home, or for 1 or 2 at Local Pub from Sipping Pretty (Up to 55% Off)

Sipping Pretty

Parkville

During wine tasting/paint parties at a private home or in a local pub, guests sample wines while painting on canvas

$240 $120

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Greek Meal for Two or Four or $17 for $30 Worth of Takeout at Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Odenton

Greek meals commence with saganaki or grape leaves, followed by braised lamb, gyros, or moussaka; carry out Greek or American dishes

$30 $17

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Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

Classic Indian entrees, such as paneer tikka masala and shrimp vindaloo, along with low-fat Nepalese options

$30 $14

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$16.50 for $30 Worth of Barbecue at RG's BBQ Cafe

RG's BBQ Cafe

North Laurel

Southern barbecue such as pit turkey, pulled pork, and baby back and spare ribs; homemade sides include corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese

$30 $16.50

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Teppanyaki Dinner and Sushi at Ginza Of Tokyo (Up to 33% Off). Two Pricing Options Available.

Ginza Of Tokyo

North Laurel

Hibachi chefs prepare savory dishes with sea foods, meats, and veggies; sushi chefs create artful maki rolls and sashimi

$45 $30

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Up to 40% Off Sandwiches — Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel; Valid Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM

Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 $6

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Appetizers and Drinks for Two or $30 for $50 Worth of Seafood at Claws Seafood House

Claws Seafood House

Rehoboth Beach

Snack on appetizers such as crab dip and oysters with beer or mixed drinks; full menu includes salmon, shrimp po-boys, and filet mignon

$39.98 $23

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$24 for $40 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Port

Port

Dewey Beach

Chef Inton Mouynivong grills succulent steaks and crafts regionally inspired seafood dishes alongside staples of Thai cuisine

$40 $24

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Espuma (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Espuma

Rehoboth Beach

Artfully plated meals inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish cuisines on a menu that shifts with the seasons

$80 $44

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Mariachi Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

Mariachi Restaurant

Mariachi Restaurant

Authentic Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine, including ceviche and carne asada in restaurant overlooking beach and boardwalk

$30 $17

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$19 for Two Dozen Oysters and Two Craft Beers at Catcher's Restaurant ($38 Value)

Catcher's Restaurant

Rehoboth Beach

Fresh oysters paired with cool craft beers that can be enjoyed inside a cozy dining room or at outdoor patio tables

$38 $19

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Cake Balls, Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes, or Fondant-Cake at Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake (Up to 44% Off)

Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake

Essex

"Texas-sized" cupcakes in flavors like strawberry shortcake or with alcohol-infused filling; single-tiered cakes are covered in fondant

$25 $14

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Steak and Seafood at Tall Oaks Restaurant (Up to 54% Off)

Tall Oaks Restaurant

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Angus steaks and local seafood—such as fried crab and barbeque oysters—served in a sunny dining room

$65 $30

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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What Candle Light Inn considers home, others call a landmark or monument. The house in which the restaurant resides has been part of the Catonsville community since the mid 1800s, when it was first built into the area's rolling farmland and called Five Oaks Estate. Since its birth, the building has survived various name changes, a multitude of owners, and even a fire in the 1970s, which left it vacant and with a terrible cough until the present owners, the Lombardini family, purchased it in 1979.

Today, the inn has fully recovered, and models a host of renovations that includes a covered outdoor patio canopied by forestry and surrounded by landscaped gardens. Different tones swirl through each of the house's quarters, along with the wafting scents of the hearty American fare that fills plates for lunch and dinner daily.

1835 Frederick Rd
Catonsville,
MD
US

Bakers Park's cakesmiths are visual artists, using buttercream and fondant like a painter uses watercolors and buttercream. They draw from a large palette, mixing batter into flavors such as chocolate or red velvet. Eventually, all of these components come together into an elaborate design, such as a birthday cake shaped like a giant cheeseburger, or a baby shower cake that looks like a kid's shoe. And while they specialize in these sorts of cakes, not everything the bakers create is destined for a party. They also make cookies, cupcakes, pies, and other everyday treats.

Though their processes are meticulous, there are no secret recipes at Bakers Park. The bakers happily teach the tricks of their trade to curious would-be confectioners during cake classes.

6600 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville,
MD
US

As one of China's eight regional cuisines, Hunan fare culls its flavors from a rich tradition of slow-cooking methods that includes pot-roasting, braising, stewing, smoking, and pickling. Chefs enhance authentic proteins?ranging from frog and squid to offal?with sour and spicy ingredients such as pickles, sea cucumbers, and chilies. These exotic morsels share menu space with more familiar fare including crispy duck, braised pork, and steamed dumplings. The restaurant also conveniently separates their bill of fare into two distinct categories?American cuisine?to help adventurous and cautious foodies alike select palatable plates. Throughout the space, glowing orbs cast warm light on vibrant crimson walls, rustic Chinese tapestries, intricate carvings, and Tang-dynasty poems praising the Emperor's favorite sitcoms.

718 N Rolling Rd
Catonsville,
MD
US

Sprout Natural Choice is a vegetarian restaurant and juice bar. But with its farm-fresh produce, freshly baked breads, and creative wraps and sandwiches, it's also an alluring change of pace for meat eaters. All menu items include a vegan option, too. Ultimately, it's not about being a vegetarian at Sprout Natural Choice?it's about a healthy lifestyle, starting with quality produce, 100% natural juices, and foods with a direct health benefit.

The eatery takes its commitment to health to the next level with an onsite nutritionist and dietitian. And its menu proves that nutritious does not have to equal boring or bland. Take the Baltimore cheezesteak?with thinly sliced vegan beef, layered with romaine lettuce, red and green peppers, tomatoes, vegan cheese, and caramelized onions on a soft hoagie roll?or the Southwestern salad or wrap packed with romaine, black beans, red peppers, roasted corn, green onions, and a cilantro-lime dressing. Those feeling inventive can design their own salads or wraps, topping greens with "throw-ins" (avocado, sesame seeds, or feta, to name a few); proteins such as baked tofu, seitan, chickenless strips, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), or chickpeas; and a freshly made dressing. The juice bar keeps the variety going with an assortment of smoothies and raw-juice blends.

706 Frederick Rd
Catonsville,
MD
US

The Flores family never dreamed that 15 years after they emigrated from Mexico, Maryland state senator Jim Robey would be on hand at their restaurant opening to whack a celebratory piñata. Yet that's exactly how the business started—with an explosion of candy foretelling a boom of happy customers.

Named for the Flores’s hometown of Nayarit, El Nayar was designed as a reflection of the clan’s personality, which they describe as "authentic Mexican, laid-back, and down-to-earth." They’re proud that amid the exposed-brick columns and blue- and red-tiled counter, immigrants can be found enjoying cactus and eggs beside American businessmen talking shop over tacos and quesadillas. It’s this mentality, along with sizzling fajitas and house-made spicy sauce, that has earned the restaurant an award as a Top 10 Mexican Restaurant by the Baltimore Sun.

Also honored with a Healthy Howard award for the dietary excellence of its menu, the BYOB establishment encourages diners to supplement meals with glasses of a favorite red wine, good for the heart, or shots of tequila, good for hand-walking skills and adding into specialty margaritas.

801 Frederick Rd
Catonsville,
MD
US

Formerly known as Honey Pig Dumpling, Honey Pig Chicken now broadens its menu beyond steamed bundles of flavor. Even when she isn't present, the pink cheeks and puckered lips of co-owner Mickey Kim still watch over Honey Pig Chicken. Depicted as a warm, friendly cartoon, Kim looks out from a banner that hangs over the counter inside the Catonsville Lotte Plaza's Asian grocery store. That playful personality is reflected in Honey Chicken's aesthetics as well as its menu, which encompasses seven sweet-bun dumplings: beef bulgogi, pork, mixed vegetables, curry with potatoes, shrimp, chicken, and kimchi with ground beef. Newer dishes include spicy Korean-style fried chicken or pork and ddukbokki—a traditional plate consisting of fish and spicy rice cakes.

6600 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville,
MD
US