Food & Drink in Ruxton

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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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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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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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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$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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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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Steak and Seafood for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Christopher Daniel (Up to 50% Off)

Christopher Daniel

Cockeysville

The lunchtime menu satisfies with bison, grilled favorites, and seafood salad; dinner excites taste buds with classic steaks and fresh fish

$20 $10

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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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Hibachi Cuisine or Sushi at Ginza Japanese Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

Ginza Japanese Steak House

Colorful sushi rolls served alongside hot entrees cooked on hibachi grills in front of diners' tables

$30 $15

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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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$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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$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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$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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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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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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Two American Appetizers with Two 16-Ounce Beers for Two at The Greene Turtle - Hunt Valley (Up to 58% Off)

The Greene Turtle - Hunt Valley

Hunt Valley

Cheeseburger sliders and bavarian pretzel sticks complement beers, such as seasonal varieties from Sam Adams and New Belgium

$37.98 $16

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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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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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 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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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$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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Hookah Night for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 53% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

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

$35 $17

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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Upscale American Cuisine, Valid Saturday or Sunday–Friday at The Milton Inn Restaurant

The Milton Inn Restaurant

8

Award-winning chef besieges taste buds with artisanal fare & handpicked wines in nearly 300-year-old fieldstone manor

$60 $40

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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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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 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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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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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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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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$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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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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$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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Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$20 $10

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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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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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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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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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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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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Seafood at Vince’s Crab House ($20 Total Value)

Vince's Crab House

Middle River

Chefs transform freshly caught seafood from Maryland's coast into sandwiches and dinner platters

$10 $5.50

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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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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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$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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Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

7

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$40 $21

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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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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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$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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$25 for $50 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Chevys Fresh Mex in Arundel Mills

Chevys

Hanover

Mexican dishes such as pork carnitas and chicken flautas with jalapeño jelly; 8 varieties of margarita

$50 $25

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

Tall Oaks Restaurant

3

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

$65 $30

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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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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Jamaican Food at Wat U Makin' Jamaican ($20 Total Value)

Wat U Makin Jamaican

Joppa

With its bright green and yellow exterior and its authentic jerk chicken, the restaurant transports guests to Jamaica’s island paradise

$5 $3

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Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

$48 $22

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Barbecue at Chicken On The Roof Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicken On The Roof Grill

Joppatowne

Barbecue joint dishes out buffalo wings, chicken tenders, pit beef sandwiches, St. Louis–style ribs, cheesesteak subs, and fried fish

$10 $6

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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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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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The Floral Studio is a custom floral studio with expertise in weddings and special events. Their blooms are conditioned to last longer and bloom brighter than others. This Groupon is strictly for seasonal bouquets, ensuring you'll always get the freshest flowers, and can be applied to larger arrangements (customers must pay amount over $50 value). Usher in balmier temperatures, Easter bunnies, and puppy love with a springtime cluster of tulips, iris, and daffodils. Come summer, sample arrangements could include groupings of antique hydrangea, dahlia, and sunflower. Although the selection is seasonally changing, currently you can get a simple, classy dozen premium roses in your choice of color ($66). If the fear of fleeting flora leaves you wanting more, invest in life that will stick around a little longer. The blooming topiary lasts up to three weeks (your choice of color, $70), and a double-stem orchid plant for $55 is an exotic way to breathe life into your life.

6510 Falls Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

John Lindner of the The Baltimore Sun left Banksy’s Café raving about one item in particular: the roast-beef sandwich. After eating the sandwich, which he describes as “stacked so high that, with the curved roll, [it’s] nearly round,” Lindear seemed anxious to try more of what the quaint café had to offer, calling the roast beef “a convincing ambassador for Banksy’s.” Brimming with culinary creativity, the menu of gourmet fare lives up to the hype. Chefs Will and Rob dollop chilled beet soup with tangy greek yogurt, and turn up the heat on a classic caesar salad by first grilling the romaine. Heartier appetites tuck into wild-caught-salmon burgers, turkey sandwiches blanketed by melted muenster, and the SuperNova flatbread pizza, piled with red onions, tomatoes, and capers. A full espresso bar energizes meals with organic and fair-trade coffee drinks from Baltimore Coffee & Tea, while glass display cases stage homemade cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream. As the chefs build meals in the kitchen, the restaurant’s diner-style décor invites visitors to relax and wax nostalgic about a bygone era. In addition to hosting framed art prints, the café’s wall showcases eight clocks to remind enraptured diners of the existence of time.

6080 Falls Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Pastry chef Ruby blends up batches of vegan organic batter and swirls fluffy vegan buttercream frosting to create cupcakes, mini cupcakes, and cakes. Classic flavors enliven a menu of animal-friendly delights including carrot, apple, and chocolate cake paired with buttercream flavors such as cool mint, vanilla, and peanut butter. Ruby's also offers catering for any special occasion, from weddings to baby showers to July-o-ween, brightening up dessert tables with a colorful range of sugary peaks and icing-filled valleys.

1340 Smith Avenue
Baltimore,
MD
US

The pastry chefs at Gone Cupcaking Across America share a wealth of gourmet cupcake experience with aspiring dessert artisans, in flavors that include whisked buttercream atop classic vanilla, chocolate, and red-velvet cake bases, and more exotic choices such as Grand Marnier or peaches 'n' cream. At lessons, students learn piping techniques, how to make frosting, and how to make iced flowers without the hassle of fertilizing regular flowers with milk and butter.

1340 Smith Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Gathered around Shaquille O’Neal in front of the chalkboard scribbled with the day’s ice cream flavors, the staff of Taharka Bros. is positively beaming. While the visit from a basketball legend brings a crowd of admirers into their shop, Taharka’s ice cream wizards have no problem attracting throngs of fans sans the help of Shaq’s presence. Voted one of Baltimore's "Great Milkshakes" by The Baltimore Sun in 2011, and crowned "Best Ice Cream" by Baltimore Magazine in its Best of Baltimore 2010 edition, devotees are drawn in by the eatery's "irresistible ice-cream menu," which includes decadent flavors such as honey graham and salty caramel. Adding to the draw is its ability to "satisfy [your] ravenous social conscience" with its management training program that "offers the chance for urban youth to get a foothold in the workplace." Throughout the day, the entrepreneurial young staffers hone business skills as they hand-make batches of frozen confections using fresh ingredients such as fruits and magic beanstalk beans plucked from local farms. The sense of community and teamwork that goes into the creation of every scoop reflects Taharka Bros.' support of initiatives that uphold civic involvement, social justice, and cultural exchange through the arts.

1405 Forge Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Finger fare dominates the appetizer menu, including meaty chipotle-barbecue shrimp hugged in grilled bacon strips and kissed with cheddar grits ($12), local and New England artisanal cheeses served with fruit and blueberry honey ($14), and southwestern eggrolls ($8.95). Those in search of greener grub will appreciate the fresh nine salad offerings. The farm salad ($11) features chilled hunks of chicken tossed with crumbled goat cheese, sliced green apples, grape tomatoes, and dried cranberries. For lunch, grilled cheese grows up with Tavern's farm-fresh take on the classic ($8.25) in three different styles. Main dinner courses include aged-USDA-beef selections, such as the brandy-flamed New York strip tavern steak ($27), and jumbo day-boat scallops pan seared and coated in decadent lobster butter ($25). Vegetarians can take solace in the vegetarian sauté, a garden blend bedded atop wild-mushroom risotto ($20).

5700 Newbury St
Baltimore,
MD
US