Like hang gliding through a thick flock of fowls, fishing is one of humankind’s oldest methods of feeding itself. Reap the benefits of modern fish hunting with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fresh, hearty seafood fare and drinks at The Seasoned Mariner, located on Bear Creek off Wise Avenue.
The Seasoned Mariner treats lunching locals and romantic dinner diners to a seaside experience replete with multiple menus of fresh aquatic fruit and a naturally tranquil, waterfall-enhanced atmosphere. The seafood platter baits jaded tongues with its oysters, crab cake, haddock, scallops, and shrimp ($29.95) during evening hours, and the Mariner melt, with its crab imperial on texas toast ($12.95), bucks breaded trends by filling a sandwich with something other than peanut butter, jelly, or a PB&J. Fish 'n' chips ($9.95) make for a crispy midday meal, as does the seasoned seafood sub, served with a side of fries ($14.95).
The Mariner’s outdoor seating lets sodium-craving guests suck in naturally salty air, and an elevated indoor dining room provides stunning views of sunsets, palm trees, and well-paid narwhals using stuck-to-their-face spears to collect sunken speedos. The restaurant offers free WiFi to enable guests to email old flames as they dine on dates, and a playground invites kids to burn off steam during postmeal adult conversation.
The Seasoned Mariner
With its sand-colored walls, crisp white pillars, and indoor waterfall, The Seasoned Mariner’s interior mimics the calm surroundings the waterfront that sits right outside. Perched along Bear Creek, the restaurant keeps its doors open year-round to capsize hunger with surf such as crab cakes and seafood platters and turf including burgers and steaks. The creekside decor that surrounds those dishes swells into an elevated dining room, too, where floor-to-ceiling windows afford views of the water and sailboats playing Marco Polo. During warmer months, diners may also take their meals on a pier surrounded by palm trees and exotic flowers.
601 Wise Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222