A lackluster experience at Slainte Pub in Baltimore’s Fells Point

A picture of Fells Point, the neighborhood Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant is located in

During my Washington D.C./Baltimore trip a couple of weekends ago, my friends and I went to the Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant in Fells Point (Baltimore) to have lunch and watch some pro football.

Unfortunately, our experience wasn’t that great. We ordered spinach artichoke dip with baguettes for our appetizer. There were very few baguette slices so we ran out after a couple of minutes. I asked for another baguette and it took more than 20 minutes to arrive (so the dip was no longer warm). I had to mention something to the waitress several times and she kept giving an excuse.

The restaurant wasn’t even that busy for a football Sunday. For my main course I got corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.

My food

It was very bland. I know the Irish aren’t exactly known for their flavorful cuisine, but usually corned beef is at least a little tastier. I feel like the brine-curing process lends itself to yummy goodness. And provided the meat is scrumptious, the potatoes and cabbage can taste rather plain. So hopefully they’ll work on the meat!

The other disappointing thing was related to football. When we arrived, we asked our waitress to put the Buffalo Bills game on one of the TVs (our group included a Bills fan). We were the only ones in the room so she gladly turned it on. About a half-hour later, the room was pretty full of people. One of the groups asked the same waitress to turn the same TV over to another game. She went ahead and did so for them.

When she came over to our table we told her we were disappointed she had changed the game when we had been the first ones in the room. She said she had completely forgotten we wanted to watch the Bills game, and was very sorry. But instead of changing the TV back to the game, she kept it on the game the other table wanted. That was too bad.

At least the restaurant had a cool view of the water:

Here are a few other pictures I took of Fells Point:

This was out for Halloween. It's pretty cool-- all the Fells Point shops and restaurants give candy out to children on Halloween.

I like how this looks.

Dogs get the royal treatment in Fell's Point.

What happens if I don't eat them (don't get me wrong-- I love mussels!)?


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