Baltimore is home to a lot of neat hole-in-the-walls restaurants catering to different niches. One such place is called the Lost City Diner, a retro sci-fi themed greasy spoon that specializes in milkshakes!
Located on the 1700 block on Charles Street, Lost City's genesis was actually an interesting one. It was originally opened in August 2011, but closed by January 2012 to undergo kitchen renovations. It reopened in April 2013 and has since become a staple in Baltimore's eatery scene. Its popularity probably has a lot to do with its location. It's located in a Baltimore hot spot: right beside Club Charles, across from the Charles Theatre, Sofi's Crepes, and Tapas Teatro. It thrives on the weekends, as do most restaurants, but the restaurant has peculiar hours. During the weekends, it's open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and, from Mondays through Thursdays, it only serves dinner rush between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2724,2721,2720,2719"]
So, what's the food like? Let's take a look! First things first: Yes, it's vegetarian-friendly. In fact, some of their yummiest selections are meatless. The Philly Fries are French fries slathered in shredded mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, making the perfect platter of pizza-esque fries! They also offer Lost City Vegan Chili, customizing the classic Southwestern recipe with meatless beef. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2723,2722"] They do offer the usual diner staples, including burgers! They offer the Jupiter, a juicy flame-grilled beef burger topped with your choice of cheese and a couple strips of bacon, and the famous Neptune burger, a grilled angus burger topped with fried macaroni and cheese and
a creamy cheese sauce. But what they're best at are the milkshakes. Their hand-dipped milkshakes come in a variety of flavors such as blackberry, choco-banana cherry, maple-walnut, or you could "dream up your own!" Lost City is the diner of your dreams, after all. For more information, please visit the diner's website
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Photos courtesy of the Lost Cit Diner Facebook page and Yelp.