Rise and Shine at the Boathouse in Canton

It’s been a tough few months in Baltimore weather wise.

Many businesses are suffering because of it. But on my visit to Boathouse, 2809 Boston Street in Canton, I could not have asked for a more glorious day.

I sat in one of their dining rooms waterside and had a tremendous view. It went from the Key Bridge to the Domino sign, with the flag flying at Fort McHenry directly across.

The restaurant is open seven days for lunch and dinner but this article will concentrate on the Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with reservations being a very good idea. It is ala carte.

You can begin with a visit to the bloody mary bar.  The bartender gives you a glass with ice, you go over to the bar and put in whatever you like from the various choices. It’s a buy one get one deal. Or you can order unlimited mimosas ($12.00). Actually, you probably could do both.

The menu offers six categories from Rise & Shine Starters to Hand Held. Here are a few examples from each – in Rise & Shine there’s the breakfast flatbread and french toast dippers; in Soups & Starters you can select items such as crab cake appetizer, flash fried calamari or famous Boathouse wings.

Going to Salads we have the Boathouse chopped salad and the kale & pomegranates; in the Brunch Specials select from classic benedict, chicken & waffles (one of the most popular selections) and the smoked brisket hash.

Looking at the Eggs & More there’s the ham & cheese omelet and the bistro steak & eggs and finally in the Hand Held there’s the hangover burger or my choice the salmon BLT.

There’s also an array of sides like the Caesar salad, french fries, sausage, bacon, muffin, Belgian waffle, coleslaw, sweet potato fries, and eggs.

On any of the entrees, you can add chicken, shrimp, ahi tuna, salmon or steak. They range in price from $6.00 to $12.00.

The most expensive items I saw on the menu was the Atlantic salmon and bistro steak & eggs for $22.00,  followed by the N’awlins shrimp and grits for $17.50, then the salmon BLT for $16.50 and then on down to $12.00 for the classic benedict and $11.00 for the two eggs with meat.

You can arrive at the Boathouse by car, the preferred method by far, but you can pull up to the marina in a boat, or the water taxi has two close by stops. I was going to go there on my yacht, but I forgot where I docked it.

Oh yes, the question I get about downtown restaurants, what about parking. There is an adjacent lot with a fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day, now it’s free. Or there are plenty of spots on Boston Street.

The restaurant offers weekly specials, like Prime Rib Night Friday and Saturday. A full dinner, after 5 pm, for $22.00. The website will detail the others.

After brunch, and I went on what might have been one of the best weather days in months, I took a leisurely stroll along the inner harbor promenade. It’s a pathway that goes from Canton to the Rusty Scupper. Highly recommended.

Reach them at 410-773-9795 or go to boathousecanton.com. Our server was Demetrius, if he’s there get his table.


By the way, I had the hot fudge brownie sundae for dessert. I might go back just for that.