Federal Hill Food Tour Reviews

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Date Gender Age Location Type
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, May 21  3:00 PM esd327 Tue, May 24  1:08 PM Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The food was excellent at each stop. Our tour guide A.J. was knowledgeable as well as fun.
Rating: 5
Fun, delicious and informatative!
Sat, May 21  3:00 PM Erichelcat Tue, May 24  12:46 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I was with a group of 9 women ranging in ages from 22-52. Had a great time tasting the different foods, drinks and getting a mini tour of Federal Hill. Our guide Andrew(AJ), was fun and very informative.
Rating: 5
Federal Hill Tour
Sat, Apr 23  3:00 PM JMMessi Wed, Apr 27  4:48 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
WONDERFUL!!!!! We had a fabulous time and I will recommend this tour to my friends and family. Our tour guide Dan was exceptional and his passion for his city was very refreshing to see;He loves Baltimore! Dan was very courteous and customer concerned. At the end of the tour Dan helped us get an Uber ride back to our hotel and waited with us until the driver arrived.

I plan to take my husband on the Little Italy tour.
Rating: 5
great experience on the federal hill food tour!
Sat, Apr 2  3:00 PM Ellena Fri, Apr 8  12:21 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
our tour guide was great! he was very personable and friendly. i really appreciated that the restaurant locations on the tour featured diverse food and drinks. very enjoyable experience. meeting the other people on the tour was a great experience as well, the people were from all over the country and were very friendly. i would love to do another tour.
Rating: 5
Who would have thought?
Sat, Feb 6  3:00 PM jbrase10tt Sun, Feb 14  9:00 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We been to Baltimore a few times and have done the usual things, the aquarium, science center, camden yards, etc. Found the food tour on TripAdvisor and thought to give it a try. Dan our tour guide was a wealth of information and made the tour go easily. We walked and had Peruvian food, Lebanese food, walked to the top of Federal Hill and areas throughout the Federal Hill area and saw a side of Baltimore very different from the Inner Harbor. Further we had pizza and craft beer and of course crab cakes paired with wine.

The walking tour was three and a half hours. It was not rushed, but the time flew by. We learned a lot about a different side of Baltimore, had very different and delicious food, and just had a great time. After, we got a recommendation for an Italian bakery for desert.

if you want to go do something different when in Baltimore, I would strongly recommend the food walking tours. Who would have thought that the diversity of neighborhoods and foods can be found in Baltimore.
Rating: 4
Went Away Full
Sat, Nov 14, 15   3:00 PM judymarr Tue, Nov 17, 15   5:19 PM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice tour. Got history of the city along with some good food. I was amazed at the quantity each restaurant provided us. Definitely a good way to learn about a Baltimore neighborhood and its restaurants.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour of Federal Hill for Birthday
Sat, Oct 17, 15   3:00 PM danawadd333 Sat, Oct 24, 15   8:12 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Thanks to our tour leader Dan and Charm City Food Tours, we had a wonderful afternoon exploring Federal Hill and great eateries in the district. Highly recommend and would definitely consider again in the future.
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Sat, Oct 3, 15   3:00 PM clattergirl Tue, Oct 6, 15   11:11 AM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was a really fun day, and although I am from MD and have been to Federal Hill often it was a bit of education and lots of fun. We extended our dining experience and stayed with our group for some adult beverages.

Both my best friend and I bought for our husbands as gifts and they loved the idea and loved the day even more!!
Rating: 1
Did not happen
Sat, May 2, 15   3:00 PM PatGebhart Sun, May 10, 15   6:35 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Because of the racial unrest in Baltimore and the curfew imposed we were unable to participate.

When I asked for a refund the company refused and provided a voucher for another time.

Unfortunately the persons who were supposed to go on this tour will never be in this part of the country.

In these type of circumstances this company should provide full refund and not take advantage of customers like they did with me.
Rating: 5
fun time and good overview in Baltimore
Sat, Apr 11, 15   3:00 PM ndroby Fri, Apr 17, 15   8:43 AM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The guide was excellent.
Rating: 4
wonderful guide for Federal Hill Food Tour
Sat, Apr 11, 15   3:00 PM SLiberati Tue, Apr 14, 15   3:26 PM Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We enjoyed the food on our recent food tour, but it was the sunny personality of our guide that made ten strangers quickly become friends for the afternoon.
Rating: 5
Excellent way to get to know a neighborhood
Sat, Jan 17, 15   3:00 PM HHettige Tue, Jan 20, 15   10:19 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This is a great way to get to know a neighborhood: a tour of the area with unique views, history, and fun facts; excellent meals at 4 restaurants; and an opportunity to meet new people.
Rating: 5
vacation hobby
Fri, Jun 27, 14   3:00 PM JohnC27023 Wed, Jul 2, 14   11:12 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My wife and I enjoyed the walking food tour in the Federal Hill area. The guide and the food where excellent and we enjoyed the company of the other people who took the tour with us.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable, educational walk with tasty food
Thu, May 15, 14   4:30 PM CHCruse Tue, May 20, 14   8:27 AM Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Nora, our tour guide, enlightened us with many interesting stories about the history of Federal Hill. Our walk was through the Federal Hill area was easy and very enjoyable. We sampled food from four restaurants, all different, but very tasty. One caution, more food is offered than you really need. I have recommended the tour to several friends.
Rating: 5
The guide was wonderful.
Thu, Jan 2, 14   4:30 PM bkatherman Mon, Jan 6, 14   11:23 AM Male 20-29 Local Other
I got the tour as a gift to my sister (a foodie). The weather was not great that day and started to snow right before the tour was set to begin. Our guide, Nora, called in advance to confirm she would still give the tour. On tours like this, the food is only have the experience, with the other half of enjoyment coming from the guide. Nora was wonderful. Energetic and informed, Nora was a great guide to the Federal Hill district. I highly recommend the tour and Nora specifically.
Rating: 5
Best Time Ever on the Cuisine & Culture Tour
Sat, Oct 26, 13   3:00 PM pgerlitzki Thu, Oct 31, 13   3:19 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My sisters and I took the Cuisine & Culture Tour of Federal Hill in Baltimore as part of my birthday celebration. It was wonderful!! Our guide, Michael, was lots of fun (loved those dance moves), very informative & very sociable. The 3+ hours went by so fast. Each venue we visited provided us with great food & atmosphere. The walking tour of Federal Hill was very enjoyable, especially the view from atop Federal Hill looking down at the Inner Harbor. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Baltimore area. I plan to do similar tours with them in Little Italy & Fells Point. What a great way to experience the food and culture of the neighborhoods of Baltimore. I look forward to my next tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Way to Experience Part of Baltimore
Sat, Aug 17, 13   3:00 PM trevorcpa Wed, Aug 21, 13   1:03 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I were on a brief overnight stay in Baltimore. We booked this tour since we'd never been to Charm City before. We had an excellent guide and friendly tour-mates. The food was fine and I was definitely full at the end.
Rating: 5
Awesome time!
Sat, Aug 17, 13   3:00 PM tcasagrande Tue, Aug 20, 13   12:53 PM Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I would recommend this to anyone! It was a lot of fun! We have lived in Baltimore for years, and still learned new things! Come hungry! You get a lot to eat!
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Loved the food!
Sat, Jun 15, 13   3:00 PM alpayne Tue, Jun 18, 13   7:53 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We've gone on several food tours in DC, Alexandria, and Annapolis. While all have been wonderful, this had to be the best food and best portion sizes! Loved it and will do it again.
Rating: 5
Friendly, informative, great value
Sat, May 25, 13   3:00 PM staceyj100 Sun, Jun 16, 13   11:51 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, David, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The selection of 5 food venues varied from the local market, to pub fare, to fine dining. The tasting portions were generous. Our tour lasted from 3-6:30 p.m. and for us, it was enough food for lunch and dinner. David provided historical information along the tour. We enjoyed the experience and would like to try more DC Metro Food Tours.
Rating: 4
Fun But Worth the Money?
Sat, Apr 20, 13   3:00 PM savannahlf Tue, Apr 23, 13   3:54 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Went on the food tour with 3 friends, 1 who recently moved local and the other two of us from out of town. Fun experience with a good group of people and a nice tour guide. However, 2 of the 4 restaurants were not prepared for our arrival and instead we were left standing and huddling. At one restaurant the food was completely cold (but I could tell that if it were hot it would have been very yummy). The portion sizes were small for the amount that we paid for our ticket. Overall, it was a fun experience, but not the service and treatment I expected for the price of the ticket.
Rating: 5
Federal Hill Food Tour
Sat, Nov 10, 12   3:00 PM lmeredith Wed, Jan 2, 13   1:30 AM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is a great area for restaurants. The tour was on a Saturday, and unfortunately we didn't leave early enough to allow for finding a parking space and so we missed the tour of the Cross Street Market and had to meet the group at the first restaurant. Communication with the guide and the office was great. The 4 restaurants we visited were all good, but Regi's American Bistro and The Hill stood out and were definitely worth a return visit.
Rating: 5
Guide was awesome - Food was OK
Sat, Nov 10, 12   3:00 PM wjmcnamara Tue, Nov 13, 12   1:44 PM Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
With exception of The Hill, the rest of the restaurants on the tour were just OK. We had a lot of fun and our tour guide was exceptionally enjoyable company. I would not mind paying more for a better experience.
Rating: 4
meet & greet w/ Fed Hill food
Sat, Nov 3, 12   3:00 PM PhoebeS Thu, Nov 8, 12   8:50 PM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I am new to Baltimore and was looking for a way to learn a little about my neighborhood and it's food options. This was a fun tour and it highlighted some cool spots, Porter's and Regi's being my top fave's. I enjoyed most of the food that was offered. I could have done with an alternative to Pub Dog pizza, but it was fine. The Hill serves large portions, it's not just a "snack" as does Porter's. Our guide gave us small cookies at the end too, which was a perfect end to the Fed Hill food-a-thon. The day of our tour was chilly and super windy so I couldn't always hear the guide, but it was nice to walk around and check out my neighborhood, which I hadn't done before. We were never rushed at the restaurants and I really appreciated that. Our guide what cheery and enthusiastic. I will do this again...I'm intrigued by the different neighborhood tours.
Rating: 3
A lot of food, not much variety.
Sat, Jun 9, 12   3:00 PM ebkswe Thu, Jun 14, 12   5:07 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our guide was very personable and the view from Federal Hill can't be beat! Food tours I went on in the past offered a couple bites at several stops. I like that format, it gives an opportunity to sample much of the neighborhood. The Federal Hill tour offered only 4 stops and large servings. It was way too much food, though all quite tasty. The 1st two stops featured beef. Smaller servings, more variety, and maybe additional stops would provide a better "flavor" of the neighborhood. The sit down format was also odd, since the guide sat at our table, wasn't served anything, and our small group ate in front of her. Uncomfortable. The reason I chose the Federal Hill tour was the mention of Utz potato chips and Berger cookies in the ad. Disappointingly, neither was featured on the tour. The tour ended after the Cross Street Market closed. Starting the tour an hour earlier, or moving it along quicker would allow a great opportunity to explore the market.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Fun, Food and Friends
Sat, Jun 2, 12   3:00 PM smilesfromsu Fri, Jun 29, 12   10:57 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Wow ! What a great idea ! A tour of the neighborhood and attractions with food tasting. Oh ! And that food... Everything was prepared so exquisitely and every bite was scrumptious. The guide, Mary, was just the perfect host to it all. You would think she grew up in the center of everything. Her knowledge was abundant and the friendliness in which she conveyed it was fresh. Definately a MUST DO for any visitor with a zest for local culture and an empty stomach.
Rating: 5
My daughter and I had a wonderful time.
Sat, Apr 28, 12   3:00 PM crrgrn Tue, May 1, 12   7:05 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend the food tour in federal hill. My daughter and I are from Ohio and we enjoyed it . The two young women who did the tour were extremly knowledgeable of the area. I would do it again.
Rating: 5
Federal Hill food tour
Sat, Mar 31, 12   3:00 PM rachaelcain Thu, Apr 12, 12   8:36 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great experience!! The tour guide ( Mary) was very knowledgeable and personable.The group setting was fun as we got to know each other and some of us even met up later at a comedy club.The food was wonderful and different and just what my husband and I were hoping for.We always try to find the best local eateries in cities we visit and this was the perfect way to do that.We now know where to go for meals when we go back to Baltimore.Regi's,Porters and Spoons will definitely be on our agenda when we visit again.
Rating: 5
Baltimore is an awesome city
Sat, Dec 10, 11   3:00 PM jomoma77 Tue, Dec 13, 11   6:10 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our guide was very enthusiastic and knew her stuff! Federal Hill has a lot of history and the view is awesome. Being from Baltimore, everything was authentic and the food and drinks were great.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Nov 19, 11   3:00 PM klbarrus Tue, Nov 22, 11   5:09 PM Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Fun tour, delicious food, lots of interesting facts/background about the neighborhood. Bonus view of Baltimore from Federal Hill. I highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Fun evening and a great way to see Baltimore.
Sat, Nov 12, 11   3:00 PM sbankston Tue, Nov 15, 11   6:09 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I took this tour while we were in Baltimore for a short weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Mary our tour guide. The food was very good and was more than enough for an evening meal. This is a beautiful area of Baltimore, and Mary was able to provide us with some interesting history and facts about the area. Since we were in Baltimore for such a short period of time (2 nights), it was a great way for us to see this area of the city and to do so in a safe and secure manner. We are in our late sixties, but we had no problems keeping up with the group and visiting all the places we were taken. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great way to see the city, be fed, and have a great time.
Rating: 5
Great food tour
Sat, Nov 5, 11   3:00 PM stanggirrl Thu, Nov 10, 11   11:51 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The Charm City food tours are great! I have done 3 of them, here they are in order of my favorites first: Little Italy, Fells Point, Federal Hill.
Rating: 2
our guide Mary was great
Sat, Nov 5, 11   3:00 PM cgreen7135 Tue, Nov 8, 11   11:49 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
2.5 stars. the food was sadly not meant for vegans. i did forggot to tell about my daughter being Vegan until the first restaurant, and regardless all she got at every restaurant was bascially was vegetebles with some seasoning and maybe salads. so dissapointing. I think vegans should get their share of everything and a company should be able to help get that stuff fixed immediately.


Rating: 5
Outstanding Tour
Sat, Jul 2, 11   3:00 PM dctour Tue, Jul 5, 11   4:14 PM Female 20-29 Local Individual
All the restaurants were wonderful and the food always arrived on time. The tour guide was perfect and was very well educated about the area!
Rating: 5
Great way to start off a bachelorette Party
Sat, Jun 18, 11   3:00 PM toniro Thu, Jun 23, 11   10:06 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We loved the Federal Hill food tour. We were a group of five girls looking to have fun, eat good food, and explore Federal Hill. First of all our tour guide read our group well and jived with us. The food was so good and a lot more than we were expecting. All of the establishments were extremely accommodating to allergies and we were treated like real VIPs. It was nice to be able to have additional food or drinks as desired. The only bad part was if you were having a good time it was always time to go and then start the cycle again. Loved the tour and can't wait to go on another.
Rating: 5
Food Fun Even in the Rain!
Sat, Apr 16, 11   3:00 PM tanbg17 Tue, Apr 19, 11   4:55 PM Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
My parents, husband and I enjoyed a fantastic tour of Federal Hill - our tour guide was great, and kept us laughing even while climbing Federal Hill in the driving rain during this past Saturday's monsoon storm! Interesting restaurant choices, none too far from the next, and we gained a great perspective of the area and a desire to return again!
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Sat, Nov 13, 10   3:00 PM susan71454 Wed, Dec 1, 10   11:40 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I thoroughly enjoyed the food tour of Federal Hill. It was well worth the price of admission. The tour went to six different restaurants, including the Cross Street Market, a burger place, a B & B, sushi bar, among others. We also had an unplanned stop at a "magic bar". The proprietor stopped our group and invited us in to his bar to watch his son perform a magic trick. It was really neat.

Overall, the food was wonderful and there was plenty of it. My boyfriend and I even got to try baby octopus at the sushi bar. The restaurant owners were warm and friendly. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to visitors as well as locals. If I lived in Baltimore, I would definitely go back to all of the places we visited.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 23, 10   3:00 PM pspencerpeg Thu, Oct 28, 10   8:37 AM Female 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
Enthusiastic leader. A well paced and informative taste of Federal Hill.

After the tour, one would love to return to the area many times to enjoy the cuisine and venture into other establishments in the area.