3 Must-Try Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Baltimore

Did you know between the 1920s and 1970s, grilled cheese sandwiches were known as Cheese Dreams? Today, there are dozens of recipes for grilled cheese sandwiches.

If you would like to try a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, visit one of these restaurants located within minutes of our apartments near Johns Hopkins:


Nick's Fish House offers regional specialties and the best steamed crabs in town. It's open year-round for lunch and dinner, and the waterfront deck features spectacular views. Thursday through Sunday, the restaurant draws a crowd with live music and other events. On the menu, diners find everything from light bites to hearty entrees. Try the crab grilled cheese with sauteed lump crab meat, cheddar, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.


Papermoon Diner offers an eclectic dining experience and is known as a diner with an independent streak. The unique setting draws a diverse crowd. Visitors find worn floors, hundreds of toys, and elaborately dressed mannequins. In the kitchen, chefs prepare a full menu using the finest ingredients. The grilled cheese sandwich features American, jack, and cheddar cheeses on white bread. It's served with fries and the choice of bacon, ham, or tomato.


Dovecote (pronounced duhv-koht) is a medieval place where harmonious groups come together. The restaurant invites guests to stay awhile, and strangers often leave as friends. It's one of Baltimore's newest cafes and boasts a 4.5-star rating on Yelp. Visitors enjoy the warm setting, attentive service, and made-from-scratch meals. Try the grown-up grilled cheese featuring Parmesan, mozzarella, and homemade pesto. Boost your sandwich with delicious flavors from roasted vegetables, chicken, or turkey bacon.

These are just a few of the restaurants with grilled cheese sandwiches located within minutes of our apartments near John Hopkins. To call our vibrant community home, contact us. We would love for you to see firsthand all we have to offer.