Julie and I hit Ale Mary's in Fell's Point on Wednesday, for our fifth Best Burger in Baltimore contender. Ale Mary's is a really cool bar, and If I lived in the area, It would definitely would be a go-to place for me. The service was good, and they didn't mind that Julie and I lingered after we had finished eating, catching up with each other.
The star of the meal however, is above. We had ordered two appetizers (we were both starving) One was their crab dip, which was good, if salty. It came with celery, bread and crackers, and a crumb top. Not the best one I've ever had, but solid. The winner was the Crabby Tots. They're Tater tots, with cheese (three kinds) melted on top, and a layer of crab dip ladled on. The cheese melted down, creating a crispy bottom, and the crab dip, while salty on it's own was absolutely perfect here. Julie and I agreed that we would come back to Ale Mary's just for these. They're fantastic. And a day later, I'm still thinking about how great they are, and how to make them on my own, which is definitely a marker for how excellent they are.
So in conclusion, a decent burger, but definitely not among the top of the list, and Crabby Tots that make the mouth water and plans to return.