American Food

Federal Hill: No Idea Tavern

On the corner of Hanover and Heath street, there’s a bar called No Idea with a sign that says “Where were you last night? No Idea!” I happen to find this to be one of the most clever bar names out there. My friend and I were craving tater tots and just some good, greasy bar food. A quick Foursquare search showed that the closest place to me serving tater tots was No Idea Tavern so we headed over.

It was a Tuesday evening, so as we expected the bar was mostly empty but that didn’t stop us from satisfying our tater tot craving.

No Idea Tavern

No Idea Tavern

Update: No Idea has since updated their menu, you can view my new review here. The items mentioned below are still on the menu.

We already knew we wanted tater tots, so we placed an order right away. These tots, were awesome. The actual tot itself was probably your standard frozen tot thrown in the fryer, but they were topped with cheddar sauce, bacon and sour cream (YUM!) We devoured these and regretted not just ordering two orders of this and nothing else. They were delicious.

Loaded Tater Tots

Loaded Tater Tots

For our main course, my friend ordered the ever-faithful Buffalo Chicken Wrap. There was tons of meaty fried chicken, buffalo sauce and creamy ranch. It reminded her of the wonderful buffalo chicken wrap at Red Star Bar and Grill.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

For my meal, I ordered the Chicken Cheesesteak. The cheesesteak came topped with American cheese or wiz, I opted for the American cheese and I’m happy I did. The cheese melted perfectly onto the thinly sliced chicken and it was great. I’ve never been to Philly, I’d hardly consider myself to be a cheesesteak expert, but this was delicious. Next time I’m craving a simple cheesesteak, I’d totally head over to No Idea.

Chicken Cheesesteak

Chicken Cheesesteak

Seriously, those tater tots were some of the best I’ve ever had, but everything else we ordered was delicious too. Even though the service was a little on the slower side, I’d go back there in an instant.

No Idea Tavern is located at 1649 S Hanover St.Fed Hill, Baltimore.

Know of any other places to get great bar food or restaurants in Fed Hill or in the surrounding areas that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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For more great bar food nearby, consider Pub DogAbbey Burger, or Stalking Horse.

Want to drink and have reliable transportation? Consider Lyft or Uber! (Follow the link for a discount on your first ride.)

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.
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