I started coming to this place when I was thirteen, back in 1995, and I have been coming ever since. I've since moved away from Baltimore, having lived in Los Angeles and Raleigh, NC, and I have to say that this is still my favorite greasy spoon. I mean, it's a diner that serves beer, first of all. And the crowning jewel is the crabcake.
Pros: cheap food, crab cakes, 24-hours, offers beer, smoking establishment, consistent service, coat racks.
Cons: parking during lunch can be difficult.