Miss Shirley's

Rating: 
4
513 West Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210

Types: American, Brunch
Hours: Monday-Friday (7 AM - 3 PM); Saturday-Sunday (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
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For more than 30 years, Miss Shirley McDowell did more than just cook---she educated a generation of food professionals that prepare recipes both created and inspired by her. From her days of preparing fresh hand-formed burgers at The Beef Inn in the late sixties to creating her famous Sesame Noodle Salad, Meatloaf, Texas Brisket, Salmon Cakes and Fresh Lemonade for The Classic Catering People, Miss Shirley is also remembered for her love of fresh ingredients. In fact, her favorite sandwich was freshly baked white bread, mayonnaise and thick slices of summer Maryland tomatoes.

Miss Shirley's Cafe was lovingly created in memory of Miss Shirley's sassy charm and sheer joy in preparing food for those she loved.

Reviews

0
I grew up with Southern style cooking and I took my parents to this spot, the Coldspring location, when they made their first visit to Baltimore. The food is not soul food, rather upscale fusion of southern favorites. My best example? The grits. Instead of regular salt/pepper/butter, Miss Shirley's adds apple-wood bacon, tomatoes, and white cheddar cheese. They also have a pancake/waffle/yellow cake batter creation made in a cast iron skillet with apples. If someone orders it, you will watch heads turn. I love this spot. It is reasonably priced and in a great neighborhood, and appropriately busy on Sundays with the after church crowds. My only complaint, they serve meals with a cold biscuit. Southern hospitality always warms the biscuit for proper buttering :)
3
I grew up with Southern style cooking and I took my parents to this spot, the Coldspring location, when they made their first visit to Baltimore. The food is not soul food, rather upscale fusion of southern favorites. My best example? The grits. Instead of regular salt/pepper/butter, Miss Shirley's adds apple-wood bacon, tomatoes, and white cheddar cheese. They also have a pancake/waffle/yellow cake batter creation made in a cast iron skillet with apples. If someone orders it, you will watch heads turn. I love this spot. It is reasonably priced and in a great neighborhood, and appropriately busy on Sundays with the after church crowds. My only complaint, they serve meals with a cold biscuit. Southern hospitality always warms the biscuit for proper buttering :)
5
Hungry? People just love the new billboard on I-83 North for Miss Shirley's Restaurant. A fresh stack of pancakes smothered in blueberry topping. Mmmmm. Anytime of the day, it makes me crave something from the always pleasing spot. Seeing it for the first time, 2 days ago, I wanted to stop my 55 MPH drive in the center lane and tweet a picture of the lucious berry stack. Made me think, do I have a social media disease? LOL/ The billboard real estate used to house an ad ABOUT FACES, you know the fabulous day spa, medi spa and salons found in multiple Maryland locations.