3 Baltimore Restaurants Loved by Hollywood

The so-called Hollywood East has shown up in dozens of films, and these local favorites have had starring roles

No giant white letters on a hill spell out “Baltimore,” but for many filmmakers, it’s Hollywood East. These three eateries might have been sets for Baltimore-filmed blockbusters, but they’re local favorites too. And here's a travel tip for movie buffs: The movie Sleepless in Seattle was also shot around Baltimore.

Werner’s: A movie set can’t replicate the charm of this comfort food favorite downtown. The third-generation Swedish sandwich shop’s wooden booths and swiveling stools show up in Tin Men, Liberty Heights, Ladder 49, Head of State, The Wire and House of Cards. 231 E. Redwood St., 443.842.7430

Hollywood Diner: Transplanted from New Jersey as the set for Diner, this shiny set gave the movie its no-frills name, but directors also booked it for Sleepless in Seattle and Homicide. Now under new ownership as Hollywood Diner Presents Thomasino’s, the on-screen hang out remains a film lover’s pilgrimage site. 400 E. Saratoga St., 443.872.4370

Woman’s Industrial Exchange: Behind an 1815 brick façade, find a market for hand-crafted goods and the second-story Woman’s Industrial Kitchen, where Meg Ryan and Rosie O’Donnell had lunch in Sleepless in Seattle. 333 N. Charles St.

The Women's Industrial Exchange Kitchen has seen its share of celebrities, as well. (Courtesy Women's Industrial Exchange)

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