Baltimore’s Mee Jun Low

The Baltimore Sun ran an article today about Mee Jun Low, a small cheap Chinese restaurant on Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore many years ago.

I recall one time I was there with a friend.  He asked the waitress if they had a cigarette machine.  She said no but she would give him one of hers.

The 1978 edition of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA) Bawlamer guide said:

“At the end of your “meal” in the garish den of Mee Jun’s, you’ll wonder why you bothered to try to find the location, climb the narrow stairs, attempt to decipher the faded menu, and figure out what you were really eating.  Not for the faint at heart.  Entrees $2.50-$6.75.”


4 thoughts on “Baltimore’s Mee Jun Low

  1. I would love to make a Comment on your article referencing Mee Jim Low Restaurant 219 Mulberry St Baltimore that was my Mother Irene that owned the restaurant she made it the famous place it had become So Wonderful that you still remember her and the restaurant for her Memorie lives on Dorsey wrote many articles about her Thank you so much 🤗 Ada

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    1. Ms. Rodgers – Hello! I went on one of my first dates with my (now ex-) wife in the mid-70s and I remember the place to this day. I would love to correspond with you about Mee Jun Low. It was a very sad day when it closed. There are few things about Baltimore that I miss as much.


    2. At 74 years of age, there are treasured memories of my youth, one of which was meeting my crazy friends at Mee Jun Low. I loved Irene and the folks there. I’ll spare you the many funny stories but I’d love to talk about them with Irene’s daughter. Sadly, many of my old friends from that time have caught the Westbound.
      Jerry Joyce


  2. Just caught your comments on this article. I am 69 (70, this coming May) and although I only went there once for dinner, I remember virtually every detail of that experience. In hindsight, I now know that I sure should have gone more often because it seems that as that song says “you don’t know what you got til it’s gone”! Sadly, there were a number of similarly memorable establishments back in the day in Baltimore which are also long gone. Ah, the good ol’ days, I sure do miss them…


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