Maryland March 12, 2016
These 11 Amazing Maryland Restaurants Are Loaded With Local History
We can all agree that Maryland has some of the BEST food. Did you know that we also have some of the oldest restaurants in the country as well? Listed below are 11 old restaurants in the Free State that have stood the test of time. How many have you visited?
1. Robert Morris Inn, Oxford
Robert Morris Inn
can be found in one of Maryland's oldest towns, Oxford. Making a trip here is like stepping back in time 300 years. The Inn and restaurant still have some of the original structures, dating back to the 1700s.
2. Middleton Tavern, Annapolis
It's said that
was frequented by US leaders, including James Monroe. Today, it's just as popular as it was back when it was opened, during the Revolutionary War.
3. The Horse You Came In On Saloon, Baltimore
The Horse You Came In On
was established in 1775. It was also the last place Edgar Allen Poe was seen alive before his mysterious death.
4. Cotton Geatz's Restaurant, Cumberland
is Maryland's oldest family-owned restaurant, currently in its fifth generation. Over 135 years later and it's still going strong.
5. Old Angler's Inn, Potomac
Teddy Roosevelt once visited
Old Angler's Inn
to hunt and fish right outside of the Inn's grounds. Today, it's still as charming as ever.
6. Old South Mountain Inn, Boonsboro
The Inn was founded as early as 1732 and then became a tavern in 1925. Now, it's a quality restaurant full of Maryland history. Website
7. Union Hotel Restaurant, Port Deposit
To experience a 1790s atmosphere, head to
Union Hotel Restaurant
. Servers wear colonial attire for that extra historical touch.
8. The Milton Inn, Sparks
This 276 year-old building is a must visit if you're into notable landmarks. At one time it was a school for boys, with one of the students being john Wilkes Booth. The restaurant is classy, cozy, and includes a fireplace for chilly winter evenings. Website
9. The Treaty of Paris, Annapolis
The Treaty of Paris
dates back to the 18th century. Today, they serve modern, innovative food while still giving a nod their historic roots.
10. Mrs. K's Restaurant, Silver Spring
Mrs. K's Restaurant
was the last operating tollhouse in Montgomery County. In 1930, its doors were opened for business as a restaurant. There are also interesting antiques placed throughout the restaurant, setting a charming tone.
11. The Owl Bar, Baltimore
The Owl Bar
is located inside the historic Belvedere hotel in Baltimore. It still contains a lot of its older features, seemingly out of place among surrounding buildings.
Sure, you can choose to eat anywhere but there’s nothing like being surrounded by a bit of history. Too often we forget about the past, and these restaurants are a pleasant reminder of Maryland’s formative years.