Maryland February 08, 2016
15 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Maryland Before You Die
Some people make bucket lists full of thrilling activities, like sky diving and climbing Mount Everest. We here at Only In Maryland prefer bucket lists of the edible variety. We’ve compiled a list of 15 restaurants in Maryland that are a must-visit. Some are pricey and some are dirt cheap. Some are flashy while others you can visit in sweatpants. From ethnic food to Maryland classics, here are 15 restaurants to visit before you kick the bucket.
1) Charleston Restaurant, Baltimore
Visit this location at least once in your life for some of the most delicious gourmet food that is always pleasing to the eye. Sometimes a special occasion splurge is worth it for such a spectacular dining experience.
2) VIN 909 Winecafe, Annapolis
This restaurant is great on the inside and even more stunning on the outside. There is almost always a crowd at Vin 909 for their unique foods perfectly paired with yummy wine.
3) Dutch's Daughter Restaurant, Frederick
This unique restaurant never disappoints. The atmosphere can't be topped and the food is scrumptious. Their crab cakes are a home run!
4) The Trolley Stop, Ellicott City
This location has a charming atmosphere with its stone walls and exposed beams, perfectly matching the character of Old Ellicott City. Their delicious food is also offered in large portions, so bring your appetite!
Trolley Stop Website
5) Ristorante Ottaviani, Cumberland
If you're a fan of authentic Italian food, this place is a must-visit! Their sauces are so flavorful and they always receive rave reviews.
6) Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar & Grill, Cambridge
This restaurant has great seafood combined with kooky combinations. Pictured here is their delicious salmon BLT on rye.
7) The Vineyard Wine Bar, Havre de Grace
The restaurant has the most adorable courtyard as well as gourmet food. Many of their entrees include fresh fruit and veggies. Pictured here is their watermelon feta salad.
8) Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar, St. Michaels
The pizza here is fire grilled to perfection and is a must-try. Check out the outdoor seating to get a spot next to the unique beer tap fountain.
9) Republic, Takoma Park
Republic has creative food combinations and customers keep coming back for more. Soft shell crab on top of buttered braised greens, anyone?
10) Kim's Key Lime Pie & Lotus Kitchen, Solomons
Kim's has a homey atmosphere and is a delectable choice for brunch or lunch. Pictured here is Kim's insanely different and flavorful chicken salad.
11) Grace's Mandarin, National Harbor
The decor in this restaurant is other-worldly and the food is just as impressive. This place proves that Asian fusion is here to stay.
12) Lemon Leaf Cafe, Chestertown
Lemon Leaf Cafe has a variety of foods that are not only tasty but presented like you've never seen. I mean, just look at this lemon meringue pie!
13) Lib's Grill, Perry Hall
If you're in the mood for some good ol' hearty American food, Lib's Grill is where it's at. From burgers, to fries, to these chicken and waffles, you'll always leave satisfied.
14) Desert Rose Cafe, Williamsport
For a more simple restaurant experience with small town kindness, head to Desert Rose Cafe. Many stop here after hiking or biking the C & O Canal, rounding out their perfect Maryland day trip.
15) Vagabond Sandwich Company, Bel Air
This restaurant may very well have the best sandwiches in Maryland. Pictured here is the PB & J Burger. Would you dare try it?
With thousands of delicious restaurant options in Maryland, these are only the beginning. What restaurants would YOU recommend everyone visit at least once in their lifetime? Share in the comments below!