Maryland October 27, 2016
The Ultimate Iconic Maryland Foods Road Trip That Will Delight Your Taste Buds
Think you know all there is to know about iconic Maryland foods? If you’re a lover of local seafood, desserts, and more, this trip is for you. From central, to southern, to the eastern part of the state, this iconic Maryland foods road trip will take you to the restaurants that serve the best traditional foods.
Click here to follow along with the Google map. Are you ready (and hungry)? Let’s go!
1. Faidley's Seafood
Stops #1 and #2 are located in the historic Lexington Market. Start off this trip with a mouthwatering crab cake from Faidley's Seafood. Many deem these crab cakes as being the best in the state and trust me, you'll want to try one (or two!) for yourself.
Address: 203 N Paca St, Baltimore, MD 21201
2. Berger's Bakery
If you're craving something sweet after your crab cake, walk over to the nearby Berger's Bakery where they sell iconic Berger cookies. These fudgey treats have been satisfying Marylanders for decades.
Address: 400 W Lexington St # 47, Baltimore, MD 21201
3. Thames Street Oyster House
Fells Point is home to Thames Street Oyster House where you can taste a variety of oysters from the east coast, west coast, and beyond. If you truly want to stick with iconic Maryland foods only, order the local oysters that are straight from the Chesapeake Bay.
Address: 1728 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
4. WJ Dent & Sons
Next, head down to Southern Maryland where stuffed ham reigns supreme. WJ Dent & Sons crafts this delicacy to perfection. The flavors of ham, veggies, and spices perfectly combine for an unforgettable taste.
Address: 44584 Tall Timbers Rd, Tall Timbers, MD 20690
5. Cantler's Riverside Inn
Hidden among the twisty-turny backroads of Annapolis, you'll find Cantler's Riverside Inn. This creek-side eatery boasts some of the best steamed crabs in Maryland and the view isn't too shabby either. Plan to spend a few hours at this place to soak in all it has to offer.
Address: 458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409
6. Thrasher's French Fries
Now head to the Ocean City boardwalk where visitors
and locals go crazy for Thrasher's fries. Whether you like em soaked in vinegar, Old Bay, or simply plain, it's impossible to only eat one. Go ahead and order a bucket if you're feeling brave.
Address: 401 S Atlantic Ave #1, Ocean City, MD 21842
7. Fisher's Popcorn
Speaking of buckets, you certainly can't leave the boardwalk without grabbing a to-go order of Fisher's Popcorn. Beware: munching on this sweet and salty treat can be addicting.
Address: 200 S Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
8. Smith Island Baking Company
What better way to end an iconic Maryland foods road trip than with a rich and decadent dessert? Smith Island Baking Company makes several varieties of their 10-layer cake, but if you've never tried it before, you may want to stick with the classic original.
Address: 45 West Chesapeake Avenue Crisfield, MD 21817
You could add more stops along the way, including spots that serve crabby bloody marys and orange crushes. If you do decide to add alcohol to your trip, make sure you have a designated driver. For a list of even more iconic Maryland foods, check out our previous article
Happy travels, and happy eating! 🙂