Calling all comfort food fanatics! When you’re craving old-fashioned cookin’ like grandma used to make, you should consider heading to the following humble restaurant in Maryland. This underrated spot is so old-fashioned, it doesn’t even have a website OR social media presence. But that’s okay because the food and cozy atmosphere speak for themselves. Read on to find out about the Dixie Diner in Smithsburg, and keep this place in mind for gravy-smothered meals, and more!

Have you ever heard of this humble restaurant in Maryland? If you’ve been there, tell us about your visit to the Dixie Diner in Smithsburg. What other underrated restaurants in Maryland would you recommend? Let us know in the comments!

If you’d like to know more about the Dixie Diner and find out about the daily specials, we recommend…dropping by for a visit, just like old times!

Speaking of historic eateries in the Old Line State, the oldest bar on Maryland’s Ocean City boardwalk is a nostalgic masterpiece! If you’re staying in the area and looking for a place to stay, we recommend the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hagerstown

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Comfort Food In Maryland

Where Can I Find The Best Comfort Food In Maryland? 

  • Brew Belly Kitchen and Sudhaus in the small town of Olney is both a charming comfort food restaurant and one of the best spots in all of Virginia for beer lovers. The food has an international comfort food vibe - you can start your meal with a German-style soft pretzel, dig into an all-American cheesesteak for your main course, and indulge in the French-Canadian treat of Poutine if you're in the mood for carbs. And the selection of beer, picked from a massive fridge of canned brews, is stunning.
  • Dakari Soul Food, located in the city of Edgewood, has been through a lot since we first reviewed it - with both its original locations closing before it reopened with a tiny name change in the same Edgewood location. It's easy to see why - the food can survive any challenges! This is traditional soul food with a twist. You'll find all the standards like barbecued spare ribs, smothered chicken, and fried chicken, but you'll also find specialties like barbecued salmon. It's a taste of the South without ever leaving Maryland.
  • Chick & Ruth's is an Annapolis institution, going strong for more than fifty years. Sometimes keeping it simple works best - this comfort food restaurant serves classic foods in gigantic portions, and the locals keep coming back. For breakfast, it's fresh donuts and over-the-top sandwiches. For lunch and dinner, the classic Maryland crab cakes take center stage. Make sure to save room for some of the massive milkshakes for dessert!

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