Maryland Dining December 04, 2018
9 Rural Restaurants Around Maryland That Are So Worth The Drive
Some of Maryland’s best restaurants are a bit of a drive, but aren’t most good things worth the hassle? Check out these 9 eateries that are rural, and downright delicious.
1. Friendly Farm Restaurant (Upperco)
After chowing down on fried chicken and crab cakes, peruse the farmland here, which includes a pond full of ducks. This classic spot has been around for a long time and just gets better with age.
Address: 17434 Foreston Rd Upperco, MD 21155
2. Suicide Bridge Restaurant (Hurlock)
Locals love this spot and you will too, as long as you're willing to drive the distance. Have a seat with a water view and order the scallops or crab cakes. Honestly, you can't go wrong with any seafood dish here.
Address: 6304 Suicide Bridge Rd, Hurlock, MD 21643
3. Nonna Maria's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant (Church Hill)
This barn-like structure is actually a tasty Italian restaurant. Come in, have a seat, and order a pizza. Don't forget to try the cream of crab soup, too. Just look at it!
Address: 5306 Church Hill Rd, Church Hill, MD 21623
4. The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson)
This restaurant offers a great view of Sugarloaf mountain. It's also a superb spot for a wedding venue, as the scenic views are enchanting year-round.
Address: 23900 Old Hundred Road Dickerson, MD 20842
5. Manor Tavern (Monkton)
This restaurant is located in Maryland's horse country, so the drive here is fantastic. After enjoying the rolling hills, step in and consume a hot, hearty meal.
Address: 15819 Old York Road Monkton, MD 21111
6. Penn Alps Restaurant (Grantsville)
Don't miss out on the buffet here, which is inspired by Amish and
German cuisine. Then, stroll around the artisan shops and purchase one-of-a-kind crafts and more.
Address: 125 Casselman Rd Grantsville, MD 21536
7. Mountain State Brewing Co. (McHenry)
This rustic cabin is actually a restaurant and brewery. Order a pizza to pair with many flavors of beer. Or just sample a few brews to determine your favorite.
Address: 6690 Sang Run Rd. McHenry, MD 21541
8. Old Salty's Restaurant (Fishing Creek)
This seafood restaurant is located in an old schoolhouse and has an amazing sunset view. Head inside for seafood or try one of their giant steaks. Be sure to bring a big appetite.
Address: 2560 Hoopers Island Rd Fishing Creek, MD 21634
9. Rube's Crab Shack (Emmitsburg)
This tucked away spot is perfect for a crab feast. Pair your spicy meal with a fruity drink and you've got yourself a great afternoon.
Address: 17308 N Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
What other rural restaurants would you add to the list? Let us know below!