Top Choice American in Berlin

Blacksmith Bar & Restaurant

Folks across the Eastern Shore recommend this cozy and congenial spot, which began life as a blacksmith shop and now serves hearty portions of delicious farm-to-table comfort food. Servers soon feel like friends – i…
Top Choice Fusion in Easton & Oxford

Out of the Fire

For all that this spot puts forward in playful attitude, it's serious about several things, most prominently sourcing sustainable ingredients and turning said ingredients into delicious food that bridges the globe, …
American in Crisfield & Whitehaven

Red Roost

The original legend: tell someone from the Eastern Shore that you cracked crabs here and your street (well, Bay) cred rises immediately. It's all-you-can-eat taken to postmodern levels of silliness: fried chicken, s…
Modern American in Easton & Oxford

Robert Morris Inn

Don't miss the chance to dine at the celebrated Robert Morris Inn, near the ferry dock in Oxford. Award-winning crab cakes, grilled local rockfish and medallions of spring lamb are nicely matched by wines and best f…
American in Salisbury

Evolution Craft Brewing

Evo's citrusy Lot No 3 IPA appears on taps across the state, but folks show up for the hearty servings of gourmet pub food as much as the beer at this cavernous restaurant, formerly an ice plant. Deviled eggs, big s…
Seafood in Berlin

Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

The lump crab cake is so good you might consider packing up and moving to Berlin. Based on the happy crowds here, others may have had the same idea. It's not on the water, but considerate service, big windows, a coz…
Italian in Easton & Oxford


The Eastern Shore is not the first place we go to for great Northern Italian cuisine, but then along comes Scossa. Maybe we should change our priorities. The food is authentic, rustic, delicious and served in a dini…
Ice Cream in Berlin

Island Creamery

A spin-off from the uber-popular Island Creamery in Chincoteague, this tiny ice-cream shop pulls in crowds hungry for its big scoops with bold flavors, from the bourbon caramel crunch to the vanilla butterscotch to …
Pizza; Italian in St Michaels & Tilghman Island

Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

From the dough to the mozzarella, it's all made in-house at this popular pizzeria where the pies are cooked in an 800°F oven. Serves 15 wines by the glass and offers a strong lineup of regional draft beers. It's usu…
American in Snow Hill

Blue Dog Cafe

Serves up tasty crab cakes, flatbread pizza and Cajun-style shrimp on weekends only. There's live music some nights – from old-fashioned brass bands to fiddle players and singing waitstaff.