Restaurants

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, …
Top Choice Seafood in Baltimore

Thames St Oyster House

A Fells Point icon, this vintage dining and drinking hall serves some of Baltimore's best seafood. Dine in the polished upstairs dining room with waterfront views, take a seat in the backyard, or plunk down at the b…
Top Choice American in Baltimore

Woodberry Kitchen

The Woodberry takes everything the Chesapeake region has to offer, plops it into a former flour mill and creates culinary magic. The menu is a playful romp through the best of regional produce, seafood and meats, fr…
Top Choice Seafood in Annapolis

Jimmy Cantler's Riverside Inn

One of the best crab shacks in the state, where eating a steamed crab has been elevated to an art form: a hands-on, messy endeavor, normally accompanied by corn on the cob and ice-cold beer. Cantler's is a little wa…
Top Choice American in Annapolis

Vin 909

Perched on a little wooded hill and boasting intimate but enjoyably casual ambience, Vin is the best thing happening in Annapolis for food. Farm-sourced goodness features in the form of duck confit, dry-aged Angus b…
Top Choice Afghani in Baltimore

Helmand

The Helmand is a longtime favorite for its kaddo borawni (pumpkin in yogurt-garlic sauce), vegetable platters and flavorful beef-and-lamb meatballs, followed by cardamom ice cream. If you've never tried Afghan cuisi…
American; Mexican in Baltimore

Handlebar Cafe

Owned by X-Games champ Marla Streb, this friendly bike shop and bistro – adorned with mountain bikes and gear-themed decor – serves burritos and wood-fired pizzas behind its big garage door. Craft beer, live music a…
Italian; Steak in Baltimore

Rec Pier Chophouse

If you peer through the Sagamore Pendry's archway windows from Thames St, it can appear that everyone in town is celebrating inside this rustically chic trattoria. And they very well may be. Savory steak, pasta and …
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…