American in Frederick


Let's class it up a bit, shall we? Step inside an 1800s brownstone mansion in the heart of the historic district for a white-linen dinner of regionally sourced meats, produce and seafood dishes from executive chef a…
Pub Food in Frederick

Brewer's Alley

This bouncy brewpub is one of our favorite places in Frederick for several reasons. First, the beer: house-brewed, plenty of variety, delicious. Second, the burgers: enormous, half-pound monstrosities of staggeringl…
American in Western Maryland

Beans in the Belfry

This converted red-brick church about 6 miles east of Harpers Ferry, WV, shelters mismatched couches and kitsch-laden walls. The menu features coffee and light fare (chili, sandwiches, quiche), and there's a tiny st…
Sandwiches; Pizza in Deep Creek Lake

Mountain State Brewing Co

Wash down delicious wood-fired flatbreads with a refreshing craft ale, all just a short drive from 'downtown' McHenry. The rustic, barn-style building holds the lone Maryland outpost of Mountain State Brewing, a pop…
Latin American in Frederick


This interesting spot mixes up a menu of Spanish (as in Spain) favorites such as paella and tapas with Latin American gut-busters such as seafood enchiladas. That said, the focus and the expertise seems bent more to…
Middle Eastern in Western Maryland

Potomac Street Grill

This is a tasty find – think baba ghanoush dip with pita bread, delicately seasoned lamb shawarma wraps, and a kebab platter with marinated meat over veggies. Simple but comfortable, this downtown restaurant, which …
American in Frostburg

Gin Mill

Refuel after biking the Great Allegheny Passage with gourmet burgers and sandwiches at this snazzy 1940s-themed restaurant in the Gunter Hotel. Steak, pork and seafood mains are added to the menu for dinner. Short b…
American in Cumberland

Baltimore Street Grill

At lunchtime, everyone at the bar seems to know one other at this narrow and cozy neighborhood spot that serves up good pub fare, including burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and a few Cajun specialties. It's an easy walk …
Diner in Cumberland

Queen City Creamery & Deli

This retro soda fountain is like a 1940s time warp, with creamy shakes and homemade frozen custard, thick sandwiches and belly-filling breakfasts.