Food Reviews

Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

I was looking for a barbecue place to have lunch and read about Bear Creek and the fire that shut down the restaurant for a little while but came back stronger from the ashes. And so off I went to Callaway for lunch to see what the place had to offer. The restaurant had picnic tables...
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Abner’s Crab House Restaurant Review

Abner’s Crab House Restaurant Review

When summertime comes to Maryland, citizens and visitors want hard crabs. Everybody, who loves crabs, is talking about where to find the best place to buy or eat them. Some friends told me about Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach so I got a group together who love seafood. The place opened on Labor...
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New York Chinese Buffet Restaurant Review

New York Chinese Buffet Restaurant Review

 On a sultry Saturday afternoon, I invited friends to have lunch at the New York Chinese Buffet to avoid having to cook. It was very easy to find, as it was located in the Wildewood Shopping Center, tucked neatly in a corner. There was plenty of parking in the area. Approaching the restaurant, I...
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Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Located inside the Holiday Inn in Solomons, Maryland, I had wanted to try it as I had been to a number of functions in the various ball rooms along the halls but had never ordered off the menu. So I invited some friends to come along and try it. The first thing I noticed...
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Kevin’s Corner Kafé Restaurant Review

Kevin’s Corner Kafé Restaurant Review

My oral surgeon told me about a restaurant; hidden from the main drag, in Leonardtown and said I should try it if I liked seafood. I sure do love seafood so I got a friend one day and off we went to Kevin’s Corner Kafé. The outside of the establishment reminded one of a...
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Chesapeake Grille and Deli Restaurant Review

Chesapeake Grille and Deli Restaurant Review

 I headed up to Dunkirk on a Wednesday to meet a friend for lunch. My sister-in-law had told me previously about a place called Chesapeake Grille and Deli so I decided it might be a good place to go. It was very easy to find as it was located in Country Plaza Shopping Center....
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Leonardtown Grille Restaurant Review

Leonardtown Grille Restaurant Review

I heard about Leonardtown Grille from various people who had eaten there and so I invited a couple of friends to have dinner. It was located in a shopping center that I was not familiar with but found it quite easily. It was a Friday night and the shopping center seemed to be quite...
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Dream Weaver Café Restaurant Review

Dream Weaver Café Restaurant Review

Dream Weaver Café had such an intriguing sounding name that I just had to check it out. So on a Sunday afternoon we decided to go try their brunch. It was voted Calvert County’s Buy Local Restaurant for 2010 and it advertises the best in fresh food. Located in a shopping center, the outside...
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Lenny’s Restaurant Food Review

Lenny’s Restaurant Food Review

 A friend and I had heard both good and bad about Lenny’s Restaurant in California, Md., and so we decided to go check it out. It was a Thursday at lunchtime and business was steady. I like the parking lot with many spaces and an easy exit. As soon as entered, we were greeted...
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American Legion Post 274 Food Review

American Legion Post 274 Food Review

On a recent Friday night, my friends and I descended on the American Legion Post for their Steak Night. It is held the first Friday of every month and apparently a favorite of those in attendance. Open to the public, it is an all volunteer event, from the wait staff to the busboys to...
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Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Since I love Chinese cuisine and the name Laughing Buddha was intriguing, I chose this restaurant to dine with friends. It was a Friday night and parking was scarce. After finding a space at the end of the strip mall, I went in to wait for my friends. The wait staff welcomed me and...
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Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

In the past there was a Charlie’s Deli in LexingtonPark, where people went for great sandwiches and breakfast and then one day it was gone.  But now it has come back again. This time it is located south of Patuxent Naval Air Station’s gate 3. From the outside it didn’t really look like a...
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The Front Porch Restaurant Review

The Front Porch Restaurant Review

Several people had told me about a restaurant located on the square in Leonardtown and asked me if I had eaten there. Since I had not, I decided to go have lunch with a couple of friends. The Front Porch turned out to be a charming Italianate style house with a Queen Anne turret,...
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Jake & Al’s Chophouse Restaurant Review

Jake & Al’s Chophouse Restaurant Review

I invited a few friends to dine with me at Jake & Al’s Chophouse in Lusby. The nice architecture on the outside of the restaurant is not typical of an eatery located in a shopping center. Entering the establishment, there is a large bar on the left and dining rooms on the right and...
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Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

I took a trip to Waldorf and happened upon a barbeque restaurant, which happened to be Lefty’s. From the parking lot it looked to be just another shopping center eatery. But one step inside showed us how deceiving looks are sometimes. The place was divided in half with the left side for “to go”...
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Westlawn Inn Restaurant Review

Westlawn Inn Restaurant Review

 This charming Victorian house, built in 1926 and recently bought and refurbished by Lee Travers, was originally a boarding house and a guesthouse for visitors to the Chesapeake Bay in North Beach. It began a new life as Mr. Traver’s restaurant in 2004. The front porch beckons one to come and sit for awhile...
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Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant Review

Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant Review

One day not long ago, a friend and I were going to lunch and he suggested we go for seafood and we ended up at Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant and Carry Out. It is a small building with a sign that says you have arrived. There is also a large sign that advertises all...
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Mamma Lucia Restaurant Review

Mamma Lucia Restaurant Review

 Located in Prince Frederick behind the Wawa, Mamma Lucia features southern Italian cooking. This type of cooking uses olive oil and fresh tomatoes and is a lighter fare that distinguishes it from northern Italian which features a lot of butter and cream and hearty dishes. The owners, Sal and Maria Lubrano, are local so look...
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Chief’s Restaurant Review

Chief’s Restaurant Review

 Going back to a place in time, actually 1927, is Chief’s, Your Neighborhood Bar. Located in Tall Timbers, Md., one should not be fooled by the curb appeal. It’s a local grocery store, butcher shop, tavern and restaurant. One step inside shows the character of the building with its old uneven wood floors and...
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Saphron Restaurant Review

Saphron Restaurant Review

 Saphron is a unique restaurant with a motto of excellence and simple elegance. Saphron recently took residence at the Old Field Inn in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Upon entrance to the historic home, guests are welcomed by an antique sideboard and chandeliers. The four semi-private dining areas are elegant but casual with all the touches of history right down...
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The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Two visits to this charming out of town restaurant proved to be worthwhile. Under new owners, they were still awaiting liquor deliveries and glassware. The interior was freshly painted and clean. There is a waiting area separate from the dining space with a bar at the back near the kitchen. The service was quick...
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