The Best Restaurants in Nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania

When you want to dine out of state but close to home, head to these nearby restaurants in Maryland and Pennsylvania for top-tier dining.

The Bayard House American
11 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-5040,
A favorite for views and classic dishes.  $$$

Bistro on the Brandywine American
1623 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-8089,
French-inspired bistro does gourmet pizzas, crepes, pastas and shareable plates.  $$

Brandywine Prime American
Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-8088,
Specializes in barrel-cut ribeye and Cowboy steak.  $$$

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Chesapeake Inn Restaurant Continental
605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-2040,
The waterfront inn has formal and casual dining.  $$

The Dilworthtown Inn American
1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, Pa., (610) 399-1390,
Enjoy French-inspired cuisine.  $$$

The Fair Hill Inn American
Rt. 273 at Rt. 213 Fair Hill, Md., (410) 398-4187,
Historic inn provides fine dining with modern elegance.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill American
91 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (484) 785-6880,
Features steaks and martinis as well as seafood, burgers and salads.  $$

Fresco’s American
8203 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md., (410) 524-8202,
Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta.  $$

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The Granary American
100 George St., Georgetown, Md., (410) 275-1603,
Historic building, Eastern Shore cuisine. The crab bisque is a favorite, as are the crab cakes and softshell crabs.  $$$

The Grille & Pub at Hartefeld American
1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, Pa., (800) 240-7373,
Nightly specials, live music and deck parties. Plus, an awesome view of the beautiful golf course.  $$$

Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon American
108 W. State St., Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 444-7232,
Known for wild game dishes like buffalo, antelope, kangaroo, elk, bear and yak. Belgian draft beers.  $$$

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar American
549 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Suite D33, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 358-1005,
An eco-friendly, farm-to-table approach to dining.  $$

J.G. Cook’s Riverview Inn  American
60 Main St., Pennsville, N.J., (856) 678-3700;
Enjoy classics such as crab imperial and pork sirloin.  $$$

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The Kitty Knight House American
14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown, Md., (410) 648-5200,
The building survived a British burning in 1813, thanks in part to courageous efforts by the legendary Kitty Knight. Enjoy delicious crab cakes or grilled filet mignon. $$$

Masamoto Gourmet Sushi & Asian Grill Japanese
1810 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 358-5538,
The original rolls put Masamoto on the map.  $$

McKenzie Brew House American
451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 361-9800; 240 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, Pa., (610) 296-2222,
Steaks and burgers mix with award-winning handcrafted beers.  $$

Mendenhall Inn American
323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, Pa., (610) 388-2100,
An elegant place to enjoy lamb chops and roast duck.  $$$

Ruby’s Diner American
5 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, Pa., (610) 896-7829; 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, Pa., (610) 337-7829,
Serving classic American-style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Terrific kids’ menu.  $

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine Thai
275 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 358-4015
Uptown pan-Asian cuisine at reasonable prices. BYOB.  $$

Woody’s Crab House American
29 S. Main St., North East, Md., (410) 287-3541,
Specialties include steamed crabs and crab cakes made from jumbo lump crab meat.  $$$

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