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The Best Restaurants in Nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania

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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, bayardhouse.com
A favorite for views and classic dishes.  $$$

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Granary American
100 George St., Georgetown, Md., (410) 275-1603, granary.biz
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, hartefeld.com
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, halfmoonrestaurant.com
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, harvestseasonalgrill.com
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; riverviewinn.net
Enjoy classics such as crab imperial and pork sirloin.  $$$

The Kitty Knight House American
14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown, Md., (410) 648-5200, kittyknight.com
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, masamotosushi.com
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, mckenziebrewhouse.com
Steaks and burgers mix with award-winning handcrafted beers.  $$

Mendenhall Inn American
323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, Pa., (610) 388-2100, mendenhallinn.com
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, rubys.com
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, woodyscrabhouse.com
Specialties include steamed crabs and crab cakes made from jumbo lump crab meat.  $$$

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