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Restaurants in Nearby Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey


The Bayard House American
11 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-5040, bayardhouse.com A favorite for views of the C&D Canal and classic dishes. L, D $$$

Big Fish Grill Glen Mills Seafood
981 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., (484) 842-1757, bigfishglenmills.com This familiar name features fresh seafood, along with premium aged steaks, sandwiches and salads. L,D  $$

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 served in an airy, historic storefront with modern touches. L, D $$

Brandywine Prime American
1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-8088, brandywineprime.com Specializes in barrel-cut ribeye and Cowboy steaks, large chops and delicious sides, all served in a beautifully converted stone home. D $$$

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant Continental
605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-2040, martuscelliandsons.com The waterfront inn has formal and casual dining, as well as a lively deck for warm-weather dining and partying. L, D, SB $$

The Dilworthtown Inn American
1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, Pa., (610) 399-1390, dilworthtown.com Enjoy French-inspired cuisine and one of the best wine cellars in the region, all in an elegant country setting. D $$$

The Fair Hill Inn American
Rt. 273 at Rt. 213, Fair Hill, Md., (410) 398-4187, fairhillinn.com Historic inn provides modern elegance with fine dining based on local ingredients and artisan foods. D $$

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. L, D $$

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

The Grille & Pub at Hartefeld American
1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, Pa., (610) 816-0898, hartefeld.com Nightly specials, live music and deck parties. Plus, an awesome view of the beautiful golf course. L, D, SB $$$

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, it also features craft brews and Belgian draft beers in a renovated Victorian-era store. L, D $$$

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 in a contemporary atmosphere. L, D $$

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. L, D $$$

The Kitty Knight House American
14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown, Md., (410) 648-5200, kittyknight.com The building survived a British burning in 1813. Enjoy crab cakes or filet mignon. L, D $$$

Masamoto Gourmet Sushi & Asian Grill Japanese
1810 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 358-5538, masamotosushi.com The original rolls established Masamoto as serving the best omakase, sashimi and sushi in the area. Find traditional rice and noodle dishes, as well as beef, poultry and seafood. L, D $$

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. L, D $$

Mendenhall Inn American
323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, Pa., (610) 388-1181, mendenhallinn.com An elegant place to enjoy lamb chops and roast duck. L, D, SB $$$

Ruby’s Diner American
919 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 358-1983, rubys.com This 1950s-style diner serves classic American-style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including its famous burger combos and a terrific kids’ menu. B, L, D $

Schaefer’s Canal House American
208 Bank St., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-7200, schaeferscanalhouse.com This classic situated in the shadow of the bridge offers seafood dishes like crab cakes, panko-breaded oysters. L, D $$

Whole Foods Market
475 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 358-1133, wholefoodsmarket.com The new spot is known for its selection of organic and fair trade foods, but it also boasts sit-down elements where you can enjoy dishes like brick-oven pizza, mac and cheese, green chile pork stew and bakery items. $

Woody’s Crab House American
29 S. Main St., North East, Md., (410) 287-3541, woodyscrabhouse.com Eastern Shore specialties like steamed crabs and crab cakes made from jumbo lump crab meat. L, D $$$

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