Restaurants in Nearby Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The Bayard House American
11 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, Md., (410) 885-5040, 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, 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, French-inspired bistro does gourmet pizzas, crepes, pastas and shareable plates served in an airy, historic storefront with modern touches. L, D $$

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Brandywine Prime American
1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-8088, 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, 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, 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, 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, Features steaks and martinis as well as seafood, burgers and salads. L, D $$

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

The Grille & Pub at Hartefeld American
1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, Pa., (610) 816-0898, 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, 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, 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; Enjoy classics such as crab imperial and pork sirloin. L, D $$$

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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. Enjoy crab cakes or filet mignon. L, D $$$

Masamoto Gourmet Sushi & Asian Grill Japanese
1810 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 358-5538, 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, Steaks and burgers mix with award-winning handcrafted beers. L, D $$

Mendenhall Inn American
323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, Pa., (610) 388-1181, 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, 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, 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, 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, Eastern Shore specialties like steamed crabs and crab cakes made from jumbo lump crab meat. L, D $$$

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