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Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

Hidden Gems

Go where the locals go! Find hidden gems tucked along the water, along beautiful country roads, or just about anywhere in St. Mary's County!

Visitor Favorite

Chief’s - Your Neighborhood Bar

44584 Tall Timbers Road, Tall Timbers, MD 20690

38.16552 -76.53432

(301) 994-0772

Enjoy hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and good times at Chief's - Your Neighborhood Bar, a local favorite.

American Cuisine | Pubs & Bars | Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Hidden Gems

Visitor Favorite

Courtney’s Seafood Restaurant

48290 Wynne Road, Ridge, MD 20680

38.1095 -76.40616

(301) 872-4403

Local crab & seafood house in operation for forty years. Daily fresh-caught seafood including crabs and rockfish. Reputation as the quintessential, end-of-the-road seafood dive.

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Visitor Favorite

Morris Point Restaurant

38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell, MD 20606

38.25307 -76.7329

(301) 769-2500

The spot was originally a grocery and seafood packing house. Now it's home to diminutive Morris Point Restaurant overlooking Canoe Creek. The cozy interior opens to…

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Visitor Favorite

Quade’s Store

36783 Bushwood Wharf Road, Bushwood, MD 20618

38.28407 -76.80497

(301) 769-3903

Quade's Store is a traditional waterfront country store, bar, and grill. Featuring homemade soups, desserts, crab cakes, burgers and other home-grown and seafood favorites. 

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Hidden Gems

Visitor Favorite

Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse

16800 Piney Point Road, Piney Point, MD 20674

38.12833 -76.49261

(301) 994-9944

The Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse is a vibrant waterside space where unique dishes, fresh seafood, and artisan-crafted beer are delivered with passion. Enjoy a creative…

Pubs & Bars | Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Visitor Favorite

Sandgates Inn Restaurant & Crab House

27525 North Sandgates Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

38.41324 -76.60859

(301) 373-5100

Crab house with other in-season seafood specialties such as rockfish and oysters. Outdoor dining along the Patuxent River. Side-by-Side with SeaBreeze Restaurant, this has been a…

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Reluctant Navigator Restaurant

PO Box 9, 18521 Herring Creek Road, Tall Timbers, MD 20690

38.16902 -76.54496

(301) 994-1508

Offers extensive menu with weekend specials. Steak, seafood burgers. Sunday morning buffet. Located at Tall Timbers Marina and adjacent to public kayak launch.

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Sea Breeze Restaurant & Crab House

27130 South Sandgates Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

38.41309 -76.60744

(301) 373-5217

Varied menu of local seafood including crabs. Outside dining along the Patuxent River. Swampy's Tiki bar with live music throughout the summer. Pier with boat access.…

Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

Sunset Cove Waterfront Restaurant & Snorkel’s Bar

16244 Millers Wharf Road, Ridge, MD 20680

38.11501 -76.40139

(301) 872-5000

Located at Point Lookout Marina. Waterfront dining at it's finest on Smith Creek with a magnificent view of daily unsets. Serving local seafood, steak, sandwiches, salads,…

Pubs & Bars | Seafood & Waterside Dining | Seafood | Waterside | Hidden Gems

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