As Game of Thrones, the Farmer’s Almanac, and well, common sense predicted, winter has finally arrived. As soon as cold weather hits, we find ourselves more and more likely to bundle up on the couch with blankets and a poorly executed dinner and ride out the storm until the first signs of spring. As tempting as this is, there are actually plenty of reasons to leave the house during the month of January, starting with Berlin Restaurant Week!
It’s the first time the Town of Berlin and its participating restaurants will host an official Restaurant Week, but we are certainly no strangers to Restaurant Week(s) here on the Eastern Shore. Salisbury, Ocean City and Rehoboth are just a few of our local towns that put together a week (or sometimes two weeks) of specials to entice guests to come out during the off-season for a good meal and good deal. Berlin is the latest to jump on the Restaurant Week bandwagon, and with some new restaurants in the small town, it’s no surprise to see the addition of Berlin Restaurant Week.
So what to expect? A full-week (January 11-17) of food specials for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at all of your favorite Berlin restaurants. According to Berlin’s Director of Economic & Community Development, Ivy Wells, the idea is to provide locals and visitors with a chance to warm up in some of the town’s fantastic restaurants while avoiding the crowds that fill the restaurants during the busier season.
“The diversity of all of our restaurants allows people to experience all of the various dining options that Berlin has to offer,” said Wells, noting that she hopes it will expose diners to the expanding restaurant scene in Berlin. “The next time they are thinking, hmmm, where should we eat tonight then they’ll say ‘Let’s go down to Berlin and choose!”. Many people don’t realize we do have a multitude of restaurants to fit everyone’s tastes.”
How it Works: Each participating restaurant will offer specials from January 11-17 (along with their regular menus of course), to be available every day, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner:
Local craft beers on special, $4.50
Blacksmith Burger & Fries, $8.50 (vegetarian available as well)
Monday: Latin American Dinner Special, $10
Tuesday: Blacksmith Burger & Fries, $8.50 (vegetarian available as well)
Wednesday: Thai/Vietnamese Dinner Special, $10
Thursday: Steak Night, $16.00 & ½-price Bottles of Wine
Friday & Saturday: Steak Night, $16
The Atlantic Hotel:
$14.50 – Chef’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Choice of Soup or Salad & Lemon Lust Dessert
$36 – Atlantic Trio Dinner (includes a 5-6-ounce lobster tail, 1 crabcake, two fried oysters, and Chef’s choice of starch and vegetable, plus lemon lust dessert.)
Berlin Coffee House:
$6.95 – Belgian Waffles with or without Sausage and a House Coffee or Tea
Crush n’ Crab:
$2.99 – Choice of 2 Pancakes & 2 Eggs; Cream Chipped Beef; Egg & Cheese Sandwich; Cheese Omelet with Toast or Grits & Potatoes
$7.99 – Comfort Lunch Menu includes choice of: Pot Roast, Chicken & Dumplings, Chili & Cornbread, BLT & Chicken Noodle Soup, or Shrimp Scampi
$20 includes Starter, Entree, Coffee, Tea or Soda, and House Dessert. Appetizer options: Crab Dip w/ Soft Pretzel, Bowl of Soup, Garden or Caesar Salad, Clam Strips, Snow Crab Cluster. Entrée options: Fish of the Day, White Clam Boat, Mary Mussels, Crab Cake (1), 4-Piece Chicken (Jerk or Fried), Shrimp Casserole, Beef & Oysters.
Siculi Italian Kitchen:
$10 – House or Caesar Salad, One-Topping Small Pizza, and a Cannoli – OR – Cup of Soup Du Jour, ½ Chicken Salad Sandwich, and a Cannoli.
$20 – Choice of Appetizer (Meatballs, Garlic Shrimp, Eggplant Parmesan), Choice of House or Caesar Salad, and Choice of Entrée (Petite Filet Mignon with 2 Grilled Shrimp with a Potato and Vegetable; Eggplant Parmesan with Pasta, or Tortellini with Lobster Cream Sauce).
Lunch or Dinner:
$10 – Hamburger, Fries and a Soft Drink
Baked Dessert Café:
$8.99 – Beef Burguignon with Savory Scone & Side Salad – OR – Turkey Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese & Side Salad
$4.99 – Death by Dessert Sampler
10% off Wine
Main Street Deli:
Lunch or Dinner:
$8 – Choice of Sandwich or Sub (Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Parm, Meatball) with Soft Drink & Chips
Leaky Pete’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse:
$10.95 – Grilled Cheese with Jarlsburg Swiss, Apples & Dijon with a Bowl of Cream of Crab Soup
$23.95: Pork Osso Bucco over Creamy Grits, Demi Glaze and Root Vegetables
The Burley Inn Tavern:
Lunch & Dinner, $7.49:
Wednesday – Hot Roasted Beef (open face) with Gravy & Fries
Thursday: Kenny Cristo Sandwich w/ Homemade Chips
Friday: Fish Tacos