Whether your mouth waters for fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay or deep sea, or your taste buds crave fresh farm ingredients, you are bound to satisfy your hunger throughout the restaurants, festivals, and food shows Maryland has to offer.
Although the state is known for its famous crabs, Maryland is home to delicious craft breweries, unique-style cuisines, farm-to-table eateries and exotic food festivals waiting for you to explore!
FireFly Farms Creamery & Market – Accident, MD
Garrett County brings tastings and pairings to a whole new level at this creamery. Goat cheeses from six local family farms, homemade cheeses and an assortment of nuts, breads and more make the beer and wine taste just a little better!
St. Mary’s County Crab Festival – Leonardtown, MD
We said there’s more to Maryland than just crabs, but… we couldn’t let this one slip through the cracks. Steamed crabs, crab cakes, soft crabs, crab soups, and so many more ways to indulge in crabs make up this lively, annual, day-long festival at the St. Mary’s Fairgrounds.
Drummer’s Cafe – Berlin, MD
Located right in the heart of America’s Coolest Small Town, the Drummer’s Cafe has been a local’s favorite for decades, serving appetizers, lunch and dinner entrees plus a full wine and beer list! Enjoy a table inside with crystal chandaliers and Victorian era furniture or outside on their brick patio overlooking Main Street.
Taste Frederick Food Tours – Frederick, MD
From March to November, fill your weekend with a three-hour walking food tour of Market Street’s restaurants and specialty shops. While you learn all about the town’s historical background, taste some Mediterranean chocolates, crab mac n’ cheese or local brews.
Farm to Chef Maryland – Baltimore, MD
Everyone likes a little competition… At this one in particular, 30 chefs pair with 30 local farms to see who can create the most delicious, unforgettable plates. All of the proceeds go toward Days of Taste, a program in Baltimore educating elementary school students on farm-to-table cuisine.
Liquid Assets – Ocean City, MD
Thet top of the crop in Ocean City dining when you want delicious, homemade, unique and just downright sinful. Imagine a place where you can savor the best Charcuterie in town, followed by an entree of Wagyu beef all while enjoying a delicious bottle of wine that you pulled right off the shelf. Yes, heaven really does exist.
Chapel’s Country Creamery – Easton, MD
Take a tour of the cheese aging room, make your own cheese in a cheese-making class, and taste countless cheeses. Some of the classes even let you milk the cow yourself!
Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake – Crisfield, MD
At this yearly feast, there is an all-you-can-eat menu made up of locally-grown delicacies like crabs, fish, clams, sweet potato fries, and corn on the bob.
Charm City Food Tours – Baltimore, MD
While exploring the major landmarks and monuments, you can sample staple foods throughout some of Baltimore’s eclectic neighborhoods. You can even tour Berger cookies and Faidley’s crab cakes, two well-known food markets in the city.
Savage River Lodge – Frostburg, MD
Put your chef’s hat on and be a cook for the day! Learn the basics behind the culinary experience, and grasp the tips and tricks from Savage River Lodge’s own chef. You get to cook, bring home recipes, and are given a personalized chef’s coat!
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Timonium, MD
Unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon… enough said.
45th Street Taphouse – Ocean City, MD
You won’t have to go much further than 45th Street in Ocean City for “Brews, Views and Food”! With 36 beers on tap, the 45th Street Taphouse is an unstoppable force in offering a generous variety for every beer connoisseur. Plus, with some of the best views of the Assawoman Bay, the 45th Street Taphouse is the triple threat.
Get out there and explore – all of these food adventures and more are awaiting!