Nestled in the northern reaches of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Calvert County is home to quaint, coastal towns with natural beauty in abundance. Beyond, foodies will find a bevy of top quality restaurants serving everything from local seafood specialties to authentic Thai and Mediterranean eats. Read on for a round-up of the county’s very best local restaurants.
From its humble beginnings as an oyster selling business operated from the back of a car, Jerry’s Place has become one of southern Maryland’s most popular casual dining joints for the delicious Eastern Shore-style seafood it serves. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, guests can grab classic fare like spicy Maryland crab soup and spiced shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce to start, followed by main course options including crab cake platters and beer battered Icelandic haddock.
Serving its delicious, homemade food in Solomons since 1990, Boomerangs Original Ribs is often hailed as having the best BBQ in the area. The famous baby back ribs available with a choice of four sauces: Boomerangs’ famous original sauce, smoky and savory Kansas City-style sauce, Memphis dry rub or tangy, South Carolina-style, are a must-try. The menu features plenty more irresistible eats like salads and juicy burgers alongside signature entrées, including hand-cut New York strip steak and pan-fried Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes served with sides like potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw.