Affordably upscale surf-and-turf fare dished up in stylish, contemporary surrounds is the order of the day at Laurel’s popular Red Sky Steak & Fish House. Classic steak cuts like filet mignon and New York strip feature on Red Sky’s menu with eclectic seafood dishes – think local favorites like jumbo crab cake and exotically flavored options like Cajun spiced grouper – alongside burgers, salads and 10 varieties of wings. A classy wine list makes the perfect accompaniment. A brunch buffet is served on Saturdays and Sundays and features classic breakfast foods like grits, bacon and Belgian waffles.
What started out in 2008 as a humble counter-serve joint has today become one of the most raved-about restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington area. Kloby’s Smokehouse, owned by firefighter-turned-chef Steve Klobosits, serves up some of the most finger-licking barbecue in Maryland. It teams classic pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, baby back ribs and smoked turkey breast with sides like mac ‘n’ cheese, BBQ beans and hushpuppies. All of this is best washed down with one of Kloby’s regularly rotating craft beers or a selection from its extensive list of bourbons. Don’t leave without trying Kloby’s famous bread pudding. Flavors change weekly but guests can expect varieties like raisin with bourbon sauce, caramel apple and bacon brownie.
Kloby’s Smokehouse, 7500 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD, USA, +1 301 362 1510