Iconic Hemingway's Restaurant | Kent Island, MD
Few restaurants in this area can compete with Hemingway's when it comes to location.
Perched on the shoreline just across the Bay Bridge, I think it offers the best views of any restaurant on Kent Island.
The bay bridge views are too good to pass up! So we have actually never dined inside. But, it looks like the views would be good from inside, too - look at that wall of windows!
The incredible views alone are worth dining here, but we love that the nautical outdoor brick patio is dog-friendly, too!
Boats can be seen coming in and out of the marina all summer long.
The food is slightly over-priced, but every meal we have had has always been delish!
My husband and I still talk about the crab and corn fritters with the most delicious chipotle aioli - mmm, maybe we need to plan another trip!
I am not the biggest fan of mayonnaise based salads (i.e. potato salad, macaroni salad, chicken salad...). But on one really HOT day, I ordered the chicken salad sandwich to stay cool and OMG! It was so good I actually ate the whole thing!
Hubby is a big fan of fish sandwiches, so when he saw they had a grilled rockfish rueben on the menu he was all over it. And I still hear about this sandwich to this day. It goes down as one of his favorite fish sandwiches of all time. It was wasn't soggy, had lots of perfectly cooked fish and the cold crunchy and tangy slaw made it refreshing. I had a bite - even I like the surprising combo!
We like to stop here on our way to or from the beach. It's also a good stop on a quick day trip while exploring the charming historic Stevensville district.
Their shaded outdoor bar is a great spot to escape the sun and enjoy a frozen daiquiri or cold beer on a hot day. And you still have that beautiful view of the Chesapeake!
And if you want to save yourself a trip to the tanning booth, you could always sit on the top deck of the bar ;)
The grounds are beautifully manicured. Grab your cocktail and take a seat in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs to look out to the water as the boats and planes come into the marina. Or better yet, if you are there in the evening, catch a gorgeous summer sunset!
This restaurant has been an eye-catching icon as make your way across the bay bridge ever since it was first opened in 1971 (formally known as Pier 1 Restaurant & Marina). Next time you are driving by, this would be a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.
I shared about another one of my eastern shore favorites outdoor dining spots in this post - Fish Tacos & Orange Crushes at the Big Owl. What are some of your favorite places to eat on the Chesapeake?