A stop at one of the region's restaurants is the perfect accompaniment to an Arboretum visit. Whether you're seeking a picnic lunch after a woodland walk or a gourmet dinner after an artist reception, you're sure to find it just a short distance from the Arboretum gates. Here are a few local favorites.
Colosseum Pizza, 112 N. Commerce St., 410-758-1800
Pizza, subs, salads, and traditional Italian dishes.
Commerce Street Creamery, 110 N. Commerce St., 410-778-6779
Ice cream, breakfast, lunch, and confections.
Good Guys, 219 E. Water St., 410-758-2222
Sports bar and casual Italian.
Doc’s Riverside Grille, 511 Chesterfield Ave, 410-758-1707
Casual family dining and adjoining bar.
Adam’s Ribs, 100 Abruzzi Drive, 410-643-5050
Ribs, barbecue, steaks, and seafood.
Café Sado, 205 Tackle Cir., 410-604-1688
Sushi and Thai cuisine.
Lemon Leaf Café, 337 High Street, 443-282-0004
Contemporary and Eastern Shore cuisine, award-winning cream of crab soup.
Play It Again Sam, 108 S. Cross Street #B, 410-778-2688
Coffee and specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, baked goods.
Harry’s on the Green, 4 S. First St., 410-479-1919
Classic American cuisine with a French flair.
Market Street Public House, 200 Market St., 410-479-4720
Traditional Irish pub fare and classic American food.
Sal's Pizza, 22 Denton Plaza, 410-479-4600
Pizza, pasta, subs, and more.
The BBQ Joint, Corner of Dover and Aurora, 410-690-3641
Competition-quality BBQ made with meat free from hormones and antibiotics.
Chipotle, 8911 Ocean Gateway, 410-822-2609
Hunters’ Tavern, 101 E. Dover St., 410-822-1300
Casually elegant dining.
Legal Spirits Tavern, 42 E. Dover St., 410-822-0765
Award-winning cream of crab soup; seafood specialties.
Mason’s, 22 S. Harrison St., 410-822-3204
Fine dining; new American cuisine.
Out of the Fire, 22 Goldsborough St., 410-770-4777
Fine casual dining. Large selection of seafood, gourmet pizza, and wine bar.
Panera Bread, 8933 Ocean Gateway, 410-763-8230
Sandwiches, soups, salads, bakery items.
Portofino, 4 W. Dover St., 410-770-9200
Fine casual Italian dining.
Scossa, 28 S. Harrison St., 410-822-2202
Classic northern Italian cuisine
Washington Street Pub, 20 N. Washington St., 410-822-9011
Full menu featuring everything from sandwiches to entrees. Specialty beers
Wildflower Café,, 12 W. Dover St., 410-822-9067
Open for lunch Monday through Friday. A local gem.
Fisherman’s Inn, 3116 Main St., 410-827-8807
Award-winning crab cakes and a full seafood menu.
The Narrows, 3023 Kent Narrows Way South, 410-827-8113
Great steaks and fresh seafood.
Harris Crab House, 425 N. Kent Narrows Way, 410-827-9500
Crabs and fresh seafood. Open year round.
Hot off the Coals, 32227 Queen Anne Highway (Route 404), 410-364-9494
Ridgely Diner, 9 Central Avenue, 410-634-8016
Ridgely Pharmacy, 7 W. Belle St., 410-634-9800
Frozen treats, breakfast, subs, salads, and sandwiches.
Rustico, 410 Love Point Rd., 410-643-9444
Italian cuisine and wine bar.