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Our Favorite Picks from The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast...
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Of the many dining, drinking and shopping spots on the island, the following have been especially enjoyable for us due in large part to the individuals we have met who own, manage and/or work in these establishments.

    Blue Heron recommended! CD Café - Catherine and Deborah who own and manage this café, provide a cozy, comfortable, and friendly, dining environment. Their lunch and dinner menus include a variety of delicious gourmet options plus wonderful daily specials. They are consistently a great place to meet and eat and have gained a degree of notoriety for their desserts.

    In addition to the Café they also operate The Next Door Lounge, located right behind the café. The lounge offers a great place to wait for your table or simply a place to enjoy the Lounge’s own special cuisine.


  • DiGiovanni’s Dock of the Bay - DiGiovanni’s offers delightful waterfront dining, both inside and outside. Their cuisine is based on recipes from Northern Italy and the atmosphere is dark and cozy. The owner, Gerri DiGiovanni-Epps will make it a point to greet your table at least once during your seating. If the bar is your scene, you will have the pleasure of meeting Cef. Both Gerri and Cef do everything in their power to see that you have a wonderful visit. Periodically throughout the week, live music is provided for your enjoyment.


  • Blue Heron recommended! Stoney’s Kingfisher - Jeannie and Phil Stone have opened a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Solomons where you can enjoy both lunch and dinner. Locals tend to hang out around the bar, taking pleasure in the camaraderie as well as the drinks, delightful appetizers and delicious meals. Famous for their crab cakes and fresh local fish, Stoney’s has become a special spot in Solomons. The wall murals, created by local artists, will definitely catch your attention, along with the various wooden sculptures throughout the restaurant.

  • The Dry Dock Restaurant - The Dry Dock is located in the heart of busy Zahniser’s Yachting Center and is a special spot for weekend and transient boaters, not to mention the locals. Kathy O’Rourke, the manager, is normally behind the bar keeping up with the drinks, the food, and the conversation. The wait staff are friendly and enjoyable individuals who will see that you have the best dinner possible. Chef Ben provides a variety of delicious gourmet meals. The drinks are large, the food is good and the waterfront view is unbeatable.


  • Blue Heron recommended! Kim's Key Lime Pie - Kim is well known for her delicious pies, pastries, and coffees, all of which can be enjoyed on her comfortable sun porch throughout the day. Browsing in the shops for that special gift or treat is not to be missed, especially since she is located at the beginning of The Blue Heron Inn driveway.

  • Solomons Pier - A newly renovated restaurant under new management is definitely the place to watch a sunset. The restaurant, which is owned and managed by the owners of Stoney's Kingfisher, currently serves delicious sandwiches and light fare. In addition, two shops are available. One is Maertens On the Island, a not to be missed jewelry store. The other, Western Shore Outfitters, features Tommy Bahama clothing.

To read reviews from customers or to get more information (maps, phone numbers, etc.) on these great establishments, click here.

In a Shopping Mood?

Turn right at the end of the driveway, stroll down the sidewalk and walk into Bears By The Bay – a place to find any Teddy Bear you could ever want plus a variety of special gifts. Dena Smith, the owner, makes you feel very welcome as you browse to your heart's content.

Continue your walk to Carmen’s Gallery where if art is your game, you have met your match. Carmen Nance Sanders, not only displays the work of local artists, from prints to sculpture to jewelry, she also provides framing. Carmen has excellent taste and can guide you with your decorative needs.

Next is Caren’s Solomons Style, a special stop. The owner, Caren Pituck, has an eye for unique island and beach apparel. You can’t help but enjoy the whimsical nature and out of the ordinary designs she carries. This combination will have you trying on clothes immediately. Her array of Solomons tee shirts and sweatshirts varies every season.

These are only a few of the shops in Solomons. Harmon House Shops and Sea Gull Cove Gifts are also fun to explore.

Looking for that special gift, don’t pass up the Museum Store located at Calvert Marine Museum. You can always find something for the youngest person in your life to the oldest. Maureen Baughman, the manager, has a knack of selecting merchandise that sells quickly be it whimsical or practical.



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