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Local Attractions

Restaurants

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. For more information and customer reviews, view the Solomon Island Restaurant Guide.

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.

Lotus Kitchen

Kelly and Amanda are well known for their 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. 

A comfortable and charming cafe in the heart of historic Solomons Island. Lotus Kitchen offers simple, fresh, elegant food that is sure to nurture your body, mind and spirit and not to mention they have the best Keylime Pie around, hands down!

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.

Island Hideaway

A family owned & operated restaurant offering an assortment of fresh New American Cuisine on Solomons Island! The best place for homemade desserts on the island. A variety of fresh fish daily and homemade pasta options. Visit the bartenders for weekly craft cocktail specials.

Activities


Thanks so much for visiting us! Here are a few of the sites around the web that we recommend.
You may want to explore some of them while staying with us.

Solomons Gallery

Terry Quinn welcomes you to his brick and mortar location, where you will have an opportunity to see much more of Terry's work and meet the artist in person. Solomons Gallery offers Custom Barn Wood Framing, Walk-In Print Services on both Canvas and Metal for the General Public, as well as Custom High-End pieces for Commercial Clients.

Calvert Marine Museum

The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. 

Annmarie Garden

Where art and nature meet... Annmarie Garden is a thirty acre public sculpture park located on St. John's Creek in Solomons, Maryland. The Garden is open daily and provides a beautiful and safe place to enjoy nature and art. Whether you want to take a walk along the wooded path, enjoy an art class, ride a bike, picnic, exercise your pet, or spend time with your family, Annmarie Garden is an exceptional place to visit. 

Calvert Cliffs State Park

The cliffs which dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County, were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils. 

Calvert County Tourism

Discover a place where there are still places to discover....Here you will find a place where time really does move just a little more slowly. You'll enjoy the calming pace of people too friendly to be in a hurry. Because it's so easy to get here, once you've been, we know you'll come back.

St. Mary's County Tourism

For over 365 years visitors have enjoyed discovering St. Mary’s County. In November 1633, adventurers aboard two ships, the Ark and the Dove, sailed from the Isle of Wight to establish a new colony of religious freedom. On March 25, 1634 these English settlers stepped ashore on St. Clement’s Island, thus marking the birthplace of Maryland.

Solomons Business Association

Whether you arrive here by automobile or by boat, you will find your journey has been worth it. Solomons Island is open all year round is a great place from which to explore Calvert County or the surrounding Southern Maryland region. You will find Solomons a place of uncommon charm and unspoiled beauty.

Southern Maryland Sailing Association

SMSA hosts the nationally renowned Screwpile regatta and many other quality racing events for both big and small boats. Located in Solomons, MD near some of the finest cruising waters of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Carmen's Gallery

Located on historic Solomons Island, MD, Carmen's Gallery is just an hour from the beltway in Washington. Carmen's is the featured home for works by Carmen Lee Nance Gambrill, Marius Zabinski, and Jo Barry. Original paintings, sculpture, pottery, clothing, jewelry and fabric art abound in this intimate waterfront setting. Carmen's will custom frame a painting from the gallery on site or bring your own art for framing. This "magical" gallery offers exceptional attention to its clients and a diverse selection of original art. Visit Carmen's, dine in a fabulous Solomons restaurant and stay in a waterfront B&B. You'll return, we promise!

Patuxent Adventure Center

The Patuxent Adventure Center is an extremely knowledgeable & experienced cycling and paddling store. Visit Patuxent Adventure Center for your for kayaks, bikes, stand up paddle boards and more.

Solomons Boat Rental

Discover the beautiful Patuxent River and the many hidden coves and creeks that make Solomons Island a spot to remember! If you want to take a relaxing cruise, do some fishing and crabbing, or if your want to test your water skiing ability, you're sure to find what you're looking for here. We offer modern, fuel efficient, environmentally friendly outboard motor powered boats. Ask us about our boats with Direct Fuel Injection or 4 stroke engines that increases fuel economy and performance while reducing pollution!

Bunky's Charter Boats

Chartering a boat for your private fishing excursion on the Chesapeake Bay ensures that your boat will not be open to the general public and that the Captain and Mate will cater exclusively to your fishing party. Bunky's Charter Boats provide all artificial lures, rods, reels, tackle and live bait for the trip and fish cleaning facilities for you to prepare your catch yourself upon return. Fish cleaning is also available for an additional charge. Just ask your Mate or Captain for details. Fishing licenses are not required for our charter patrons and Gratuities for the Mates are greatly appreciated.

Chesapeake Bay Charters

A Family Sailing Adventure. Come experience the splendor of the Chesapeake Bay on board a 40 foot sailboat. Private sailing adventures from two hours up to two weeks are available for the whole family.

No Thyme To Cook

Southern Maryland's home for cooking classes! Stir up your inner chef with our fun, educational classes overlooking Solomons harbor. We offer hands-on and demonstration classes, as well as private parties, rehearsal dinners, and work socials!