Help? Road trip through Western Maryland on I-70 and I-68
I'll be traveling from Central Jersey to Western Maryland in the middle of September, and I was wondering if there are any suggestions for places to visit on my 5-hour road trip.
It looks like I'll be mostly on I-70 and I-68, passing through Hagerstown and Cumberland on the way to Deep Creek Lake. I'm not looking to get too far off the freeway though. Any suggestion on quick, cheap, original, must-see places to eat?
Perhaps a bit too far off the Interstate but Shepherdstown has some nice places to eat as does Berkeley Springs. Hagerstown has the german Schmankerl Stube or Café del Sol. Savage River Lodge near Frostburg is excellent for dinner. At Deep Creek try Canoe on the Run for breakfast or lunch and Mountain State Brewing Co for pizza & microbrews.
58 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Made that same trip about three weeks ago. We stopped in Cumberland, and it seemed like it has been hit hard by the economy. There were not too many places to go. Hagerstown may be a better choice, but don't know much about it. You'll most likely have to settle for some form of fast food. Sorry.
Hancock actually has a couple very down home type places you might want to check out: The Park and Dine and Weaver's. If you aren't expecting fine dining, but like fresh roasted turkey and mashed potatoes.
In Hagerstown I really like the fried chicken at the A C &T by the outlets, the chicken place has been there for years, through previous gas stations.
In Cumberland hit up Diatri's it is your best bet. Or head off highway a bit more and go to Frostburg there I would recommend Guiseppe's.
I have written a few posts on the Deep Creek, Western Maryland area if you search, but definitely get lunch at Canoe on the Run, ice cream at Lakeside Creamery. Brenda's Pizzeria is pretty good. Don't go to Uno's it has gone very down hill, and I would avoid Santa Fe Grill too. In Oakland there are some interesting lunch counters. And if you get to Sugar and Spice Bakery in Amish country on 219 south you will thank yourself, although it is a bit away from Deep Creek. Also the BBQ place isn't too bad. Pine Lodge or Cornish Manor are the best bets for more high end eating. Or the Deer Park Inn although it can keep weird hours.
20282 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550
Deer Park Inn & Restaurant
65 Hotel Rd, Oakland, MD 21550
21311 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550