Good restaurants half way between Washington DC and Philadelphia?
- monamifood Jun 23, 2014 05:45 PM
I"m looking for a restaurant about halfway between Washington DC and Philadelphia where I could meet a friend for lunch or dinner on a weekend. Good food a reasonable price -- and in a safe neighborhood -- is what want. Any suggestions?
That's about 140 miles so halfway is about 70 miles. Which is about 20 miles south of the Maryland border (I drove that route every week for three years and have been driving it for about 40 years total, so I know it way too well). It puts you somewhere around Havre de Grace (which by the way is pronounced Habberdeegrace by Marylanders). As I don't stop to eat, I can't personally recommend any of these places, but here are the options I found: Vineyard Wine Bar, Laurrapin Grille, Price's Seafood, Promenade Grill, Tidewater Grille, Chesapeake Grill. Hmm. Maybe I should pull off the highway one of these days. Also, in Northeast, Woody's Crab House. I am sure others have mentioned other crab houses up that way, but I can't recall what was recommended.
If you want to take Amtrak, Tom Sietsema liked La Fia in Wilmington. It's close to the train station and you wouldn't have to fight traffic.
Havre d'Grace has some fine restaurants. and of course, you have Baltimore, which has safe as well as tasty places
My wife and I have often met my father-in-law and his wife for dinner at Tidewater Grille in Havre de Grace to try to split the distance between West Baltimore and Wilmington. Food is good, although menu does not stray far from the tried-and-true IMO.
We have also met friends for dinner at Backfin Blues in Port Deposit, a little north of Havre de Grace. I like this place better than Tidewater Grille --- menu is more ambitious, and more fish options.
If a strict 50/50 split in distance isn't required, I'd also recommend Fair Hill Inn in Elkton. Have been there twice, both good meals.
(And sorry, no idea about Bel Air!)