A Taste of Maryland – 6 Popular Cities to Dine In on Your Next Visit

Is a Maryland food tour on your list of fun things to do this year? If it’s not, it should be. Maryland’s famous fresh oysters, juicy steamed crabs, and soft shell crabs are enough to get any foodie’s mouth-watering. As one of the ten smallest states in the Union, Maryland is the perfect size for day-trippers. It’s ideal if you want to get together with family and friends to enjoy great food and make delicious memories. So here are our favorite places to get a great taste of Maryland.

6 Cities to Include in Your Maryland Food Tour

Not sure which magical Maryland city to visit on your tour? Here are six great choices that will please your palate and give everyone in your group something fun to do.

1. Baltimore

No visit to Maryland is complete without a stop in Charm City. This big little city is the jewel of the Chesapeake Bay and the central region’s capital of culture. You’ll find plenty of seafood, crabs, oysters, and other delicacies to enjoy. There is no lack of culinary experience in Baltimore. But, before you go, ask your charter company about Baltimore’s busy festival schedule.

2. Annapolis

Downtown Annapolis is a historical region that can’t be missed. Food-lovers, shoppers, and everyone who enjoys soaking up local ambiance will find something to enjoy downtown. However, don’t let downtown be the only place you look when to find great food experiences. If you are looking for tried and true favorites, check out the local Facebook group, Annapolis Takeout for fan favorites and new popular restaurants.

3. Ellicott City

Established in 1772, Ellicott City offers unique boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Of course, its locally-owned restaurants also serve up the best of Maryland fare. Originally a mill town, Ellicott City is home to the popular Firehouse Museum and America’s oldest surviving railroad station. It’s a great day stop to soak up the history and find great eateries.

4. Frederick

This city’s namesake is Frederick Douglass, Maryland’s famous and beloved abolitionist. Frederick is the perfect combination of hip and historic. You can walk off some of that butter and crab lunch with a stroll through the downtown district. This neighborhood has the distinction of being one of the “Prettiest Painted Places in America.” In addition to regional favorites, you’ll find a surprising diversity of restaurants in Frederick, including Asian, Irish and Italian. There is even a dinner theater for folks who enjoy a little drama with dessert.

5. Eastern Shore

This isn’t just one place, it’s made up of Kent Island, Stevensville, Chester, Kent Narrows, and more. Just over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, there are plenty of waterfront restaurants to choose from. All with a unique twist on Maryland favorites. You can find just about everything from casual brunches, fancy dinners, and fun late-night bites. the Eastern shore boasts plenty of fresh seafood and local flavors, with restaurants specializing in farm-to-table cuisine.

6. St. Michaels

Those who appreciate a fine glass or two of wine with dinner will love visiting the winery in St. Michaels. While there, don’t forget to check out the log canoe-inspired tasting room. You’ll find plenty of tasty treats in St. Michaels, including a popular crab and steak house. When you finish noshing, take time to enjoy the many boutiques where local artisans display their wares.

Book Your Maryland Food Tour Today

Sight-seeing tours to Maryland are a fantastic way to spend the day with friends and family. It’s easy to follow the famed Crab and Oyster Trail with help from Chesapeake Charter. You can eat, drink and relax while taking in the sights with a professional driver at the helm. So please think of us when scheduling your next taste of Maryland tour.

Are you looking for a unique experience for your next family reunion, church group, senior outing, or birthday party? Then, let the experts at Chesapeake Charter do the heavy lifting while you enjoy the adventure. We provide everything you need for a fun-filled outing. All you have to do is pack your supplies for the day and have a big appetite. Contact us today for more information or request a quote for your next outing.