Rock Hall Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rock Hall

April 14, 2018 Malia Yoakum

Rock Hall, "The Pearl of the Chesapeake", is a waterfront town located directly on the National Chesapeake Scenic Byway in Kent County, Maryland, United States. It is located less than two hours away from large metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. The population was 1,310 at the 2010 census.

1. Osprey Point Restaurant

20786 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1405 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 410-639-2194
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Osprey Point Restaurant

Our restaurant has a reputation for being the best in Kent County. We pride ourselves on having a fresh seasonal menu, high quality ingredients and a chef that puts care into preparing every meal. The dining room's casual elegance will make you feel at home whether you are stepping off the dock or celebrating that special occasion. Please stop in for a drink and hors d'oeuvres at the bar or make a reservation for dinner. We welcome transient boaters throughout the season and offer free dockage while dining in our restaurant.

Reviewed By Fenwickgal - Selbyville, Delaware

This restaurant is right in the Inn but we stayed at the Annex and there was plenty of parking when we drove over. It is a Williamsburg style decor complete with colors and fireplace. The bar is also of similar design. The menu was varied so you can order something as simple as a hamburger or a complete entree.

2. Java Rock

21309 E Sharp St, Rock Hall, MD 21661 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 410-639-9909
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Java Rock

Gimme! brand coffee and fabulous food, as well as gift items and wine!

Reviewed By SAVisitor - Mount Airy, Maryland

Stopped here for a delicious homemade chicken salad sandwich in a poppyseed bagel. Got a brownie and crumb cake to take home. Wonderful. Ate outside at a shaded table. Many locals were there with their dogs. Relaxing, enjoyable. The shopping inside the store was fun, too. Highly recommend.

3. Get The Scoop

Norht Main Street, 21267 Rock Hall Avenue, Unit 104, Rock Hall, MD 21661 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Get The Scoop

Reviewed By Joppa_MDChocoholic - Joppa, MD

This shop is located in the group of small cottages located at the corner of Main Street and Rock Hall Avenue. They offer many interesting flavor combinations of ice cream not available elsewhere. My favorite is the Java Chip, which is coffee ice cream LOADED with large chocolate chunks - YUM! My husband loves the Sugar-free vanilla. I tasted it and agreed it was delicious!!! This is a favorite spot and there is usually a line of customers waiting for these treats!

4. Harbor Shack

20895 Bayside Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1438 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 41 +1 410-639-9996
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 291 reviews

Harbor Shack

Harbor Shack offers a diverse menu of Local seafood, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and Mexican fare. Whether it's ribs, Rib eye or Rock fish we serve it up delicious. We offer full lunch and dinner menu from 11:30 am til close. The bar stays open longer than the kitchen. The kitchen hours vary by season and day. The restaurant hours provided here are for the kitchen serving food. We provide priority seating reservations. Come dine with us on the Rock Hall Harbor by car or by boat. Air conditioned main dinning, open air waterfront and deck dinning.Casual and fun with seasonal live entertainment Great dock bar and good food. Check our website for hours of operation.

Reviewed By SAVisitor - Mount Airy, Maryland

My husband and I had reservations here on a Friday night. We sat at a picnic table on their outdoor covered deck, supposedly waterfront. The seating is a bit removed from the waterfront marina. Not the immediate waterfront dining experience we expected. Service was prompt. However, when the two different kinds of beer we wanted on draft (& on the menu) were not available, we realized that this place really didn't care. I ordered a crab cake dinner and my husband opted for just chilli and a salad. The crab cake was only OK; too much Old Bay for me. My husband gave up on the over dressed salad swimming in Caesar dressing. Bottled salsa came with tortilla chips. Just 'meh.' I would not return. Maybe people come here because it is one of the few dining choices in Rock Hall. Too bad.

5. Copper Pearl confections

21267 Rock Hall Ave, #103, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1528 American, Belgian, European SGD 66 +1 410-639-7037
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By travelerRH - Rock Hall, Maryland

It's unusual to have a candy store in a small town, so this is a real asset. They also have homemade cookies and seasonal sweet specialties. The packaged malt balls are the best I've had.

6. Waterman's Crab House

Sharp Street Wharf, Rock Hall, MD 21661 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 410-639-2261
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 485 reviews

Waterman's Crab House

Reviewed By Brad E - Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Waterman's is a great place but is sort of a victim of its own success. On a summer weekend you can expect to wait quite a while for your food. However, you won't be disappointed once it comes. Eat inside or out on the large deck. They often have bands on the deck but if that isn't your thing you won't hear it inside. Great view of the harbor, actually it's not a view you are in the harbor. Can't beat the sunsets while watching the boats return from a day of work or pleasure on the bay. A true Rock Hall institution.

7. Fords Seafood

6262 Rock Hall Rd, Rock Hall, MD 21661-2009 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television American, Seafood, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 410-639-2032
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Fords Seafood

Reviewed By apples0ranges - Saratoga Springs, New York

We ate crab cakes here after eating cakes at 3 other restaurants. We liked Fords the best of 3 in Rock Hall. It is not on the water and isn't fancy at all but service is friendly and attentive. I didn't see any steamed crabs on the menu as other reviewers mentioned. The desserts looked delicious but no room to try any.

8. Bay Wolf

21270 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1506 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Austrian, European Lunch, Dinner +1 410-639-2000
Excellent
36%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
10%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 138 reviews

Bay Wolf

Reviewed By 779gerryj

This is a small town restaurant that is simple and nice--not over the top--but the food is outstanding. My wife had the beef and she said it was tasty. The potatoes were particularly done well and tasty. I had the catch of the day--tuna--with sesame seeds and an Japanese hot green sauce. It was outstandingly delicious. There were other items on the menu that were a creative mix of traditional and national flavors. This was a wonderful restaurant, with small town flare and big town food.

9. Muskrat Alley Cafe

5877 Coleman Rd, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1416 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, International Breakfast, Brunch +1 410-639-2855
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Muskrat Alley Cafe

Muskrat Alley Cafe is open on the weekends from 8am till noon. We serve an award winning breakfast to our B&B guests and to the general public. All our dishes are served hot and fresh. Our jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp quiche, frittata, 10 different belgian waffles, biali egg sandwiches and brekfast wraps are some of the delicious items we serve.

Reviewed By Brad E - Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Eclectic and delicious is the best way to describe Muskrat Alley. A very inventive menu with enough options to please the whole family. Everything is very tasty. Weekends only. Inside and outside seating. My boat is on the hard just across from the cafe for the winter. I'm already planning on treating myself to a few breakfasts when I'm getting her ready in the spring.

10. Chester River Seafood

4954 Ashley Rd, Rock Hall, MD 21661-2259 Wheelchair Accessible Seafood SGD 13 - SGD 262 +1 410-708-3626
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

We specialize in local Chester River Crabs steamed to order also available soft shell crabs, shrimp, clams, various kinds of fish anything that swims we can get for you!!

Reviewed By crabbyharper - USA

Only place we buy crabs. They are "River crabs" - caught on a trotline in a river and not in a crabpot in the Bay. Much fresher. Had a lovely two dozen on Sept 2.

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