Where to Eat in Solomons: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Brandee Mangan

Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,368 at the 2010 census, up from 1,536 at the 2000 census. Solomons is a popular weekend destination spot in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.
Things to do in Solomons

1. Kim's Key Lime Pie and Lotus Kitchen

14618 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 410-326-8469
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Kim's Key Lime Pie and Lotus Kitchen

Reviewed By Keisha_HB0216 - Mechanicsville, Maryland

I really enjoy coming here with my friends it a wonderful place to hang out and if you plan it right a good view outside. They have wine and design here sometimes witch is a fun twist. If you like tapas they have it on Thursday nights. Their coffee is addictive and you have tons of flavors to choose from.

2. Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, American, Bar, Pizza, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch SGD 8 - SGD 52 +1 410-394-3825
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 291 reviews

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

The Ruddy Duck is a vibrant space that pairs artisan crafted food and beer delivered with passion

Reviewed By hawaiidoc - Point of Rocks, MD

Back in Solomons which means we need to stop in at Ruddy Duck for dinner. We were quickly seating and the waitress was very pleasant. Everyone was wearing Halloween costumes which was fun. My wife ordered the pork Wiener schnitzel and when it arrived it appeared to be deep fried to the point it was very dry and difficult to cut with a knife an inch around the edges. The waitress asked if we wanted a box for the uneaten Pork and my wife said yes (she hoped to rehydrate the piece of meat). When the waitress returned, I let her know we weren’t going to take it home because it was way over cooked. I was hoping for a “I’m sorry you weren’t satisfied “ or even an acknowledgement, but nothing. I guess she is tired of people getting free meals or something but all I wanted was for someone to tell the cook to ease up on the fryer. Just can’t give it a five star this time.

3. Mission BBQ

22599 Macarthur Blvd, California, MD 20619-3079 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-880-0857
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Mission BBQ

Reviewed By agnitfom2000 - Glastonbury, Connecticut

I eat here every time I come to Lexington Park. It is a fast, inexpensive meal and the food is excellent. The salmon is especially recommended, though if you don't like that they have a good selection of traditional BBQ meals (beef brisket, pulled pork, sausage, etc.). Sides are excellent. Many different sauces. Portion sizes are fairly generous.

The restaurant can be crowded at times, particularly at lunch. It is less crowded outside of the noon hour or in the evening. Parking is never a problem. They also do good takeout which we've used when meetings were running behind schedule.

The restaurant is especially good about recognizing servicemen and first responders. It has a very patriotic atmosphere. They play the national anthem daily at noon (not sure I remember the time correctly).

4. Blue Wind Gourmet

22803 Gunston Dr, Lexington Park, MD 20653-6317 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 301-737-2713
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Blue Wind Gourmet

Has a great wine selection with tastings at lunch. Awesome atmosphere with a small outdoor seating area for nice days. The food is always remarkable and fresh!

Reviewed By na07950 - new jersey

We had a wonderful lunch at Blue Wind. There's something on the very large menu for everyone and the chocolate selection in the space looked inviting as well. The set up is unusual - you order at the counter and the staff will bring out...MoreThanks for stopping in and taking the time to write a review :) Hope to see you again soon!

5. Cone Island

14441 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688 Wheelchair Accessible
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Cone Island

Reviewed By Mako13Man - Dameron, Maryland

O.K. - I have not been here since last summer, but thought a review was overdue. My brothers family and I stop in here every time we go for a walk around Solomon's Island. Love the soft serve ice cream here! The line moves fairly quickly and they offer several different choices of frozen treats. There is also a playground right there for the young ones and there are benches provided to sit down and enjoy your ice cream while scoping out the beautiful sights around Solomon's Island. Fun summer memories here!

6. CD Cafe

14350 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD 20688 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 410-326-3877
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

CD Cafe

Reviewed By Hey_Joe54 - Solomons, Maryland, United States

You have two delightful choices for seating venues at best kitchen and Chef combo in Solomons: CD Cafe or the Next Door Lounge which shares same kitchen in a bistro/wine bar type setting. There are a lot of dining options in Solomons but this one is head and shoulders above the rest.

7. Hidden Harbour

14755 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 443-624-4603
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Hidden Harbour

Reviewed By tlc232 - Maryland

Hidden Harbour is open again, and we just love this place to sit out and unwind with a cold drink and casual fare for both lunch and dinner. Believe they serve breakfast to the marina crowd also. We've eaten just about everything on the menu in the seasons (seasonal restaurant) they are open. Food is always fresh/homemade and love the specials they offer during their busy season. Normally something new each day. Friendly service and great food to go with the waterside view. The only bad thing is that it is a small sitting area and people tend to linger and it is outside, so don't come during inclement weather if you don't want to sit out.

8. The Coffee Quarter

22576 Macarthur Blvd, Ste 336, California, MD 20619-3086 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 301-866-0106
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

The Coffee Quarter

Reviewed By tania2001 - Maryland

Been comming here for a while and try to make it at least once a month for lunch. Nice selection of sandwiches, soups, and coffee.

9. Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar

14636 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons, MD 20688 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 59 +1 410-231-2256
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 378 reviews

Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar

Beautiful Waterfront Restaurant, with great Quality Food and Drinks!

Reviewed By Bruce W - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My wife and I found The Lighthouse Restaurant & Dockbar to be clearly the best restaurant for traditional Chesapeake seafood dishes in Solomon's. We ate there several times and loved the crab and oyster offerings served outdoors bayside.
Make a reservation or be prepared to wait a while for a table if dining weekends or during the dinner rush in the summer months.

10. Thai Inter

22622 Macarthur Blvd, California, MD 20619-3002 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Thai Inter

California MD and Lexington Park Maryland are neighbors.

Reviewed By Alex C

This place has great food and is really consistent. There isn't a lot of selection for great ethnic foods in Southern Maryland, but this place is pretty good. It's a little pricey but you get what you pay for.

Also great for lunch, easy to get in and out and back to work. If you want...

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