Dining & Food Guide, Pandemic Edition

Your One-Stop Guide to Eating Well in Dorchester County During the Pandemic

Updated July 27, 2020

As of June 12, Dorchester County restaurants and bars are allowed to offer indoor service (at 50% capacity, with tables spaced apart, masks worn when not eating, and other safety precautions). Also, in Cambridge, rules have been temporarily loosened to allow restaurants to add additional outdoor seating. Poplar Street in Downtown Cambridge is closed to vehicles (except emergency vehicles) for even more restaurant seating three days a week: Thursdays 3-10pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11am-10pm. Not all restaurants are offering indoor seating at this time. Also, some restaurants continue to offer carry-out. 

The listing below includes independent Dorchester County restaurants that are currently open, as well as local food producers serving up everything from tomatoes to crabs and oysters. Delivery service and some errands are offered through the local business Beat the Rush Delivery

Also, if you want to help, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Feed the Front MES (Maryland’s Eastern Shore). The campaign uses donations to have Dorchester and Talbot County restaurants prepare meals for front-line workers in the COVID-19 crisis. So your donation helps both the restaurants and the front-line workers. Find out more

If you have any updates to this guide, please send them to info@visitdorchester.org. You can also join the Facebook group What’sCooking, where local restaurants are being invited to post their daily menus.

Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Cambridge, MD

Ava’s Pizzeria

Indoor and outdoor dining available. 443-205-4350. Open daily, 12-8pm. 

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Bay Country

Donuts, breads, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Open Mon-Sat 7am-1pm, in store and drive-through. They’re also accepting cake orders. 
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Bella's of Cambridge

Bella’s of 

Pizza, strombolis, more. Carryout; 410-901-3394; Ooutdoor seating available. Menu on their Facebook page. 
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Bistro Poplar

Classic French bistro offering indoor dining. See the summer menu. Reserve at 410-228-4884. Open Thurs-Sun at 5pm.
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Black Water Bakery - Cambridge, MD

Black Water

Indoor and outdoor seating as well as carry-out. Open daily,  7am-3pm. Order online at black-water-bakery.com.
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Serving both inside and outside with cocktails, beer, and wine. (Outdoor seating is in the alley behind Blue Ruin.) Order their cheese plate or bring carry-out from one of the nearby restaurants. 
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Bombay Tadka, Indian restaurant in Cambridge, Maryland


Offering dine-in service, reservations required;  call 443-515-0853. Also offering carryout and delivery. Order online or at 443-515-0853. Open 4-8pm on Mondays and Tues-Sun 11am-8pm. 
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Cambridge Diner


Open for indoor dining, 8am-8pm daily. See menu on their website.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Now open for the season: Thursdays, 3-6pm at Long Wharf in Cambridge. Check the social media for current vendors and details.
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Canvasback Restaurant


Open with indoor and outdoor dining. 410-221-7888; menu on Facebook page. Some Wednesday evenings feature open mic night.
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Carmela's Cucina


Indoor dining with full menu. Outdoor seating available only for limited menu items. Reserve at 410-221-8082. More details on their Facebook page.
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Choptank Oyster Company

Oyster Co.

Oysters available to general public; 443-521-6425.
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Cindy's Kitchen


Offering indoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch; Mon-Sat, 6am-2pm. See menu and specials on their Facebook page.
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Creek Deli


Take-out for all; delivery to businesses; call 410-228-1161. Open 8am-2pm.
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DocoVino Wine Bar & Boutique

DoCo Vino
Wine Bar 

Open both inside and outside (in the alley behind the wine bar) with adult beverages and light fare menu. Often there’s live music on weekends; check their social media for the latest. You can even BYOF (Bring Your Own Carry-Out Food) from a downtown restaurant and enjoy their outdoor seating. Also, sangria and wine slushes available for carryout. 
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Don Chuy

Open for dine-in or carry-out. 410-228-2969.
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Dorchester Pizza

Dorchester Pizza

Serving pizza, wings, burgers, subs, and more. 100% fresh homemade dough. See menu on Facebook page. Located in Secretary. 
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E+L Quick Freeze

E&L Quick

Open with breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, more. Carry-out. Check their Facebook page for daily specials.
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Emily's Produce


Open with fresh, frozen, and prepared local food, including local corn. Shop inside or, on Thursdays only, use curbside pickup (available at 3 locations in area) or delivery. Order online. Outdoor dining available under their big tent. U-Pick opportunities change with the season. Open daily, 9am-5pm. 
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The Farmers Daughter, Dorchester County, MD

Farmer’s Daughter

Inside market is open with produce, local honey, free-range eggs, and more. Drive-through also available; call 442-521-5298. Open Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm. Located in Vienna.
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Fat Ricky’s
Pub & Grub

Extensive remodeling just completed. Offering indoor and outdoor dining as well as drive-through and delivery. Open Tues-Sat 11am-10pm and Sun 8am-8pm. Offering full, beer, wine, and liquor, including on-site and off-site carry-out alcohol. Offering outdoor dining. See the menu on their Facebook page. 443-382-0257.
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Great Expectations Farm

Great Expectations

Beef and pork, chicken, and speciality sausages; check Facebook page for latest. Located in Rhodesdale.
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Harris Farms


Their Waddell’s Corner Farm Market is open. Get your produce and plants/flower direct from the grower. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. 
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Hoopers Island General Store

Hoopers Isl.
General Store

Cafe closed until further notice. Offering carryout service inside and call-ahead curbside delivery outside; 410-397-3123. Store is open with food/supplies. Open Mon-Sat 5am-7pm, Sun 8am-7pm.
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Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture

Hoopers Isl.
Oyster Co.

Oysters available to the public at retail store in Cambridge; open Mon, Wed, Fri. Call or text your order at 443-812-8366 or email
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Jimmie & Sook's owners Amanda and Tim

Jimmie &

Offering full-service indoor and outdoor dining. Multiple outdoor choices include dog-friendly (complete with dog menu) and separate smoking section. Reserve your spot at jimmieandsooks.com. Also offering curbside service at back entrance off Gay Street; order online at jimmieandsooks.com. Open Thurs, 11:30am-8:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-9:30pm.
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Seafood Markets - JM Clayton's Company - crab meat

J.M. Clayton

Open 9am-1pm with pasteurized crab meat and fresh crab. Order at 410-228-1661.
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Johnny's Tavern


Indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting). See new menu on  their Facebook page (click on Menu tab). Open Wed-Thurs, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am; Sun 12-8pm. 410-943-3624.
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Jones Mini Mart

Mini Mart

Open with snacks, alcohol, more.
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Katie's at the Airport

Katie’s at the

Offering indoor dining and limited outdoor seating. Also offering carry-out; call  410-901-8844. Open Thurs-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 8am-7pm; Sun 8-11am.
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Kool's Carry Out

Carry Out

Open 7am-8pm; 410-228-2828.
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Kool Ice
& Seafood

Open with lots of sales on seafood;  Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm;  Sun 9am-3pm. 410-228-2300.
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Layton’s Chance

Open for to-go orders. Open with outside seating, or you can bring your own seating. For full details on safety precautions, see the Facebook Live video on their Facebook page. Order online at laytonschance.com or at 410-228-1205.  They’ll also ship. Weekend hours are back to normal: Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
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Lil Bitta Bull BBQ in Cambridge, MD

Lil Bitta
Bull BBQ

Indoor dining and outdoor dining under their 20’ x 40’ tent rain or shine at the restaurant on Glasgow Street in Cambridge. Live music every Saturday evening under the tent for the summer. Open Wed-Thurs, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm. There are also two food trucks; check their social media for the latest locations. Also offering an “Express” location at 201 Jackson St. in Hurlock. 
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Waterman's Crab Feast


Open with crabs, oysters, mussels, clams, shrimp; order at 410-228-5032. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.
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Maiden Maryland Sweets & Treats, Cambridge, MD

Maiden Maryland
Sweets & Treats

Open for carry-out. Enter on Poplar Street side. Outdoor seating available.
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Mandala Pies


Offering whole pies, both sweet and savory. See the menu and pre-order on the Mandala  Pies website. Pie window open for pick-up Wed,  Thurs, and Sat, 11am-4 pm; Fri 12-6pm. 
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Mom and Pop's Family Restaurant

Mom & Pop’s Family

Offering inside dining, take-out and delivery; 410-943-0222. Open Sun-Wed 8am-2pm, Thurs-Sat 8am-8pm.
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Neck District Grill in the Neck District near Cambridge, MD

Neck District

Indoor dining and carry-out. Reserve at 410-228 3052. Outdoor seating available.
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Crabs at Ocean Odyssey, Cambridge

Ocean Odyssey Crab House

Open with indoor and outdoor dining as well as carry-out (order online at toddseafoodorder.com) or by phone at 410-228-8633. Open Mon, Thurs, Sun 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.
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Old Salty’s

Inside seating available; must reserve at 410-397-3752. Carry-out also available. Open Wed-Sat, 11am-8 pm and Sun, 11am-6pm. See menu at oldsaltys.com/menu.
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Osprey's Nest Bar & Grill - Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, MD

The Osprey’s

Open for curbside pick-up. Menu on their Facebook page. Order at 443-477-6276. Outdoor seating also available. Open Wed-Thurs 12-9pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am.
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Take-out; 443-477-6291. Offering dinners to go from 5:30-8pm, Tues-Fri. See Facebook page for each day’s menu. Soups, hot dogs, hamburgers also available. Quantities will be limited. Call to pre-order: 443-477-6291. Pay what you want. The base cost is usually $8 per meal.
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Palm Beach Willie's

Palm Beach

Offering indoor dining by reservation only; call 410-221-5111. Also offering outdoor dining and carry-out. Menu changes each week; see Facebook page. Open Thurs 4-8pm, Fri-Sun 12-8pm.  They often have live music on weekends.
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Eat in, carry out, curbside pick-up and business delivery; 410-901-1212. Beer, wine, mixed drinks also available. Outdoor seating available. Open Mon-Fri, 10:30am-4pm. At Choptank Bowling Alley.
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Peking House


Open for carry-out only. Order online at pekinghousecambridge.com. Open Mon-Thurs, 11am-9:30pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-9:30pm.
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Pizza Ziya


Open for carry-out and delivery; call 410-221-8585.

Plaza Tapatia


Offering indoor dining and carry-out; 410-228-7808; menu at plazatapatia.com. Open Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sun 12pm-10pm;  Sun 12pm-9:pm.

Pop's Old Place Farm

Pop’s Old

Store usually open on weekends with beef, lamb, pork, eggs. Check the Facebook page for the latest.
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Porter Soul Food Restaurant

Porter Soul Food

Open for take-out and drive-thru. See menu on their Facebook page. Order at 443-225-5175. Open Wed-Sat 11am-7pm.
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Full-service indoor and outdoor seating. No bar seating available. Outdoor seating is on both upper and lower decks as well as side parking lot. 410-228-9007.  Open Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs, 11am-8pm; Tues, 4-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm.  See menu
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RAR Brewing

RAR Brewing
& RAR Eats

Serving up food and beverages inside, as well as outside on Poplar Street at these times: Thurs 3-10pm, Fri -Sat 11am-10pm. No reservations. Bar to be used only for carry-out service.
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Rise Up Coffee in Cambridge, MD

Rise Up

Cambridge location open regular hours. Outdoor seating available. Order online or by phone at 443-225-5734. Open daily, 6am-7pm.
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River View at the Point

River View
at the Point

Offering inside and outside dining as well as carry-out. Open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm; 410-228-0870; River View Pantry offers fresh produce and goods; info at riverviewpantry.com
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Center Market

Produce, meats, paper products, cleaning supplies, etc. As of July 17, no  walk-up service and no  customers allowed in the shop. Limited curbside orders; call 410-228-4313. 
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Snappers Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe

Open for indoor or outdoor dining as well as carryout; order by phone at 410-228-0112. See the menu

Soft + Salty Seafood, Dorchester County, MD

Soft & Salty

Hard crabs, peelers, crab meat, crab cakes, shrimp, and hot and cold prepared foods. Plus homemade ice cream and milkshakes. Call 410-476-3069.
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Suicide Bridge

Full-service indoor and outdoor dining (with waterviews) as well as carry-out. Open Tues-Thurs 4-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-9pm,  Call 410-943-4689 to order carry-out; menu on Facebook page. 
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River View at the Point

Taylors Island
Campground Store

Open Fri-Sun. Delivery available; call 410-397-3275. (Campground itself is closed.)

T’s Divine

Order online or call 443-477-6263; curbside pick-up.
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ThaiTalian Infusion Cuisine, Cambridge, MD

Infusion Cuisine

Pick-up only (no indoor dining because of limited space).  Delivery through Beat the Rush Delivery Service; order at 443-225-6615. Open Wed-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 1-8pm.
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Theos Cambridge

Theo’s Steaks,
Sides & Spirits

Full-service indoor and outdoor dining. Open starting at 3pm Wed-Sun. Reserve at 410-264-1295 or on their website.
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Verona Pizza


Open for carry-out and delivery; order at 410-228-2399.
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Vienna Farmers Market

Vienna Farmers Market

Market is scheduled from 3 to 6pm on Fridays starting on July 10. The market is located next to the Nanticoke Inn, 113 Ocean Gateway.
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Vintage 414 in Cambridge, MD

Vintage 414 Wine Bar

Grand opening was July 23. Wine, beer, and cocktails served with small plates, cheese boards, and flatbreads. Dine inside or outside or carry-out. They’re also a retail shop with wine, beer, specialty foods, and gifts. Located at 414 Race St.
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Warwick River Cafe

River Cafe

Offering indoor seating. Open Mon-Wed 7am-2pm, Thurs-Fri 7am-8pm.
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Williamsburg Country Kitchen

Country Kitchen

Inside and outside dining, carry-out, curbside, and delivery.  410-943-1351. Open 6:30am-1:30pm.
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W.M. Abbott + Son Oyster Co - Fat Duck Oysters

W.M. Abbott & Son
Oyster Co.

Now offering their farm-raised Fat Duck Oysters to the general public. Order at 443-614-4033. Learn more on their website.
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Store open; pick up groceries or food to eat at home or in their limited outdoor seating.  410-228-3020; menu online here; Mon-Sat 6am-9pm; Sun 7am-6pm.
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