If there is one thing to enjoy on the island, it would be the variety of restaurants on Solomons, all within walking distance of Solomons Victorian Inn. Our Bed and Breakfast is located on the highest point on Solomons Island, overlooking the Harbor Island Marina, and giving our guests the most beautiful views of the island. It is our pleasure to recommend all the restaurants on the island. Many of our local restaurants also provide live music on weekends and all are open for indoor, outdoor and take out dining. Let’s start with:
The Charles Street Brasserie
You cannot get any closer than the Charles Street Brasserie, located directly across Charles Street from the Inn. With a romantic view over the Back Creek, especially at sunset, Jimmy Z. has put together an inventive tapas menu along with entrees which include the most tender of tenderloin. There are three outdoor dining areas, one on the second floor and two at yacht level, as well as a cozy dining room and cocktail bar. Solomons Victorian Inn guests get special treatment!
As you turn the corner on Charles Street, one comes upon the next eatery, the Lighthouse. A landmark on the island for many years, with a fully renovated dining room and sports bar, and outdoor seating overlooking the Back Creek (and with great views of our Inn!). The Lighthouse is great for lunch and dinner and has many seafood options, including their “Angry Style” crab cakes, if you dare.
Hidden a little further along, behind Carmen’s Art Gallery, through the parking lot, is the aptly named Island Hideaway. This restaurant has seen a transformation over the years, the Donaldson family are dedicated to their craft. Mom Lori makes pasta fresh every day and they slow-roast their meats for the Shepherd’s Pie. Their outdoor seating area is delightful, with relaxing chairs and tables where you can sip your cocktails overlooking the water. And the deserts! The homemade deserts alone make the Hideaway worth the visit.
Almost next to the Tidal Box, which creates our little island, and next to the Lore Oyster House, is Stoney’s Kingfishers restaurant. Whether you like your seafood raw or steamed, crab cakes or fish and chips, you will find it here. As you can imagine, this is the place to go for local seafood. They also have a very peaceful outdoor dining area overlooking the water.
Book a room
Check out our Area Guidebook on our webpage for links to these restaurants and other and we are incredibly happy to offer our guidance as we ourselves often eat out locally. Not all restaurants take reservations but, for those that do, we can book for you in advance if you wish.
Stay tuned to this blog next time, when we review two of the newest restaurants on the island.