In part I we gave a brief overview of the most popular restaurants on Solomons Island. But those four are far from the only delightful eateries within walking distance of The Solomons Victorian Inn.
The next closest to the Inn is the world-famous Tiki Bar. What?! The Tiki Bar serves food? Absolutely! Rich has been running the Tiki Bar for a couple of seasons now and of the best additions he has made are tables and a new menu. He has created a full-service restaurant featuring jumbo crab balls as an appetizer, to a bacon wrapped shrimp entrée. And the view! The view is second only to our own, and they have their own pier, for those of you spending a day on the river. Don’t worry, you can still get the Orange Crush and Mai-Tais, and don’t forget live music on the weekends!
Around the corner is The Pier restaurant. The Pier, located literally on the river, is open every day, year-round. This historic landmark offers fresh meals, full bar, and of course, one of the best views of our sunset over the Patuxent River. A “come as you are” atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor seating, The Pier has a crab cake which can’t be beat. While seafood is certainly their forte, a Black and Blue Crab NY Strip is also featured. They also ship their crab cakes across the country!
For a very unique experience, walk up to the Lotus Kitchen. The Lotus uses simple, fresh ingredients to give the diner a holistic expierience. Owned and operated by two female chefs, they are one of the only places only the island to enjoy breakfast. Besides us of course! And don’t forget the best Key Lime Pie around; available by the slice, Kim’s Key Lime Pie has not changed recipe or price in over ten years!
The Bugeye Grill is one of the newest restaurants on the island. Owned by the incomparable Jimmy Z, and sister restaurant to the Charles Street Brasserie, the Bugeye Grill is a relaxed, smart restaurant located on the waterfront of Solomons Island with a beautiful view of Patuxent River. I often tell guests that Solomons Island was built, both figuratively and literally, on oystering. A Bugeye was the name for the boats used to dredge oysters in the late 1800s. The Bugeye Grill offers a menu which honors this Solomons Island oyster tradition with a both raw oysters and Oysters Rockefeller featured. I must say their filet is one of the most tender I have ever had. The view of the sunset is not too shabby either! The Bugeye also features live music most summer weekends.
Our next visit is just off the actual island, the CD Café. This intimate restaurant features some of the most creative cuisines in Southern Maryland. Starting with the Savory Cheesecake, to the Gremolata Crusted Chicken entrée, each of their several chef’s have put together a unique and varied menu. Their daily specials speak to the inventiveness you can discover at this eatery. With only 10 tables, I recommend you use their call-ahead priority seating.
Book a room
Once again check out our Area Guidebook on our webpage for links to all of the wonderful restaurants nearby. Remember, not all restaurants take reservations but, for those that do, we can book for you in advance if you wish.