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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“1.8 mile nature walk to the beach one way, known for its towering cliffs and fossil hunting.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a great place to visit to learn more about the history of Southern Maryland and the marine life of the Chesapeake Bay. They have numerous exhibits and activities for children, including a fun event of toy boatbuilding! They host family events, concerts, and cruises on a wooden work boat or a sailing skipjack. The cruises run May thru October. Visit the website to find pricing and dates/times of all activities and the Museum Store hours.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“Wooded acres become a sculpture garden featuring fairy houses for the kids. Indoors, there is a mixed media museum of many rt forms.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Solomons Island (16 mi / 25 min) - Once a sleepy fishing village is now made up of marinas restaurants and bars including the world famous Tiki Bar, Cone Island soft serve ice cream, Carmen’s Gallery, a few shops and an award winning museum. Calvert Marine Museum - In addition to static displays there is an active paleontology lab and an entertaining otter habitat. Boat tours on the Skipjack Dee of St. Marys and the Bugeye W. B. Tennyson are fun. Climb up and tour the Drum Point Screwpile Lighthouse. Restaurants: Lotus Kitchen featuring Kim’s Key Lime Pies - coffee and sandwiches. Island Hideaway - family run restaurant overlooking the harbor with over the top home made deserts. Lighthouse - great view with outdoor seating. Solomons Pier - back deck bar can’t be beat to watch the Sun set over the Bridge. Bring your camera. Dry Dock at Zahniser’s Marina is our go-to special occasion spot. The best atmosphere on the island. CD Cafe / Next Door Lounge doesn’t really have a water view, but the chef’s creative menu makes up for it. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy happy place! Always get a hearty welcome! Food spot on good!! Beer brewed on premises and is cold and delicious. and complements meals perfectly. This is the Solomons Location. They take rezys! They are about 25 mins away ( except during Base exodus rush hour: Mon- Fri 3:30-6:00) then add at least 20 to 30 mins more. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“visitor's center, beach-combing, fossil-hunting, hiking trails, picnic tables. piers for fishing. observation platforms at two ponds. $7 per car. From early 1900's until 1955 the area was a sheltered harbor on the Chesapeake Bay supporting a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat-Sun: 9am-8pm After Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend Fri & Mon: 9am-4pm Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm Tue, Wed,Thu: closed Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year Day. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best crab soup ever! A little pricey for dinner, but if you're looking for the nicest restaurant around with views of the bay and summer concerts, this is the place to go. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Brick Wood Fired Bistro www.brickwfb.com Great place for couples or families for dinner, drinks and excellent pizza. Happy hour all week long.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is my favorite restaurant on the island. I love their creativity on the food. It 's always fun when I visit there. It's a mom and her 3 sons who take great pride in everything there! If you sit by the window you will have an awesome view of the water ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous, inventive specials that you will be thinking about the next day! Debbie never repeats specials” so you better order it that day cause you will never see it again!! Tip: If you see a dessert you like... reserve it ahead! 👩‍🍳🍰🥧🍨 They do NOT take rezys so check hours and get there when they open or put your name on wait list and have app and cocktail next door at their Next Door Lounge! Been going here for over 20 year ! On Solomon’s -about 25 min away in non rush hour traffic...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Let them know we sent you! If you like seafood and amazing customerservice, you will love Jerry's. Best crabcakes in town! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“An historic plantation with scenic vistas of the Patuxent River. Seasonal, cultural and historic events for all ages take place here. Also a popular site for weddings, wine and arts festivals and sightseeing. Located in beautiful Calvert County Maryland. About an hour away by car. The Maryland Wine Tasting Festival, and The Ghosts of Sotterley are popular events. SOTTERLEY'S MISSION To preserve our historic structures and natural environment and use the powerful stories of our land, lives, and labor to bring American history to life while serving as an educational and cultural resource.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful grounds, award winning wines, brewery, food to purchase, tastings outside, and lots of room for kids to run! Wine tours can be a bit pricey but are worth it if your planning to relax and enjoy the day. Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The locals hang here. Good fresh local seafood and friendly staff. Good wine pours, too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“World renowned! If you've heard of Solomons, you've probably heard of the TIKI BAR. Enough said!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Quaint and casual dining in a historic home with artfully prepared sandwiches, quiches, flatbreads and more. Craft beer and wine available. The best outdoor seating on the island with live music often on weekends.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Happy happy place! Always get a hearty welcome! Food spot on good!! Beer brewed on premises and is cold and delicious. and complements meals perfectly. This is the Solomons Location. They take rezys! They are about 25 mins away ( except during Base exodus rush hour: Mon- Fri 3:30-6:00) then add at least 20 to 30 mins more. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best crab soup ever! A little pricey for dinner, but if you're looking for the nicest restaurant around with views of the bay and summer concerts, this is the place to go. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Brick Wood Fired Bistro www.brickwfb.com Great place for couples or families for dinner, drinks and excellent pizza. Happy hour all week long.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is my favorite restaurant on the island. I love their creativity on the food. It 's always fun when I visit there. It's a mom and her 3 sons who take great pride in everything there! If you sit by the window you will have an awesome view of the water ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Fabulous, inventive specials that you will be thinking about the next day! Debbie never repeats specials” so you better order it that day cause you will never see it again!! Tip: If you see a dessert you like... reserve it ahead! 👩‍🍳🍰🥧🍨 They do NOT take rezys so check hours and get there when they open or put your name on wait list and have app and cocktail next door at their Next Door Lounge! Been going here for over 20 year ! On Solomon’s -about 25 min away in non rush hour traffic...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Let them know we sent you! If you like seafood and amazing customerservice, you will love Jerry's. Best crabcakes in town! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The locals hang here. Good fresh local seafood and friendly staff. Good wine pours, too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“World renowned! If you've heard of Solomons, you've probably heard of the TIKI BAR. Enough said!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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