9 Great Deep Creek Lake Restaurants to Support this Summer

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

We don’t spend a lot of time talking about Deep Creek Lake restaurants here, mainly because there are so many things to do in the area, like hiking, biking, boating, whitewater rafting, and skiing that we focus on instead.  That said, the restaurants around us are finally open again, and we think they are going to need your support this summer as we work to overcome the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us.

Moreover, we know that great lodging, like at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, is just one of the many pieces of the puzzle when it comes to a great getaway.  Sure, you want plenty of great things to do, but it’s also great to have plenty of delicious places to eat after a long day of adventuring and exploring!  And this is where the Deep Creek Lake restaurants come in.

Fortunately, there are quite a few places to eat around here, and we, of course, have our favorites.  Get some fresh air this summer and escape your daily grind at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel.  Book your room today!

The Best Deep Creek Lake Restaurants to Try

Travel is bound to look a little different than normal this year, with small boutique destinations like hours, and places that are within driving distance being considered the best options for a getaway.  Our boutique hotel offers just 11 guest rooms and is situated on the picturesque shores of Deep Creek Lake.  Here, you won’t find large crowds like those at typical hotel chains, and you’ll be able to exercise as much social distancing as you’d like.

Spend your days hiking, biking, kayaking or boating, rafting, or otherwise exploring this exceptionally beautiful area!  It’s long been a popular getaway for people in Washington DC, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, and it’s in large part due to the incredible natural beauty found here.  And, when you’re done, unwind and relax at one of the incredible Deep Creek Lake restaurants, before retiring for the night at our Inn.

Best Deep Creek Lake Restaurants Near Us

There’s plenty of variety when it comes to Deep Creek Lake restaurants, and it also depends on how close to our Inn you want to stay.  Many of the best local restaurants are just minutes away, but some of them are a little farther, and worth driving to (or we wouldn’t mention them).  A few of our favorite Deep Creek Lake restaurants include the following:

  1. Dutch’s at Silver Tree Restaurant is a great place for upscale dining that’s not too far from our Inn.  They offer some delicious steak and seafood dishes, including their much-loved crab cakes.  They even have 20 boat slips out front, so you don’t even need to leave the water before heading off to dinner.
  2. Great food, a rustic and quaint log cabin, impeccable service, and beautiful views; that’s what you’ll find at Pine Lodge Steakhouse. It’s been awarded the Diner’s Choice award and is considered one of the best Deep Creek Lake restaurants around for a reason!
  3. Unwind with a delicious beer and woodfired pizza at Mountain State Brewing Company. They are one of West Virginia’s oldest microbreweries and a welcome contributor to the dining scene in Deep Creek Lake. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a simple meal that’s been executed well after a long day of adventure.
  4. It’s just as important to have great lunch spots as it is dinner, and for that, there’s Canoe on the Run. They offer the very best sandwiches!
  5. at Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub, you can expect to find a pretty traditional American pub that offers not just great food, but also great lakeside views and a lively bar with delicious cocktails. There are plenty of yummy crab-inspired dishes for the crab lover in you, too!
  6. Deep Creek Seafood serves, well, seafood!  They do it well, too.  Moreover, they offer 40 delicious bourbons to sample, and they have an outdoor deck with lake views to enjoy while you’re there.
  7. Black Bear Tavern & Restaurant is a great place to go for a casual meal out, especially if you plan to stay a while for some drinks and fun. They have an onsight nightclub and live music with DJ’s.  It might be a while before that side of their business opens up again, but it’s certainly something to keep on your radar for your future getaways to Deep Creek Lake.
  8. It might look unassuming and it’s definitely off the beaten path, but the fine dining at Savage River Lodge, located about 45 minutes from us, is worth every bite. They also have a wonderful and award-winning wine list. They haven’t yet opened up this summer for dining, but we hope they do soon!
  9. Our Very own Lake Pointe Inn, of course.  We offer the best breakfast anywhere in the Deep Creek Lake area, but of course, you have to be staying with us to enjoy it!

If you’re not comfortable dining out right now, keep in mind than many of the places listed here offer takeout as well.  You’re always welcome to grab some takeout and bring it back to the Inn to enjoy on our beautiful property.

Best Deep Creek Lake Restaurants Near Us

A Beautiful Escape on Deep Creek Lake

A few days relaxing on the lake, taking in these beautiful views, breathing the fresh mountain air, and exploring to your heart’s content might be just what you need this summer.  There’s so much to do in the area, but also little reason to leave our incredible lakeside retreat as well.  We have an outdoor fire pit and wrap-around porch, which are the perfect places to relax and unwind with scenic views of the lake stretching out before you.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to escape and be taken care of, you may have just found it! Experience the difference at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel. Book your room today!


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