Mountain State Brewing & More Deep Creek Restaurants

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

Mountain State Brewing and more deep creek breweries, couple enjoying a drink together near our Deep Creek lake hotel

One of our favorite things about vacation is trying out new restaurants, wineries, and breweries! A popular spot in the Deep Creek Lake area is Mountain State Brewing, one of the largest and longest-operating brewhouses in Maryland. In fact, this Deep Creek establishment in McHenry, MD, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary of brewing beer in the area!

It’s a great space to relax with friends, enjoy a date night, or grab a solo pint and meal at the bar top. They offer a great selection of classic brews and seasonal pours, fantastic housemade wood-fired pizzas, and sandwiches. In the warmer months, you’ll love heading to Mountain State Brewing for the patio seating with spectacular views, but even in the winter months, they have outdoor igloo seating, where guests can book private covered clear domes that seat up to seven people. 

Before you start making reservations at the best Deep Creek Lake restaurants, you’ll want to plan your overnight lodging first; our Deep Creek Hotel is one of the ultimate retreats on the lake. Nestled on the quiet end of this popular tourist destination, Lake Pointe Inn is ideally situated, quiet, and private, but still just a quick drive to all of the best attractions, state parks, and so much more. Our luxurious accommodations are tailored to couples hoping to reconnect and spend some quality time together. Make your reservation today!

Mountain State Brewing and more deep creek restaurants near our Hotel

Mountain State Brewing & the Best Deep Creek Restaurants

Whether you’re feeling a casual lunch with pitchers of beer and pizza at Mountain State Brewing or would instead get dressed up and splurge on a seafood feast and elegant wines to match, you’ll be in luck with the choices of Deep Creek Lake restaurants. Be sure to join us for breakfast each morning at the hotel and then head out for your other dining plans. 

Here are a handful of our favorite restaurants at Deep Creek Lake to try on your next visit:

  1. Mountain State Brewing: Officially founded in West Virginia in 2005, Mountain State Brewing was a dream come true for stepbrothers Brian Arnett and Willie Lehman, eager homebrewers. Now, their easy-drinking beers are the perfect pairing for wood-fired pizzas and great nights out on the town. 
  2. Brenda’s Pizzeria: Speaking of pizza, this is one of the most popular Deep Creek restaurants for traditional New York-style pies. Order in or grab it to-go to enjoy back at our Deep Creek hotel.
  3. Short Story Brewing: After you’ve tried the beers from Mountain State Brewing, this is another excellent locally-owned taproom to taste a variety of delicious beers, including the Argonaut Helles Lager, Chasing Daylight IPA, and the Captain Eye Dunkel. 
  4. Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub: You can enjoy farm-to-table dining with a stunning view of the lake at this long-time favorite. Every Wednesday evening, they offer a special pick-your-own pasta night, a tradition for over twenty years, featuring delicious Italian dishes with homemade sauces.
  5. Pine Lodge Steakhouse: Just a few minute’s drive from our Deep Creek Hotel, this is one of the best Deep Creek restaurants (also awarded the Diner’s Choice award for best steakhouse) for steak and fresh seafood dinners. Don’t pass up the creamy crab soup of their house specialties!
  6. Moonshadow: For a lively evening with live music and craft cocktails, head to this local favorite for fresh organic meals and friendly hospitality. The menu features comfort food made with local ingredients—they also cater to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. 
  7. Dutch’s at Silver Tree: This elegant restaurant by the lake is perfect for a romantic date night. It is famous for its delicious handmade crab cakes, so if you’re craving seafood, this is the best option for a tasty feast. 
  8. El Canelo: At this local Mexican eatery, handmade tacos, chimichangas, and Chile Relleno are the stars of the menu. And don’t forget to pair your meal with a refreshing slushy margarita.
Mountain State Brewing is just one of the great Deep Creek Restaurants near our hotel on the lake

Luxurious Lodging at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

While grabbing lunch or dinner out at Mountain State Brewing or the other fantastic Deep Creek restaurants will be a highlight of your stay, one of the most memorable things about lodging at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel is our bountiful breakfast service each morning. We offer an array of choices for our guests to pick from for their morning fare. Whether you prefer a light meal or a hearty plate, you’ll find it here! Always paired with piping hot coffee and other AM beverages. 

Our guests are welcome to enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their own suite. All rooms have ample seating, so by cozy fireplaces or next to our picture windows with stunning views of the lake, gardens, or the slopes at Wisp Resort. There’s nothing more romantic than staying in your robe, ordering mimosas, and enjoying a home-cooked meal in bed! 

For those especially looking to connect or rekindle with their partner, the newly remodeled Innkeepers Flat (pictured above) is the ultimate destination for your romantic getaways. This cozy one-bedroom suite on the ground floor features a claw-footed tub and a separate rain shower. The bedroom includes a King bed, dressed in our popular Comphy brand bedding. Two large flat-screen TVs in the sitting room and bedroom will entertain you no matter what the weather presents. Book your next getaway today! 

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