Solomons Pearl Cafe

14755 Dowell Rd
Dowell, 20629
Reviews:
Solomons Pearl Café is located on the Calvert Marina Charter Dock at the end of Dowell Road, just a bit north of Solomons Island. It is a laid-back café with indoor and outdoor seating, with expansive views of Back Creek. I had a glass of Pinot Grigio and at $5.75 it was a generous pour. The fish wrap with blackened grouper was large-sized and very tasty with fresh ingredients. Service is very friendly. They also offer carry out and catering.

(410) 394-6211

American (New)

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Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

13200 Dowell Rd
Dowell, 20629
Reviews:
Overall a good restaurant with reasonably priced fare. They do have a children's menu too. The beer they brew is fairly good, recommend the $5 sampler of 6 of their beers. Portions tend to be a bit small, especially the appetizers. The atmosphere has potential but right now it feels too "bland" and they could really decorate the place better to embrace their southern Maryland waterman motive to make it much more interesting.
Could have been great. I had the mushroom and goat cheese omlette. You could tell the goat cheese was not the greatest. It lacked that punch of flavor. Also the duck pot stickers were not so good. You couldn't even tell whether it was actually duck. Beer is good there.
Our family recently dined at the Ruddy Duck and everyone really enjoyed their meal. We started with appetizers, the pretzels, which were great, the duck spring rolls also great and the calamari same thing, great starters. For dinner two had oven fired pizzas and they were perfect. The crust was just as flavorful as the toppings, we all loved the pizzas. What a find, great food, reasonably priced and the atmosphere was pleasant as was our server! Perfect end to a great weekend!

(410) 394-3825

Breweries, American (Traditional)

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Back Creek Bistro

14415 Dowell Rd
Dowell, 20629
Reviews:
Phenomenal food, fantastic drinks, great service. Owner was awesome and stopped by several times to talk. I had the Blue Crab Gnocchi, very rich but amazing. Also recommend the Champagne Scallops. The crusted Ahi Tuna app was really yummy.
Two stars, for the service and the view. If I was rating the food it would be only one star. We had the champagne scallops and a tortellini dish with seafood. The scallops tasted "fishy." I know, I know, they're seafood but they should not taste like old tuna. The pasta was just ok. It came with no sides, not even a small salad. The prices were pretty high for what we got, mid $20s for entrees that were just not that good. Our server was great and the wine was good as well and not too expensive. On the down side, we were served four small complimentary rolls with olive oil. The rolls were STALE. So, bottom line is this place has a really nice view, it's quiet and comfortable and they take good care of you. Just don't expect very good food or a small bill.
Great local atmosphere. Nice diversity on the menu. The Champagne scallops were absolutely delicious and the burger was the best we've had in the area.

(410) 326-9900

American (New), American (Traditional)

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