Ace’s Run Restaurant and Pub offers delicious comfort food in a beautiful location. Owned by the Heise family since the 1940s, the location has been making memories for lake visitors for decades. Just a glance at the photos in the dining room reveals their place in this community. Food items are sourced locally, and you can enjoy views of the lake from the balcony or dining room. During the summer, you can even dock your boat at their pear for a delicious meal. They are located at 20160 Garrett Highway on Deep Creek in Lake Oakland.
Brenda’s Pizzeria is your place for New York-style pizza. They start with the freshest ingredients and all pizzas are made with handmade dough. Enjoy your favorite pizza while looking over the lake. Brenda, the owner, has been serving the best pizza in the area since 2001, creating a reputation that makes them a local favorite. They are located at 21311 Garrett Highway in Oakland.
Firewater Kitchen and Bar, located along the shores of Deep Creek Lake, is one of the newest locations in the area. They offer fresh-made cocktails and craft beers with a unique, fun dining experience. Their menu focuses on fresh, locally sourced items including honey-glazed salmon, steak frites, and a wild mushroom grain bowl. From May to October, dock your boat at Firewater. They offer indoor and outdoor seating. There are heated pavers and a 32-foot fireplace as well as stunning views of the lake. Find them at 20128 Garrett Highway, Oakland.
Moonshadow offers indoor and outdoor dining where you can relax and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine seated next to their firepit. The menu includes small plates, salads, sandwiches as well as Sunday Brunch. Dinner items include Beefaloaf, a housemade meatloaf, Steak Chimichurri, a grilled skirt steak, and a Southwest quinoa bowl with seasoned quinoa, black beans, onions, peppers, cilantro, and avocado. They are located at 145 Bumblebee Road, McHenry.
The Vagabond Taproom, created by Pat and Michelle Hudnall, pays homage to the Four Vagabonds – Henry Ford, John Burroughs, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone – who joined together for summer camping trips, an annual event that continued until 1925. The men called themselves The Vagabonds and spent at least one summer in the Deep Creek Area. Pat and Michelle, in their own travels, developed a love of craft beer that they bring to their own location at 215 East Alder Street in Oakland. Food consists of small plates like grilled cheese, portabella steak and cheese, jalapeno boats, chicken salad, and more. They also serve a wide selection of beer, wine, and sodas.
Pine Lodge Steakhouse offers food that is freshly prepared in a dining room that gives you that secluded mountain lodge feeling. The views are spectacular and menu items include jumbo lump crab cake, Pacific Rim Ahi tuna, barbecue baby back ribs, and the finest cuts of beef. The creamy crab soup is a local favorite. The restaurant is Diner’s Choice Award Winning. They also have a full bar serving beer, wine, and cocktails. They are located at 1520 Deep Creek Drive in McHenry.
Cornucopia Café offers indoor and outdoor seating with a partially sheltered deck. They offer brunch and dinner with a full bar that includes beer, wine, and cocktails. At brunch, they offer an iced Irish coffee, spicy Bloody Mary, or a boozy hot latte. For dinner, enjoy a spicy Margarita, lemon-blackberry julep, or a summertime Manhattan. Menu items include pan-crusted salmon, a farm stand pasta bowl, carne asada, or traditional meatloaf. They are located at 146 Casselman Road in Grantsville.