Calvert County may not have the number of restaurants as those north of us, but you don’t have to leave the county to eat well.

There are some incredible restaurants just down the road with some of the best seafood around caught fresh that day and prepared by locals who really know what they’re doing. More than just seafood, Calvert offers local beers and wines, award-winning Key Lime pie, food with a Cajun twist and so much more.

Discover Calvert’s hidden culinary treasures with us. We’ll show you where the locals love to eat and why.

The Tavern: Not Just A Bar

The Tavern of St. Leonard MD 20685

Have you been to The Tavern in the last year? If you answered no, than you are missing out. New owners, Mike and Tracy, have worked hard to take the bar out of the 70’s and bring it into the 2000’s.

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The Tavern hosts pool tables, darts, a dance floor, and a few tables for dinning in. On nice days, you can take your meal and drinks outdoors.

My husband and I enjoyed dinner there the other night. I never even knew they did food, let alone good food. I ordered a burger on a pretzel bun. They had me at the pretzel bun part. My husband had the buffalo shrimp. As I was licking my lips, I knew that would not be the last meal I would eat at The Tavern.

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Other items that caught my attention were the Crab Melt and Fish and Chips. Tracy says her Chicken Salad Sandwich is a hit with everyone. While the menu isn’t large, it offers a nice variety of food to choose from. I was excited to hear you can also place carry out orders from them. Living right down the street, I was excited to have another option other than driving to Prince Frederick or Lusby for a quick meal. You can order food from 11am-9pm daily. After 9pm , you can still order the fried items.

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The bar carries a wide variety of beers on tap. I was excited to see my personal favorite, Angry Orchid. They also carry local brew from Mully’s Brewery. Sit, drink , and chat with locals or catch your favorite sporting event on one of the bar TVs.

The Tavern hosts a variety of events. You can stop in on Tuesdays for Acoustic music, DJs every Friday, and Live bands on Saturday night. Be sure to check out their calendar online. The event schedule varies from winter to summer. Special events include Scavenger Hunts, Poker Runs, and Charity Events. I was surprised to learn how involved The Tavern was with giving back to the community.

The Tavern is not just a bar. It is a place to eat, drink, be entertained, and give back. Cheers!

The Tavern

4975 St Leonard Road
Saint Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-2225

http://www.thetavernofstleonard.com

 

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Mullys Brewery: A Southern Maryland Craft Brewery You’ll Love

Mullys Brewery Prince Frederick MD 20678

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Looking for something to do on a snowy Saturday, my husband, mother in law, and I headed over to Mullys Brewery. The southern Maryland craft brewery is new to Calvert County and is located in Prince Frederick, MD. You will find it off the beaten path located on 231 in the Industrial Park. You cannot see it from the road so without someone telling you about it you would not even know this hidden gem exists. The family owned Craft Brewery opened this past summer 2013.

Upon walking into the tasting room we were greeted by a warm smile and friendly face, we later found out this was the father of the owner. For $5 we got a sampling glass to keep and six tokens. Each token is good for one sample of your choice. We sampled 5 different beers.

Mullys-Brewery-A-Southern-Maryland-Craft-Brewery-You'll-Love_03_YourCalvertThe first beer we tried, Marc Six Blonde (4.9% ABV), was a pale golden ale. This was by far my favorite of all the beers. Moving on we sampled CarmeLite Wheat (5%). This is a German style beer brewed with the purpose of retaining some yeast. Next up was the Patuxent Pale Ale (4.9%), flavored with flowery and citrus hops. This beer had a very strong flavor. We then sampled the Jack Straw IPA (6.2%). This was the only beer not on tap and they graciously poured a sample from a bottle they had in stock. This IPA is one of their most popular thus they had run out stock on tap. If you like IPA style beers you’ll definitely want to try this one. The final beer we tasted was the Shucker Stout (5.3%). This was a dark roast beer. For all you coffee lovers, this is the beer for you. It has a nice coffee flavor to it coming from the rich dark roasted barley. Mully’s recommends oysters as a nice pairing (note the name Shucker Stout as in someone who shucks oysters). I think this stout would also be delish with a burger and fries.

Speaking about food, Mully’s does not serve food, but they do have various vendors that setup on the weekends to compliment your tasting experience. You can experience dishes like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches or fish tacos depending on the caterer for that weekend.

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After finishing our samples, we were taken on a tour of the brewery. The owner was our tour guide for the trip. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the brewing process. A standard batch size makes 465 gallons of beer. After the brew process is complete Mully’s hand labels each bottle and then uses an automated filler and capper. They even give back to the local community by donating the used grains to local farmers to supplement their feed.

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Mullys brews are award winning, the Shucker Stout and Carmelite Wheat won a silver medal in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup held in early 2014. The Jack Straw IPA received a bronze medal in the same competition.

If you love craft beer give Mully’s a try. Once you have found your favorite(s) beer you can purchase a growler or mix and match a six pack to go. Keep your eyes peeled for your favorite beer at restaurants and liquor stores around the county.

What’s your favorite Mullys Brewery brew? Tell us in a comment below.

Mullys Brewery

141 Schooner Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 443-968-9426

http://www.mullysbrewery.com

 

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