I heard good things about Chesapeake Grille & Deli, which is what compelled me to stop in there for lunch one day with my husband as we were out running errands in Dunkirk. When we walked in and saw the line of people waiting to order their lunch at the counter, I realized it must live up to the hype.
My husband ordered a burger (his standard dish when he’s at an unfamiliar restaurant), and I went for the crab cake sandwich. While it was not the best crab cake I’ve ever had here in Calvert County (your mileage may vary), I was still quite satisfied with my sandwich. In fact, we both enjoyed our lunch. I vowed to come back and try something else on the menu, since they had a nice variety.
That day finally came. I was on my way home from base. Conveniently, it was going on noon as I reached Dunkirk. So I pulled into the parking lot. This time, there were a few people inside, but no line. I walked right up to the counter and ordered a classic gyro, then took a small booth. A short time later, a plate of deliciousness was delivered to my table.
The gyro had just the right amount of everything: thick slices of lamb meat, feta cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and a nice chunky tzatziki (cucumber) sauce in a warm pita. It came with a bag of gourmet kettle cooked chips on the side. I ended up taking the chips home because the gyro was just the perfect amount for lunch.
Chesapeake Grille & Deli is also open for dinner. The indoor dining area, naturally, has a maritime theme in keeping with the restaurant’s name and location. There are a couple of outdoor tables for when it’s nice enough to sit outside. Aside from the numerous menu options, they also offer beer and local wines. Since Chesapeake Grille & Deli offers a casual, full-service alternative to the nearby fast food places, I plan to go back.
Chesapeake Grille & Deli