Within a week of moving to Calvert County, I was told several times that Jerry’s Place was the best place to go for seafood. I immediately added it to my local “bucket list,” but every time I thought of stopping, it looked closed. Next to Mr. Tire in Prince Frederick, it’s hard to tell that they’re open and how warm and inviting it is inside. I’m thrilled that we finally stopped.
Walking in, you find warmth, a nicely decorated room much more spacious than you’d expect from the outside, and amazing local art – not painted by local, but of locals. Look for humorous caricatures of the owners themselves and the people who eat there covering the walls from floor to ceiling. You’ll see Jerry himself, Peggy, his wife, and the rest of the family along with many others who come “home” to Jerry’s when they’re craving seafood.
It isn’t the art or the ambiance though that’s brought me back again, but the food. This is where I tasted my first soft-shell crab and fell in love with kale. The stewed tomatoes are another must-try side dish that I crave. My husband enjoyed the infamous crab cakes on one visit and I really love the haddock. So far, it’s all good.
This family run business wants to make you feel at home and they succeed. For a romantic dinner out or a special time with the entire family, Jerry’s Place serves up delicious, fresh seafood. The service is fantastic and the prices are comparable to other seafood places.
A hidden gem where you’d least expect it, what Jerry’s lacks in location he makes up for when you walk through that door and the smells from the kitchen hit you. Stop and stay a while and enjoy the meal that this family will cook for you.