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Kent Island: Local dishes with an exotic flair

Updated on February 7, 2012
Grasonville, Maryland
Grasonville, Maryland | Source
Stevensville, Maryland
Stevensville, Maryland | Source

Want to visit a location that truly gives your taste buds the flavors of the bay and the local animals in the area, then look no further than Kent Island, a piece of land that sits among the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. It is here that you can experience such delicacies as the Maryland Blue Crab, a crustacean that houses the sweetest lumps of crab meat in the world. If of course your not interested in crabs, but wish to participate in the local oyster shucking competitions that are set during the oyster dredge season, and in the end you can have a feast with your recent shuck.

Of course you are most likely wondering, "Just where do I go first?". If you are looking for a restaurant that will truly open your tastes to new horizons, then conveniently located just off route 50, crossing over the Kent Narrows Bridge, a restaurant formally known for it's location, "The Narrows". After taking your seat in a fine dining environment, the waiter or waitress will ask your order, remember to choose their legendary Cream of Crab soup, a
combination of jumbo lump and delectable cream with an assortment of flavors and spices that will have you wishing you had just one more bite. After your appetizer, you can choose from an assortment of salads, seafood, and mainland meat, and the all of this for under a hundred dollars for two people.

If you are looking for a restaurant that gives luxury to the waters of the Chesapeake, it's views breathtaking and amazing views of the sunrise and sunset, then Kentmorr Restaurant is the right selection for your family. If you would like to find their location, simply travel down scenic Route 8, taking a right at the local airport a few miles down the road, following the neighborhood to the restaurant. The true heart of the bay can be found in their local celebrity Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, a mixture of fresh lump crabmeat and a slight touch of paradise. I can guarantee one bite will have you tempted to order another to take home for that afternoon snack. If seafood isn't your cup of tea, then perhaps you could try Kentmorr's melt in your mouth quality Prime Rib, a cut of meat that is slow cooked and seasoned to perfection, a true masterpiece.

So you've reviewed a couple of the highest quality restaurants in the area, but your ready to experience a location suitable for kicking off your shoes and taking it to the dance floor with a drink in hand. If this sounds like the perfect idea for your evening on the island shore, then make your way back to the narrows bridge and find The Jetty, dock bar with extensive walk space and sun drenched views of the various local sights to behold. This can come in the form of the American Bald Eagle, to the waves crashing down amongst each other, all while sipping a Margarita or your favorite imported brew. In case you were hungry, the bar offers a great selection of Happy Hour food such as wings, shrimp, and meatballs, all in an attempt to make your hour a better one.

Although the island is known for it's views and seafood, you can't help but wonder if there are any other locations that offer the casual burger with Eastern Shore flavor that will keep you coming back for more. There is an easy solution to this, simply stop into Big Bats, a local sports bar with room to accommodate both friends and family. It is here that one can find multiple styles of sauces to flip plump, crispy wings in for your perfect game night, or a juicy 8oz hamburger that can be outfitted with anything from the onion ring and cheese, to a exquisite Gouda and bacon mix. Whether your a sea or land lover, Big Bats will give your family the right selection, every time.

A strip of beaches that truly give insight into the mysteries of the surrounding Chesapeake Bay Waters, you won't want to leave after experiencing the flavors. No matter the situation, whether you need to feast on the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay Crab, to the Black Angus Beef of our local cows in the area, you are sure to receive top quality coupled with an Eastern Shore greeting. Welcome to the gems of Kent Island, with hope thst you come back to search for the finer things in life located right here, Maryland's East Coast.


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