Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

Visiting Deep Creek Lake offers not only year-round fun and exciting attractions but also a delightful array of dining options. From cozy mom-and-pop eateries to upscale fine dining, there’s something to satisfy every palate in the family. The variety is astounding, and the ambiance is unparalleled. Here are a few of our favorite places to dine in Garrett County.

Run by the son of Helmuth “Ace” and Evelyn Heise, the original developers and owners of the Wisp Resort, Martin, has been known around the lake for his delicious cuisine and stunning lake views. The owner’s Martin and Brenda, of Brenda’s Pizzeria and Traders Coffee, change the menu seasonally to feature the freshest food available and are the very first farm-to-table restaurants, sourcing locally grown vegetables, meats, and cheeses. They offer dine-in, pickup catering, and even carry-out.

Address: 20160 Garrett Hwy Oakland, MD 21550

This family-owned and operated barbeque join proves exceptional quality service and overall experience when you visit. They have award-winning BBQ, as well as outdoor seating and a pet-friendly area. Try some of their smoked meats, brisket, or a few of their specialty sandwiches. Enjoy the smokey flavor of homemade BBQ while sitting back and relaxing while munching on great food.

Address: 25259 Garrett Highway McHenry, Maryland 21541

At Brenda’s Pizzeria, there is no need to decide on just one pizza, you can buy your favorite pizza by the slice. This way if there is a picky eater in the group, they can get exactly what they want without anyone having to sacrifice their favorite toppings. They also have pasta, stuffed shells, and salad. They are reasonably priced and are open every day from 11 Am to 9 pm.

Address: 21311 Garrett Hwy Trader’s Landing at Deep Creek Lake, Oakland, MD 21550-7206

Stop in as you are coming into or leaving town for a delicious breakfast to energize you for the day. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, while grabbing a delicious breakfast. They have a variety of drinks from chai latte, to coffees and hot chocolate. Enjoy the fresh and hearty wraps, sandwiches, and much more.

Address: 2622 Deep Creek Dr, McHenry, MD 21541-1422

At Dutch enjoy the crab cakes that are voted best on the lake. From weddings and events to just a nice night of fine dining, Dutch’s can do it all. Enjoy the rustic, warm, inviting atmosphere as soon as you step inside. Enjoy a nice appetizer of sea scallops, crab soup, or opt for the lobster tail as your entree. No matter what you get, you will love it, the service, and the atmosphere. Come for the Friday night buffet, or choose from their regular lunch and dinner menu.

Address: 567 Glendale Road Oakland, MD 21550

Enjoy a delicious Mexican fiesta at El Canelo. Try out their homemade tacos, chimichangas, chile Rellenos or your favorite Mexican dish. The place is bright, clean and a low-key atmosphere, perfect for a family night. The menu is large and there is something for everyone here, even the pickiest of eaters.

Address: 12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160

​This beautiful antique and unique restaurant has many items on display that will catch your eye the minute you walk in. The old school soda shop offers dinner food, awesome service, and plenty of tradition. Not only will you love the food, but you will love looking at or purchasing all of the antiques you come across. They have soup, sandwiches, and breakfast foods that everyone will love.

Address: 205 E Alder St, Oakland, MD 21550-1513+

This indoor and outdoor experience is the perfect way to end a day on the lake. Sit inside or enjoy a few games of cornhole outside. Grab a bucket drink or sit down for some delicious food, no matter what you choose you will have a great experience, as well as a wonderful atmosphere. From live music to a heated deck you will love the island atmosphere this restaurant offers.

Address: 19745 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-7143

If you’re visiting Deep Creek Lake, Lakeside Creamery is a must. This homemade ice cream shop is all about customization when it comes to creating your favorite ice cream. They have classic sugar and cake cones, as well as their fresh-made waffle cones. This lakefront view location makes it a hot commodity for those staying around the area. make sure to check out their food truck too.

Address: 20282 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550

Take your skis off and unwind at the firepits of Moonshadow. Kids receive free s’mores supplies with RFID cards from Wisp Resort. Enjoy the cozy fireplaces or head inside for a delicious meal. Choose from small plates, gluten-free options, vegan options, and much more. Moonshadow can cater to any dietary restrictions you may have and still deliver great food. Try out their Chipotle Beefalo Meatballs, or their Tuna Wonton Tacos for delicious flavor and a bit of spice.

Address: 145 Bumble Bee Rd in McHenry, across from the college, McHenry, MD 21520

Enjoy woodfire pizza with a few of their local beers. This microbrewery is not only a great place for a few drinks but also delicious food and dessert. Try out their Nutella Flatbread, paired with your favorite beer. They have year-round favorites as well as all of the different seasons. The taproom and music hall offers seasonal kitchen offerings, brewery tours, and live music. Stop by for a delicious brew as well as a dynamite pizza.

Address: 6690 Sang Run Road McHenry, MD.

Offering lunch, dinner, and a bar menu, Pine Lodge Steakhouse is the perfect place for a wonderful meal. Enjoy a nice New York Strip or opt for a bit of a surf and turf with filet and crab cakes. No matter what you get you will not be disappointed. Their house chefs take pride in the menu preparation for their entrees to ensure it meets their high-quality standards. Sit down in the beautiful dining room or browse around the gift shop while the chefs prepare your meal.

Address: 1520 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD 21541

Trader’s Coffee House is the perfect place in town for strong coffee, hot chocolate, and bagels by the dozen. Enjoy their array of sweets, carefully crafted drinks, and delicious deli sandwiches. Making a great cup of coffee is their first priority, so bring all of the coffee addicts here for a nice treat. Open daily from 7 am to 2 pm, make sure you stop by for a nice breakfast while visiting.

Address: 21311 Garrett Hwy Oakland, MD 21550-7206

No matter where you decide to eat during your stay in the Deep Creek Lake area it will be absolutely amazing. At Red Barn Vacations their premium vacation rentals are centrally located making your drive to a delicious restaurant quick and easy. Whether you are going for Mexican or a pasta night, Deep Creek Lake has it all. We hope to see you soon here in Deep Creek to enjoy the delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere.