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Discovering Local Cuisine: Dining Options Near Cambridge Yacht Basin

Cambridge, Maryland, is a wonderful and historic city that’s always worth visiting. And the local cuisine is just as excellent too! Have a look at some of our top picks of the best places and restaurants to dine here in Cambridge. Check out some of the Best Local Dining Options Near Cambridge Yacht Basin!

Black Water Bakery

Start your day off in Cambridge with a scrumptious breakfast at Black Water Bakery! This bakery and breakfast spot is a hit among locals and serves all your favorites, like breakfast classics, roasted coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, custom pastries, and even spiked martinis.

Black Water Bakery also serves lunch filled with daily specials and an extensive menu of omelets, quiches, waffles, pancakes, and crab dishes like their famous crab omelet. You’ll find just a little bit of everything at Black Water Bakery — an excellent place to start your morning right!

Cindy’s Kitchen

Cindy’s Kitchen offers an authentic diner experience, complete with comfy homemade meals and a nice, homey ambiance. Here you’ll find familiar favorites for breakfast and lunch, like omelets, waffles, and mashed potatoes, to Eastern Shore classics like fried catfish and crab cakes.

Cindy’s Kitchen is an excellent place to go for that retro diner vibe and small-town atmosphere. For a fun and casual dining experience and an intimate look into the local cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Cindy’s Kitchen.

Ocean Odyssey

Of course, you can’t think of the Eastern Shore without thinking of seafood. Ocean Odyssey serves up the best seafood in town. Best known for their fresh, locally sourced crabs, Ocean Odyssey is a casual, no-resevations, seafood and crab house and beer garden that’s been a Cambridge staple since 1986.

Well-known and well-loved for their seafood and hospitality, Ocean Odyssey also sells local products, freshly caught crabs, and loads of craft beer for everyone. Ocean Odyssey brings you the best local seafood with a warm and welcoming environment.


Can’t get enough of that chill Eastern Shore vibe? Snappers is the ideal waterfront cafe and tiki bar is the perfect place to sit down, relax, and watch the time go by as you enjoy a drink or two and gaze out at Cambridge Creek. Serving up Eastern Shore seafood and Caribbean-inspired cuisine since 1994, Snappers is a local favorite, and tourists and regulars alike just can’t help coming back for the delicious seafood and the fun, laidback atmosphere.

Snappers is known for their crabby nachos, award-winning lump crab cake dinner, and jerk chicken. All their Maryland crabs are sourced directly from the J.M. Clayton Company right next door and served up fresh every day, so you can be sure of its quality. Have a taste of the authentic Eastern Shore dining experience at Snappers!

Bombay Social

In the mood for some Indian food? Bombay Social, established by 40-year industry veteran Chef Paul Gomes, brings you all the vibrant flavors of India right here in Cambridge, Maryland, with its extensive menu of traditional Indian dishes, vegetarian choices, and more! Here you’ll find classic Indian cuisine like samosas, chicken tikka masala, and curry, along with special dishes baked in a real clay oven, like tandoori chicken, paneer tikka kebab, and tender lamb chops.

That’s not all. Bombay Social also offers a drink menu filled with unique twists on classic cocktails, such as the Indian Old Fashioned and the Mumbai Margarita. You simply won’t be able to get enough of the fragrant smells and even more mouth-watering tastes in this outstanding restaurant.

Blue Ruin

And finally, unwind after a long day with a cocktail at Blue Ruin, Cambridge’s premier speakeasy-esque bar and restaurant. Blue Ruin specializes in a wide array of craft cocktails — up to 150! — all made with some pretty unique and whimsical flavors that are sure to surprise and delight your taste buds. Along with a handpicked menu of entrees and side dishes, Blue Ruin keeps the party going.

Blue Ruin also hosts special events with live music, trivia nights, karaoke, and game nights on specific weekdays. There’s always fun to be had here.

Get your appetite ready and check out all these amazing foodie destinations right here in Cambridge, Maryland. Book a slip with us here at Cambridge Yacht Basin now and experience the unique flavors of Cambridge!

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