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Where to Eat

No matter what you’re in the mood for, Chestertown has a restaurant or cafè serving up quality by the plateful. The shopping centers along Route 213 and downtown Chestertown offer a variety of options.

Student Favorites

Procolino’s Pizza, or “Proc’s,” offers delicious Italian food like gnoche, pizza, baked ziti, lasagna, salads, and much more. Students make the trip for their garlic knots alone!

Plaza Tapatia offers Mexican-style cuisine for those who need a little spice in their life. They also offer student discounts with college IDs.

Craving mom’s pancakes? Ellen’s Coffee Shop is a local favorite, and the staff know regulars by name. In addition to homemade breakfasts, Ellen’s serves up comfort foods for lunch and dinner.

Downtown Eateries

Several restaurants are within walking distance of campus.

Evergrain bakery makes a mean espresso to go with their famous sunbuns. The newly expanded eatery also serves soups, sandwiches, and a wide variety of breads and pastries. Evergrain focuses on using healthy, organic ingredients and processes in their baking.

The New York Kosher Style Deli offers a variety of subs and sandwiches. The Deli often caters Hillel events. 

Play It Again, Sam is favorite hang-out for students to grab coffee, sandwiches, or other snacks and hang out in the cozy indoor dining area or the outdoor seating in the back. Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi!

Another student favorite is The Fish Whistle, located at the foot of Cannon Street, so you can enjoy the view of the Chester River as you eat. They offer seafood and land-lubber favorites, weeknight specials, and a children’s menu.

Where to take your parents

Just off High Street, on Cross Street, is the Lemon Leaf Cafe. They offer Eastern Shore classics like delicious crab soup, and traditional dishes like sandwiches and salads, with their own unique twist. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and see why this new restaurant has so quickly become a local favorite.

Brooks Tavern features fresh, locally sourced food creatively prepared. Located in historic Radcliffe Mill, it’s a fun place to go for a celebratory meal.

On-campus options

Of course, campus visitors are welcome to catch a bite in Hodson Hall Commons. Upstairs in the main dining area, you can sample the entrees of the day, grab a slice of pizza, and try some of the desserts the staff make on site.

Martha’s Kitchen offers a mix of Tex-Mex and Americana foods.

Mondo’s makes subs or salads while you wait.

On the run? You can pick up coffee and a pastry, or ready-to-go sandwiches and salads at Java George.