Places to Eat & Sleep

Lemon Leaf Cafe

2017 Update: It appears the Lemon Leaf Cafe has relocated to 337 High St in Chestertown. We are looking forward to a return visit the next time we’re in Chestertown.

Besides kayaking the Eastern Shore we’re always looking for a good place to eat. And if eating on the Eastern Shore what else but seafood? While Randy is adventuresome I nearly always go for the crab cake or some variety. Several weekends ago while spending the night in Chestertown our hotel recommended the Lemon Leaf Cafe at 117 S Cross St. Since the Lemon Leaf is also number one in Trip Advisor for Chestertown we decided why not?

Located in an old house, painted yellow of course, the inside is refurbished. This is obviously where people eat repeatedly since the waitress knew everyone personally. The menu states all items are individually prepared. A true statement. My crab cakes had not been made up in the morning and then kept in a refrigerator all day. They had been hand patted just before being popped under the broiler, and they were superb. The Lemon Leaf Cafe crab cake is the new #1 in my greatest crab cake search.

Being forwarned by the reviews in trip advisor we skipped soup and appetizers to have room for dessert since home-baked goods are another specialty at the Lemon Leaf. The coconut cream pie can only be described as heavenly. Be aware an order of pie was actually a small personal pie which easily fed two.

The Lemon Leaf is open for breakfast and lunch also and we will definitely return.

When we left the café we heard music from the down square. Wandering over we discovered a concert by the Chesapeake Brass Band.. Having recently won their division in the North American Brass Band Competition they are worth hearing again.

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