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Best things to do in Shady Side

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
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“Longstanding seafood restaurant in nearby Galesville with beautiful view of harbor and Chalk Point across West River.”
13 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Our closest grocery store for anything you forgot to bring with you. Roadside stands are also great for all produce that’s in season. So fresh! ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“If you plan on boating while you're here take a ride one river over to this joint. During the summer the outdoor patio is a great place to join some sun. They have a phenomenal soft shell crab sandwich, when they are in season.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
2 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the few public spots within walking distance to view our gorgeous Chesapeake Bay. On Wednesday evenings, it’s perfect to watch the sailboat races that start and end at Pirates Cove. ”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool local bar, juke box, pool table, bon fires, horse shoe, corn hole, cold beer!”
2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“They have darts and pool and karaoke too. Sometimes live music, sometimes DJ. The local hangout, for sure!”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Just a few miles away, you'll find the famous "Driftwood skillet" breakfast that will satisfy all your breakfast cravings! It's so big that I always get the "half skillet" and still have to take that big biscuit home with me! I'm not kidding! :P”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super friendly service; excellent margaritas. Try the pulled pork with the black beans! Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11AM–10PM; Sunday 3–9PM; Monday Closed”
2 locals recommend
Store
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“It’s an evening routine for us to get root beer floats since it is just around the corner.”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sailing and water sports! Excellent view of the West River out to the Bay. Catamaran races on Tuesday Evenings! Laser races on Friday evenings!”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good seafood. Owned by the same people as Killarney House. Good place to sit on the porch and watch the boats go by”
2 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Now serving the Impossible Burger! The BBQ nachos are enough to be shared as a meal for two. 8 AM – 8 PM most days (closes at 6 PM on Sundays).”
1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“They rent kayaks! Hartge Maritime tradition, boat yard and design. Hartge Museum - designer and builder of the Chesapeake 20n”
1 local recommends