DC Nitelife had the pleasure of dining at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant at Chesapeake Beach Resort and the dining experience was great. Â The food was exceptional and the service was excellent from both the waitress (Ashley Johnson) and hostess.
The Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa is one of Southern Maryland’s best kept secrets.Â The award winning Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, established in 1946, owned and family operated for three generations, has been a waterfront destination visited by vacationers and boaters who want and appreciate the Chesapeake Bay experience. Â If you are looking for some of the finest dining on the Chesapeake Bay, you never have to leave the resort.Â Rod ˜N’ Reel is one of the most sort after seafood restaurants in all of Maryland.Â This charming 72-room hotel is located directly on the a Maryland shoreline on the Chesapeake Bay only a short distance from Washington, DC, Annapolis and Baltimore.Â Over a century ago, railroad baron, Otto Mears welcomed travelers to the Monte Carlo on the Chesapeake Bay.Â Â Visitors from around the country arrived by steamship and railway to stay at this grand hotel, enjoy the local seafood dishes, gamble, frolick at the waterfront amusement park and promenade the boardwalk.
At the Rod ˜N’ Reel restaurant, you can enjoy the beautiful waterfront dining room and the finest seafood. The specially seasoned, jumbo lump crab cakes broiled to perfection, sample the lobster straight from their tank or experience the succulent crab imperial made from their secret recipe.Â Dine in, order to or enjoy dinner on your room’s balcony.Â The resort has the same spirit of an authentic, Chesapeake Bay getaway.Â The original restaurant and marina have been redesigned to include a hotel with waterfront or water-view rooms with balconies, fireplaces, whirlpools, a full-service spa overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, a second marina, two additional waterfront restaurants and a beachfront.Â Resort guests can enjoy bingo and gaming, watersports such as, paddleboarding, sailing, ocean kayaking, or live entertainment at the boardwalk’s historic Band Shell.Â Chesapeake Bay Resort is known as the Charter Fishing Capital ofÂ Maryland since 1946 with two full-service marinas, The Rod ˜N’ Reel Dock and Marina West.Â In addition to the Rod ˜N’ Reel Restaurant, there is the casual Smokey Joe’s Grill and the outdoor Boardwalk CafÃ©.
Whether you prefer romantic walks on a moonlit beach, day of pampering in the spa or fishing, The Chesapeake Bay resort offers the complete and perfect destination for your weekend getaway, couple’s escape, wedding or family vacation.Â The resort’s waterfront ballroom and event venues offer gorgeous backdrops for weddings, corporate events and retreats.Â Regardless of how you spend your time, you will start your morning with their delicious breakfast and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Chesapeake Bay on the shore each evening.
Chesapeake Bay Resort and Spa, located at 4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732Â Â is a special resort where hospitality meets the bay!Â Please come and experience all they have to offer.Â They can’t wait for you to arrive!
For more information, go to: www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com or call (410) 257-2735.
By J.V. Jones
Photographs by Darryle Carter