FEATURE: New in Leonardtown
If you haven’t visited historic Leonardtown recently, there’s so many new and exciting things happening in Town that you’ll definitely want to make a return trip soon. Leonardtown is known for its fine dining and one-of-a-kind experiences, and the new restaurants and specialty shops that have recently hung shingles in Town certainly add to the rich culture and exciting energy in this vibrant town, and there are a lot of exciting changes with some long-standing businesses and events that make them worth taking another look.
For those looking for comfortable, casual dining experience, Smokey Joe’s on the Town and Dos Amigos Mexican Grill on Washington Street and The Slice House on Park Avenue add a wonderful variety of dining options for visitors. Smokey Joe’s on the Town provides great home-style American cuisine – offering everything from pulled pork, spicy jerked chicken, baby back ribs and wings. Round out the meal with their beer battered onion rings or loaded fries. A special feature is the wall that opens to the outside on warmer days lending the restaurant a cool, indoor/outdoor vibe; Dos Amigos Mexican Grill, located on the corner of Washington and Fenwick Street, has already become a core fixture in town. Their shrimp fajitas are a local favorite, and visitors will love the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Their outdoor dining provides front row seating to the exciting summer concerts and events that take place in Leonardtown Square; and the Slice House offers authentic, New York-style pizza that can be ordered, of course by the slice, but soon patrons will also be able to order full pies as well. Owner, Ken Held, lovingly restored the business that sits on the corner of Park and Lawrence Avenue to include pieces of Leonardtown history – with historic photos of “Old Town Leonardtown” hung throughout the restaurant, and when you visit, be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that hangs above the ovens. Nick (Torch) Boyd of Maryland Custom Metals at Shepherd’s Old Field Market created the impressive metal pizza slice artwork for the pizza house. These special pieces of Leonardtown lend the pizza house a feeling of already being an authentic town landmark.