Eateries & Spirits

Dining and Drinking in Cape Charles

Beautifully briny oysters just-plucked from the Chesapeake Bay. Ice cream hand-churned with farm-fresh produce. Award-winning clam chowder washed down with a local craft brew. These are just a few of the flavors you’ll discover in Cape Charles — and they’ll keep you coming back for seconds (and thirds). 

There’s a good reason you won’t find this kind of food and drink anywhere else in the world: Cape Charles cuisine is driven heavily by our distinctive geography, perched between the rich waters of the Chesapeake Bay and fertile, family-run Eastern Shore farms. 

And then there are our people: Inspired creators who infuse our food and drinks with local flavor and pride, and those who imbibe with unfailing enthusiasm. Discover the taste of Cape Charles.

From artisan bakeries and waterfront restaurants to a cozy pub, pizzeria, and Russian tea house, our small-but-mighty dining scene has an answer for every craving — unless you’re looking for a chain restaurant. You won’t find those here.

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10 Essential Things to Eat in Cape Charles

You’ll need a game plan to make the most of your mealtimes in Cape Charles.

Luckily, we’ve got a cheat sheet of 10 tastes you have to experience while you’re in town.

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Sip Your Way Through the Day in Cape Charles

From your first cup of locally brewed coffee to an afternoon cider stop and date night cocktails, here’s what you should be drinking for an ideal day on the Eastern Shore.

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Sweet Treats in Cape Charles

Every day in Cape Charles should end with two things: Watching the sunset, and indulging in something sweet.

Here are a few of our favorite local treats, from homemade fudge and shaved ice to the best pastries this side of Paris.