Happy 4th of July!  Here’s an updated guide on how to best (and safely!) make the most of your weekend.  For other information, please check out our two publications.  The Lake-Front Magazine (www.lakefrontmagazine.com) and The Menu Guide (www.deepcreekdining.com) are available at retailers all over the county.

Please remember that we are still following strict state mandated protocol.  Masks are required to be work in retail establishments and as you enter and living restaurants, etc.  Restaurants that are offering indoor dining can only do so at 50% capacity so please be patient.  Bars remain closed at this time. Take-out is still offered by all area restaurants.

Here’s The Lake-Front LowDown

 Open for Indoor Dining at Deep Creek Lake:  (Carry-out also available)

 Ace’s Run: 301-387-3388’ www.acesrun.com

Deep Creek Pizza: 301-387-6600

Dutch’s at Silver Tree: 301-387-0525; www.DutchAtSilverTree.com

Mountain State Brewing: 301-387-3360; www.waitlist.m/w/msbcdcl

Deep Creek FunZone: 301-387-0059

The Green Turtle: 301-387-7800; www.thegreeneturtle.com

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: 301-387-5800

Pine Lodge Steakhouse: 301-387-6500; www.pinelodgesteakhouse.com

MoonShadow: 240-442-5542; www.moonshadow145.com

Deep Creek Uno: 301-387-9100

Ledo Pizza: 301-387-6300; Order online @LedoPizza.com

Little Sandys is now open for indoor dining.  Call 301-387-9850 for hours and menu.

Shooters Restaurant is now open.  301-387-2424; www.shootersmd.com

Coming Soon!  Spillway Kitchen & Bar (next to Ace’s Run)

The Fireside Wine and Deli is now serving food on Saturday only.  The shop is open for wine sales on Friday & Saturday from 11 – 5 and other times by appointment.  Call 301-859-8514.

In Oakland:

Heidi’s Café & Bakery: 240-321-5804

The Manor Steakhouse: 240-488-1104

Long Branch Saloon: 301-334-4533

El Canelo: 301-533-4448

Don Patron Mexican Restaurant: 301-914-1285

Englanders has re-opened.  301-533-0000

Area attractions now open (with social distancing guidelines in place)

Fun Unlimited is now open.  Call for hours.  301-750-2150; fununlmiiteddcl.com

Funland is open daily at 10 AM  301-387-6168; deepcreekfunland.com

Deep Creek Funzone, Monkey Business and Deep Creek Axe Throwing are all open. 1-866-DCLSOAR; dclakelife.com

This Weekend’s Events:

Through Monday, July 13

Lavender BLOOM and U-Pick — DC Lavender Farm. During our Lavender Bloom we are open daily 10 AM to 5 PM with lots of events planned. Our u-pick is open during this time too so lots to do and see. Come by the farm and bring a picnic lunch or sit in the rockers and just enjoy the colors of the season. Contact 240-608-8282 or visit their website at www.deepcreeklavenderfarm.com.

 Friday, July 3

Boat parade on Deep Creek Lake — The Boat Parade starts from the McHenry cove and will proceed in a single file past a number of judging stations along the route. Spectators at the judging stations will vote for their favorite boats, and prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, with a Grand Prize consisting of a custom-designed Winner’s Pennant and trophy with $100’s of dollars in prizes. Entrants in the parade need to pay a minimum $50 registration fee and the number of entries are limited. Sponsored by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club. Funds raised by this event support our Blind Skier and Camper Programs as well as our local and global service to the visually impaired and those in need.www.deepcreeklions.org/BoatParade.html.

Saturday, July 4

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display — Fireworks launched from the top of the tubing hill at the Mountain Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook in Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry. Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date is July 5th.

 Spring Farmer’s Market – Springs Road, Springs, PA, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Held every Saturday from May 25 through September 23, 2020, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Featuring fresh produce, antiques and crafts as well as flea market items.  Free admission and parking.  Visit www.springspa.org for info.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market – Mountain Fresh Pavilion, downtown Oakland, 10 AM to 1 PM through October.  Our  old-fashioned market features fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, fresh and dried herbs, baked goods, jams & jellies, fresh eggs, grassfed meats, handmade crafts and more.  www.mountainfresh.org​.


Weekend Outdoor Art Market — Deep Creek Pottery, 10 AM to 6 PM. Join us for a fun outdoor art market on weekends through the summer.  In keeping with the social distancing guidelines we will be offering an outdoor market with pottery for sale, mosaic creations and stepping stones, paint your own pottery kits and mosaic tile kits for sale.  Call 301-501-1619 or email deepcreekpottery@gmail.com for more info.  Free admission

Live Music:

Mountain State Brewing Company has been offering live entertainment on weekends.  Check their Facebook page for updates.  Reservations are recommended for dining.

Mountain State Brewing: 301-387-3360; www.waitlist.m/w/msbcdcl


Archie’s Barbecue is open daily for drive-through and curbside delivery only. Limited outdoor seating is available.  301-387-7400.

Brenda’s Pizzeria continues to offer carry-out and curbside delivery.  Call 301-387-1007 or order online at brendaspizzeria.com.

The Fireside Wine and Deli is open for wine sales only.  The shop is open Friday & Saturday from 12 – 4 and other times by appointment.  Call 301-859-8514.

Trout’s House Seafood is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday from 11 – 4  selling delicious fresh seafood and more.  Call ahead at 240-488-4920 to pre-order.

Shop N Save offers meals and deli sandwiches to go all day.  Call for hours. 301-387-4075.  For deals and coupons for there and Huey’s Ice Cream, check out page 76 of the May/June Lake-Front.

Arrowhead also offers made to order grab n go meals, a full deli, as well as daily specials.  Visit arrowheadmarket.com.

McHenry Beverage is open daily and is offering cubside delivery, just call ahead at 301-387-5518.

Zip’eez also offers curbside pick up or will deliver.  Call 301-387-2992.

The Rolling Pin in Accident is open Tuesday – Saturday for delicious deli sandwiches, homemade soups, baked goods and more.  Order ahead at 301-746-8500.

Traders Coffee House is open for takeout only but has many pre-packaged and grab n’ go favorites.  Stop by or call ahead to 301-387-9246 for curbside delivery.

For a sweet treat, stop by Deep Creek Donuts, Copper Kettle Popcorn, and Lakeside Creamery located lakefront on Garrett Highway.  All three are open daily.  Cabin Lodge Lakeside Grille will be opening soon and is a great option for takeout sandwiches and more.

For quick lunches to go, check out Deep Creek Lake Subway (use their online app to order), or Hartman’s Liberty Station in Accident.

DQ Grill & Chill drive-through is open 10 AM to 10 PM daily and offering delicious sandwiches and wraps as well as all your favorite Dairy Queen cold treats. Located along Garrett Highway in Oakland.

Taco Bell, also in Oakland, has a drive-through…also open daily at 10 AM.

JG’s remains open for Take-Out Only Thursday – Saturday from 4 – 8 PM.  Call 301-387-6369.

Penn Alps in Grantsville will re-open on July 15th!

For more information, pick up your copy of the July Lake-Front today or read online at www.lakefrontmagazine.com.