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Two-Hour Kayak Rental and Dinner for Two or Four with Wine at Island View Waterfront Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Island View Inn

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In a Nutshell

After kayaking in a calm-water cove, guests dine on a soft pretzel topped with crab dip and other seafood dishes while overlooking the bay

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 1st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Prix fixe menu will consist of your choice of 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and 2 glasses of wine from the menu for two. 2 apps, 4 entrees, and 4 glasses of wine for four. Single kayaks are provided. BYOB prohibited. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Not valid for happy hour specials. No cash back. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Proficiency in swimming required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like the whispering voices that tell us what to do, seafood comes from the ocean. Answer the aquatic call with this Groupon.

Like the whispering voices that tell us what to do, seafood comes from the ocean. Answer the aquatic call with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $75 for a two-hour kayak rental and dinner for two with one appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of wine ($160 total value)
  • $149 for a two-hour kayak rental and dinner for four with two appetizers, four entrees, and four glasses of wine ($320 total value)
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Island View Waterfront Cafe

Cuisine Type: American casual, seafood
Established: 1969
Reservations: Optional
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Maryland crabcakes, crab pretzels, scallops
Kid-friendly: Yes
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes

Q&A with Bryan Laing, Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
[It's an] American-casual menu with many seafood options and classic dishes; [there are] no crazy or hyped-up ingredients.

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our crab cakes are the most popular and, along with our crab soups, are the oldest recipe. We've been featured on a Maryland public-television special about the best crab cakes in the Baltimore/Maryland area.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The building was built in 1928 as a dancehall and picnic grove for [the] residents of Baltimore to enjoy. There was also a speakeasy in the basement during Prohibition. The dance floor is still [the] original. Also, we have one of the oldest liquor licenses in Baltimore County. [It was] issued when Prohibition ended.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The property is on a point overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The cove for kayaking is a protected calm-water cove with a sandy bottom. There are beautiful sunsets, Chesapeake Bay wildlife, ospreys, and bald eagles for sight seeing.


The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


Tips

  • “People are nice.. setting is beautiful. .kayaking was PHENOMENAL”

  • “Beautiful setting, nice people, good food!”

  • “It was a nice place and good date activity ending with a nice dinner.”

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    Island View Inn

    2542 Island View Rd.

    Essex, MD 21221

    +14106879799

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