Restaurants in Saint Charles


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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

6 Saint Marys Ave
La Plata,
MD
US

Glide up by boat or cruise in on a golf cart?however you get to Riverboat On The Potomac, you'll be greeted with panoramic views of the Potomac River and the promise of a long night of eating, drinking, and laying the odds. In the town once dubbed "Little Las Vegas" by the Saturday Evening Post, Riverboat has something for everyone: a breezy patio, cold beers, off-track betting, and a karaoke songbook filled with classic-rock hits by Van Halen and Wagner. Sandwiches, pastas, and dinners are available throughout the week, but the breakfast buffet (open on Sundays until 1 p.m.) remains the most popular dining option.

301 Beach Terrace
Colonial Beach,
VA
US

What makes it great: Carolina-inspired landscape; photogenic 12th hole that looks out to marshland inhabited by deer, herons, osprey, and bald eagles

11550 Swan Point Blvd
Issue,
MD
US