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75 Visitors Center Dr, Deep Creek lake, McHenry, MD 21541-1319
301-387-2182
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
CLOSED

Stopped by last weekend to find the doors padlocked shut, there were no signs posted as to when or why they closed. The new owners took over in March of 2013 and did not even last nine months. Very sad.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Mary Beth M
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Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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McHenry, MD
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I believe the restaurant is currently closed. It closed as a result of a bankruptcy but then reopened and is now closed again. The last time I ate there was probably 4 or 5 months ago.The food was not very good, but passable. Service was OK. The atmosphere was very tense among the staff.There is apparently a lot of infighting... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped by last weekend to find the doors padlocked shut, there were no signs posted as to when or why they closed. The new owners took over in March of 2013 and did not even last nine months. Very sad.

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Warfordsburg
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were seated and handed a short menu. When the waiter attended us, we asked where the dinner menu was and he explained that they had recently changed their theme to a Saloon type menu that was just short order. It had been quite a while since we were there when we had excellent food, so I think that what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in by accident only to find a "sports saloon". Needless to say I wasn't expecting it to be a great find. The food, though not an enormous selection, is excellent! The mahi taco was better than any I've had in Latin America. The nachos, which I don't normally consider to be a real dinner, were scrumptious. Something about the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I would like to take a moment of silence to morn the death of the Santa Fe that I once knew and loved. It is no more. I tried to take my family to the restaurant that we have loved for so many years, only to find out it no longer exists. In it's place is the "Santa Fe Saloon."... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We all loved our dinners. The chicken fajitas were amazing, my daughter had the crab cake and was very happy with it. Generous portions, but not too much. The atmosphere is fun and the service was fine, even with a brand new waitress. The manager was very pleasant and made his way around the dining area several times to check... More 

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Wash DC
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For many years this place has had the same issue. Inconsistency in both food and service. It was very rare to ever get them both on the same night. We had not visited in almost a year because we just never knew if the food would be good or not. Last weekend we went back to try it now that... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A bunch of my friends were in Deep Creek for a bachelorette weekend. We had dinner at the Santa Fe Grille and it was amazing. First we did shown up with a group of 14 without reservations and they could not have been nicer and more accommodating. The manager made our Bride-to-be feel so special and gave her some gifts... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We chose the Santa Fe because we were at the Visitor Center across the parking lot and it had outdoor seating. As a start, our cheese nachos were pretty good. My BF enjoyed his veggie quesadilla. My taco with shredded chicken looked like cat food. They mixed in something with the shredded chicken and it was visually unappealing as was... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had good service and food was great-we had the tacos and a salad. About average prices. It was in central location close to putt putt and some shops.

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Additional Information about Santa Fe Grille

Address: 75 Visitors Center Dr, Deep Creek lake, McHenry, MD 21541-1319
Phone Number: 301-387-2182
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  McHenry
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Visitors Center Dr, Deep Creek lake, McHenry, MD 21541-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 301-387-2182

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?