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The Pearl on Main


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The Pearl on Main is a bistro style restaurant with a finer flare in the evenings bringing fresh local ingredients, local seafood, and new dishes to the menu. Signature dishes include sweet potato risotto with either grilled prawns or pan-seared scallops; grilled halloumi cheese and heirloom tomatoes; specialty flatbreads; salads with house-made Caesar and balsamic dressings; and weekly fish specials with a twist
$5 - $25
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Rock Hall Maryland is known as "The Pearl of the Chesapeake" and no doubt Pearl on Main showcases the bounty of its location on the great bay. Paul Brinkley, the executive chef at Pearl on Main is committed to showcasing the extraordinary bay-farm-table offerings available...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

What a refreshing experience. Outside of Chestertown, this little gem is worth the drive. I had rockfish that was delicious, and my husbands crab martini and crab cake were great also. Friendly, family run, very good food, we will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Harletta
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Family owned. We found this restaurant by accident. It had a cold beer sign on the street corner with an arrow. Wow what a find! Check it out good stuff.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan N
PaulB12717, Owner at The Pearl on Main, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you and we look forward to your next time in.

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Place has 18 seats, so reserve. Paul the owner served us on a late monday eve, a real nice young man; as was the chef who came out to sit near us. It was closing, we were last customers. The salmon and rockfish were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank doc491002
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We ordered take out and it was ok. In fairness food was good and fresh just take out is never as good as eat in. We will definitely go back and eat in. Staff friendly and place clean. Give it a try and again my...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We were really anticipating a fine meal and were disappointed. Maybe we shouldn’t have gone on a Monday. The steak was tough and over cooked. The fish special was forgettable. It was a special occasion which wasn’t acknowledged although there were only two other tables...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation for 13 on a very busy night, so ended up having to eat earlier than we probably would have. We took up most of the restaurant, but were accommodated beautifully. The staff and owners were very friendly and we really felt...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stef4115
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We stopped for lunch here, right on the main street, because the reviews said the food is good and dogs can sit with their owners at the tables. Seating outside however is in a little alley between the buildings, where other things are being stored,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Janis857
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Absolutely love this place.The Peal reminds me of those small bistros you find throughout Europe with indoor and curbside seating so you can watch the world go by.They have a small menu but the food is fresh and top quality. The owner, Paul is very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank happyonbluelake
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The Pearl on Main is a quaint little restaurant with the small town friendly feel. My wife and I both ordered the Ribeye Steaks that were very good. The fingerling potatoes and asparagus were very good as well. A small selection of good craft beer...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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