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Reviewed 6 days ago

eaten here twice during the pandemic in the off-season and in the low-season for tourists. i'm from a big city and have eaten in a lot of terrific restaurants. CD Cafe is outstanding, on par with the best big-city restaurants. Great food, service, drinks. It's...a gem in Solomons.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

I recently traveled the east coast on a boat from SC up the ICW to the Chesapeake Bay as far north as Baltimore. Needless to say I had plenty of opportunity to visit local restaurants. Most of these places were just ok, and none were...inexpensive. CD Cafe was the exception! I ordered the Shrimp Pappardelle with kalamata olive, andouille sausage, tomato, thyme, pecorino, lemon butter sauce for $26. Not only did I have enough food for lunch the following day, it was delicious! So much so that I am trying to get the recipe. Of the dozens of restaurants I visited over a two month period along our wonderful Southern coast CD Cafe was hands down the best. I'm not good at describing flavors so you will just have to go there and order the Shrimp Pappardelle yourself.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021

First time here. Good location. Restaurant was not busy when got there but soon got busy. Get there early to get a table as not large seating area. Server Warren was really nice and friendly. The crusted chicken was very good and would get that...again. Only feedback was the tea. Server brought out unsweet by mistake on refill. He took it back and tasted like put a sugar packet in it and brought back to table. However was good first visit and will be back again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

We ate there twice in three days! Delicious food, interesting menu. After trying the other restaurants in the area, we were very happy to have the CD Cafe to return to.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

A small restaurant so get there a bit earlier than normal lunch and dinner times. The menu has something for everyone! The savory cheesecake was unlike anything I'd ever had and was definitely amazing. The seafood was some of the best and the gyro was...better than a family member ever had. This is a place you should visit every time you are in the area!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

We return to CD at least once a month and have for over 20 years. It has gone through an ownership change at some point and several new executive chef's. Somehow they maintain both the high quality food and welcoming dining room. They are amazing...with both seafood and vegetables and still manage to cook a good steak, make great cocktails, and have a fairly priced wine list. Tonight's dinner, for example, was a luscious salmon in an artichoke sauce, sea scallops with an asian influenced cream sauce, and a stunning crispy shrimp starter that seemed a meld of low country and California cuisine. Blue cheese martinis to start and a range of house made desserts that looked great but we passed this time. It's rare that I find a place that is just perfect for both a light dinner or major celebration but this gem in Solomons may be it. We'll be back (soon).More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021

We didn't realize that there was a full menu given the Cafe looks like a typical coffee ship from the outside so we showed up for coffee and drinks after dinner. Drinks were excellent. The nutty Irish creme brulee was just creme brulee as far...as I could tell. Intimate atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 28, 2021

We had a very pleasant dinner at the CD Cafe and would return. The tables are appropriately distanced during Covid and the servers all wear masks properly. The food is very tasty, served warm (but did take a bit longer than we would have hoped).

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021 via mobile

We had dinner here upon recommendation by a friend. It was very good! The savory cheesecake appetizer was delicious and I loved the gremo

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

The CD Cafe is a small Restaurant and does not look too inviting - but the food was amazing: sword fish and tuna, both perfectly cooked, with tasty vegetables and just delicious. The desert was a excellent creme brûlée.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, CD Cafe offers takeout services.

CD Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4