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High Country Creamery & Market ( in Grantsville makes and sells cheese from locally sourced cow’s milk and other local, natural products. You can also grab breakfast or lunch at the market six days a week.
The restaurant at The Casselman Inn ( in Grantsville has become a favorite for
both visitors to and residents of Garrett County. The restaurant’s cuisine reflects the owners’ Pennyslvania Dutch and Amish backgrounds and includes a variety of favorite comfort foods, including homemade breads and pies that are made in the onsite bakery. The Casselman also offers a Saturday morning brunch and a Friday night buffet.
If you’re in the mood for a unique dining experience, try Ace’s Run Restaurant &
Pub in Oakland ( Tuesday is
a great time to visit — it’s Sushi & Fusion Taco Night! Ace’s also offers Open Kitchen Nights, where guests are invited to watch as their dinner is cooked.
Speaking of events, stop by McHenry Beverage Shoppe ( mchenrybeverage) for regular wine tastings. Check their Facebook page for dates.
If your visit falls in October, check out the German Oktoberfest Buffet at JG’s Pub and Restaurant ( jgs-pub-138606346866). For excellent Italian food in a casual, family-oriented atmosphere, visit Tomanetti’s (facebook. com/tomanettis-pizzeria-and-italian- eatery-300343680124297) in Oakland.
This is, after all, Maryland, so even here
in the state’s westernmost outpost, diners enjoy not only the region’s locally grown produce but great seafood options as well. Deep Creek Seafood (deepcreekseafood. com) offers everything from fish ’n’ chips and calamari to Maryland crab cakes and blackened mahi mahi.
Nightlife can include listening to bluegrass, rock or country music at the area’s
popular taverns. In the summer, you can enjoy live outdoor music at many dining establishments, during downtown Oakland’s Little Yough Summer Music Festival ( festival.html) and at the Stage Wisp Concert Series (
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival ( is another popular event each fall.
Finally, top off the day with a double scoop of delectable handmade ice cream from a local ice cream shop.
My Deep Creek Experience
HAVING A LIFE-LONG FAMILY CONNECTION TO GARRETT COUNTY (Pat was born here), when it came time to decide on where to retire, this area became our obvious choice. We bought our home in Oakland in 2011.
Some of the things that were important to
us in the decision-making were the many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with its four distinct seasons, being far enough from the bustle of city life, yet close enough to fly to any corner of the world, and a simpler, healthier lifestyle. The advantages of living full-time in Garrett County offered all this and more.
In addition to the natural beauty, we also were amazed to find such a wonderful sense of community that can be lost living in a larger metropolitan area. We’ve met so many wonderful new friends and have encountered so many opportunities to be involved in such a caring community where we feel we can make a positive impact.
Pat and Barb Franc, Retirees

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