Berlin, Maryland is a wonderful place to visit. Located just outside of Ocean City, it is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Maryland’s favorite beach resort. Berlin is full of historic charm, antique shops and two of my favorite restaurants.
Boomer’s is located at 525 South Main Street on the edge of town. It’s basically a hamburger/ ice cream joint and more, which makes it the perfect place to take the kids or if one is in the mood for a quick bite.
Boomers features Delmarva Fried Chicken by the piece or by the bucket. This chicken is as good as it gets. This local favorite also offers the usual hamburgers, sandwiches, subs and sides along with their brick oven pizza.
While everything on the menu is really good and reasonably priced check out their homemade soups. Scallop chowder with bacon is enough to bring one back to Boomers for more. All the soups are memorable.
Finish the visit with a scoop of ice cream, many flavors are homemade, or a fried brownie or cheesecake bite.
When I am not with the kids and want something a little more sophisticated I head over to 12 Broad Street to The Globe. The building once housed the Globe Theater and was the first movie hall on the Eastern Shore going back to 1912.
Under the present ownership the space was turned into a full service restaurant, leaving the stage in place to host live music on weekends. Check out the Coppertop bar and the Balcony Art Gallery featuring the works of local artist.
As amazing as the building is the food is even more so. Soups are all homemade staring with the Cream of Crab topped with a generous helping of lump crab meat. Brazilian Black Bean is another house soup made with coconut milk, hearts of palm and garnished with cilantro sour cream.
For lunch chose between an assortments of sandwiches including The Godfather, winner of the 2009 Father’s Day Burger Contest that includes a hand patted burger, served with roasted garlic spread, basil pesto, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese. Or try the smoked tuna pizza with roasted shallot cream cheese, capers, diced red onion and a wasabi drizzle.
The Globe is also open for dinner and offers a Sunday Brunch from 10a.m. until 2p.m.
Check out the Globe at www.GLOBETHEATER.com