What a wonderful meal! My husband and I heard good things about the Blue Dog Saloon from friends and decided to take a little drive. Less than 10 minutes from downtown La Plata, the restaurant comes up quick right off the road -- look for blue lights at night!
We were greeted immediately by a hostess who asked if we'd like to sit in the dining room or on the bar side. Both were inviting with local decor and Maryland-themed items, and we immediately loved the ambiance. It was busy on a Friday night with families and groups celebrating special occasions, but the noise level was not bad at all.
I ordered the cream of crap soup as an appetizer with the bison burger for dinner, and my husband got the prime rib. He savored every morsel and boxed up what little remained for a "snack," but he barely got home before wanting to eat the rest! I loved my coleslaw and burger, which was cooked perfectly. The soup was amazing and loaded with fresh crab.
Our server was very nice and friendly, and the entire staff seemed attentive and interested in how we were doing. Our drinks and food arrived quickly and correctly. The chef entered the dining room as we were leaving, stopping to ask how we enjoyed our meal, thank us for coming and wish us a happy Thanksgiving. We really appreciated the gesture!
Loved the local flavor, the food, the ambiance and service. No complaints at all! We will definitely be back and highly recommend a stop. A little off the beaten path for some folks in Southern Maryland, but worth the drive. We'll go back for drinks or dessert in the near future . . . the sweets all sounded amazing!
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