From Clarke's Landing's FB page:
WE WOULD LOVE TO INFORM ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS THAT TODAY THE SHRIVER FAMILY PURCHASED THE HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT PROPERTY LOCATED ON SOLOMONS ISLAND. WE WILL BEGIN REBUILDING THE RESTAURANT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND LOOK FORWARD TO OUR GRAND OPENING IN 2014. WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW VENTURE AND HOPE YOU ALL WILL FOLLOW US TO SOLOMONS ISLAND NEXT YEAR !!!
But from what I understand, they are not going to have two restaurants and will be moving their operations there.
Blueprint of the front of the new restaurant.
Mixed feelings here too. Back in the day, the Lighthouse was practically the only "high end" restaurant in southern MD. We took our clients to dinner there, or we took them to Oakwood. Or we simply ate at "MAryland Way" in the Holiday Inn..which was about the only hotel in the area back in those days that didn't charge rooms by the hour.
Expecting that the "location" and "the old name" will magically sprout a new restaurant that is as good or better as the old one was?...local restuarant history suggests not, unfortunately.
But I'll be right there in line with everyone else to give 'em a try!
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa
I'll miss Clarks' Landing. Son and a niece worked there in their high school days. Best of luck to their new endeavor, I'll stop on by.
Which part of "...shall not be infringed." do you not understand?
I miss the Lighthouse Inn...
I had ordered their crab sandwich thinking it was a crab cake on a bun...
Boy was I wrong... They were the first ones I ever had serve a crab sandwich using a soft shell with the legs hanging out! I just couldn't eat it.. Ended up with Crab
Imperial. Yes.. Good memories!
Although I do miss having the lighthouse as a seafood option.... Their dinners were awesome! Then after we found out the lighthouse wasn't being rebuilt, we tried the Bluefin in Annapolis and found it to be pretty good... At first it was difficult trying to figure out when they were open for dinner.... I think that's been all worked out : )
WOO HOO.. Clarkes Landing for Lunch!
Love the shrimp salad sandwiches! Can't wait...
If its simple enough for a child to understand it should be simple enough for others!