If youâ€™re looking for a nice, relaxing day trip from Annapolis, travel 30 miles east to Centreville, MD. Centreville is located across the Bay Bridge in Queen Anneâ€™s county. This historic town is the largest town in Queen Anneâ€™s County. Those who live there are particularly careful as to maintain and preserve the charming townâ€™s place as an important and historical place in Maryland. Here are a few things we suggest you check out while visiting! There are of course many more offerings, but use these recommendations as a starting point. Enjoy your trip to Centreville!
Dining & Beverage Recommendations
Docâ€™s Riverside Grill
Docâ€™s Riverside Grill is a favorite among locals in Queen Anneâ€™s county. This restaurant it located at 511 Chesterfield Avenue in Centreville and is open daily. Stop by on Monday through Friday between 3 and 7 p.m. to enjoy happy hour. During happy hour domestic drafts are only $2, well drinks are $3, micro/imports are $3, take $2 off of any glass of wine, and $3 off non-seafood appetizers. Call ahead for reservations and to find out what the daily specials are. Wednesday night is a favorite; Prime Rib for $10.95 served with a baked potato and a vegetable. Looking to dance? Every Friday and Saturday night Docâ€™s brings you a DJ and dancing from 9 p.m. to close.
Brique focuses on American and French cuisine and has an extensive wine collection at their wine bar. The average entrÃ©e cost is between $10-$15. This upscale-chic dining destination offers the freshest seasonal and local ingredients available. These fresh and local delicacies are then paired with fancy imported option to create a savory offering. Some favorites on the menu already are the Wild Mushroom Bruschetta, and the Salmon Rillette appetizers, while favorite entrees are the Broiled Bay Bluefish, Seated Duck Breast, and the Heads and Tails. The wine list is incomparable to some other local bars. Brique features unique bottles and varietals from all over the globe. Brique is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Stop by this new restaurant at 122 N. Commerce Street in Centreville.
Joe Breeze Coffee Shop
Almost everyone can use a cup of coffee after a day of site-seeing, right? Stop by Joe Breeze Coffee Shop at 128 N. Commerce Street in Centreville for a taste of their specialty coffees. Their blends include the Olâ€™ Crabbers Delight, Jazz Cup, Joe Breeze Blend, and Morninâ€™ on the Shore. The shop is open Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to their delicious coffee drinks, Joe Breeze also has an amazing selection of fresh-baked pastries, hearty soups, grilled panini sandwiches, and much more. When you come in, feel free to bring your laptop and use their free high-speed wireless internet. Pick up a Brown Bag Special, a sandwich, chips, canned drink and cookie all packaged to go $6.95 and continue your travels around town.
The Cassinelli Winery is located on 110 acres of woods and rolling, open land, off of Church Hill Road in Church Hill, MD. This local vineyard is part of the Chesapeake Wine Trail and is currently planting and maintaining the beautiful vineyards. Wine made on site includes Chardonnay, Merlot, and Viognier. Of course there are acres of grapes as well as hundreds of apple, peach, pear and plum trees to check out. Wine tasting is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. A $4.00 tasting fee includes all three wines in the 2008 collection as well as a souvenir glass etched with the Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards logo. The tasting fee also includes a second tasting of the 2008 Merlot with a delicious, homemade chocolate crab from Chesapeake Chocolates.
La Belle Maison
La Belle Maison is a French Country and Italian home furnishings and accessories store located at 110 N. Commerce Street in Centreville. La Belle Maison offers a full line of elegant gift items to add a touch of European style to your home and garden. Here you can find luxurious products for your bath, nursery and dining room.
This quirky little store is located at 106 N. Commerce Street in Centreville and has a wonderful selection of accessories and unique gifts for family and friends of all ages. The store includes something for everyone for every occasion. Hometown shopping with hometown customer service found right on the Eastern Shore. Some brands sold at Serendipidee are Crocs, Chamila, Eliza B., Mud Pie, OKAb, Lolita, and several others. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Babies in Bloom & Blooming Deals Consignment
This consignment shop is located at 623 Railroad Avenue in Centerville and was voted the Best Consignment Shop on the Eastern Shore 2010. Save money and look great while shopping and purchasing brand name clothing for kids, juniors, ladies and young men, baby equipment, home decor and furniture. Blooming Deals blossoms each week with 500-1,000 new arrivals each and every day. The owners of the shop pride themselves on providing customers with a pleasant shopping experience and consignors with a way to recycle their items while making extra spending money. The store offers a convenient location, play area for kids and accessible parking make shopping more enjoyable.
At Salon Heberto hair is art. This full-service salon specializes in hair color and cuts. Services offered are hair styling, coloring, and cutting, nail services, waxing, and massages. Gift certificates are available and make the perfect present. Wedding and special occasion prices and group specials are also available. Salon Heberto is located at 114 South Commerce Street in Centreville.
Church Hill Theater
The Church Hill Theater is filled with energy from itâ€˜s rich history. The theater is located at 103 Walnut Street in Church Hill, MD. The building in which the current theater resides has a history and traditions that date back to the 1920â€˜s. The Church Hill Theater is a performing arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of quality performance and educational opportunities for all members of our diverse community. Check out live productions like: Fuddy Meers, Laughter 23rd Floor, Oliver, Rocky Horror, and several others.
Centreville Farmers Market
The Centreville Farmers Market is the best place in town if youâ€™re looking for fresh produce, flowers, or other natural goods. Go to 100 Court House Square in Centreville on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May through October to pick up your fresh delectables. This seasonal market, like all other farmerâ€™s markets in Maryland, is vital to the long-term health of the state’s economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farmers play a key role in protecting our state’s natural resources, especially the Chesapeake Bay, and the Centreville Farmers Market helps others purchase their quality resources.
Bed & Breakfast
104 Kidwell B & B
104 Kidwell B & B is a beautiful 19th Century Georgian Colonial, located just a little south of the town square in Centreville. The Inn is a quiet combination of beautiful antiques and contemporary comfort. The house, built in the 1880′s, was meticulously renovated, decorated and opened in 2009. Blending historic architecture with modern amenities, the B & B staff provides the ease and comfort that today’s travelers deserve. Starting at $89 a night, you won’t find a more reasonable rate anywhere for the kind of intimate luxury accommodation that 104 Kidwell will provide.