Spring and summer are in full swing, and what better way to embrace the great outdoors than by enjoying Howard County's picturesque parks and delectable dining options? If you're in town for a sports tournament or simply looking for a leisurely stroll, there's something for everyone. After a day of activities at Centennial Park, where you can play tennis, paddle boat at the lake, and more, why not treat yourself to a delicious meal? Just a stone's throw away, Iron Bridge Wine Company offers a delightful dining experience with a diverse menu and an extensive wine selection. And that's just the beginning! Whether you're craving a hearty meal or a refreshing drink after a day of fun, Howard County has you covered.

Restaurants near Blandair Park:

  1. 5485 Restaurant And Bar: Nestled within the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbia, this gem offers excellent food, local craft brews, and spirits. With a newly renovated space and a locally inspired menu, it's the perfect spot for a satisfying meal.

  2. lāk Columbia at Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel: Experience fine dining at its best with lāk Columbia. Situated lakeside, indulge in a farm-to-table menu amidst a picturesque setting.

  3. The Ale House Columbia: Offering a wide array of craft brews on tap and an extensive American menu, this sprawling watering hole is perfect for post-park refreshments.

Blandair Park & Ale House Columbia

Blandair Park & Ale House Columbia

Restaurants near Centennial Park:

  1. Alexandra's Restaurant: Located within Turf Valley Resort, Alexandra's serves up creative American fare alongside a Sunday brunch buffet and live weekend music.

  2. Manor Hill Tavern: This brewery-owned restaurant boasts familiar American dishes crafted with local produce and complemented by their signature craft beer.

  3. Iron Bridge Wine Company: With a warm and cozy ambiance, this cafe presents a seasonal New American menu paired with a celebrated wine collection.

Centennial Park & Alexandra's Restaurant

Centennial Park & Alexandra's Restaurant

Restaurants near Troy Park:

  1. Elkridge Furnace Inn: Step back in time at this restored 18th-century manor home offering elegant New American dining against a Colonial backdrop.

  2. Rathskeller: Serving up hot schnitzels and cold beer since 2019, this spot near Patapsco Valley State Park is perfect for a hearty meal after a day of outdoor adventures.

Troy Park & Rathskeller

Troy Park & Rathskeller

Restaurants near Western Regional Park:

  1. Cilantro's Neighborhood Cantina: Savor authentic Latin cuisine made from scratch, along with handcrafted margaritas, at this cozy spot with outdoor seating.

  2. Walker's Tap & Table: Delight in scratch-made American food, live music, and an extensive selection of draft beers at this inviting establishment.

Western Regional Park & Cilantro's

Western Regional Park & Cilantro's Neighborhood Cantina

Restaurants near Covenant Park:

  1. Manor Hill Brewing & Pizza Trolley: Indulge in delicious pizza from the pizza trolley while sipping on craft brews from Manor Hill Brewing, all conveniently located near Covenant Park.

  2. The Turn House: Enjoy innovative seasonal fare and breathtaking golf course views at this modern restaurant with cozy fireplaces.

Extend Your Stay: Enhancing Your Howard County Experience

Whether you're fueling up before hitting the trails or winding down after a day of outdoor fun, these nearby eateries offer the perfect blend of flavors to complement your park adventures in Howard County. Don't forget to pick up a bottle of your favorite variety of picnic wine at The Wine Bin in historic Ellicott City, which you can enjoy back in the comfort of a hotel room. With so much to see, taste, and experience, why not extend your stay? Consider booking a room nearby and make the most of your Howard County getaway. So, grab your picnic blanket or your walking shoes and get ready to explore both nature and culinary delights!