There are always new restaurants opening in Southern Maryland, here are several new ones either coming or recently opened. This gives everyone something to try now and something to look forward to. I will be checking out these places over the next couple of months. I will let you know my thoughts after I visit.


Pho Town & Grill

746 North Prince Frederick Boulevard

Prince Frederick, MD


Located in the near the Weis grocery store, this restaurant will serve Pho and other Vietnamese favorites. Pho Town should be opening very soon. They are in the final stages of the inspection/permit process.

Pho Town Facebook page

Raising Cane’s

3295 Crain Highway

Waldorf, MD

Raising Cane’s will be taking over the Boston Market property in Waldorf. The Boston Market closed, and renovations should begin soon. With 600 locations nationwide, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is an American fast-food restaurant chain founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996. I don’t have a date for their opening yet.

Raising Cane’s website


Tapas Ology

22845 Washington Street

Leonardtown, MD


Open since November, this Spanish restaurant serves tapas (small plates meant to be shared) and other Spanish fares. I love tapas and can’t wait to dine at Tapas Ology!

Tapas Ology hours:

Monday through Saturday – 11:00am to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday – Closed

Tapas Ology Facebook

Tapas Ology website

Noli’s Italian Cucina

26005 Point Lookout Road

Leonardtown, MD


Noli’s serves authentic Italian-style cuisine using high-quality ingredients and family recipes. Opening this week, the reviews from the soft opening have been great. The pictures of the food look fabulous! Reservations for Noli’s can be made through the Open Table reservation service. I will be dining at Noli’s soon!

Noli’s hours:

Tuesday through Thursday – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday and Saturday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Brunch only)

Monday – Closed

Noli’s Facebook

Noli’s website

Smoker’s Delight

4550 Crain Highway

White Plains, MD


My friend, Brian Israel, has taken his amazing food truck BBQ and moved it to a storefront. His food can now be found in White Plains and can be ordered online or by phone. All his meats are delicious, and I love his baked beans!

Smoker’s Delight hours:

Wednesday through Saturday – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday – Closed

Smoker’s Delight Facebook page

Smoker’s Delight website

Bayou Girl Drink Factory

228 Rosewick Road

LaPlata, MD


Bayou Girl Drink Factory has been open since October and is an over-21 shop serving New Orleans-style daiquiris. They have happy hour specials, beer on tap, karaoke nights, game nights, and so much more.

Bayou Girl hours:

Wednesday and Thursday – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday – 5:00pm to 12:00am

Saturday – 3:00pm to 12:00am

Sunday – 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Monday and Tuesday – Closed

Bayou Girl Facebook page

La Vela Italian Restaurant

251 C Street

Solomons, MD


La Vela is an Italian restaurant that is getting great reviews. They have been open since November and use the Open Table reservation service.

La Vela hours:

Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Monday – Closed

La Vela Facebook page

La Velo website

A couple updates:

Gios Restaurant in Bryans Road is now open for lunch.

Gios Facebook page

Lucianna’s Steakhouse in Waldorf is now under new management.

Lucianna’s Steakhouse Facebook page

Lucianna’s Steakhouse website

Lynne O'Meara

Lynne retired after 30 years of federal service with the Office of Naval Intelligence in 2015. After retirement, she was a Commercial Real Estate Agent, which is where she learned about the business side...

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