Potomac River Grill, Hancock, Md.

You 'Gotta' Try It!

 

 

I’ve always said that the food selection in Hancock is broad enough to keep most hikers and bikers happy, and now you can add another restaurant to the repertoire.  On March 1st, the Potomac River Grill opened near the Rt. 522 bridge over the river (former home of the long defunct Bridge Restaurant), so today we decided to to give it a try.

 

 

On past through rides we’ve stayed at the America’s Best Value Inn, which is across the road from the restaurant, and people touring both the C&O Canal and Western Maryland Rail Trail now have the option of heading to their lodgings before taking a short walk to a really good meal.

As the word grill implies, the options include beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, burgers, and a number of side and dessert items.  Platters are $10 and include either a pile of pork or brisket or a half-chicken, plus fries, a side, and a piece of cornbread.  The sandwiches (pork or beef) and burger are $7 each, and ribs range from $11 (half-rack) to $21 (full-rack).

I'm up for a Blake Burger at an outside table next time!

The list of sides includes potato salad, fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, lima beans, and applesauce.  Dessert items range from $2 to $4 dollars and include pineapple upside-down cake, key lime pie, brownies, and fruit cobbler.  What we had today (chicken and pork platters) was very good, and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back and explore the rest of the menu.

For now, the hours are 11 am to 9 pm, and I’m sure there are plenty of bikers out there wondering about breakfast.  Our waitress told us that will be coming soon, and there should be plenty of good offerings.  Anyone traveling the C&O who is interested should head past the bike shop on Pennsylvania Avenue to the main drag, take a left, and continue to the video store.  There is a dirt road beyond the video store’s parking lot that leads to the back of the restaurant.  Bon appetite!

 

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Makes me think of Hee Haw and Grandpa telling us what is for dinner…..yum yum.

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  2. Posted by LevelWalker on April 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    It’s good. I have really enjoyed my two visits. I’ve had the chicken and pork and three or four different sides so far. I’m not a food critic, but for $10 the platters are a great deal. The crowds seem to be decent, and I hope they do well.

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  3. Posted by LevelWalker on August 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Addendum: I’ve since tried everything on the regular menu–excluding the ribs, never been a big fan of them–and I have to say that I really enjoy this restaurant. I’ve been there for breakfast as well, and the Potomac River Grill is a great place for hikers and bikers to start the morning. I have a thing for southern food, so I LOVED the grits!!! Also, judging from the specials they have listed on their roadside sign, they occasionally mix up their regular fare by offering something different. It’s a good place to eat!

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