Where to Eat in Cumberland: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Misti Hsu

At the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Allegany County, Maryland, the city of Cumberland has been a military outpost manned by George Washington, a shipping hub, a manufacturing capital and "The Gateway to the West." Head to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and explore the same paths taken by early American pioneers. A ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad carries visitors back to the golden age of rail, chugging past stunning mountain scenery in vintage train cars.
Things to do in Cumberland

1. Ristorante Ottaviani

25 N Centre St, Cumberland, MD 21502-2305 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 52 +1 301-722-0052
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Ristorante Ottaviani

Family owned Italian, Kid Friendly, Offer Gluten Free Entrees and Desserts, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Catering, Can Accomdate Large Parties

Reviewed By LarryS21934 - Ashburn, Virginia

A great find in the middle of Cumberland, quaint and cozy.
We always have a great meal, nice wine and tasty desert.
Serving portions are quite generous, half servings are available on some.
We always share salad and desert
The bread and dipping oil is so good that you might just eat way too much of it
The service is fantastic and they always make you feel like family.
Reservations are suggested for Fri or Sat.

2. Baltimore Steet Grill

82 Baltimore St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3027 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 301-724-1711
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Baltimore Steet Grill

Reviewed By Julie L

My husband and I walked here for dinner after a suggestion by our hotel staff. The service was wonderful! I had a chicken Caesar salad that was dressed perfectly....not too much dressing. The menu noted that all salads are served in a fried tortilla shell. I asked that mine just be on a plate which was no problem. The grilled chicken was delicious. My husband ordered a burger and fries. His burger was a hand formed patty that was fresh and delicious. The roll was ver fresh as well. The fries were pretty good. Our meals and two ice teas cost us a whopping $23! I would recommend this restaurant for great service and delicious fresh food!

3. Cafe Mark

37 Baltimore St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3074 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 301-759-0276
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Cafe Mark

Reviewed By TEX2MD - Olney, Maryland

You first need to know to go to the counter to order. I had the Cajun Slam bowl. Absolutely nothing Cajun tasting about it. My spouse had the egg sandwich. Nothing remarkable. Maybe a step up from McDonalds but a lot more expensive. The upstairs looked nice but I saw tables unbussed for the complete time we were there.

4. Puccini Restaurant

12901 Ali Ghan Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502-6303 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 301-777-7822
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 387 reviews

Puccini Restaurant

Puccini Restaurant is located in the historic 1818 Hinkle House which served as a Civil War hospital during the Battle at Folck’s Mill. Famous for its wood fired pizza and its hometown friendliness, diners can select from Puccini’s full lunch and dinner menu. Open Daily 11 am to 10 pm. Free Wireless.

Reviewed By Piccadilly8 - Silver Spring, Maryland

We stopped in for dinner after noticing this restaurant as we drove by on I-68. Everything was just right. We don't drink alcohol, so can't comment on wine, but the food was great. I had lasagne with Manhattan clam chowder; my companion had a margherita pizza and salad. The decor is nice, service was attentive. It would be enjoyable to come back for another meal.

5. Da Vinci's Pizzeria

16105 McMullen Hwy SW, Cumberland, MD 21502-6207 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 301-729-8111
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Da Vinci's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Rebekah W - Cumberland, Maryland

The staff here at this little tucked in the wall pizzeria is great! If you like spicy this is the place to go. I recommend the buffalo chicken pizza and the cannon fries. I eat here often for lunch and dinner. The only cons ....its a little bit more expensive than other pizza shops and sometimes it takes a while to get your food. But once you get your food it's very good.. yumy

6. Patricks

7 Willison Pl, Cumberland, MD 21502-3530 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 301-722-1007
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Patricks

Reviewed By Keystone_Traveler - Malvern, Pennsylvania

Stopped here for dinner while traveling on I-68. Our party of three had mixed reviews on the dining experience here. Overall, it had a very non-descript, average feel; no great curb appeal. Fairly typical, American menu. The bacon cheeseburger was very tasty (presentation not appealing); fries less than average. Grilled chicken salad was good, but the greens were not of the best quality. The winner of the evening was the chicken pot pie; a very good choice and presented well (not the best I've had, but very delicious nonetheless). At this point I would rate our experience as three "stars" however, the outdoor dining deck and the service from our waitress notched our overall experience to 4 "stars". While the view from the deck isn't the greatest (other than the nice mountain ridge in the distance) we really enjoyed being on the covered deck. Emily, our waitress, did an excellent job taking care of us, from answering our menu questions, modifying an order, keeping our drinks filled, and having a friendly demeanor. Decent beer selection, including Loose Cannon IPA from Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore. Patrick's is not located in downtown Cumberland. Travelers exiting I-68 must wind through the unremarkable streets of south Cumberland for a few minutes before arriving. Easy parking onsite. For travelers looking to take a break in Cumberland, Patrick's offers some possibilities for a decent meal.

7. City Lights

59 Baltimore St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3024 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-722-9800
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

City Lights

Reviewed By Barbara K - Vandalia, Ohio

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and were glad we did. Charming location and atmosphere. My husband had the filet and I had the crab cakes. Both were excellent. Portions were just right. The service was pleasant and we never felt rushed. Great value...MoreThank you for your business and your kind words Bill & Deb Shaffer

8. The Crabby Pig

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 301-724-7472
Excellent
31%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 426 reviews

The Crabby Pig

Reviewed By 1bartender - Hagerstown, Maryland

Stopped in on a weekday midafternoon. Parking is fairly limited in this area.Lunch menu lacked a little,almost everything fried.Dinner menu looked much better. I opted for the soft shell crab sandwich,while the wife had bbq ribs.Both were okay but didn't wow us.If we try again it will be for dinner.

9. Coney Island Famous Weiners

15 N Liberty St, Cumberland, MD 21502-2312 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 301-777-0380
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Coney Island Famous Weiners

Reviewed By Bill M - Northumberland, Pennsylvania

I've been to a lot of different 'Coney Island' type hot dog places & this one is my hands-down favorite. Everything here is done perfectly...the crinkle-cut fries are always piping hot & crispy, & the blend of mustard/onion/sauce on the dogs is the best. The buns are steamed, so they're not puffy & overwhelming, you get a great taste of the dogs & toppings, not that bready taste that you get at other hot dog places.

Note that they are CASH-ONLY & there is an ATM a block away down across Baltimore street. Long-time fans will be disappointed to hear that the Cherry Smash is no longer available. It gets a little crowded around lunchtime, but note there's a separate room with additional tables.
...oh, and the staff are super-friendly. This place is a must-visit while in Cumberland.

10. Uncle Jack's Pizzeria & Pub

20 S Mechanic St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3033 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 301-724-1110
Excellent
32%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Uncle Jack's Pizzeria & Pub

Reviewed By Lynn F

My husband and I are not usually compatible on pizza but at Uncle Jacks he ordered the Chicago and I ordered the New York. We both liked the crust, toppings and sauce and ended up eating too much. Yes the atmosphere was relaxed and the waitress matter of fact but we enjoyed the authentic feel of the place. We went late on a Sunday when there wasn't a crowd.

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