Guidebook for Sykesville

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Guidebook for Sykesville

Food Scene
Locally owned. This cafe is in a converted house and focuses on gourmet coffees and crepes both for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. There are a few other offerings as well and they recently got approval to serve alcohol. The food is counter-served with seating in the upstairs rooms and on the porch in warm weather. Check their website for their hours.
The French Twist Cafe
732 Oklahoma Ave
Locally owned. This cafe is in a converted house and focuses on gourmet coffees and crepes both for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. There are a few other offerings as well and they recently got approval to serve alcohol. The food is counter-served with seating in the upstairs rooms and on the porch in warm weather. Check their website for their hours.
Locally owned. This cafe specializes in New York Style bagels, breakfast sandwiches, specialty sandwiches and paninis. The serve coffees from local roasters as well as espresso drinks and Chai tea lattes. Great variety of bagels and spreads. They open early and close at 4 pm.
Kismet Cafe
1311 Londontown Blvd
Locally owned. This cafe specializes in New York Style bagels, breakfast sandwiches, specialty sandwiches and paninis. The serve coffees from local roasters as well as espresso drinks and Chai tea lattes. Great variety of bagels and spreads. They open early and close at 4 pm.
Locally owned and operated. Open for lunch and dinner. Specializes in Italian cuisine including gourmet pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. All ingredients are freshly made in house using family recipes. Substitutions are accommodated. We have never been disappointed and often bring some of the food home. There is also a downstairs lounge in contrast to the quiet dining upstairs. They also deliver.
Amante Pizza & Pasta
21 Liberty Rd
Locally owned and operated. Open for lunch and dinner. Specializes in Italian cuisine including gourmet pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. All ingredients are freshly made in house using family recipes. Substitutions are accommodated. We have never been disappointed and often bring some of the food home. There is also a downstairs lounge in contrast to the quiet dining upstairs. They also deliver.
Family owned. Support local farms and markets. Large portions at affordable prices serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal menus offer variety during the year.
E W Beck's Pub
7565 Main St
Family owned. Support local farms and markets. Large portions at affordable prices serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal menus offer variety during the year.
Gets rave reviews for its sushi and other offerings. Serves lunch and dinner.
J & Y Sushi Restaurant
1437 Liberty Rd
Gets rave reviews for its sushi and other offerings. Serves lunch and dinner.
Grilled Cheese & Co is a comfort casual restaurant featuring hand crafted grilled cheese, fresh salads, house made soups, and french fries. Who knew that so much could be done with grilled cheese.
Grilled Cheese & Co
577 Johnsville Rd
Grilled Cheese & Co is a comfort casual restaurant featuring hand crafted grilled cheese, fresh salads, house made soups, and french fries. Who knew that so much could be done with grilled cheese.
Family friendly restaurant. Reasonable prices. Cafeteria style service. Can choose from several size sandwiches for pit beef, turkey, and ham. Also pork and various BBQ'd meats.
Smoky's Barbeque Restaurant
2030 Liberty Rd
Family friendly restaurant. Reasonable prices. Cafeteria style service. Can choose from several size sandwiches for pit beef, turkey, and ham. Also pork and various BBQ'd meats.
Family run, independent restaurant offering authentic Mexican plates. Have heard many rave reviews from friends who enjoy Mexican cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner.
Los Aztecas
1213 Liberty Rd
Family run, independent restaurant offering authentic Mexican plates. Have heard many rave reviews from friends who enjoy Mexican cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner.
Historical significance - Sykesville is home to the only surviving Baldwin-designed railroad station exclusively on the OML (there's another at Point of Rocks that is shared with the Metropolitan Branch). The building dates from 1883, and now houses a Baldwin's Restaurant. During the warm months, you can enjoy a meal under the patio umbrellas and, if you're lucky, watch some CSX traffic.
Baldwin's Station
7618 Main St
Historical significance - Sykesville is home to the only surviving Baldwin-designed railroad station exclusively on the OML (there's another at Point of Rocks that is shared with the Metropolitan Branch). The building dates from 1883, and now houses a Baldwin's Restaurant. During the warm months, you can enjoy a meal under the patio umbrellas and, if you're lucky, watch some CSX traffic.
Everything Else
A gourmet market and wine bar specializing in local provisions, selling a wide selection of the finest specialty foods that Maryland has to offer. Also, have table seating (including outdoor seating) and a small lounge to relax in. Serve lunch and dinner. (They just moved up the street to 7540 Main Street.)
Market Tavern
7556 Main St
A gourmet market and wine bar specializing in local provisions, selling a wide selection of the finest specialty foods that Maryland has to offer. Also, have table seating (including outdoor seating) and a small lounge to relax in. Serve lunch and dinner. (They just moved up the street to 7540 Main Street.)
Parks & Nature
300 acre lake with hiking trails. Good for fishing, bird watching, kayaking. Open weekdays only November 1 to March 31 but 7 days a week the rest of the year.
Piney Run Park
30 Martz Rd
300 acre lake with hiking trails. Good for fishing, bird watching, kayaking. Open weekdays only November 1 to March 31 but 7 days a week the rest of the year.
Known mostly for its athletic fields, there are also a two-mile, paved walking/jogging trail, playground, and pavilions.
Freedom Park Field 4
Known mostly for its athletic fields, there are also a two-mile, paved walking/jogging trail, playground, and pavilions.
The Patapsco State Park McKeldin area is in the most Northern part of Patapsco, along Marriottsville Road in Carroll County. McKeldin has opportunities for the horseback rider, mountain biker, hiker and disc golfer. Rapids along the South Branch are a beautiful but dangerous feature of this section of the park. Many walking trails are available to explore the park and the river.
Patapsco Valley State Park- McKeldin Area
11676 Marriottsville Road
The Patapsco State Park McKeldin area is in the most Northern part of Patapsco, along Marriottsville Road in Carroll County. McKeldin has opportunities for the horseback rider, mountain biker, hiker and disc golfer. Rapids along the South Branch are a beautiful but dangerous feature of this section of the park. Many walking trails are available to explore the park and the river.
Liberty Reservoir spans the Carroll County - Baltimore County line. There are hiking paths around the reservoir many of which lead to the water where you can fish from the shore. The reservoir is known for small and large mouth bass. There are lots of restrictions on the boats since the reservoir provides drinking water for a lot of people. I believe a fishing license is required. There are other nearby access points.
Liberty Reservoir Boat Ramp
5685 Oakland Rd
Liberty Reservoir spans the Carroll County - Baltimore County line. There are hiking paths around the reservoir many of which lead to the water where you can fish from the shore. The reservoir is known for small and large mouth bass. There are lots of restrictions on the boats since the reservoir provides drinking water for a lot of people. I believe a fishing license is required. There are other nearby access points.
Entertainment & Activities
South Branch Park includes a large, modern, handicapped-accessible playground along with a recently constructed skateboard park. There is also a pavilion.
South Branch Park
350 W Friendship Rd
South Branch Park includes a large, modern, handicapped-accessible playground along with a recently constructed skateboard park. There is also a pavilion.
Essentials
Martin's probably has the widest selection of items in the area. They have great muffins, a broad selection of breads and desserts, a deli, and seafood.
Martin's Food
1320 Londontown Blvd
Martin's probably has the widest selection of items in the area. They have great muffins, a broad selection of breads and desserts, a deli, and seafood.
This is a super Walmart so they have a full service grocery store and pretty much anything else you might need.
Walmart Supercenter
6400A Ridge Rd
This is a super Walmart so they have a full service grocery store and pretty much anything else you might need.