Fort Meade - USNA - Andrews AFB: Eat, Drink, and Enjoy the Spring Weather at Sly Horse Tavern

Eat, Drink, and Enjoy the Spring Weather at Sly Horse Tavern

Sly Horse Tavern, Crofton MDI can't wait for Spring to finally arrive - it has to be just around the corner, doesn't it? 

That's because lunch with friends under an umbrella outside the Sly Horse Tavern on the Village Green is one of my favorite things about living in Crofton.  It has been for years... no, decades.

Some people go to the Sly Horse for their food, but I like this restaurant more for its ambiance.  There's really no place else like it nearby.  And I can usually find something on the menu that's tempting.

In Winter, Sly Horse is the place I go for my "fireplace fix" since I live in a home without a fireplace now.  But I enjoy the relaxing environment of dining outside in such pleasant surrounds when the weather is nice.  Even when I opt for air conditioning on a blistering hot summer's day, the view of outside diners from a cozy wooden booth in this Williamsburg style tavern is very relaxing.  And I nearly always see someone there that I know from the neighborhood.

Dining at Sly Horse Tavern Speaking of "tavern" - My personal preference would be for a more 21st century "tavern-like" menu - you know, burgers and reubens and the like - but they feature more elaborate items such as "Marinated Grilled Salmon Topped with Dill and Cucumber Creme Fraiche."  Even though that's not my personal taste, their selections obviously appeal to a lot of other people because Sly Horse has been in business since 1985.

The Village Green, where Sly Horse Tavern is located, is just inside the main gates of "Old Crofton," across the street from Crofton Country Club in a Williamsburg-style "green" which houses small businesses and professional offices.  The restaurant itself looks much like Raleigh Tavern in Historic Williamsburg - a lovely place to hold a private party, such as a rehearsal dinner or holiday office party, and they offer a catering menu for events off the premises, as well.

If you live or work anywhere in the Greater Crofton area and haven't yet tried dining at the Sly Horse, I highly recommend it - especially on a beautiful Spring Day.  There's one just around the corner - I'm sure of it!

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Margaret Woda's blog footnoteMargaret Woda is a licensed Associate Broker in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore - Annapolis area.  She specializes in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's Counties, Maryland, including Fort Meade, Andrews AFB, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  If you enjoyed reading this post, check out Focus On Crofton and Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County.

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11 commentsMargaret Woda • April 08 2009 11:46PM

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the Fireplace Fix!  I love them too!  I'd put that in the title! :-)

Posted by Liz Moras, Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford (Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake) about 5 years ago

The Sly Horse sounds very cozy Margaret and in a great part of Crofton.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 5 years ago

Spring is around the corner I promise.... we just had 3 days of it... snow tomorrow... and for the next 9 days - but we did have 3 days of it.  The Sly Horse sounds wonderful

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Alpine Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Sounds like a great place, Margaret. Wonderful localism post!

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Fairbanks Alaska Real Estate Specialists, 907-328-9328 (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) about 5 years ago

I am a big fan of taverns as well. They always seem to have a great atmosphere. Sly Horse Tavern sounds like another good one!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 5 years ago

Looks like a wonderful place to hang out.  Call me when the weather is warm and we'll have lunch!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (CJ Realty Group, Inc.) about 5 years ago

Cindy, that would be great... but I'm okay with meeting you in Tysons at Panera Bread.  You know I like any excuse for an outing to Tysons.  (Although Crate & Barrel is opening soon in Annapolis... Yay!)

Bill, it's right in the heart of the community - a walk for most residents of "Old" Crofton, and plenty of free parking for anyone outside the community.

Jesse, I saw your recent post with the melting snow...  I'm sure that's enough sign of spring for you and I know you look forward to some green foliage and warm weather, as well.

Thesa - Oh my, no more snow for me!  That was cruel of the weather gods to give you Spring for 3 days and then go into hiding again.

Gary - I think every neighborhood needs one local hangout, don't you?

Shirley - Yes, I do love their big ol' colonial-size fireplace!  Maybe another post next winter about "Where to go for a fireplace fix if you don't have one in your home..."

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114) about 5 years ago

Local places like the Sly Horse are so fun and Spring is a nice time to dine outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 5 years ago

I have a fireplace. Wanna see how I use it? LOL!! We've lived here over 10 years and have never used it. Obviously these were taken at Christmas time.my fireplace

my fireplace

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 5 years ago

Margaret, what a wonderful place. Love places like this, and the history behind this area. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor (Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) about 5 years ago

I've never been there, I will have to check it out next time I'm in Crofton!

Posted by Jen Anderson (Exit By the Bay Realty) about 5 years ago

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