Harford Magazine - Page 32 - Best View and Outdoor Seating

Harford Magazine
- Page 32
Best View and Outdoor Seating

Tidewater Grille
300 Franklin St., Havre de Grace
410-939-3313 | tidewatergrille.com

 

Tidewater Grille owner Ralph Shapot celebrated his 11th year as owner of the Havre de Grace restaurant earlier this fall, but he’s been a fan of the Havre de Grace restaurant for much longer.

 

Years ago, when traveling home to West Chester, Pa., from Washington, Shapot and friends stopped at Tidewater Grille. “I’d never been here but loved the location and loved the view,” he said.

 

For the next seven or eight years, Shapot and his friends continued to make the drive from West Chester. He’d always liked the idea of owning a bar on the water, so when he retired from his consulting career and the Tidewater Grille was up for sale, he jumped at the chance to buy it.

 

Today, nearly a dozen years later, Shapot still hasn’t tired of enjoying that view from the restaurant’s large outdoor patio. “We’re located at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the upper Chesapeake Bay, right on the water,” he says. “The view is unbelievable. People just gravitate outside.”

 

The outdoor deck at Tidewater Grille offers views of the Susquehanna River. Photo by Amy Davis