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Eateries serve up scenery

June 05, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

OK, maybe you don't want to pack a picnic and worry about competing with ants for your food.

But you still want to enjoy a nice meal outside.

Many Tri-State-area restaurants have at least some outdoor seating with views ranging from a creek to, well, a parking lot.

Here are some local restaurants that offer outside seating and, hopefully, a better view than a parking lot.




La Paz Mexican Restaurant, 51 S. Market St., Frederick, Md. The 30-year-old restaurant moved to this location in February 2006, providing a view of Carroll Creek from the outside deck. Popular menu items include carne asada, fajitas, fish tacos and hamburgers.




Creekside Inn, 1255 Security Road, Hagers-town. Behind the inn is an outdoor deck with a view of Antietam Creek. An outdoor grill offers up some great burgers. The moderate-sized menu also includes a filet-steak sandwich, pork tenderloin and more. Creekside has a loyal, local clientelle, but everyone is welcome.

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Schmankerl Stube, 58 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown. The German restaurant has an outdoor biergarten with shade provided by trees and big umbrellas.




Blue Moon Cafe, corner of Princess and High streets in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The town creek goes through the outdoor eating area that features plants and a stone wall. There are about eight tables with umbrellas and some tree canopy. The restaurant's menu includes vegetarian fare, as well as wraps and a variety of salads.




1912 Hoover House, 227 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. The restaurant sits back from the road a bit, so the view from the wraparound porch includes landscaping in the front yard and historic downtown Waynesboro. The restaurant serves upscale American food, including seafood, pasta, chicken and steak dishes.

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