Durding’s Store for Ice Cream and Food

Durding’s Store on the Main drag of the small, eastern shore town of Rockhall is a do-not-miss stop for boaters.

It’s a (circa 1920s) soda fountain and lunch landmark for anyone visiting the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Think home-made Apple Pie with Carmel sauce and Butter Pecan Ice Cream that is generous enough for three people to share. Their chairs, tables, and outside benches are the perfect place to watch all that is happening along the shopping street of this historic town with a ice cream cone, sandwich, or mid-day snack. Its charming and staffed by friendly folks that know what is good to eat

Photo Credit for the photo of seabuddy and friends must go to the Grandaughter of the owner of Durding’s Store. Her skill got the shot when some other snaps did not. My thanks and a tip of my sun hat to you from seabuddy.

A FREE 2 hour floating slip for your boat and your crew to eat lunch at the Waterman’s Crabhouse (410) 639-2261, www.watermanscrabhouse.com, left plenty of time for a stroll up the block to Durding’s Store and to be back at the boat within that FREE two hours. Very nice slips and well attended by a dock master to help with getting your craft secure, by-the-way.

If you want a overnight or weekend slip, try The Sailing Emporium, for sail or classic boats (410) 778-1342, www.sailingemporium.com. or Haven Harbor Marina, (410) 778-6697, www.havenharbour.com for power and also classic craft. Talk to Woody, there, if you want to ge something looked after on your boat while you and your crew enjoy Rockhall and Durding’s Store.

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