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Organizers of Baltimore County Restaurant Week—the Baltimore County Office of Tourism and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce—are pleased to announce its 12th bi-annual promotion beginning on Friday, August 5, through Saturday, August 20. Joining Sysco this year are two new sponsors for the August promotion— and CohnReznik LLP.

Participating restaurants from across the area will feature special menus at discounted, fixed prices, offering one to three course brunch, lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35.

“Foodies and patrons alike look forward to Restaurant Week—it’s a great time for them to experience places they’ve been meaning to try at a big savings,” stated Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “I encourage everyone to experience the many diverse cuisines in the County and support the local restaurant industry.”

As restaurants register, County residents can view the updated list of participating restaurants.

Social media partners for the promotion include Downtown Diane, CITYPEEK and The Restaurant Association of Maryland.

Restaurant Week logoBaltimore County Restaurant Week Extended

The recent blizzard didn’t just bring three feet of snow our way, it also brought a whole extra week to enjoy the “meals and deals” of Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week! Shake off that case of cabin fever by getting out of the house to enjoy a fantastic meal that someone else has to prepare and clean up.

A majority of participating restaurants have chosen to extend their special fixed priced menus through February 6th, giving you extra time to explore and enjoy what Baltimore County’s wonderful restaurants have to offer. Diners can discover new restaurants and enjoy old favorites at a discounted price, with one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35. With over thirty-five restaurants extending their deals, there is sure to be something for every taste and occasion.

Please visit to view a list of participating restaurants, peruse menus, and make reservations. Try that fancy place you’ve heard such great things about, or frequent your favorite local hotspot. Either way it’s a delicious time to dine in Baltimore County!

One of Maryland's 18 Scenic Byways

The State Designated Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway in Baltimore County recently received new, larger signs along the roadway indicating the 70-mile route through northern Baltimore and Harford Counties.

Since Colonial times, foxhunters have swept across these rolling, grassy fields in a colorful pageant of horses, hounds, and “hill toppers,” who prefer to watch and ride at a slower pace.

Agricultural Bounty

This rural driving route showcases much of Baltimore County’s agricultural bounty, including wineries, microbreweries, farms (some with stands offering seasonal fresh produce), historic sites, State Parks, and scenic views of historic farms, including Sagamore Farm. Horses and Hounds begins in Cockeysville to Shawan Road, through Tufton Avenue along Worthington Road towards Reisterstown and then winds east through the scenic and historic landscapes of My Lady’s Manor, Long Green Valley, Cromwell Valley, and ends at the Hampton National Historic Site.

View the full map and history of the Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway.

Horses and Hounds is one of Maryland’s 18 scenic byways that embraces the State’s diverse landscapes filled with beauty, history, and culture. Maryland Scenic Byways are carefully mapped driving routes and themed tours that take visitors through mountain passes, interesting neighborhoods, peaceful shores, country roads, and more. The byways encourage endless activities - from fishing, hiking, boating and biking to antiquing, shopping, dining, touring a winery or seeing a show.


Revised April 6, 2016