We stopped by Deep Creek’s newest waterfront restaurant, Firewater Kitchen + Bar, for a wonderful mid-week meal. Make sure you put this place on your list: you’re going to want to stop by for drinks and dinner at your next trip to the lake (for dine-in or carry-out).


Located right on the water behind the popular Ace’s Run restaurant, Firewater’s interior is a stunning display of lake views, custom woodworking, and modern design. It totally nails that fancy-but-casual, want-to-try-everything-on-the-menu feeling we look for in good restaurants.

Their cocktail menu alone makes it worth the visit. Each drink is artfully made with well-balanced flavors, fun glassware, and quirky details– like a little Sasquatch-shaped ginger cookie that garnished my ‘Sasquatch’ cocktail.

So far, some of our favorite dishes have been the edamame dumplings, the steak frites, and the creme brûlée for dessert. We are even happy to report that the food passed the carry-out test and was still fresh and delicious after the car ride home.

We can’t wait to see how this restaurant shines come summer! We can see an outdoor dining deck that looks like it is going to make for a great gathering spot.