One of the best parts of vacation, or just your weekend, can be exploring the local cuisine and nightlife. The Deep Creek Lake twist? Many restaurants are accessible by boat! Almost all restaurants and shops located alongside the water have empty dock slips just for those boaters stopping by for a bite to eat. In the summer, eat on decks overlooking the lake while enjoying the temperate climate, and in the winter cozy up inside and gaze out over the brilliant white landscape. Travel north or south on Rt. 219 to the nearby towns of Accident, Grantsville, and Oakland for evermore dining options with less traffic. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or the best burger at Deep Creek Lake, there are plenty of options even for the most discerning eater. In addition to dining, there are several hot spots for nightlife, most with live music and great atmosphere.