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Baldwin's Station

7618 Main St. (Baldwin Dr.) Send to Phone
410-795-1041 | Menu
Owner Stewart Dearie brings gracious touches and Victorian charm to this historic train station in Sykesville.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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Baldwin's Station, Sykesville, MD

Baldwin's Station Restaurant Review

: The bone-rattling power of the freight train’s whistle is a showstopper, especially if you happen to be dining outdoors on the uncommonly pleasant deck when the train rolls on through. But that’s only one of the charms of this converted 1883 train station in the heart of old Sykesville. Inside, the main dining room envelops a lively crowd in the warmth of its high brick walls and touches of Americana. The kitchen turns out such updated classics as pan-roasted trout with fingerling potatoes and creamed kale; Maryland crab cakes with garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli rabe, smoked tomato and roasted red pepper beurre blanc; and filet of beef with horseradish béarnaise sauce, all uniformly well prepared. There are weeknight specials: Tuesdays a three-course dinner for $35; Wednesdays a 12-ounce queen-cut prime rib dinner at $16.99. More casual dining can be enjoyed at the bar. Owner Stewart Dearie’s wine savvy translates into a small, well-chosen list, and his love of music means an ongoing concert series that includes folk, blues and bluegrass.


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