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205 E Alder St, Oakland, MD 21550-1513
+1 301-533-0000
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
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08:30 - 14:30All hours
205 E Alder St, Oakland, MD 21550-1513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good. This is a great destination for hometown cooking. Great for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here bc my dad wanted buckwheat pankcakes, which he got. The food is great, you can really tell everything is home made, service was great!

Thank melissa A
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Very interesting place, especially if you like the 50s. Old time soda fountain. A group of us had breakfast. Pancakes were big and tasty. French Toast looked and tasted scrumptious. God quantity of food for the price. Staff was friendly, but couldn't easily keep up...More

Thank SWPBeast
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When we saw the old-fashioned lunch counter, our first question to the server was "Do you have a real soda fountain?" When the answer came back "Yes", we knew we had found something special. We took my 90-year-old father here because he was stuck in...More

Thank saktunes
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We weren't sure we were in the correct place when we walked into what is an antique shop but tucked in the back was a simple diner with both counter seats and table/chairs. The service was friendly, the food was excellent and the prices fair....More

Thank BvilleMom
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My wife & I stopped here before looking at a property in the area. We both grew up when Peoples Drug Stores & Woolworths had lunch counters. You could sit at the counter or counter/booth and watch the food being prepared. Dottie's is just like...More

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

An old fashioned counter, booths and tables in the rear of Englanders makes up this eating gem. The milk shakes are the best. Thick and creams- large enough to share. It is an experience.

Thank MOe65_48
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on a recommendation. This building used to be a drug store with counter service. Now it is an antique store with counter service and some booths and tables. The menu looked interesting, so I ordered Buckwheat pancakes and sausage. My grandson ordered a hotdog...More

Thank Ruledbycats
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My family has been visiting Englanders for years. Originally it was the soda fountain for a drug store. The fountain is unchanged but the store is now selling antiques. Food is basic, fresh and well prepared. The milkshakes are THE BEST!!!!! Service is friendly and...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Sitting at an old- timey lunch counter eating today's special of sloppy joes and macaroni salad couldn't be better. We go every year with a group of 10+ when we're at Derp Creek Lake. The ambiance, waitresses, and menu make for a great afternoon. The...More

Thank Wendy K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Alder St, Oakland, MD 21550-1513
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 301-533-0000
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