A Lisa’s Favorite: Rik’s Café

riks cafe

Rik’s Café is a shiny gem on Hagerstown’s Maryland Avenue offering West coast style and eclectic tastes. While not much distinguishes the outside storefront, the sunny inside showcasing “funky art” allows for a full seating without a lot of competing noise drowning out conversation—and is a bit of a pleasant surprise in this sort of “down at the heels” shopping center. Self-styled as a “California pub,” diners in shorts are quite comfortable next to business suits.

The café embraces evolution via innovation, but the word “fresh” never changes. Offerings include “American” favorites like pulled pork, as well as Portobello Mushroom Stack paired with olive oil, basil and mozzarella with a balsamic glaze. The Lamb Burger, with roasted red peppers and goat cheese, or the Land and Sea Burger (Angus beef, lump crab with Old Bay aioli) are real winners here.

Make Rik’s a stop this weekend. Lisa says: “Definitely try the sweet potato fries served with apple butter—perfection!”

Check out the Rik’s Facebook to see their luscious photos and what others are saying!