Blue Elk Vineyard

4.9
78 reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Blue Elk Vineyard, just outside the quaint town of North East, MD is on the shore of the Elk River. The tasting room is cozy and rustic, built in the renovated stables of our original 1930s horse barn! Your own personal stall to enjoy our wines makes for a private experience. If weather allows, outdoor seating on the lawn overlooks the 140 acres of our estate and is pet friendly as well!
We offer wines by the flight, glass, and bottle. Patriot, our Bordeaux-style blend, is sure to impress. With a touch of Carmine Franc, Patriot is a deep full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot blend. Blushing Elk Rose is unique to our tasting room, made from ripe Chambourcin grapes, fruity and spicy. Our whites range from an Oaked 2017 Chardonnay to our Velvet, a Muscat Valvin/Riesling blend. Not a wine lover? We have a crisp craft hard cider, Prospector, named after the Gold Rush apple it is made from. Hungry? Charcuterie boards are sure to please!
Blue Elk Vineyard, worth the drive.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious wine and food! So happy I found this place! Beautiful vineyard and amazing staff! Our server Kelly went above and beyond! We enjoyed everything. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and wine choices. Barn setting was nice, but I wish we could have walked over the bay, had their not been weddings. We will definitely visit again, with the next time sitting inside.

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CearaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Blue Elk was such a perfect girl’s day!! The food was AMAZING!!! So much more added to the menu. The seasonal mimosas and sangria were awesome as well as the my favorite wine here, Ivorie!

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BirthdayGirl
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We found our first visit very enjoyable other that the spotted lantern flies. We will definitely return in the future. The property is beautiful and the music was enjoyable. Our afternoon was relaxing and our server, Allie, was excellent.

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Tracy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in town for a girls weekend from NJ.. we had such a wonderful experience...the food was fab, the wine was great, the barn stalls were so cool and our server, Kelly was the best! We thoroughly enjoyed our outing and plan on making it a yearly event!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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KadieD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location with friendly staff, plus a great selection of wine, sangria, cider and a delicious menu. Highly recommend.

CD
CaitlinD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent wine and snacks in a beautiful location.

HK
HeatherK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous setting and the wine was amazing ! Our server was very attentive and personable. We will definitely be back!

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ChaddsCouple
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very Nice time!! Great day .... The staff was very friendly & helpful, the view from the patio towards the river was very nice, and the cheese board & flatbread was great. And the wine flights we had were excellent. And our server was so friendly!! And we bought a bottle of the Pinot Grigio for take home. All nice ending to a nice day!!

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vipJack
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thought we’d check it out on a whim. Pleasantly surprised by the food and quality of the wine! A little tricky navigating there, but now that we know where to turn, we’ll be back.

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vipSherriC
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine, views and fantastic service!!! One of my absolute favorite wineries

JN
JimN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice staff. Wine was diverse and very good. Food was simple but also very good. Will definitely go back.

EH
EduardoH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we fell in love with the place. Everything about it was perfect!

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Jamie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful place! Enjoyed an afternoon outside with a flight of wine, sangria, Hummus and flatbread. Great views, beautiful atmosphere and nice waitstaff.

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AlyssaC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was extremely nice and accommodating. The area was beautiful and the atmosphere relaxing. The flatbreads were delicious!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place with awesome wine and food!! I would go back again!!!!

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sampling of wines, from reds to whites, drys to sweets, light to full-bodied - everyone is sure to find one they like! Charming atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. The charcuterie is delightful and surprisingly filling, and the flatbreads are plentiful and refined.

A quaint and charming experience with beautiful views of the water, the vineyard, and the Manor house!

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PatriceB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved this place but wish there was a little more to choose from on the menu. Also would be nice to have an alternative drink for those who come with spouses that do not drink wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed their wines and the service was excellent. Will definitely return.

GB
GeorgeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food...good service. They could probably use some signage on Route 272 for directions.

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SarahB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very relaxing and nice for date night! We enjoyed our time together there! Took a bunch of pictures! Our server was great and we had the wine flights to try different ones! Food was ok. They got rid of our bbq chicken pizza! But overall great time!

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Kristyn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé and I had a phenomenal date night. We were able to explore the property and enjoyed great wine and delicious flatbreads.
It was wonderful!

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GerriK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, food, and wine is always outstanding!

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DarineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard is a lovely little place. We were seated outside under an umbrella. We ordered two different flatbreads; a chicken/bacon/ranch and a sausage and pepper. Both were delicious. We both ordered the Blue Flight and loved the reserve Pinot Noir and purchased a bottle to take home. We walked the grounds after we were finished. Our service was outstanding. We will go back!!!

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AutumnM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from Emily and great food. Loved the privacy of our "stall" as we were there for a work event.

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KateT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great visit to Blue Elk over July 4th weekend. They had live music and tables/chairs outside. Seating inside is in converted horse stalls. The barn was tastefully decorated and adorable. Service was wonderful as well. Can't wait to go back next time we are in the area.

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AmandaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This vineyard is beautiful. We had a great time in the tasting area outside on the patio. It was perfect for a girls outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice. Really enjoyed the wine and flat bread pizzas. Service was excellent!

KB
KonnieB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful wines, beutiful view, awesome service. Couldn't ask for anything more!

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TamiM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a lovely little winery! This was our first time visiting. The service was wonderful, the wine was delicious, and the grounds and barn were beautiful! Only wish we were able to explore a bit more, but some areas were closed off due to a wedding. We will definitely be back for another visit!

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CristinaP
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun, unique experience! Truly had a wonderful time. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our twin daughters birthdays over the weekend. It was a beautiful venue with great service. The bugle wine is our favorite. Wonderful day!

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Sparky0168
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They sat us in a booth, old horse stall, for two.
The food and wine were very good.
They had music but it was decent and not to loud.
Well worth the short drive through the country and it sits right on the water

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JimmyC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nothing but wine or water or sodas to drink. There were food items not on the menu which our server didn't tell us about, grrr! we got buffalo wing pizza that was very spicy, even for me!

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GlennM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The winery has good ambience indoors in the barn. The wine and food were great. Will be back.

DM
vipDebM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful winery with delicious wine and beautiful views. The bar area was uniquely decorated and we loved how they transformed the old horse stalls into individual table areas. Great experience.

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Stickyvoo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A unexpected beautiful vineyard tucked away along the Chesapeake Bay water front. Everyone in our party enjoyed the surrounding as well as the cheese platter and flatbread. Set some time aside to walk around the property for views of the beach, the tree swings, and the vineyard. It won't be long before we return.

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Daniel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The selection of food paired well with the wines offered and was well sized.

We had a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous place! The barn stall design makes you feel like your having your own private wine tasting. The wines were all good and the flatbreads were delicious. Our server, Kelly, was friendly and solicitous. We had a great visit. I’ll be back!

FAQs

Blue Elk Vineyard is rated 4.9 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.