A more central Deep Creek Lake location can not be found than Brenda’s Pizzeria located at Traders Landing on Garrett Highway Deep Creek Lake MD. There is no mistaking that it is a traditional pizzeria. Another decent alternative for dining when looking for a place to eat. If you meet Brenda you may understand why there is a feel of NY in this place.
The menu is a nice mix of salads, sandwiches, pastas and of course pizza. I preface every pizza review understanding that it is a very personal subjective food item. There is no denying the pizza here is BIG. They even have a 26″ pie. Pizza by the slice are also nice and hefty add in the flavorful fresh ingredients and it is a blast to eat. Salads are fresh and crisp the only complaint they were served on very small plates and difficult to eat. One guest thought the Feta some of the best ever. The pastas and subs are pretty straight forward and nothing jumped up and wowed anyone. A cheese steak on week was just right the next week a little greasy.The dessert menu seemed to contain outside sourced items and no one ventured that avenue.
The place was very clean dining room and restrooms alike. Service was adequate to order food and have it brought to the table. On one visit after food delivery there was no follow up and everyone was licking ice looking for something more to drink. Another visit met with less personality and more methodical service. Given the general apathetic approach to dining in many Deep Creek Lake restaurants a meal without incident is often a blessing.
Prices seem inline for the ingredients and product an amped up service effort would make things great. All in all in looking for a mid range restaurant at Deep Creek Lake Brenda’s Pizzeria is a pretty good place to eat.
Appearance 3 Service 2.5 Food Quality 4 Cleanliness 4.5
Overall Experience 3.5