Hot Spots and Hidden Gems on Kent Island

As spring arrives on Kent Island, it’s time to uncover the coolest places and best-kept secrets around town. Meet Kathy Higginbotham and Tara Trout, the friendly faces behind The Shore Home Team at Keller Williams. They’re not just real estate experts—they’re also experts at finding the fun spots on Kent Island. Join us as we discover the top spots, hidden gems, and local treasures that make Kent Island so special. Get ready for an adventure with Kathy and Tara as we explore the hot spots and hidden gems of Kent Island’s community.

What are your top three favorite restaurants on Kent Island?

Kathy Higginbotham: Bridges is our go-to for waterview and consistent good food and quality service. Rams Head is our kids favorite where they are comfy and kids eat free on Wednesdays. Senor Chile is the new Mexican spot and has AMAZING guacamole!
Tara Trout: It’s hard to pick just three! I do love Crab Deck (only seasonal though), Fisherman’s Inn, and Almafi Coast.

Can you recommend a hidden gem or lessor-known spot that you love to frequent?

Kathy: Frix’s I feel like sometimes people forget about Frix’s, but the food has great flavor and the brunch is amazing!
Tara: I’ve got a couple of places, but then it wouldn’t be hidden anymore! 😂 Ok, ok, I’ll reveal one: Bark BBQ is off the beaten path but SO worth a stop for breakfast or lunch.

What is your favorite boutique or locally owned shop for the perfect thing?

Kathy: I can always find a unique gift at The Market Gift Shop or a gift card from there is loved by all too!
Tara: I love Half Full and added bonus – the owners are lovely! Every time I walk in there, they greet you with a smile and love to help me find the perfect gift or just chat it up!

Favorite thing to do on Kent Island with your family?

Kathy: We love to hit the beaches or the Cross Island Trail. Finishing at Dessert First for a cool treat is always a win!
Tara: Since we live right off the Cross Island Trail, we love to ride our bikes over to the Narrows for lunch or dinner and then stop for dessert afterwards at Sugardoodles or Dessert First!

Tips for Newcomers to Kent Island?

Kathy: Embrace the chaos of the summer traffic, it’s worth it for the other nine months, I promise! Shop early, hunker down on the weekends. Or get a boat and get out and visit the dock bars for an afternoon out!
Tara: Kent Island has grown so much over the years but what remains is the small town feel. It’s not uncommon to run into friends and neighbors at the local hot spots or at the grocery store. We love being close enough to the hustle and bustle of Annapolis, Baltimore, and DC, but yet far enough away to feel like we are WORLDS away! We are fortunate to call Kent Island Home!

Have you enjoyed getting to know Kent Island’s Favorite Realtors? Kathy & Tara enjoyed sharing their favorite hot spots and hidden gems on Kent Island? Kathy Higginbotham and Tara Trout of The Shore Home Team can help you find the PERFECT home in Queen Anne’s County!

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Kathy Higginbotham, Realtor & Team Leader and Tara Trout, RN, Realtor
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