A friend has kindly been letting me use her "getaway" cabin on the Patuxent River in St. Mary's County for a few "unwinding" weekends this summer, and I've been having a wonderful time exploring the back roads, scenery, and eateries of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties. I've not yet ventured over the Potomac on RT 301, though, and I find myself wondering if there might be any Chowhound finds that might be worth a little excursion in that direction. Anybody have any recs, or even a "Don't bother!" warning?
If you do have recs, please try to give me a ballpark idea of the time/distance from the 301 bridge, since I have no experience with navigating in that area.