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5 Places to Eat or Drink Near the Sunflower Fields

Each spring Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. After these beautiful flowers bloom during the summer, Montgomery County residents and visitors are welcome to take a stroll through the fields and take in the picturesque views.

Located off River Road, this area has no bathroom facilities, benches or picnic tables, so planning out nearby stop is a great idea. Whether you’re interested in grabbing a bite to eat, a tasty drink or both, we’ve created a list of the best places within 20 minutes of the sunflower fields.

Chicken sandwich | Locals Farm Market

Locals Farm Market

19929 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837

Locals is the perfect place to stop for a hearty breakfast or lunch or grab a handcrafted coffee to-go on the way to the sunflower fields. They even offer freshly-baked Sunflower Snaps!

Rocklands Farm Winery

14531 Montevideo Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837

Offering wine by the bottle, 3 glass flights or a tasting of 6, this beautiful vineyard 11 minutes from the fields is every wine-lovers dream come true! To make your experience at this winery even better, check it out on a Friday night when they feature a local food vendor and live music.

Wine and charcuterie | Windridge Vineyards

Windridge Vineyards

15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874

With an extensive accoutrement menu and an even more expansive wine menu, this is the perfect spot to fill up a glass, grab a snack and enjoy even more of the beautiful views that Montgomery County has to offer!

Bassett’s Restaurant

19950 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837

This Poolesville staple is a mere 12-minute drive from the sunflower fields. With a diverse range of food from loaded sandwiches and salads to hand-rolled taquitos and empanadas, countless drink options and an unbeatable happy hour menu, this is the perfect place to stop after an afternoon visit to the sunflowers!

Cugini’s Restaurant & Bar

19616 Fisher Ave Suite H, Poolesville, MD 20837

Cugini’s offers fresh pizza, craft beer and more just 13 minutes north of the sunflowers. It’s a great place for family and friends to make a quick stop and fuel up with a refreshing drink and a tasty slice before or after a day in the sun.

For more information about the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management sunflower fields, read Everything You Need to Know About the Sunflower Fields in Montgomery County.