Annapolis is most well-known as Maryland’s state capital, and the hub of our state’s legislature; but did you know that "Naptown"is also home to an abundance of family friendly museums, attractions, restaurants, historic treasures, boutique shopping & more?
Miss Shirley's Cafe is happy to have a location in this charming Chesapeake Bay town, which is why we've come up with a list of our top kid-friendly destinations & activities in Annapolis, so your family can easily plan a fun & fulfilling day trip this Summer!
National Donut Day is coming up this Friday, June 7th, and we’ll definitely be indulging in Shirley’s Strawberry Lemonade Baked Mini Donuts!
At Miss Shirley's, we love participating in holidays like National Donut Day, as a fun & silly way to celebrate our favorite foods; but have you ever wondered if there is something more to these annual foodie festivities?
After doing some digging, we were wowed by the history of this particular holiday, with origins dating all the way back to 1917!
When was the last time you took a bite out of Miss Shirley's Signature Pratt Street Cheeseburger?
Well, did you know that our dry-aged black angus beef is also local? Roseda Farm, based in Monkton, Maryland, has been supplying the beef used in Miss Shirley’s Signature recipes for close to eight years!
Similar to Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Roseda is a family owned and operated business. Founded in 1996, owner Ed Burchell has kept the focus of Roseda Farm on the production of excellent beef, without added hormones or antibiotics. Through the hard work of three different families, the Burchells, the Bryants, and the Ruppersbergers, Roseda Farm strives to provide the highest quality of meat in the market.
With an abundance of kid-friendly museums, attractions, historic treasures, shopping & more, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is an ideal spot for a fun Spring day trip with the kids!
But with all of the rich culture, cuisine & attractions to choose from, it can be tricky to pick the perfect spots for your family fun day. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of our top Kid-Friendly experiences, all in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
In hopes that the weather will be warming up soon, our culinary team is hard at work developing our NEW Spring Menu, which will debut at all Miss Shirley’s Cafe locations on March 27th!
This season, sip on fresh flavors like our new Cucumber Basil Mojito with Cucumber Lime Vodka, Fresh Watermelon, Basil & Mint; or a Mango Coconut Crush with Mango Vodka, Triple Sec, Coconut Milk, fresh Lime & Orange Juice. And, if you need a little extra energy, our new Wake Up Call coffee cocktail will definitely do the trick, with Triple Shot Espresso Vodka, Cold Brew, Coconut Milk & Chocolate Syrup.
"View Entire Post" to check out the rest of our Spring Menu Sneak Peaks!
You voted on social media, and we listened! To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Miss Shirley's Cafe is all about the GREEN this March.
All locations will be featuring our Green Eggs & Ham Omelet, as well as other fun options like Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with Green Whipped Cream in Roland Park, and green Mint Chocolate Pancakes at the Inner Harbor.
"View Entire Post" to check out the rest of our March Pancake, French Toast & Omelet Specials!
Who doesn't love raising a glass during the holidays?Get into the "Spirits" of the season with the recipe for our delicious Holiday Blackberry Bourbon Smash, which includes Shirley's House-Made Blackberry Cranberry Jam!
We're celebrating the Holidays with festive favorites! This December, all Miss Shirley's locations are featuring our much-loved Gingerbread Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, as well as a variety of new holiday-themed Pancake & Omelet Specials!
"View Entire Post" to check out all of our December Specials!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…which is why we’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 Kid-Friendly Holiday Experiences in Maryland, so your family can make the most out of this upcoming season of cheer!
Fuel up for adventure by feasting on an array of award winning signature dishes & festive holiday favorites at Miss Shirley's Cafe, then embark on one of these ten family friendly holiday experiences, in the Baltimore & Annapolis area.
"View Entire Post" to check out our list of Family Holiday Experiences!
With the promise of cooler weather on the horizon, it’s just about time to cozy up to Miss Shirley’s Fall menu! So, this September, our culinary team is revamping a few Shirley’s signatures & swapping out our Summer staples for all-new seasonal selections.
"View Entire Post to get a sneak peak of our upcoming seasonal selections!
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; but, if there’s one thing we know at Miss Shirley’s Cafe, it’s that breakfast doesn’t have to look like a classic plate of Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon & Hash Browns.
With so many rich cultures and traditions around the world, we thought it would be fun to shed some light on the basic breakfast foods worldwide!
Have you ever wondered what they eat for breakfast in Thailand? Or what a morning snack looks like in Brazil? Well, look no further!
"View Entire Post" to see our list of 10 breakfasts from around the globe!
Back by popular demand, ALL Miss Shirley's Cafe locations are featuring 4th of July inspired Fireworks Pancakes with Raspberries, Blueberries, White Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream & Crackling Strawberry Pop Rocks!
"View Entire Post" to check out the rest of our July 2018 Pancake, French Toast & Omelet Specials.
"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." - Unknown
Dads are known to do so much for their kids - whether it's teaching you how to throw a ball, taking you to countless sports practices & after school activities or giving the best fatherly advice about friends, relationships and life. For this and so much more, there are countless reasons to say “Thank You” to the father figure in your life.
So, with Father’s Day coming up in June, we thought we would share some of our favorite ways to celebrate Dad in Maryland this year!
World Environment Day occurs each year on the 5th of June, to encourage worldwide awareness & action for the protection of our environment. In honor of this important observance, we thought our guests may like to know some of the things we do daily at Miss Shirley’s Cafe, to help keep our planet clean & green!
At Miss Shirley's, we always say that there's nothing more important than Family, Friends & Food - which is why we are happy to be participating in National Screen-Free Week & Children's Book week, for the 2nd year in a row, April 30 - May 6!
We are encouraging our guests to unplug from the digital world & engage in warm conversations with family & friends while dining with us at any Miss Shirley’s location!
Each May, we gather to celebrate the first woman in our lives – Mom! So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we asked an array of Miss Shirley’s team members to share a few words about why they are grateful for their mothers, and these were some of the answers.
"View Entire Post" to see their heartfelt answers.
With fresh local produce in abundance, there’s no question as to why May is National Salad Month! And with the weather finally warming up, it’s the perfect time to give your oven a rest and enjoy a lighter meal. Salads can serve as quick & delicious starters, sides or easy weekday lunches & dinners.
But with so many possible combinations, how do you create an unbeatable combination atop tasty greens? We talked to our Executive Chefs to get the scoop on their Top Tips & Favorite Salad Creations!
"View Entire Post" for tips on creating the perfect Summer salad.
When you think about food in Baltimore, there are many unique and delicious options that come to mind, but most Marylanders agree that you haven’t experienced Baltimore until you’ve eaten a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake!
Maryland is best known for the blue crab, the bountiful delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay, along with an abundance and variety of seafood. Must have Maryland food and drinks include, Steamed Blue Crabs with lots of Old Bay seasoning, Chesapeake Bay Oysters, Soft Shell Crabs, Traditional MD Crab Soup, Fried Chicken, Old Bay Bloody Mary’s, Orange Crushes, and you can’t visit without taking a trip to a local Farmer’s Market to explore what Maryland agriculture has to offer!
"View Entire Post" to check out our Top 5 quintessential Maryland foods & flavors you must experience when visiting our beautiful state.
The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to switch out some of our cold-weather favorites for fresh new Spring selections!
This season, our culinary team is going to Wake Up Your Taste Buds with all new starters like Mexican Street Corn Fried Deviled Eggs, filled with Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn & Cilantro, garnished with Red Onion, Comeback Sauce & Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips. But if you’re looking for something a little lighter, Avocado Toast topped with Arugula, new Southern Pickled Shrimp & Poached Eggs is a healthy & delicious way to begin your brunch.
Ditch the brown bag & put your fork into something special at Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park or Inner Harbor during Baltimore Restaurant Week!
Indulge in our delicious Restaurant Week deals, January 12-21st - now available on weekends! Both Baltimore locations will be offering $15 Two-Course Breakfast and $18 Two-Course Lunch options.
We will be featuring some of our favorites like the Fried Chicken, Biscuits & Gravy Omelet, BBQ Mac & Cheese Skillet, Benne Seed Chicken 'N Waffles, Hog Wild on a That's How We Roll, Chicken Corn Chowder, Spinach & Kale Salad, and more!
"View Entire Post" to see our full Restaurant Week Menu!
Miss Shirley’s NEW Fall Menu is set to debut at all locations on Wednesday, September 27th, featuring all-new cool-weather dishes that are sure to chase away the autumn chill.
This season, our culinary team is kicking up the heat with spicy starters like new Buffalo Cauliflower Bites featuring local Chuck’s Trading Post Buffalo Sauce; Benne Seed Cheddar, Roasted Corn & Jalapeño Buttermilk Biscuits with House-Made Raspberry Cranberry Bourbon Jam; and Southern Fried Loaded Deviled Eggs filled with Cheddar & Chives, breaded in Panko, fried & topped with Jalapeno-Smoked Bacon, local Huckle’s Late Harvest Jalapeno Aioli & Baltimore BBQ Co. Chesapeake Sauce.
Once you’ve had your fill of our featured appetizers, it’s time to cozy up to comforting classics like Shirley’s Signature Oyster Feller - Cornmeal-Encrusted Oysters, Chesapeake Chicken Sausage Gravy, Stone Ground Grits with Diced Bacon & Egg Round with Pimento Cheese, Tabasco Bacon Onion Jam & Chow Chow.
"View Entire Post" for more sneak peaks of our upcoming Fall Menu!
We’ve all heard that eating a healthy & nutritious breakfast has been linked to enhanced work performance, better test grades for school kids & reduced hunger throughout the day. And with schools back in session and summer coming to a close, it’s no surprise that September is recognized as Better Breakfast Month – a perfect opportunity to reflect on our breakfast eating habits.
But, creating a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be an elaborate ordeal. Incorporating a few key elements such as fruits, veggies, grains & protein can make a world of difference in starting your day off on the right foot!
So, to kick start Better Breakfast Month, we’re giving you our quick & easy recipe for Miss Shirley’s Healthy ‘Hot Mess’ Scramble!
With summer coming to a close and schools back in session soon, it’s no surprise that August pays homage to a lunch-box favorite – Sandwiches! Though people have been combining meat and bread for centuries, the sandwich as we know it was popularized in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, a small town in southeast England.
According to food lore, the Earl had a substantial gambling problem and found himself at the card table for 24 hours straight one evening! Not wanting to leave the table, he asked the cooks to bring something he could eat with one hand, as not to interrupt his game. The London club he was playing at provided beef and cheese between two slices of loaf bread. Men at the club started to follow suit, stating, “I’ll have the same as Sandwich.” This convenience food soon became popular in London society circles and permanently took on the Earl’s name!
Today, sandwiches can be made savory, sweet, hearty, light, crispy & saucy & so on...but with the endless variety of sandwich combinations available, how do you decide?
We sat down with our Executive Chefs and one thing was unanimous – it all starts with a quality bread! “Whether it’s a hearty sliced bread that will stand up to condiments or a fresh baguette to provide crunch, the bread is definitely the key to building a great sandwich,” says Executive Chef Eric of the Inner Harbor.
"View Entire Post" to check out our Chefs’ top tips and recommendations for their favorite flavorful sandwiches!
Ditch the brown bag & put your fork into something special at Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park or Inner Harbor during Baltimore Restaurant Week!
Why eat lunch at your desk, when you can indulge in a delicious deal? For summer restaurant week, we're featuring a mix of Shirley's signatures & seasonal selections like our Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée, BBQ Chicken Deviled Eggs, Benne Seed Chicken 'N Waffles, Cuban Huevos Sandwich, Naptown Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad, Cold Spring Lane Hot Brown, Spinach & Asparagus Salad and more!
"View Entire Post" to check out our Full Restaurant Week Menu.
You see them in our restaurants each day, stopping by for a quick chat or checking in to make sure that you are enjoying your experience. But have you ever wanted to know more about Miss Shirley's Managers?
The management team at Miss Shirley’s Cafe is comprised of a group of diverse and talented team members, who all share a strong passion for customer service & hospitality. Each manager, with his or her unique background, brings something new and meaningful to the Miss Shirley's team!
"View Entire Post" to learn more about Miss Shirley's Managers!
Once a year we gather to celebrate Dad - so mark your calendars because Father’s Day is coming up on June 18th!
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so show Dad you care by treating him to an Award Winning Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch at Miss Shirley’s this month!
From barbecue and burgers to seafood and steak, we’ve got a menu that’s sure to suit his every craving. Catch up over hearty House Favorites like our Benne Seed Chicken ‘N Waffles, Gravy Train Southern Skillet, Eddie’s Beef ‘N Eggs or Soft Shell Crab & Succotash Eggs Benedict.
For years, Miss Shirley's Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe, dreamed of having her own restaurant garden. In 2014, Brigitte's vision became a reality with the creation of Miss Shirley's Fresh Vegetable & Herb Garden in Roland Park.
Each year, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte & Executive Chef Zuri plant their fresh seasonal veggies & herbs in a completely Non-GMO environment using All-Natural Fertilizer, made from composted materials at our Annapolis restaurant location!
This Summer, they're growing: Mint, Thyme, Dill, Parsley, Chives, Basil, Cilantro, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Beans, Spinach, Mesclun Mix, Carrots, Broccoli, Okra, Collard Greens, Corn, Jalapeños, Red & Yellow Peppers, Pumpkins and Asparagus.
"View Entire Post" to get Miss Shirley's Cucumber & Tomato Salad Recipe!
Twelve years ago, Miss Shirley’s Founder, Eddie Dopkin, put an ad out calling for the “Best Breakfast Chef In The World,” and since then, we have always known that is exactly who he found.
That’s why we are especially thrilled to announce that over thirty-five thousand Maryland diners voted, and Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe was named Chef of the Year in the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards!
The title of Chef of the Year is described as “an executive chef who demonstrates consistent standards of excellence, serves as an inspiration to other foodservice professionals, displays dedication to the artistry of food and exhibits ongoing commitment to the community,” and Chef Brigitte, as well as the entire Miss Shirley’s Cafe team, is overjoyed and honored to receive such a prestigious and inspiring award.
"View Entire Post" to read more about the Annual Awards Gala!
Founded in honor of O.J. Brigance, a former Baltimore championship football player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007, the Brigance Brigade Foundation understands that ALS truly BITES! That’s why they are working with Bars, Restaurants & Cafes statewide during ALS Awareness Month, to help raise funds and awareness for patients and families living with ALS, a motor neuron disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
"View Entire Post" to learn about how Miss Shirley's is supporting ALS Bites!
Spring sunshine has shed it’s light, and with warmer weather comes Miss Shirley’s NEW Spring Menu, which will debut at all locations on Thursday, March 30th!
This Spring, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe and her culinary team have kicked it up a notch with some savory & sweet starters that are sure to Wake Up Your Taste Buds! Spice things up with a few House-Made Shrimp Gritters. This new starter consists of 5 Gritters filled with Blackened Shrimp & Pimento Cheese, encrusted with seasoned panko breading and fried, garnished with local Huckle's Late Harvest Jalapeno Aioli.
"View Entire Post" to learn more about the seasonal selections coming your way this March!
They say that the way to someone's heart is through their stomach, which is why we've got some sweet eats that are sure to seduce your sweetie this month!
In celebration of Valentine's Day, all Miss Shirley's Cafe locations are featuring our much-loved Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing, as well as an assortment of other decadent & delicious dishes!
"View Entire Post" to check out all of our February Pancake, French Toast & Omelet Specials!
Love Miss Shirley's Southern-inspired Breakfast & Lunch?
Visit our Roland Park and Inner Harbor locations between Tuesday, January 17th - Friday, January 20th and between Monday, January 23rd - Friday, January 27th for our special Baltimore Restaurant Week Menu!
Both Baltimore locations are offering $15 Two-Course Breakfast and $18 Two-Course Lunch options, featuring some of our favorite signature and seasonal dishes.
"View Entire Post" to view Miss Shirley's Baltimore Restaurant Week Menu!
As the year ends, we think about all we have accomplished in 2016, including our National TV Debut on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, David Dopkin selected as Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, being named one of America’s Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants by Food Network, and voted Best Business Lunch Restaurant in Capital Gazette’s Readers’ Choice Awards!
"View Entire Post" to check out our 2016 Year In Review Timeline!
Looking for the perfect dish to impress your Holiday guests? You're in luck!
Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe is giving YOU her Recipe for our Shirley's Affair with Oscar - awarded Best Breakfast Dish in Maryland by Food Network Magazine!
This Award Wining combination of Stone Ground Grits with Diced Bacon, Fried Green Tomatoes, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Roasted Asparagus and Beef Tenderloin Center Cut Filet is sure to "Wow" your family & friends this season!
At Miss Shirley's, we think October means Pumpkin Spice! That's why all Miss Shirley's Cafe locations are featuring our much-loved Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast!
We're also featuring festive sweets like the new Trick or Treat Pancakes with Crushed Oreos, Candy Corn & Orange Whipped Cream at Miss Shirley's Inner Harbor location and Candy Corn Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing in Annapolis.
"View Entire Post" to check out the rest of our October Pancake, French Toast & Omelet Specials!
The weather is cooling down and the smell of Pumpkin Spice is in the air! That's why we're featuring our fun & festive Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast at all Miss Shirley's Cafe locations during the month of October!
But the Fall & Winter seasons are also the perfect time to cozy up in the kitchen and share in the joy of cooking, which is why Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe is giving YOU the Recipe for Miss Shirley's much-loved seasonal treat.
With the days slowly growing cooler, the leaves will soon begin to change - and so will Miss Shirley’s Seasonal Selections!
Miss Shirley’s NEW Fall Menu debuts at all locations tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd, featuring all-new cool-weather dishes.
This season, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe and her culinary team have added some Savory Starters that are sure to Wake Up Your Taste Buds! “Take a dip” into the new Blackened Shrimp Pimento Skillet, served with Ciabatta Toast, or snack on Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs, inspired by Miss Shirley’s much-loved Spicy Shirley cocktail.
"View Entire Post" to read about more of our seasonal selections!
As the days slowly grow cooler and the leaves begin to change, so will Miss Shirley’s Seasonal Selections! On Thursday, September 22nd, cozy up to delicious new cool-weather dishes, with the debut of Miss Shirley’s Fall Menu at all locations!
This season, we’ve added some Savory Starters that are sure to Wake Up Your Taste Buds! “Take a dip” into our Shrimp Pimento Skillet, served with Ciabatta Toast, or snack on new Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs, inspired by our much-loved Spicy Shirley cocktail - kick them up a notch by adding on Jumbo Lump Crab Meat or Jalapeño-Smoked Bacon!
We’re also bringing back fan favorites like Miss Shirley’s Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Chicken, Shrimp, Crawfish Meat, Okra & Tomatoes, topped with Stone Ground Grits with Diced Bacon.
Growing up, Miss Shirley's Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte spent the majority of her time by the ocean, which is how her love of seafood developed. Brigitte's grandparents used to own a hotel called The Fairfax down in Ocean City, and she would visit every summer. Brigitte would head out to the beach at 7 a.m. and soak up the sun all day!
"Nowadays, I spend my free time gardening, or on my porch reading and watching the hummingbirds make their way towards the bird feeders I have scattered across my yard."
But, Brigitte's favorite thing about summer has got to be the fresh seafood options, like Soft Shell Crabs! At Miss Shirley’s, her favorite Soft Shell dish is definitely the Soft Shell Crab & Succotash Eggs Benedict! It features local Logan’s Sausage Company’s Chesapeake Chicken Sausage and Black Eyed Pea Succotash on a Jumbo English Muffin with Old Bay Holandaise Sauce.
"View Entire Post" to get her Soft Shell Crab & Succotash Eggs Benedict Recipe!
Gardening can be a relaxing and rewarding pastime for the mind, body & soul. It allows you to escape the hustle & bustle of daily life to soak in some vitamin D, peacefully connect with nature, and get a great workout!
Nevertheless, a green thumb isn’t necessarily something that you are born with. Gardens require a constant source of water, sunlight, and T.L.C., but don’t let that dissuade you in your pursuit to grow!
If anybody knows how challenging, yet rewarding gardening can be, it’s Miss Shirley’s Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte & Executive Chef Zuri! With the assistance of our Inner Harbor location's Executive Chef Eric, they cultivated the Fresh Vegetable & Herb Garden at Miss Shirley’s Roland Park location in 2014, and have kept it thriving ever since!
So for newcomers to the gardening world, we sat down to chat with Brigitte & Zuri to get their top tips & tricks on how to maintain a flourishing Vegetable & Herb Garden!
"View Entire Post" to check out their helpful hints!
The summer sun has finally shed it’s light, and the season for outdoor dining is well underway. So, get out of the house or office, and catch some rays while enjoying Shirley’s Light & Fresh Summer Selections!
Settle into a sunny spot on Miss Shirley’s Inner Harbor patio and sip on House-Made Mornin’ Cocktails like our Strawberry Lemonade Mojito, Blackberry Peach Tea Crush, White Summer Sangria or Spicy Shirley Bloody Mary!
Today is one of Miss Shirley's favorite national holidays - National Egg Day! There are over a hundred different ways to cook this delicious, protein-packed breakfast staple, but at Miss Shirley's Cafe, one of our favorite ways to incorporate eggs is in our much-loved Eggs Benedict!
"View Entire Post" to get the recipe for our Crab Cake & Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict!
Ever wonder who is creating and cooking up your Miss Shirley’s award winning breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites? The culinary team at Miss Shirley’s Café is comprised of a group of diverse and talented chefs, who all share a strong passion for food, as well as the goal of achieving excellence and perfecting their craft. Each chef, with his or her unique background, tells a story through food with an emphasis on local ingredients and seasonality.
"View Entire Post" to read about our amazing chefs!
When most people think of Brunch, they picture a lazy Saturday or Sunday; but why limit this Mouthwatering Morning Meal to weekends only?
Miss Shirley’s Cafe has been dedicated to serving our guests Award Winning Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, seven days a week, for over a decade now!
Step out of the office and add some flavor to your next Client Meeting, Team Member Appreciation Meal, or Association Gathering. They’ll be impressed and appreciative for the gesture of a comforting meal, like our Crab Cake & Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict, Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast, Maryland Omelet or Cold Spring Lane Hot Brown!
And with Graduations, End of School Year Celebrations, Weddings and Family Get-Togethers in season, it’s the perfect time to book your Weekday Group Event at Miss Shirley’s!
"View Entire Post" to learn more about Group Events!
All-new Savory & Sweet Summer Specials are coming your way this month.
Indulge in sweet treats like Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast or Caramel Apple Pecan Pancakes! And if you're a chocolate lover, you won't want to miss our much-loved Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pancakes & Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast.
"View Entire Post" to check out all of our June Specials!
Each May, Food Allergy Research & Education, also known as FARE, hosts a nationwide week-long campaign, to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies, and to improve public understanding of this potentially life-threatening medical condition. This year's Food Allergy Awareness Week is taking place now through May 14th, and Baltimore City is supporting the cause by lighting up City Hall in teal, the color associated with food allergy awareness!
Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S. As a restaurant, Miss Shirley's Cafe takes food allergies very seriously. In fact, it is a restaurant policy for our servers to ask guests, “Are there any food allergies at the table?” before any orders can be placed.
This is why Miss Shirley’s is happy to help say "FAREwell to Food Allergies," in support of the upcoming local FARE Walk for Food Allergy on Sunday, October 9th at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore! Miss Shirley’s has participated in, and sponsored, the FARE Walk for 5 consecutive years.
"View Entire Post" to learn more about the upcoming walk!
As Miss Shirley’s 10th Anniversary Year comes to a close, we reflect on all of the rewarding experiences we have had in the past year, including our 10 Months of #ShirleysGiving Charitable Campaign!
Beginning in May 2015, Miss Shirley’s set out to show our appreciation to the community that has supported us for the last decade, by giving to one local charitable organization each month, for 10 months!
"View Entire Post" to check out all of the wonderful organizations we were able to support!
Miss Shirley’s Cafe is excited to announce that Managing Member, David Dopkin was named “Restaurateur of the Year” at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s 2016 Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, which was held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on Sunday, May 1st.
The “Restaurateur of the Year” honor is annually awarded to “a restaurant owner who shows originality, offers quality customer service, demonstrates success in the eyes of his/her fellow operators, and demonstrates leadership on behalf of the foodservice industry.”
David Dopkin and the entire Miss Shirley’s Cafe team are truly humbled and honored to accept this prestigious award, which was also awarded to David’s father and founder of Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Eddie Dopkin, only ten years ago.
As our 10th Anniversary Year comes to a close, Miss Shirley’s Cafe is proud to support the One Love Foundation, in the final leg of our “10 Months of Shirley’s Giving” Charitable Campaign, which began in May of 2015.
Statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience relationship violence in their lifetime. As said by the organization, “For too long, the ‘good’ guys and girls have been silent on an issue that dramatically impacts them and their friends. One Love is waking them up, equipping them with the tools they need, and helping them find their voices.”
"View Entire Post" to learn more about how Miss Shirley's supports One Love.
Spring sunshine has finally shed it’s light, and with warmer weather comes Miss Shirley’s NEW Spring Menu, which debuted at all locations on April 13th!
This Spring, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe and her culinary team have kicked it up a notch with some savory & sweet starters that are sure to Wake Up Your Taste Buds! Spice things up with a few of Doppy’s Deviled Doppers. This hot new starter consists of 3 Roasted Jalapeños stuffed with Deviled Egg Mix, encrusted with seasoned panko breading and fried, garnished with an Avocado Lime Cream.
"View Entire Post" to read about all of our Spring Selections!
Miss Shirley’s Cafe strives to be a footprint-conscious company. We pride ourselves on being able to use eco-friendly, local, organic & family owned brands and products whenever possible, and we feel that our guests should know why we use them!
This Spring, Miss Shirley’s is excited to bring a new local brand on the menu, with the addition of Organic Chocolate Milk, Honey Yogurt & Cinnamon Ice Cream from Prigel Family Creamery!
"View Entire Post" to read more about our Local Products!
Just when we thought the weather anchor would be telling us to keep our shovels on standby until May, Spring sunshine has finally shed its light. And with warmer weather comes Miss Shirley’s NEW Spring Menu!
Coming April 13th, all Miss Shirley’s Cafe locations will be trading out our signature cold-weather dishes for all-new seasonal selections that are sure to get your mouth watering!
"View Entire Post" for a sneak peak on some of our new Spring Selections!
Why let dinner have all the fun this Valentine's Day?
Make this holiday special for your sweetheart, friends or family all month long, with a Valentine's Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch at Miss Shirley's!
Indulge in a sweet treat with your sweetie, like our Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast, as seen on Food Network's Diner's Drive-Ins & Dives, or Specialty Red Velvet Pancakes, available at all locations this month!
Miss Shirley's Roland Park & Inner Harbor locations are excited to once again be participating in Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week! The menu features a variety of our signature and seasonal dishes, including our Fried Green Tomatoes, Buffalo Shrimp Deviled Eggs, Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée, Chicken & Corn Chowder, Benne Seed Chicken ‘N Waffles, Tall Stack of Pancakes, Cold Spring Lane Hot Brown and more!
"View Entire Post" to learn more and view our Restaurant Week Menu!
Ring in the New Year with Miss Shirley's NEW Specialty Pancake, French Toast & Omelets! This month, we're dishing up a delicious array of Savory & Sweet selections that are sure to make your mouth water!
"View Entire Post" to see Full Names & Descriptions of our January Specials.
Before we embark on new adventures in 2016, we pause and take a moment to reflect on all of the rewarding experiences we have had in the past year. It certainly has been an amazing, and memorable 10th Anniversary Year!
Looking back, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite Miss Shirley’s moments of 2015, because above all, we have YOU, our wonderful guests, to thank for another incredible year.
"View Entire Post" to check out our Year in Review Timeline!
Miss Shirley's Cafe is celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of our original location in Roland Park, which is why we are #ShirleysGiving back to the community that has supported us for the last decade!
As part of our "10 Months of Shirley's Giving" Charitable Campaign, for the Holiday Season, Miss Shirley's sponsored, designed & purchased a 7.5' 10 Year Anniversary-Inspired Tree, which was displayed at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees from November 27-29th.
"View Entire Post" to read more about the Festival!
Miss Shirley’s Cafe has loved partnering with local Ice Cream Shop, The Charmery, to create some seriously yummy Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches over the last few months.
This October, you won’t want to miss the LAST Ice Cream Waffle Sandwich of this delicious partnership! Available at all Miss Shirley’s Cafe locations this month is a Fall-Inspired Apple Cider Doughnut Dessert!
Miss Shirley’s Cafe is humbled and honored to be celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the cafe’s original location in Baltimore City’s Roland Park neighborhood!
That is why, from May 2015 - February 2016, Miss Shirley’s is #ShirleysGiving to one local charitable organization each month, in an effort to give back to the community who has supported them for the last decade.
As a Corporate Member, Miss Shirley’s is happy to be partnering with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this month, by adopting 10 African Penguins and becoming a corporate member!
The first day of Autumn is Wednesday, September 23, and you know what that means – the debut of Miss Shirley’s NEW Fall Menu!
If you’re a seafood lover, get excited for the reappearance of Oysters to the menu in a new Benedict, as well as the return of the Mac Crabby with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat with a Five Cheese Blend, Tomatoes, Jalapeno-Smoked Bacon and Roasted Corn.
In celebration of Miss Shirley’s 10 Year Anniversary, we’re also bringing back a few more of our favorite Original Menu Items this season.
In an effort to show appreciation to loyal guests, supporters, and give back to the local community, Miss Shirley’s Cafe is excited to announce its “10 Months of Shirley’s Giving” partnership with Sponsor-A-Highway.
As part of this Charitable Campaign, Miss Shirley’s Cafe has teamed up again with Sponsor-A-Highway, to support their efforts in keeping our roadways and highways litter free. Miss Shirley’s added additional Road Signs in Roland Park, as well as in downtown Baltimore and Annapolis, to strengthen their commitment to the neighborhood, and to thank the community that has supported them for the last decade.
"View Entire Post" to learn more about our partnership with Sponsor-A-Highway.
This Father’s Day, put down the phones and pick up a fork! There is no better way to connect and show you care than by sharing a meal together. So this year, treat Dad to Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant for a family Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch!
"View Entire Post" to read more about brunching for Father's Day!
Miss Shirley’s Cafe is ecstatic that we have hit 20,000 likes on our Facebook page!
In celebration of Miss Shirley’s 10 Year Anniversary and 20,000 Facebook Fans, we are giving back some #ShirleysLove by providing Two Fans the chance to win a FREE Brunch for 10 Guests! From May 22 – June 5, Miss Shirley’s Cafe will be hosting a Shirley’s Happy Dance Video Contest on our Official Facebook Page.
From a little jig to a shake or twirl, we want to see YOUR Foodie Happy Dance! Show us how excited you are to eat at Miss Shirley’s.
"View Entiire Post" for Full Guidelines & Entry Details.
What started as a vision, of Founder Edward “Eddie” Dopkin 10 years ago, has since become a much-loved and respected landmark for Award Winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Maryland.
In memory of Eddie, and to celebrate this milestone occasion for the restaurant he built, Miss Shirley's was honored to have a Ceremonial Street Sign installed by the City of Baltimore on Thursday, May 7th.
"View Entire Post" to read more about our Ceremonial Street Sign Celebration!
If you’re looking for a fun Easter Sunday filled with family, friends and delicious food, we’ve got you covered! Easter Brunch has become a holiday tradition for families everywhere, and Miss Shirley’s is proud to be a part of this tradition for many Marylanders.
But with the rising popularity of Holiday Brunch, one has to wonder where this midday meal came from!
"View Entire Post" to read more about the history of Brunch!
In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of our original Roland Park location, coming up in May, we not only brought back past favorites from Miss Shirley’s original menu, but we are also planning a charitable campaign, “10 Months of Shirley’s Giving!”
We want to THANK YOU all for your continued support over the years, and give back some Shirley’s Love to 10 local Baltimore nonprofit organizations, throughout our anniversary year, starting in May and ending in February 2016.
"View Entire Post" to learn more about "10 Months of Shirley's Giving!"
With warmer weather on the horizon, we are happy to leave the snow behind and replace our cold weather dishes for fresh flavors.
With the debut of our Spring Menu on Wednesday, March 18th, we will not only introduce new Spring & Summer dishes, but also bring back past favorites from Miss Shirley's original menu, in celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of our original Roland Park location!
"View Entire Post" to read about all of our new selections!
With warmer weather on the horizon, we are glad to leave the snow behind and trade out our signature cold weather dishes for fresh Spring and Summer flavors, with the debut of our Spring Menu on March 18th at all locations!
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park, coming up in May, all locations will also be bringing back select signature items from Miss Shirley's original menu, including favorites like the Sweet Corn Cake Benedict, Breakfast Kabobs and Shrimp & Crab Salad Sandwich.
"View Entire Post" to read more about our Spring offerings!
February is the month of love, and you know what they say - the way to someone's heart is through their stomach! This month, Miss Shirley's is featuring Sweet & Savory Pancakes, French Toasts, and Omelets that are sure to satisfy your sweetie.
"View Entire Post" to read all about the specialty selections we're offering this month!
Before we embark on new adventures in 2015, we pause and take a moment to reflect on all of the rewarding experiences we have had in the past year.
In 2014, we had many accomplishments, including launching our first Loyalty Program, the construction of our Fresh Vegetable & Herb Garden in Roland Park, celebrations with our Miss Shirley's Team Members, countless events for local organizations & charities, and so much more.
"View Entire Post" to view our Year in Review Timeline, which includes our favorite Miss Shirley's moments of 2014!
When we think of the Holiday Season, several Festive Foods come to mind, and one of them is Gingerbread! At Miss Shirley’s, we try our best to incorporate Fun Festive Dishes as our Monthly Specials during the Holiday Season, and that’s why we are offering our delicious Gingerbread Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast at our Roland Park location during the month of December.
Is your mouth watering over this cookie-crumbling concept?
"View Entire Post" to get Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe’s Recipe and surprise your loved ones with a Homemade Holiday Brunch this year!
Miss Shirley’s Café is proud to have been part of the Roland Park Community for nearly a decade now! That's why we are so excited to give back and join in on the Roland Park’s Shop & Dine Event, taking place December 5th-7th!
"View Entire Post" to learn about our special "Think Local First" promotion during the event!
With the Holidays approaching, there are countless reasons to celebrate! Treating your staff, clients, or colleagues to a special Breakfast or Lunch, celebrating Birthdays, Weddings, or Personal Successes with a comforting meal, or bringing your family and friends closer together with a Holiday meal are just a few of the possibilities.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to book your private Holiday event this year, look no further! All 3 Miss Shirley’s Café locations offer Semi-Private or Private dining Areas Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. for groups of 11 or more!
"View Entire Post" to learn more about Private Holiday Dining!
It’s already November, and you know what that means – the Holidays are right around the corner! It's a time for giving, sharing and celebrating with your family and friends! Our team at Miss Shirley's loves serving you our comforting, homey and creative dishes all year long, but especially during this joyous season!
That's why we've decided to - B’more Giving this season with Miss Shirley’s Holiday Gift Card Promotion!
At Miss Shirley’s, we are proud of our City and of our Guys, the America League East & American League Division Series Champions! Last month we featured our popular Double Play A.J.'s Cinnamon Crunch Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, andthat's why we decided that We Won't Stop supporting the Baltimore Orioles again this month, as we enter the American League Championship Series!
With the weather cooling down, Fall is in the air! Miss Shirley’s Café is celebrating the season with our NEW Fall menu, now available at all 3 locations. Delicious, imaginative new dishes and returning favorites join House Specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors.
"View Entire Post" to read about all of our new offerings!
We will be kicking off Fall with a NEW menu, which will debut on Wednesday, September 24th! Delicious, innovative new dishes and returning fan favorites join house specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors.
"View Entire Post" for a sneak peek into our new Fall menu options!
When it comes to Southern Specialties, Fried Green Tomatoes are at the top of the list – which is why our Signature Fried Green Tomatoes with Lemon-Herb Aioli & Chow Chow are a staple on our seasonal menu.
“View Entire Post” to check out Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe’s Recipe!
When Miss Shirley’s Café was first founded, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe answered an ad calling for the “Best Breakfast Chef in the World,” and even while on crutches, she prepared Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast, for founder, Eddie Dopkin. Chef Brigitte was hired on the spot, and her Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast has remained a favorite on our menu since Miss Shirley’s Café first opened on Cold Spring Lane in 2005.
If our signature Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast is one of YOUR favorite Miss Shirley’s Signature dishes, you’re in luck!
We are excited to announce that Miss Shirley’s Café was named the 2014 Best of Baltimore Winner for “Best Breakfast” in Baltimore Magazine’s August issue!
Miss Shirley’s was also awarded 2014 Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll Winners for “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch,” and Miss Shirley’s server, Randy Lock, was named “Best Waiter!” Miss Shirley’s server, Ron Barnette, was also a runner up in the “Best Waiter” category!
Miss Shirley’s Café will be participating in the tastiest week of summer - Baltimore’s Summer Restaurant Week! We are excited to offer new guests the opportunity to experience Miss Shirley’s in this fun and unique dining experience!
"View Entire Post" to see our Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week Menu!
How well do you know your city? This month, Miss Shirley’s will host a “Where’s Mitty?” Scavenger Hunt Contest, where fans will have a chance to WIN A $100 MISS SHIRLEY’S GIFT CARD, SHIRLEY’S SWAG, & VIP STATUS to skip to the front of the line on a Saturday!
We will post photos of our Miss Shirley’s Oven Mitt, “Mitty,” at various locations throughout Baltimore & Annapolis, and YOU guess the locations.
"View Entire Post" for contest rules and guidelines!
Daily, our Miss Shirley’s team members get asked questions like, “Who is Miss Shirley?” or “Is Miss Shirley cooking back there? Can I meet her?” So, in honor of her birthday today, we thought we would tell our guests all about the fascinating story of Miss Shirley McDowell and the history of the Café, which was named in her memory.
On April, 6th 2014, members of the Miss Shirley’s Café team were fortunate to attend the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) Away at the Bay Annual Awards Gala. Although Miss Shirley’s has attended the RAM Gala for the past several years, this year was particularly special for our team.
Warmer weather calls for fresh flavors, so get a taste of all things refreshing and light at Miss Shirley’s this season! Our Spring Menu showcases delicious new ways to use seasonal fresh fruits and veggies to add color and flavor to our Shirley’s Lighter Side Menu options.
Once a year we gather to celebrate our first love, Mom. So mark your calendars because Sunday, May 11th is Mother’s Day! If you’re scrambling to find the perfect place to treat your mother to a fabulous breakfast, brunch, or lunch this year, look no further. Miss Shirley’s Café offers a wide variety of options that are sure to satisfy Dear Mom.
But why only celebrate one day when Mom is there for you every day of the year? Make Mother’s Day a weeklong event by treating your mother to Baltimore’s Best Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch the week of May 5th-11th!
When in meetings with his Classic partners or restaurant team, the “first course” of business on Eddie Dopkin’s agenda was always donation requests and team member based initiatives. From gift cards and turkey dinners to the circus, ball games and milestone celebrations, the “first course” was always based in giving; which is why David Dopkin and family have created a Culinary Scholarship to honor and celebrate the life and memory of Eddie Dopkin.
"View Entire Post" to read the full story.
David Dopkin of Miss Shirley’s Café and Harriet Dopkin of The Classic Catering People presenting the “Eddie Dopkin First Course Award, Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality” scholarship at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Away at the Bay Gala on April 6th.
“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail. Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way!”
Easter is on its way, and if you’re looking for the perfect spot for your holiday breakfast, brunch, or lunch, we’ve got you covered! Make it an Easter feast to remember with Miss Shirley’s twist on real home Southern cooking.
It's the first day of Spring, and we’re excited to kick off the season with a NEW Spring menu! Delicious innovative new dishes and returning fan favorites join our house specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors.
“View Entire Post” to see all of our new Spring offerings!
February is the month of love, and you know what they say? The way to someone's heart is through their stomach! This month, Miss Shirley's is featuring some sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your sweetie this Valentine's Day.
On November 21, 2013, Miss Shirley’s Food Truck had the opportunity to take a trip to Monarch Academy and share our knowledge of restaurant operations with a few of Monarch’s Kindergarten classes. As a part of the school’s project-based learning curriculum, the Kindergarteners were completing a unit on Restaurants, and we were able to give them a first-hand look at how our food truck operates.
Thanksgiving has passed, marking the start of the holiday season for Miss Shirley’s. If Black Friday shopping and family time has left you feeling festive, our December Pancake and French Toast of the Months are just what you’re looking for. What better way to satisfy your sweet tooth this season than indulging in one of our delicious holiday-themed Pancake or French Toast dishes?
Summertime is in full swing. For us this means it’s time for Old Bay Waffles, Mardi Gras Muffulettas and delicious Orangesicle Cream Crushes! Our emphasis on fresh ingredients and our unique Baltimore twist on ‘southern eclectic’ cuisine has continued to have guests coming back time and time again.
New Spring/Summer items include a Chicken Fried Pork Chop, the Born on the Bay-O Eggs Benedict and Old Bay Waffles. Shirley's Power Greens Salad, the Savannah Salad and a Big Easy Muffuletta Chef Salad freshen up the selection of greens. New Sandwiches include the North Meets South Melt, Mardi Gras Muffuletta, Upstream Salmon Salad Club, Crabby Deviled Egg Salad and Low Country Chop.