About POV Restaurant

POV stands for Point of View because, well, that view. Our world class menu derives from locally sourced ingredients (as much as we can) and a commitment to fresh. And by fresh we mean…really fresh. Burger meat, fish, crabs and oysters come from farms just around the corner. Herbs and vegetables (in season) are grown right on the property. And everything — breads, desserts, sauces and every single menu item — is made from scratch, in-house.

The artful interiors at POV were the vision of owner Peggy and designer Paul Haynes. Together they selected the tile, the colors and the materials (the concrete floor is a polished version of the original subfloor). Paul’s search for artwork and decor brought together estate sale and antique store finds and unique pieces that caught his eye.


We took the initial layout and opened it up — expanding the windows to enhance the water and sunset view from anywhere in the restaurant, brightening the walls (the paneling, now painted white, is an updated version of the building’s original) and lit the ceiling to make it feel higher. We’ve created a menu to cater to every palette and every budget, varied and equally tasty.

POV includes the indoor dining space and bar, the outdoor deck with dining tables and the beach, with its Adirondack chairs, chaises and fire pits.

The Culinary Team

The culinary team at POV Restaurant is led by Master Chef Carlos Gomez-Starnes. With an infectious love of food and great hospitality, Chef Charlos has been integral to our journey at Pier450. A chef in Washington, DC for more than 25 years, he brings his classic training and personal commitment to freshly prepared foods to Southern Maryland, preparing “American fare with an international twist.”

Named one of the best restaurants in Ridge, MD

Le Bar

We’ve dubbed the bar at POV, Le Bar. And of course, there’s a story behind the name (it wasn’t just our attempt at sounding all fancy)… Our beer list includes the mainstays along with an interesting collection of Maryland and Virginia craft brews.


Our wine list is culled from a selection of smaller vineyards around the world, so that we can feature fabulous wines at affordable prices. And our specialty cocktails were created just for us, often featuring items right from our garden or local produce sources.

Some of Our Signature Cocktails

Surrender Dorothy
Give yourself over to this modern take on the traditional gimlet. Vodka and pomegranate juice with fresh lime.


Ruby Slipper
Empress 1908 Gin with flavors of pear and cranberry with orange bitters and egg whites


Humble Opinion
Knob Creek Bourbon, honey and lemon juice poured over smoked fresh thyme


Black Manhattan
The brooding counterpart to the classic Manhattan, made with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Averna amaro, with both Angostura and blood orange bitters


Arrival & Departure

Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out at 11:00 a.m. We guarantee your room will be ready by 3:00 on the day of your arrival. If you arrive early, you’re free to enjoy the property, including the restaurant (you'll find the restaurant/bar hours here), pier, beach and firepits. We will try to accommodate early check ins/late check outs within an hour of our stated times where possible — ask your guest services manager prior to your arrival/departure.


Reservations & Payments

We are a contactless motel — that is, there isn’t an onsite innkeeper to greet you or take payment information. To alleviate the need to repeatedly contact you for credit card information prior to your stay, 100% of your payment will be charged at the time you make your reservation. A confirmation letter will be sent when we receive payment. For other payment arrangements, please email or call us.

Advance reservations are required. There is no one onsite to accommodate walk-ins.



We are a very small motel and cancellations affect us significantly. As such, we need to adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Payments for single rooms are refundable if cancelled more than 10 days prior to your stay, minus a $25 processing fee. If your reservation is cancelled within 10 days of your arrival date, 50% of your fee will be forfeited.


Payments for groups booking more than three rooms are refundable if cancelled more than 30 days prior to your arrival date, minus a $50 processing fee. If your multi-room reservation is cancelled within 30 days of your arrival date, 50% of your fee will be forfeited.


Innkeeping Services

We don’t have a lobby with a front desk or an onsite concierge. That said, we do have lots of people whose jobs are to make sure you have fun and that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Your confirmation letter and subsequent communications will provide you with details for how to contact our guest services manager if you have questions or need assistance. We can also direct you to information about local attractions and resources.


In-Room Food Preparation

A mini refrigerator with freezer and Keurig coffee maker are provided in each room. Other cooking appliances are not permitted. Several Keurig pods are provided each day of your stay.


Personal Belongings

To ensure everyone’s enjoyment of our small property and lovely views, we ask that you not leave personal belongings in front of the motel while you are in your room or away from the property, including, but not limited to, chairs, clothing, towels, beverage containers, etc. Trash cans are provided in your room and are placed throughout the property for your use.



We allow pets at The Quarters — with a few conditions:

  1. When at all possible, please take them with you when you’re out and about so they don’t disturb other guests pining for your return.
  2. We charge a $25 cleaning fee, payable when you make your reservation.
  3. Dogs must be kept on a leash when outside on the property.
  4. You must pick up after your pet.


Happy Hour

3-5 pm, 9-11 pm

Tuesday - Sunday




Brunch available until 3:45pm
OPEN 'til 9pm
Light Fare + Comfort Food
OPEN 'til 9pm
WED4-9pmOPEN 'til 10pm
THURS4-9pmOPEN 'til 10pm
FRI3-9pmOPEN 'til 10pm
SAT11am-9pmOPEN 'til 11pm