The Cottage Cafe has been a dream come true for Brent Poffenberger and Tom Neville. Brent and Tom went to Shepherd College in West Virginia and majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Brent did his food service externship at a restaurant in Ocean City between his junior and senior years in college and immediately knew it was his goal to own a restaurant at the beach.
After graduating from college, Brent started working for a family restaurant chain, trying to learn all he could about restaurant management. At the same time, he was talking to his good friend and fraternity brother Tom, who was still in college, about the possibility of going into business together. Their dream was realized in June of 1993 when The Cottage Cafe opened for business.
The Cottage Cafe’s success can be attributed to a great group of hard-working team members and wonderful appreciative guests. It is the Cottage Cafe’s promise to bring you extraordinary service and high-quality food in a pleasant dining atmosphere. As the old beach cottages of yesteryear bring back many pleasant memories of sharing food, spirits, and good times with family and friends, it is our hope that you will have a great experience in our “Cottage” and want to come back and dine again.
Questions or comments? Contact the Cottage Cafe Restaurant and Pub via email or contact form and someone from our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Or call us during business hours.
March 30th, 2020
Dear Loyal Guests of The Cottage Cafe,
We have decided for the safety of our team members and guests to temporarily close The Cottage Cafe.
Our number one priority has always been the welfare of our team members. We chose to stay open over the last several weeks to keep as many people fully employed as possible and to continue to serve members of the community and their families. We are glad we were able to do this. With the recent legislation passed by the Federal Government, and with the Coronavirus affecting our area more and more, we decided it was in everyone’s best interest to temporarily close the Restaurant.
Our hope is to re open by May 1st. As we get closer to this date, we will evaluate the circumstances and keep everyone up to date on whether this date is feasible or whether we will need to make changes.
We thank all of our team members for all of their hard work during these challenging times and we of course thank all of our wonderful guests who have supported us throughout the years and especially over the last several weeks.
Stay Safe and we’ll see you soon!