Charlestown Signature Dining

The Ultimate in Fresh, Flavorful Dining

At Charlestown, we believe your dining experience should be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day. That’s why our Maryland retirement living community proudly offers Signature Dining, a commitment to a variety of fresh menu offerings, executed at the moment of service and delivered to you in distinctive dining venues.

Featuring an impressive selection of at least 25 items at a time, our menus combine familiar favorites and regional specialties, plus weekly chef specials, seasonal dishes, and holiday-themed events. Everything is cooked to order and served to your specifications.

While every apartment home includes a modern kitchen, once you sample Signature Dining, you may find yourself spending less time over the stove.


A Social Atmosphere

Great dining isn’t just about the food; it’s about the company. We offer restaurant-style seating, so you always have the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy plenty of lively conversation.

Happy hour is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle. Enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or classic cocktail as you chat with old friends and new neighbors alike. 


A Dedication to Delicious Dining

Charlestown is committed to hiring only the best and most passionate team members at every level—from our professionally trained executive chef and our multiple sous chefs to our skilled culinary and waitstaff and beyond. The entire team works in harmony to bring you an extraordinary experience every time you dine. Entrées are prepared at the moment of service with fresh ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and presentation.

The dining organization is overseen by a full-time dining director who serves as part of the community’s leadership team. Dining leaders work closely with the Charlestown Resident Advisory Council to ensure that residents have a valued voice. 

The meals are great. The facilities are great. The staff is great. Life is great!
John and Dawn Strumsky

Flexible Dining Options

Our Catonsville senior living community now offers two convenient meal plans, designed to fit your preferences and lifestyle. Eat multiple meals on the same day, or treat family and friends to some delicious Charlestown cooking. The choice is yours!

The cost of each plan is included in your Monthly Service Package, making your dining experience even more enjoyable. 

  • Traditional Plan: You’ll have one meal credit equal to the number of days in the month. With this plan, you can enjoy a chef-prepared meal every night for dinner.

  • 20-Meal Plan: This plan, which includes 20 meals per month isoffered at a reduced Monthly Service Package fee. It's ideal for those who often dine off campus or like to do a little cooking themselves.

You also have the option to change your meal plan each quarter, offering even more flexibility.


Dine in Style, Right on Campus

For your convenience and satisfaction, Charlestown has seven unique restaurants located throughout the community.

  • The Fireside Restaurant is a sit-down restaurant featuring chef-prepared entrées and friendly tableside service.

  • The Terrace Café is a cozy café offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour each day.

  • The Refectory features the best buffet-style dining at Charlestown, serving a variety of hot entrées and desserts.

  • Short Line Café is a great place for a quick bite, offering short-order favorites like fresh salads and deli-style sandwiches.

  • The Chesapeake is a classic sit-down restaurant with attentive tableside service and delicious cuisine.

  • The Atrium offers the finest dining experience on campus, complete with chef-prepared dishes and engaging conversation.

  • The Black Swan Pub is a casual hangout. It’s the perfect place to enjoy happy hour with friends or catch the game.

Too busy for a sit-down meal? Our restaurants offer carryout options, so you can grab a hot and delicious meal on the run. A variety of snacks and sandwiches are also available in the three convenience stores around campus.


Introducing MyNutrition

Nutritional information for dinner entrées is posted on an internal website called MyNutrition, where you can view ingredients, see calories, track sodium, count carbs, and more. You’ll find the information you need to make smart choices!


Eating Healthy Is Easy and Convenient

The food at Charlestown isn’t just great tasting; it’s also good for you. Using fresh ingredients and limited additives, our chefs create nutritious meals to please your palate. Meal options are offered for the following dietary needs:

• Low sodium

• Sugar-free and low sugar

• Heart healthy

• Low carb

• Vegetarian

• Low cholesterol

Virtual Tours

Chesapeake Restaurant
Chesapeake Restaurant Private Dining
Fireside Restaurant
Fountain Hill Cafe
Refectory Restaurant
Short Line Cafe
Terrace Cafe
Terrace Cafe and Bar