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Extend Beyond Campus

UMBC’s community includes the neighboring towns of Arbutus and Catonsville. We encourage you to explore beyond the campus and see everything our broader community has to offer, including the following things to do, restaurants, and shops. Many local businesses have special deals for UMBC students and families throughout the year. For information on other businesses and service providers in our community, and for up-to-date information on off-campus events happening in Retriever Town, please visit our partners at the Greater Arbutus Business Association and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce.

Getting Around Retriever Town
UMBC, Arbutus, and Catonsville are pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and many areas are accessible via UMBC Transit; the UMBC Transit stops closest to each business are listed below. In addition, public parking is available at or near most of the locations included in this guide; please be mindful that some parking areas have meters.

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Explore Arbutus

Things to Do

Hollywood Cinema 4
5509 Oregon Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 242-0723
(410) 242-0313
Arbutus Line: 6. Sulphur Spring Road & Selma Avenue

Keep It Simple Yoga
5405 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(443) 297-8293
Arbutus Line: 5. East Drive & Maple Avenue

Wonderfly Arena
4811 Benson Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 891-2093
Arbutus Line: 7. Waelchli Ave & Post Office

Restaurants

American Asian Restaurant
1309 Francis Avenue
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 737-8128
Arbutus Line: 12. Francis Avenue & Halethorpe Shopping Center

Bon Fire Charcoal Grill
4122 Washington Boulevard
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 242-1600
(410) 242-1601
Arbutus Line: 11. Halethorpe MARC Station

Cactus Silvestre Tex-Mex Restaurant
5315 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410)242-4840
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

DePaola’s Pub
1401 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-0283
Arbutus Line: 6. Sulphur Spring Road & Selma Avenue

Eskimo Shack
5500 Carville Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(443) 242-6627
Arbutus Line: 6. Sulphur Spring Road & Selma Avenue

Fish Head Cantina
4802 Benson Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-2474
Arbutus Line: 7. Waelchli Ave & Post Office

Ice Cream Cottage
1348 Stevens Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-3360
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Mike’s Pizza
1306 Linden Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 242-2515
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Oak Creek Café
5307 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-2407
Arbutus Line: 5. East Drive & Maple Avenue

OCA Mocha
5410 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
Arbutus Line: 5. East Drive & Maple Avenue
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

Paul’s Restaurant
5507 Oregon Avenue
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-5620
Arbutus Line: 6. Sulphur Spring Road & Selma Avenue

Pizza 786
5209 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 242-4342
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Sorrento of Arbutus Restaurant & Catering
5401 East Drive
Halethorpe, Md. 21227
(410) 242-6474
Arbutus Line: 5. East Drive & Maple Avenue
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

Taste Tea Café
5403 1/2 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(443) 297-8913
Arbutus Line: 5. East Drive & Maple Avenue

Shops

Dollar General
5203 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 737-3139
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

JRC Jewelry Center, Inc.
1605 Sulphur Spring Road, Suite E
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-9062
Arbutus Line: 7. Waelchli Ave & Post Office

Now & Then Music
5308 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 242-6406
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Objects Found
5409 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 404-2724
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

Save-A-Lot Grocery Store
5101 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 536-7247
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Universal Comics
5403 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 536-1210
Arbutus Line: 4. Linden Avenue & East Drive

Explore Catonsville

Things to Do

Pottery Cove
827 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (443) 830-2683
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Staub Art Studio, Inc.
1709 Edmondson Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-9001
Route 40 Line: 11. N. Rolling Road & Edmondson Avenue

Restaurants

Atwater’s
815 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-4120
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Babas
19 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-2299
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Black Kettle
801 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-7687
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Catonsville Gourmet Market & Fine Foods
829 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-0005
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Chef Paolino Cafe
726 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-4949
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville Line: 11. Ingleside Avenue & Melrose Avenue

Duesenberg’s American Café and Grill
10 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-7333
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Farmhouse Greens
730 Frederick Road Unit 1
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (443) 251-5903
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville Line: 11. Ingleside Avenue & Melrose Avenue

Franco’s Italian Bistro
803-805 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-0075
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

G.L. Shacks Grill
583 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-0879
Catonsville Line: 10. Frederick Road & Bishop’s Lane

818 Gourmet Market Coming Soon!
818 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

IAMP’S at Jennings Café
808 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-3824
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Indian Delight Restaurant
633 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-4422
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville Line: 10. Frederick Road & Bishop’s Lane

Matthew’s 1600
1600 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-2500
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

McDonald’s
501 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 869-4801
Catonsville Line: 10. Frederick Road & Bishop’s Lane

Peace A Pizza
15 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-2255
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
609 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (443) 833-2881
Catonsville Line: 10. Frederick Road & Bishop’s Lane

Ships Cafe & Sports Pub, Inc.
828 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-1838
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Sprouts Natural Choice
706 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (443) 341-4880
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

State Fare
748 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-3273
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Subway
602 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 788-4919
Catonsville Line: 10. Frederick Road & Bishop’s Lane

Taneytown Deli & Sandwich Shoppe
807 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-2673
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Umami Global Bistro
712 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-7878
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue

Weiland’s BBQ
821 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 593-1245
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Shops

B Boutique
702 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD
Phone: (443) 315-5306
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue

Better World Imaginarium
924 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 709-9017
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Bill’s Music
743 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-1900
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue

Cloverhill Yarn Shop
77 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-7262
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Cosmic Comix & Toys
87 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 747-3041
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

Objects Found
11 Egges Lane
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-9000
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.

Pat’s Porch
819 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 788-1270
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

The Stitching Post
67 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-7760
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road

Trax on Wax
709 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 869-8729
Catonsville Line: 9. Frederick Road & Bloomsbury Avenue

Write On, Inc.
822 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 788-8184
Catonsville Line: 8. Mellor Avenue & Frederick Road
This business is owned by UMBC alumni.