The restaurant was sometimes referred to as a hotel. Although it was not a hotel, some of the employees did, in fact, live there.
The restaurant was a 104 foot long, two story building with a tower at each corner and dormers on the roof. It was connected to the music and dancing pavillions by open Roman pergola. The purpose of the pergola was to separate these buildings and the fountain from the amusment area of the park. The restaurant, like the other pavillions, was illuminated at night with thousands of incandescent lights.
During the early years of the restaurant, patrons could order a full seafood dinner for only 75 cents. That's right, 75 cents!
What remained of the restaurants foundation was recently dug up for the construction of the new Visitors Center.
North Point State Park
"A little piece of heaven on the Chesapeake Bay".
Restaurant & Visitor Center
Takos Visitor Center
The Takos Visitor Center at North Point sits where the Bay Shore Park Restaurant once stood. Completed in 2002, this beautiful facility resembles the structures once found in Bay Shore Park and boasts nature and history-themed exhibits, a science classroom, a large conference room, and public restrooms.
The building was named after Steve Takos, a volunteer who spearheaded the renovation efforts in the park. Hours are Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m