PRIME (prīm), a., 1. the period or state of greatest perfection. 2. the highest or most desirable quality. 3. the time when a thing is at its best.


Our Story

We invite you to visit our beautiful historic town and our new restaurant “Prime 225” located at 225 Bohemia Ave.
Our vision: to create a unique dining experience with an emphasis on the finest Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta & meticulously selected wines, all within an atmosphere which can be described as both elegant & historic.

Read more about our journey

From baseball...

In 2007, two couples were sitting at the bar of The Yacht Club, we struck up a conversation about baseball and became close friends. At the time our families resided in Delaware and New Jersey but now both own homes in beautiful Chesapeake City, MD.

... to Prime225!

In May 2015, our two families purchased The Yacht Club, more recently known as the Southside Bar & Grill, which is now Prime 225. In January 2016 we reopened the newly renovated upscale restaurant and would love to welcome you!

Sam Mahan

General Manager

Brandon Gentry

Executive Chef

We invite you to visit Prime 225 where inside the restaurant you’ll find warm lighting glows through the long stone bar and you’ll enjoy sitting in our comfy barstools. The restaurant and bar are divided by a lovely brick wall which offers diners a cozy ambiance.

Outside you’ll be welcomed by gas lanterns from New Orleans and inside, at the bar, hand-blown globes from San Francisco. Our families considered every little detail of the restaurant; from the Italian porcelain and Brazilian pecan wood, right down to every glass, dish & utensil. We sought after a high-end, boutique-style restaurant with top quality food & wine, ambiance, service and hospitality. We want every guest to walk away with an unforgettable experience.

The front of the restaurant offers views of the quaint streets in our historic town. While the back offers a small wine room for diners to visit and peruse our extensive wine selection. We were equally particular in selecting our staff. Sam Mahan, formerly of The Bayard House and The Rail at Delaware Park, is our General Manager and Brandon Gentry is our Executive Chef. With them they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, professionalism and perfection! We’re excited and can’t wait for you to experience Prime 225! Thank you from our family to yours.

Reservations & Special Events

Please call for reservations, event bookings and private parties. We’re available to host business meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries and any other special occasions.

Get in touch


and Visit


Mon, Tues & Wed: 5pm-10pm (dinner only)
Thur: 11am-10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun: 11am-10pm

Tel: (410) 885-7009

225 Bohemia Ave
Chesapeake City
MD 21915