Eating out can get pricey. Fortunately, in Harford County it’s possible to find a hearty meal at a restaurant for under $10.
2 N. Main St., Bel Air
Savona boasts more than a dozen different paninis for $8.99 each.
“They’re so big that many customers share one for lunch,” says owner Maria Boeri.
Savona’s bread is delivered straight from its baker in Baltimore every day. Try the Toscana, a tasty blend of Genoa salami, prosciuttini, capicola and provolone cheese, garnished with lettuce, tomato, onion and vinaigrette dressing.
Bonus: Get a free wine tasting at the restaurant Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Fox & Fern Cafe
1521 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill
This breakfast-and-lunch cafe serves fresh breads from Stone Mill Bakery on a menu that includes year-round favorites and seasonal specials.
The turkey club ($8.75) is piled high with turkey, applewood smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce and herb mayo. Breakfast options include egg and bacon on a biscuit for $5.25. Fox & Fern also serves salads, soups and an array of homemade desserts.
406 St. John St., Havre de Grace
For a hearty meal and a night out on the cheap, head to Coakley’s. The popular bar and restaurant’s menu includes plenty of options for under $10 — plus, it hosts a monthly blues jam and a live music happy hour every Friday.
Try a gourmet jumbo hot dog ($4.79) with your favorite bottled beer for $4.50. Looking for something on the lighter side? The Harvest Wrap ($9.79) features grilled chicken, mixed greens, blue cheese, walnuts and Granny Smith apple slices.
Editor’s note: Meal prices do not include tax and tip.