In 1940 people from Delmar may have wandered down to Salisbury on East Main street and ate at the Maryland cafe.
Ralph Kimmey White (1893-1943) had been in food sales or restaurant business since he was a teenager. The son of Oliver and Bessie Fetcher White he had sold fish in Salisbury as a teenager, later he was active in the White House Restaurant on Dock street (Market St) in Salisbury. From there he moved on to the Taylor Grill and Ralph's Restaurant. In 1940 I believe he took over the restaurant run by Mildred Eller "Eller's Restaurant." and it was called the Maryland Cafe. He advertised it as Ralph's Maryland Cafe - after all it was still a time when a man's business bore his name and he must have been well known in Salisbury for it to be part of the marketing strategy.