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McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
+1 410-263-5700
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was ok. The service was slow but friendly. The atmosphere is nice but the only draw for this restaurant is it's location.

Thank LJ_Richmond
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting for the day and wanted to find a good raw bar....McGarvey's Saloon didn't disappoint. It has an old port city pub vibe with delicious food! We started with a crab dip pretzel (hot crab dip piled on a soft pretzel with melted cheeses on top) that was delicious! We ordered the large steamed platter (clams, oysters, shrimp... More 

Thank dczanowski
Manhattan, Kansas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

McGarvey's was a favorite of ours 30 years ago. We moved away. Came back and their Maryland Crab soup is still the best in the area, and their crab cakes are probably the best we've ever had. There is no bread in them, and they a truly exceptional. Usually a wait and somewhat noisy, but the food is wonderful.

Thank Kenrubicon
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in McGarvey's last week on our third attempt to visit. We were really happy to see they were still in business because we stopped in several times in the past month only for them to be closed at 10pm. This visit was not our best, we are huge fans of McGarvey's normally but the bartender (who himself was... More 

Thank Wandering96
Fayetteville, Georgia
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found out why my friend had been raving about the crab dip! It was delicious--just wish they offered gluten free bread, too! We lucked into a table for three during the St. Patrick's Parade. (Annapolis celebrated early!) I had a chicken and artichoke entree. It was delicious. The atmosphere was celebratory and fun. The service was attentive, and food... More 

Thank Jamie W
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive been eating here since they opened over 40 years ago. This place does an excellent job of delivering on upscale pub food and raw bar dishes.Great atmosphere; always filled with locals.

Thank terpjohn
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with family. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I had Chicken Tenders with their cottage fries. The cottage fries were delicious. They were hand cut.

Thank dalady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Really fun bar with oyster shooters, cheap happy hour food and drinks during the week. On the weekends it can get a bit crowded with dancing and a lot of people.

Thank Alexandra F
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Visited on an unseasonably hot day in October in which we were in dire need of refreshment! Drinks were cold, oysters were good and the waitress was a hoot. It took a bit to get service, as the place was jam packed. But we enjoyed it and would recommend for a drink and quick nibble.

Thank Spartygirl88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We live in NJ & have family in VA. Whenever we have a little extra time we "detour" through Annapolis just so we can pop into McGarvey's for their AMAZING crab dip and out of the oven bread!! We have been visiting for years! Sandwiches are great too!

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-263-5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?