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Boatyard Bar & Grill

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400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
+1 410-216-6206
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08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in Southport, this bar/ grill is delightful! This local spot is a great affordable eatery that proudly serves local fare. Decorated in a nautical theme. The ambience is warm and inviting. Their prize meal is Maryland crab cakes. "Killer-No filler"- and they are exactly as advertised! DELICIOUS!! Sides includes Caribbean coleslaw that that is tasty, red potato salad this... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little restaurant with limited seating in door and out ...weather permitting of course. Located in Eastport a short walk from downtown Annapolis. Seating is tight but the food is worth the squeeze. Locals love to frequent the place! Only drawback is parking is very tight ... so on a nice day take a stroll over the Bridge, enjoy the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location in Eastport. Food is great but can get a little crowded. Be prepared to wait but have a great drink doing it.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a client there for a year end review and a casual lunch. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was delish, and the atmosphere casual and laid back. We were able to get a table in the lower dining area to the far side of the gift shop. It was roomy enough that we didn't feel like everyone... More 

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richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this review

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Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just not very impressed. Pros Nice atmosphere Great staff...our waiter was top notch Crabcake was good...but not as great as it sounded Nice variety on the menu....something for everyone. We were excited to go here. Wife picked it for her birthday. Wife felt the crab cake was good but not as great as the hype. Felt it lacked... More 

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richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to the Boatyard. I have printed out your comment and will review with my Chef. We will order these items and test them. We take all comments very seriously and agonize over any displeasure. Hope you will come again DF More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 8 from out of town, which is a challenge for any restaurant that doesn't take reservations, but Boatyard handled it well. We waited in the lively bar area, and ordered an app to share, which was gobbled up quickly. We ended up being seated at a table in the bar area, which was great. Many... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great specials and all the usual. Apps: Oysters, smoked fish, crab balls. Entrees: Cajun shrimp salad, salad wit h carbs, scallops special. All were excellent! As usual, the place is loud which is the only drawback.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in DC and went to Annapolis for the day in the summer and the town was packed. We drove around trying to find parking and a place to eat and accidentally went over the bridge and turned to find Boatyard Grill and it was packed out the door. So we (more) easily found a parking spot here and... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh, local seafood...and no joke...the best crab cakes I've ever had. (and I'm originally from MD - I've tried alot of crab cakes). Family friendly, too - kids loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A regular destination when we visit Annapolis. It's a perfect place for a few drinks, a lunch or full dinner. Fun menu with something for everyone. Last trip started with a Dark and Stormy (kinda have to have rum here...), followed by a cup of their mixed crab soup - 1/2 maryland crab and 1/2 cream of crab which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
Description
The Boatyard is where local sailors, fishermen and lovers of the Chesapeake enjoy pint drinks, great crab cakes and the freshest local seafood. Specialties include smoked fish of the day (on premise), cream of crab and Maryland crab soups and an extensive list of crab and seafood specialties. The First Lady came from the White House to enjoy our crab cakes. The Boatyard has the most extensive raw bar in the area including a variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and mussels. The Boatyard receives awards for being most family friendly and having the best burger on the Bay. Its weekend brunch is the best in the area. The Boatyard is located in the historic maritime district of Eastport-a short walk or water taxi from Annapolis City Docks. Its photo boat films the local sailing races and shows them nightly. Named by Coastal Living, Sailing World and Sail Magazine as one of world's top sailing/boating restaurants.

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