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Rod 'N' Reel

4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
+1 410-257-2735
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was quaint but we needed a little more seasoning for the food. There were a lot of fruit flies flying around.

Thank mzmiszi72
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maybe it was just the time and day we went, but the service was very disappointing and the food not much better. With that said, we did have a spectacular view of the Bay itself. Was brought out drinks three different times as each time...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited 10 minutes just to be seated by the hostess for a Saturday morning buffet only breakfast. She spent more time in the back than she did at her station for no obvious reason and appeared frustrated that there was a line of people...More

Thank HappyCamper20732
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything was ok, it is a beautiful restaurant service was ok i hear later the breakfast buffet is awusome

Thank Charlotte Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good seafood, appetizers, nice view of the Chesapeake Beach, waterfront restaurant. Good service, friendly staff. Best Upscale dining in the area.

Thank LaDonna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited family in D.C. and the took us here. It's like a family tradition. The food was very good. Great breakfast choices and homemade omelettes, fresh waffles with flavors chocolate, apple cinnamon, strawberry and regular. I heard the seafood is very good also. It is...More

Thank Hopie_Don
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious steak and seafood dinner at the Rod and Reel. Service was great and the food delicious. Steak was grilled perfectly and the imperial crab stuffed shrimp looked as good as it tasted.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Rod 'N' Reel experience. I go for the beautiful view and the breakfast or brunch on the weekends. Make sure you visit the omelet and waffle stations you won't be disappointed!

Thank vickies433
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The restaurant has a nice view overlooking the bay and the staff is nice. It has a fun atmosphere because the bar is right next door and there's live music. It gets loud so you can't hear what your friends are saying if they are...More

Thank Custer2013
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Nice drinks, food and service. A lot of energy in this place as the casino is upstairs. Parking can be iffy on Bingo and concert nights. I was crushed they were out of oysters when I was there, but the large drinks made up for...More

Thank Bobby M
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6 November 2016|
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Response from W S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant regarding, their New Year Day Sunday brunch schedule. Please post what you find out.
28 September 2016|
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Response from Fleishum | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure though I would reach out to them directly. I would think they would be prepared for this type of question.
23 February 2016|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
My wife are considering attending the same dinner. We were told their murder mystery dinners were lots of fun. You're paying not only for dinner but for the entertainment. So, to me $85 a person is not out of the ball park... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
    (MD Rt. 261)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Chesapeake Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 410-257-2735
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