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207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
+1 410-687-1422
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little place by the water. Went out with my brother had a blast the waitress was great and the food was a great amount and cold beer love it.

1 Thank Chadwick F
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Real nice place especially Sunday Funday. Has Live Music, 3 bars, deck and patio seating. Has plenty of parking and boat dockage for even the largest boats. Has a Banquet area for Private Parties. Mark and Tracy are hands on owners. All the Bartenders are nice as are the Servers. Has a great view of Water. Seafood is on the... More 

1 Thank Evictor55
MiddleRiver Maryland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wait time was ok the music helped to pass the time . Food was good but it came out slow our server was great.

Thank capt132000
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Would not go back. Food was not good, the service was not good, and the type of customers it attracts is not good.

Thank Tammy H
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place has it all, waterfront restaurant, bar, marina, indoor music venue, outdoor music venue. Check the calendar, there are really good local bands all the time. I usually get a burger at the bar so I can't speak for the full menu, but sitting on the deck overlooking the marina listening to live music, you will forget you are... More 

1 Thank Christopher19380
Baltimore, MD
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I have NEVER had a bad meal at Riverwatch, whether it's a Crab Cake, Pork Porterhouse, Grilled Salmon or Seafood Salad...it's all great!!

1 Thank grammy903
Abingdon, Maryland
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677 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I've been here a couple of times...always had a good meal...but this is the first time it was nice enough to sit outside while dining. The restaurant doesn't look like much in the front but in the back, there is a huge deck for outdoor dining. The restaurant is on Hopkins Creek which is a pretty body of water. There... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
United States
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636 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Recently had lunch there. Sat on the deck with friends and had a lovely lunch. I am picky about my crabcakes, but I saw someone with it and decided to try it. Delicious! Crabcake, with vegetable and a baked potato. Nice big crabcake with lots of lump meat, option of broiled or fried (I chose broiled), steamed green beans and... More 

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Bel Air, Maryland
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Wonderful restaurant by the water. Gives that feeling of being at the beach or islands. Great atmosphere. Bands are great. Staff very attentive and food is good.

Thank BeachPatti
Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Went with family and children Friday night. Atmosphere was festive, very family friendly. Beautiful night on the water, nice live band gave it a festive atmosphere. Kid friendly, children's menu, even have bean bag game for children to play while waiting for food. Food was good, reasonably priced. Didn't see any bikers or hook ups, where did that come from?... More 

Thank dheffne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-687-1422

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