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The Hobbit Restaurant

121 81st St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842-6458
+1 410-524-8100
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (36 reviews)
“short ribs” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
121 81st St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842-6458
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were searching for a place to dine at, while watching the sunset. This proved to be the perfect place for that. Not only was the view amazing, the food was just as good. We enjoyed everything that we ordered. Some feel that this is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Leik77
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Leik, Thanks for your great review of The Hobbit. It's good to hear we were the perfect spot for a beautiful sunset and how much you enjoyed everything from the dishes you ordered to the ambiance and service. Thanks for your recommendation and we look...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Great restaurant for lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is great and the service is superb. Dined for lunch and had the greatest food I have had in a while. The lunch menu is varied and the food was delicious Salad and house dressing were also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tameraranstein
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tamera, Thanks for taking time to review The Hobbit. We actually stopped serving lunch after our current location's reopening in 2008. Are you sure you visited us in Ocean City, Maryland? Perhaps it was an early dinner, but if not we'd love to have you...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We had dinner here last night, based on online reviews we found. The food was terrific. The restaurant is lovely but incredibly noisy - we had great difficulty carrying on a conversation. The waitress was nice but made a huge mistake - she took my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VBHokie82
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

VB, Thank you very much for coming in and for the positive review of The Hobbit. I apologize about the noise but unfortunately with the high ceilings and large windows there is not much to soak up the noise when we are very busy. I...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I've been going to ocean city my whole life and was surprised to see that The Hobbit was the #1 ranked restaurant, and I've never been! So we (me, my husband, and our best friends) went to check it out for dinner. The restaurant has...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank catgrrl
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Catgirl, Thank you very much for coming in to try us for your first visit and for the positive review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed all the food as well as the view. I apologize that you found your waitress odd as we...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Went here for dinner on a Thursday night. Restaurant is beautiful and from the back of the restaurant at sunset there is a beautiful view over the bay. We were seated immediately and the restaurant was very busy for a weekday in the off-season. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JMICHAEL
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Michael, Thanks for joining us for a night out at The Hobbit. Glad you were able to be seated quickly for a great view and enjoyed the setting as well as all our menu has to offer. The Cream of Crab soup and Fried Green...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful view, pleasant staff, good wine list, great food. A hidden gem not to be missed. Best Fried Green Tomatoes I ever had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alison d
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Alison, Happy you found us and had a great experience here at The Hobbit.Glad you enjoyed the Fried Green Tomatoes as well as our wine list and pleasant staff. We hope you join us again very soon. Garvey H. Owner

Reviewed September 29, 2018

We were seated in the next row from the window, very nice view for the people in my party sitting opposite me. The crab cakes had no filler and were excellent. The meal arrived very quickly. They cleared the plates and asked if we wanted...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank arzado
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Arzado, Thank you very much for coming and for taking the time to review The Hobbit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the crabcakes so much as we take a lot of pride in the crabmeat we source along with our unchanged recipe with...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The food is really top quality and very tasty. The price is absolutely worth it. The wine prices are reasonable compared to so many places. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fawzi B
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Fawzi, Thank you for your positive review of The Hobbit! Its great to hear you enjoyed a top quality meal. We always try to keep our wine prices very reasonable and I'm happy to see you noticed. We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a place to celebrate my boyfriend birthday. The Hobbit is definitely a hidden pearl. Our first experience was amazing! I highly recommend to request Emily as your server and you must have a tabu by the window. The view is gorgeous!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julia P
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Julia, Thank you very much for choosing The Hobbit to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday. We're glad to hear how impressed you were with the find! Glad that Emily took great care of you folks and that you were able to enjoy a gorgeous view to...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

Our overall Ocean City dining experience was a hit and miss. The Hobbit Restaurant was definitely a hit. My wife and I were desperately looking for fine dining options, while on vacation in Ocean City, and we finally found a great one when we came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Masyunya
HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Masyunya, Thank you very much for joining us for a night at The Hobbit! It's great to hear we hit the mark for you in all categories. So happy you enjoyed the Roasted Garlic Spread as well as the Lamb and fork-tender Short Ribs, and...More

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Trista H
July 5, 2018|
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Response from resefeyd | Reviewed this property |
No. But my kids eat anything. They loooove the duck!
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July 25, 2015|
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Response from HobbitRestaurant | Property representative |
5-545PM everyday. The entire party needs to be seated by 545. Thank you very much for your interest and we hope to see you soon. The Hobbit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 81st St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842-6458
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-8100
  • E-mail
Description
An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.
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