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Hard Yacht Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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8500 Cove Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222-5504
+1 443-407-0038
07:00 - 00:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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366 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden neighborhood gem. Parking is a little odd as it is in a boat yard. But the food is great - get the egg rolls, mozzarella sticks, pretzel sticks or spicy crab soup. All around a big winner. Went for a birthday party and the service for the host and guest were superb. We will return... More 

Thank joeybagz312
Fallston, Maryland
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This may or may not be an accurate assessment of this little gem since I believe there was a birthday party celebration taking place when we visited. The inside was packed and very few seats remained outside. True, no hostess will acknowledge you as you wander aimlessly wondering where you should sit. We found someone who told us to take... More 

Thank m0_m0ney_m0_travel
Fairfax, Virginia
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234 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

HYC is part of a marina in the Dundalk area and its menu offers a good selection of seafood. The place also has a Tiki bar outside and a more traditional bar inside its building where patrons can have their preferred drinks without the need to order a meal, if they don't want one. There is dining both inside and... More 

Thank MaizeBlueVA
Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've been here for breakfast lunch and dinner in the summer time its great. Indoor seating for winter, decent food and drinks. But definitely a reminder of the Caribbean that's why I love this place.

Thank Traveler2012311
Pennsylvania, USA
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were pleased to be in the area again for lunch at the HYC. We enjoy the outdoor seating and just relaxing on the waterfront. Going mid-afternoon was a great time since the lunch crowd was gone and dinner crowd hadn't started. Once again, the crab soup was wonderful with a whole scoop of crabmeat on top. The sandwiches and... More 

Thank TropicalLover
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Hard Yacht has a huge loyal group of followers and there is no wonder why. The food is great and the service is excellent. Everyone's fun and friendly and the atmosphere is just right. Sit inside or outside, arrive by car or by boat. Cold beers await. The entertainment is live and first class. I would not want to miss... More 

Thank Michael C
Dundalk, Maryland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good atmosphere and good bands. Food is great and fun bunch of people. When you first drive in you aren't quite sure there is a restaurant there but surprise! I enjoy going there.

Thank merrytigger
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My family wanted to go someplace to sit outside since it was so nice out so we went here on a Sunday afternoon, we've been here before & it was decent. We didn't see a hostess stand so we asked a waitress walking by, she said we could seat ourselves at any table that didn't have a reserved sign on... More 

1 Thank FoodBeach_Lover
Baltimore, Maryland
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254 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had been here for happy hour a time or two before finally deciding to eat a meal. Was skeptical since these types of places generally don't deliver in the food department. To my surprise though, this place breaks that mold. Amongst other things I love the fact that they have hush puppies, and they're actually tasty. Have now eaten here... More 

1 Thank Jason G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was our first visit. We had a group of 7 and ate from the Bruch menu. I had the Hangover Burger and it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Our waitress was excellent and told us about the all you can drink Bruch Special. Most of our group went for it and it ended up being a great idea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Cove Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222-5504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 443-407-0038

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