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“The View, the People and the Food!”

The Hobbit Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 440 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: ********** CLOSE FOR SEASON AND WILL RE-OPEN MARCH 28th, 2018 ***************** *********************************** 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. ***********************Temporarily Closed until March 28, 2018.**************************
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner at the bar (husband and I) Friday night and again with my sister and her husband on Saturday night. The new smoked carpaccio appetizer is great as is the shrimp toast. The daily soups both night were excellent. The strawberry and goat cheese entree salad is fantastic and the filet was very good and perfectly cooked. The rolls are so good you shouldn’t try one unless you want to finish them all! Management, Garvey, greeters, bar staff (Mark) and all the servers are considerate, friendly and just the right amount of interaction. If you haven’t seen the sound Sunset from here you are missing the perfect place. Hurry and enjoy. They last day of the season is next Saturday. They are serving a great restaurant week menu in addition to a la carte menu until they close the after Saturday Oct 21st!

Thank paulagale
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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Paula,

Thank you very much for coming in and for the kind words! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed everything so much from the soup to the service. We also appreciate the free promotion on here about our restaurant week menu! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you when we reopen next year on March 28th.

Garvey H.
Owner

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

2nd time here this year....slow on bartending for first drink 2nd time around....but so so worth the patience. Great food, view...atmosphere! Do try!

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Thank Mary P
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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mary,

Thank you very much for coming in for a second time and we appreciate the positive review of The Hobbit. I apologize about the slow drink service but I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. Look forward to seeing you again when we reopen March 28th next year!

Garvey H.
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

After 2 different Uber drivers named this place as one of their favorite restaurants we decided to give it a try. Sunday night in the off-season was not crowded and we didn't need a reservation. The hostess greeted us at the door which was very welcoming. The floor to ceiling windows were impressive with a great view of the marsh. There was no sunset due to the cloud cover, but it was pretty just the same. Now for the food.... we are not big eaters, so no appetizer or salad for us - just the entrees and dessert, and a cocktail. The grapefruit juice in my drink tasted fresh squeezed and was delicious. Hubby was happy with his Guinness. The entrees were pricey but the quality was worth it. Crab cakes at $39 that night were all crab - no filler. I am not fond of Old Bay seasoning so I should have told them not to use it, but the flavor of the crab still came through. The mashed potatoes and green beans that came with it were perfectly prepared and delicious. Hubby got the salmon dish - I think it was prepared with squash, potatoes and a balsamic glaze, but it was also well prepared and he thourally enjoyed it. Mary's Delight for dessert was definitely a delight! Advertised as their speciality it did not disappoint. Walnut crust with pudding and cheesecake with whipped cream was light and very yummy. Our server was very attentive but not overly so. If we come back to OCMD I would definitely eat here again. Dinner for 2 with one drink each and dessert was $110 + tip.

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Thank njersey8229
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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Jersey,

Thank you very much for coming in and for the positive review of The Hobbit. Happy to hear you enjoyed your food and cocktails so much (and yes that grapefruit juice was fresh squeezed). We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Garvey H.
Owner

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were given a table promptly at our reservation time. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious and displayed beautifully. We will definitely go back the next time we're in Ocean City.

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Thank Kathy C
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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Kathy,

Thank you very much for coming in and for the positive review of The Hobbit. Happy to hear everything was great and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in OC!

Garvey H.
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Excellent service - when we pulled up, the hostess opened the door within seconds. So that started out the night in a great way. We only ordered entrees, so I can only speak to the bread, which was warm and yummy. I ordered the braised beef/shortrib, which was so flavorful and rich. My tablemates ordered crabcake, chicken and sirloin tips, which they all enjoyed. They have an extensive wine list. Even if you don't get a table by the window, the setup means most tables have a beautiful view of the water.

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Thank kcoombs1209
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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

K,

Thank you very much for coming in and for the positive review of The Hobbit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything so much and feel that you were well taken care of as that is very important to us. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Garvey H.
Owner

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