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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
+1 410-216-6206
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (142 reviews)
“crab” (109 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
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Reviewed 2 days ago

fun place, great seafood (lobster rolls were great). service was great. casual atmosphere lots of character. only issue the place has is that parking is tiny. prolly need to find a parking space on the road. but worth the trip. loved it

Thank Min T
Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit loud but the food was very good and the service was great. The parking is a bit difficult, but worth the walk.

Thank ckalimon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family went to the Boatyard for lunch after I searched TA for a new spot to eat in “Annapolis”. Well, the short trip across the bridge to Eastport was worth every second. We had a fantastic lunch sampling the crabcakes, mahi tacos, mahi sandwich...More

Thank jshad69
Reviewed 4 days ago

While this is a "tried and true" Annapolis seafood place, their specials move them out of the "same old, same old" category. Three of us had the Seafood Salad special. Wow - packed with scallops, shrimps, mussels, calamari, clams plus feta cheese. Like most restaurants,...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, full of sailors or wannabe sailors. Casual place for a burger or salad, all food very good. Gets crowded . Parking limited.

Thank Sally1351
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Boatyard a couple years ago for an early dinner and had a great experience. This time we stopped through for lunch (midweek) on our way from Williamsburg/VA to Emmitsburg/MD. Sitting at the bar (rather than in the main restaurant) offers a more casual...More

Thank BGI-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at the Boatyard. Service was great. Everything that we ordered was served hot and presented very well. Soft shell crabs were excellent. Nice selection of beers on tap. Certainly will go back.

Thank Raymond F. W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not in the downtown area but it has the best crab cakes there. They are famous for their crab cakes and its quite pricey but if you are a tourist and want to try all meat no filler crab cakes this is...More

Thank derrickp814
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my all time favorite places to eat in annapolis. I like going here for lunch where its not too crowded. Food and service are great with a local feel to it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Daughter & Husband had invited me to join them and the children for Dinner at the Boatyard Grill on a Late July Wednesday Evening. Since I had not been there in quite awhile I accepted their invitation and was delighted by the prompt service...More

Thank KenSun
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We were a party of three. We arrived around 4:30 and immediately seated. By the time we left, 5:30-5:45, there was a line waiting. I’d just call and inquire whether they accept reservations. Excellent food. We found if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
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The Boatyard is where local sailors, fishermen and lovers of the Chesapeake enjoy pint drinks, great crab cakes and the freshest local seafood. Specialties include smoked fish of the day (on premise), cream of crab and Maryland crab soups and an extensive list of crab and seafood specialties. The First Lady came from the White House to enjoy our crab cakes. The Boatyard has the most extensive raw bar in the area including a variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and mussels. The Boatyard receives awards for being most family friendly and having the best burger on the Bay. Its weekend brunch is the best in the area. The Boatyard is located in the historic maritime district of Eastport-a short walk or water taxi from Annapolis City Docks. Its photo boat films the local sailing races and shows them nightly. Named by Coastal Living, Sailing World and Sail Magazine as one of world's top sailing/boating restaurants.
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