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Boatyard Bar & Grill

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400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403
+1 410-216-6206
Today
07:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just not very impressed. Pros Nice atmosphere Great staff...our waiter was top notch Crabcake was good...but not as great as it sounded Nice variety on the menu....something for everyone. We were excited to go here. Wife picked it for her birthday. Wife felt the crab cake was good but not as great as the hype. Felt it lacked... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a group of 8 from out of town, which is a challenge for any restaurant that doesn't take reservations, but Boatyard handled it well. We waited in the lively bar area, and ordered an app to share, which was gobbled up quickly. We ended up being seated at a table in the bar area, which was great. Many... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great specials and all the usual. Apps: Oysters, smoked fish, crab balls. Entrees: Cajun shrimp salad, salad wit h carbs, scallops special. All were excellent! As usual, the place is loud which is the only drawback.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in DC and went to Annapolis for the day in the summer and the town was packed. We drove around trying to find parking and a place to eat and accidentally went over the bridge and turned to find Boatyard Grill and it was packed out the door. So we (more) easily found a parking spot here and... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, local seafood...and no joke...the best crab cakes I've ever had. (and I'm originally from MD - I've tried alot of crab cakes). Family friendly, too - kids loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A regular destination when we visit Annapolis. It's a perfect place for a few drinks, a lunch or full dinner. Fun menu with something for everyone. Last trip started with a Dark and Stormy (kinda have to have rum here...), followed by a cup of their mixed crab soup - 1/2 maryland crab and 1/2 cream of crab which was... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told we had a 30 minute wait at the Boatyard Bar & Grill. It ended up being only 15 minutes. Service was prompt and friendly. We all got seafood and were satisfied with our meals. Our son raved about the crab cakes (lots of crab - no filler), which were a nice size. Our daughter throughly enjoyed her... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the boatyard since it opened. It really has a great group of locals with a few tourists mixed in. They have a little carry-out area and a small parking lot in the back - or park across street in Carroll's Creek Lot (pay) - or if lucky to find street parking. They have an extensive... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Wednesday night and the Boatyard was hopping busy. About half of the restaurant is Bar and half is Grill. Our estimated wait was 35 minutes but it didn't take that long. I had a longer wait for the people in our party who were parking the car (only a few spots at the restaurant). Even though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and bar atmosphere. Good food too. Great for locals and tourist for great Annapolis feel!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?