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Boatyard Bar & Grill

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400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
+1 410-216-6206
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 2yr. old son and I frequent The Boatyard Bar & Grill 2-3 times a month and we have a great time. The kids menu and crayons along with the fish and marine trinkets hanging on the walls keep him more than entertained. The food is great and consistent every time we go. The waitstaff is very friendly and the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the original Smith Island Cake at Boatyard last year on my birthday, and yes, that is why I came back this year. BUT before I had that amazing Smith Island Cake, I had what are allegedly the best Crab Cakes in Maryland (All killer/No Filler!). I don't know if the Crab Cakes at Boatyard are the best in... More 

Thank Celeste C
Garden City, New York
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214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning here after a year, we were not disappointed. While it still is very loud and crowded, it is fun and the food is tasty. A short walk over the bridge from the middle of town. They call their crab cakes the best in town and “all killer, no filler”. My husband is pickey about his crab cakes and he... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything you get here is great.the best bloody mary's with a marinaded string bean. I had the soft shell crab salad.huge soft shell crab on top of a great salad.the shrimp salad was the best.large shrimp and old bay.never had a bad meal here.

Thank jmz
Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is a bit of a challenge. Quality of food is good for the money. Variety menu so something for everyone. We always enjoy the crab cake and fish sandwich. The service is always friendly and excellent. Keep in mind the place is little loud but fun. The bar always seems to be busy.

Thank Ingrid L
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual bar/restaurant favored by locals for everything from seafood to steak. The atmosphere is rustic no-frills nautical. Casual dress is the rule. Parking is at a premium; the parking lot is small. Drop someone off to get your name on the list while the driver hunts for street parking. We tried for reservations, but not accepted for... More 

Thank Dianne B
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no frills/relaxed and positive atmosphere, excellent food, not overpriced, excellent service. caters to mainly locals, something for everyone including those with special diets like me...... will eat there again

Thank ric0272016
Gambrills, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the menu is big but the vegetable mushy and you know they are cooking for all day and night. very noisy but always crowded....there are some thing that are better than others and you know you can always go there for brunch. great for kids cause its so noisy....a really big happy hour.

Thank 66travelor
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend Boatyard for gathering with friends,for a pre- or post-dinner drink. Or an after sailing race meet-up for an upbeat vibe. It is lively and fun and well-located in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. That said, I have been consistently disappointed in the mediocre food. Even for bar food, I can only rank it as average.

Thank Susan S
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was mobbed when we walked in at 3 in the afternoon. Quite the bar scene. I had local scallops and my wife fried oysters s. Both were great. Service was excellent. Good meal just a little loud. We will come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?