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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
+1 410-216-6206
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (146 reviews)
“crab” (111 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 3 days ago

The crab cake is delicious. Fun boating atmosphere not that far from the historic downtown and harbor area of Annapolis. A good walk over the bridge will get you into downtown. Went for lunch. The salad and house lemon dressing were great.

Thank Colors101
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this restaurant! At the Annapolis power boat show Oct '18 and found the best for service, crab cakes and clams. Oysters are great. Really enjoyed the seafood sampler with chorizo - highly recommend this. Will return for next year's boat show!! Very noisy; acoustics...More

Thank MaryKRBOAT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food Crab cakes are awesome!close to USNA Offers a variety, just about anything and everything Popular place

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boat Show weekend so this place was packed. Service was fine and the seafood was terrific. Yellowfin Flounder, crab, Oysters, halibut, shrimp, lobster rolls, scallops, steamers, and flounder. You want seafood they have seafood. Rockfish, calamari, salmon, filet, fish and chips are all very tasty....More

Thank B W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My meal here was just fine...nothing great...but certainly not bad. It is quite a popular place, although it seems more of a bar atmosphere with food. It probably won't be a regular stop for me, but it certainly has its place in Eastport/Annapolis.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the atmosphere and the service was outstanding. The house salad was great & the Regatta Nachos were delicious and a very generous portion. The crabcakes were the best we've ever had. We topped off our meal with our first ever Smith Island...More

Thank banktravel101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and drinks. This restaurant is very clean and acceptable to the senses. I like that in a restaurant.

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited BB&G several times during our visits to Annapolis. The food is very good and the service is pretty good, as well. They have very tasty Bloody Marys and a fair assortment of beers.

Thank ajrusso65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly rec. and someone stated how good scallops were...waited 45 min and 4 scallops, smear of spinach and stone cold couscous...sent it back due to cold couscous and believe it or not second one was cold too...this was not a cold item and just decided...More

Thank Linpt41
richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry for your disappointing experience. There is no excuse for cold couscous. A Manager is supposed to come over to the table anytime a meal is returned. Our General Manager is working to see where the system broke down, but if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oysters Antoine were totally overwhelmed by the Florentine stuffing. So much so that we had to dig the oysters out and eat separately. The stuffing was fair to good, but in our opinion, really ruined this dish. The fresh oysters on half shell ran...More

Thank Jim W
richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jim We appreciate your visit and your feedback. We will review this comment thoroughly with our Chef. Our oysters and oysters Antoine shld be superb. We were voted the number 1 raw bar in the area. We will also look into your crab ball comment....More

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19 September 2018|
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Response from fourtrip | Reviewed this property |
It can get busy on any night. Call ahead
Marta H
3 July 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I think they do.
Marta H
3 July 2018|
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Response from pdchristian2018 | Reviewed this property |
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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