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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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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 weeks ago

Very cool place with a great selection of food. We went for seafood salads and were amazed how good they were. Highly recommended! This is a must-do for everyone visiting Annapolis.

Thank Jakub M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to see a bunch of old friends. Had crab balls, scallops and a few beers. This place has a great reputation and after eating there I would say it is well deserved. Good service and reasonable prices.

Thank djphaneuf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit the Boatyard when in Annapolis , sat at the bar for drinks , middle neck steamers and the crab cake sandwich , everything was perfect . Have had crab cakes in many places throughout Maryland and Boatyard is still the best .

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ordered was over the top. Loved the steamed appetizer of andouille and shell fish. Crab cakes are some of the best in MD!

Thank Navigator824333
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 7 October 2018 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 BW350
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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 October 2018

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
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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
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3 July 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I think they do.
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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