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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
+1 410-216-6206
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (112 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 weeks ago

No filler, really. I've heard many restaurants talk the talk it but this place walks the walk. Absolutely the best!! And while we're on seafood.....THE OYSTERS!!! Fresh and plump!! Try them fried too. These are the bomb as are the chicken wings and the crab...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing for so many reasons. The crab and artichoke dip is the best I have ever had. The crab cakes are amazing. The service was excellent. We were truly taken by the food the service and how efficient this place was. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grandepapi123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved by locals for it's decent food and fun atmosphere! I have personally eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. The bar area is usually lively for happy hour and in the evenings. They also have outdoor seating but there's not really...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SPip410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server (male with red beard), was too busy to share with us that it was happy hour, tell us the specials or even answer a simple question about a menu item. He said “once you figure it out I’ll be back” then very rudely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Navy558782
richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry this occurred. Our servers are trained intensively to be gracious and engaging. We have discussed it with all parties.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Best crabcakes in Annapolis! Also love their fish tacos, fish 'n chips and entree salads! Active bar scene, but restaurant is family friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DDelane
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a reliable and reasonably-priced family restaurant in this charming city. The menu is creative, the specials are almost always good. Service is good. When the place looks crowded, a wait at the bar will not be as long as you feared. Many good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thekilleens2018
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

A great restaurant in Eastport, just across the bridge from Annapolis. The food is terrific, the service is fun, and the restaurant is packed with locals who are in the know.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RussellBen
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

First shout out to Gabby for excellent service. Shes great! We got conch fritters for an appetizer....yummy. we got the crab cake sandwich and lobster rolls....AMAZING. To my 200,000 readers...this is a must stop.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheHopefulTraveler
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The food and environment are well done here. Crab cakes were good, portions reasonable and desserts tasty. It appears to be a good neighborhood eater, as evidenced by the locals in attendance. Parking is a little challenging, especially with construction present, but overall ok.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Christian P
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Excellent local seafood. Surprisingly good happy hour pizza. Fun nautical atmosphere. Local sailors hangout.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maury N
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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.
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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