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All 307 Annapolis Restaurants

Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
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Ranked #15 of 307 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were four for a celebratory lunch but nothing could go right. My son ordered a Coke which was almost pure syrup. My husband and daughter-in-law ordered four different kinds of oysters that were served on one platter. The server was unable to identify which oysters were which kind and explained they all taste pretty much the same. My husband... More 

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Jersey Shore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

When in town, we always go to the Boatyard for lunch. They have a terrific Cuban Shrimp Salad which is TO DOE FOR!!! It's a very busy place so go with plenty of time especially if it's on the weekend. All the servers practically runs to get your orders done as quickly as possible and to cooks get it right... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Fabulous menu, excellent food, excellent service. A gem in Eastport just over the bridge from downtown Annapolis. Because it is so good, sometimes there is a wait. For their non-reservation Sunday Brunch, the wait can be 1-1/2 hours...worth it! Bon Appetit!

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Annapolis, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Always frustrating to have to wait for a table which happens regularly at this place, but the crowds are a testiment to the quality of food. We turn regularly to the Boatyard Bar and Grill for a good seafood meal and occassionally will take our out-of-town friends there if we want to risk waiting for a table.

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Tiffin, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch. Excellent cream of crab soup and the beef brisket sandwich which was a daily special was tender and flavorful. Cute decor and prompt service. Only negative is that the chicken tenders were too spicy for a toddler. Flounder BLT was a two thumbs up.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Boatyard is becoming (or has already become) an institution in Annapolis. Great place for families, excellent food and drinks. If you're there for brunch, the Huevos Ranchero are outstanding. Crabcakes are top notch as well. Haven't had anything there that I wouldn't have again.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Boatyard is a regular hangout at the bar and a pretty good restaurant. The acoustics however make conversation all but impossible.

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Annapolis, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great nautical themed restaurant convenient to downtown Annapolis. One of my favorite breakfast places. Works for locals, tourists, or to do business. Try the breakfast pizza!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located close to all the boats in Annapolis harbor, this is a very popular place for boaters and locals alike. Good food and atmosphere, but tends to get very noisy.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to meet real Annapolitains, the kind that live and sail out of this beautiful city, then this is the place to go. The Boatyard makes good n' strong drinks, serves delicious crab cakes and has a great roomy and comfortable atmosphere, steps from the marina and water. We love this place and never tire of their food... More 

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Additional Information about Boatyard Bar & Grill

Address: 400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone Number: 410-216-6206
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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