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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
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Ranked #16 of 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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83% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had a good family dinner here. Was a bit over priced. $11 for 4 coconut shrimp was a bit much. Crab cakes were good, as were the scallops. Service was good as well. As always, parking is a challenge in Annapolis.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were looking for a "new" restaurant in Annapolis for Sunday brunch and discovered Boatyard Bar & Grill. My husband and I were meeting our son and a friend of his visiting from Connecticut. The three out of four of us (my son's friend is a strict vegetarian) shared very good size, succulent raw oysters on the half shell (Boatyard... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Boatyard Bar and Grill several times this summer. We were able to walk there from the house we were renting in the Eastport section of Annapolis. Each of us ordered the pizza with our own toppings. The home-made whole wheat crust was amazing! The bar area was lively and energetic. Thoroughly enjoyed our visits!

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Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

if you are not into sports bars, and don't like the noise, then pick another place to eat. The place was noisy, and sound travels well from the bar to the restaurant. This is not a romantic spot! The food was so-so, I ordered Open Faced Blue Crab Melt which was served over soggy Ciabatta bread. I finally had to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The food was incredible, we started off with the crab balls, which were so good. While it was a bit noisy, I found that it didn't detract from the overall experience. It's a great place to get great good in a fun environment.

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Agana, Mariana Islands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is always very good. I took my clients here over a year ago and when they come to Annapolis and the Boatyard is the only place they want to eat! My favorites are the fish and chips, crab cakes and burgers. Prices are really reasonable. The atmosphere is very... More

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Burlington, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a great spot! Started the meal with a sampling of all four types of oysters on the menu..wonderfully fresh, large succulent morsels! Crab cake dinners were excellent and half price bottle of wine (on Tuesday's) was icing on the cake! Great boathouse atmosphere but a bit noisy..conversation was still easy, though. This was our second visit and it was... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Lively place with great food and a first rate staff. Creamy crab soup and crab cakes made for a memorable dinner. I look forward to,going back

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Sarasota, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There were five of us for dinner (two thirty somethings, a thirteen year old and two 60 somethings). We were seated well away from the bar which was very noisy but it turns out this small annex room was exceedingly noisy as well. Even our young companions had trouble hearing what was said at our own table. It seemed like... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love the breakfast huevos rancheros, lunch and dinner pizza, fish tacos, salads (especially Greek and Soft Crab salads), drinks, atmosphere. It is fairly noisy even when not filled, so hard to talk but always fun, friendly.

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