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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
410-216-6206
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Ranked #13 of 298 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

As always we make our way over to Eastport to go to The Boatyard for either lunch or dinner. It's never disappointing, the food is always good, and the staff is very friendly. Service is great here, we like that they refill our iced tea glasses without asking. We love the atmosphere here.

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Corona, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We wanted a nice place to eat but not a tourist-trap. The Boatyard is absolutely amazing!! My wife got the lobster/corn chowder soup which was incredible. I had the open face crab melt with the best potato salad I have ever had. My wife got the fish and chips and said it was one of the best she ever had.... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to go to eat with children. Fast and good service. Food is consistently good. No complaints. Very accommodating. A must if you have small children and want good food and drinks.

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Cocoa, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited Annapolis early August 2014 and took the trolley tour. The driver pointed this option out and we decided to give it a try. It was parents weekend at the US Naval Academy, so it was a bit crowded but no wait for our party of 5. Food was excellent, we recommend the open faced Crab sandwich! Service was... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered the scallops, fish and chips and grilled fish. All were really good. Ordered the shrimp for appetizer, which was also excellent except that it had an inordinate amount of onions for whatever reason. Still, it was very tasty. Very patient and pleasant staff with our 2 yrs old. Was a very good experience

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Burke, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

No great shakes, the lunch crab cakes full of lump meat but a little on the small side. The Cole slaw not to my taste with too much green pepper in the mix, it overpowers the flavor of the slaw. Cream of Crab soup could have had more flaver. Overall it was just Okay.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm usually pretty picky about Crabcakes but The Boatyard's is my new favorite!! Large with lump crab meat & perfect seasoning. The sauce whic was served on the side was also delicious & the perfect complement to the Crabcake! Would highly recommend !

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this place. Great atmosphere, terrific location, and the food is incredible. Nothing extraordinary: it is a maritime themed bar and restaurant serving pretty standard fare (steaks, chicken, seafood, etc.), but the quality is extremely high. I especially love their crab cakes and steaks. My most recent visit at a table at the bar with friends from work was... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is our go to place for a easy dinner, lunch or breakfast! Food is always good! Family friendly. The bar is noisy and the place to go to watch a game! It's better to walk to this restaurant . Park in the Main Street gargage , walk over the Spa Creek bridge and the two blocks up Seven Ave.... More

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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Me and my wife took her brother and his wife here for dinner. The Mussells were over cooked the fish had a ton of breading on it and looked like it had been cooked in very old grease. My wife had the cocunut shrimp and they were in the same condition as the fish. The food we could tolerate but... More

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