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169 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
410.956.2995
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ribs

It had been years since we had been here, don't live in the area anymore. We came on a Friday night and Saturday night. We ended up seated in the tables surrounding the bar area. Lots of locals come here. The first table were seated in had a gross mess of food on the floor under the table, when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Annette A
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virginia
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virginia
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been years since we had been here, don't live in the area anymore. We came on a Friday night and Saturday night. We ended up seated in the tables surrounding the bar area. Lots of locals come here. The first table were seated in had a gross mess of food on the floor under the table, when we... More 

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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EXPENSIVE, LIMITED SPECIALS, crowded limited parking. Servers are self serving, if your not a regular avoid the lack of interest and or service. Once long ago it was OK, butt not any more try Royal Farms ! Better Service Better Food, less disappointment !

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Thank Michael P
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have been going to Adams Ribs for many years. I love the combination of tender, flavorful ribs along with the sauce on the table. Out of the many rib joints across the country and from my own kitchen, I always say, Adams Ribs are the best.

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Thank Ed W
Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We go to Adams Rib's regularly. We love the Thursday night "Thanksgiving dinner" that we can get each week. The ribs are super and the meat falls off the bones. You must try the onion straws as they are the best! The service is great and they are always friendly. The locals love this place.

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Thank Ingrid L
New Jersey
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. The chili was ok on flavor but the meat and tomatoe pieces were nkt broken up at all. Meat pieces like golf balls. Buffalo wings just tasted like dirty fry oil. I was not impressed. The service however was good as well as the decor. Cornbread was outstanding. Prices too high for what i was served.

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Thank EvilSandman
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The ribs were simply wonderful! Yet fell off the bone and the bbq sauce was delicious. The crab cakes are lump crab meat and delicious also. Fried shrimp were crispy and a treat. This place is worth the trip. The beer selection was really good also. As soon as you eat here you will be thinking about when the next... More 

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Thank Rkholt
Herndon, Virginia
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253 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Well they deliver on the promise of the ribs. They're melt off the bone good, and the sauce is pretty good too. One of us also got the crab cake salad, and the crab cake was great. The sides are decent, good accompaniment. The beer selection is decent too. As a finale, we got the french silk pie, as we'd... More 

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Thank apdemas
Easton, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very strange. I ordered the Ahi Tuna app., it appeared as if a 3 yr. old tore up some lettuce and threw it on a very large plate. It also appeared that the same 3 yr. old took a plastic knife and carved up the tuna into very odd sizes and tossed it on the plate. Our friend who judges... More 

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Thank Wendy S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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221 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is very popular in the area. Large bar area with tables and booths surrounding the bar. Also a restaurant style seating area that's fairly large. Lots of 1/4 or 1/2 chicken plates and combos and of course ribs. Also they have steaks and some salads, wings and bar food. I have had alot better BBQ buy it good... More 

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Thank riva9129
Hanover, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Large, comfortable rib/bbq restaurant in the Edgewater area. Friendly staff that greets you upon arrival; seems like they have a lot of regulars. Good selection of about 18 beers on tap as well as a fair bottle selection. One of the best beef brisket sandwiches anywhere. Lots of specials and events posted around the bar. Prices were reasonable. Cool bartender.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Edgewater
  • Phone Number: 410.956.2995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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