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207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
410-687-1422
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bland Overpriced Food

I will start off by telling the positives of this restaurant. There is plenty of parking and it does have a good location as it is located on the water. Now for the not so good...the menu selections are limited, overpriced and the food is bland. I had not been to this restaurant for about 30... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
duckiebell
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Baltimore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltimore
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I will start off by telling the positives of this restaurant. There is plenty of parking and it does have a good location as it is located on the water. Now for the not so good...the menu selections are limited, overpriced and the food is bland. I had not been to this restaurant for about 30 years so when I... More 

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Essex, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food and service are consistent. My wife and I enjoy it 3 months out of the year sitting out on the water front.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Something should have told us to turn around when we went on a Friday night at 7pm and there were only 2 other people in there but we did it anyway. Started off by ordering the oyster app. Pretzel with crab dip and scallops wrapped in bacon Well, the oysters were supposed to be 6, only brought out 3. 1... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My roommate and I were bored at home on a very nice Sunday afternoon. We decided on River Watch as our diversion of choice. We had a wonderful time! We sat at the outside bar with John as our bartender. He made us the most awesome mudslides which tasted great on a warm summer afternoon. We decided on salads and... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I am a executive chef I brought my wife in on wensday , we had the crab dip wick had way to Many scallions and was very greasy. After we ordered the 10$ crab cakes Wich were horriable had to get both meals comped off the mash potatoes were sour the vegetables tasted like they came out of a bag... More 

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Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went as a group to hear a local band during the late afternoon. Seating was immediately available outside. Our waitress was very attentive. Most of us only had drinks. A couple had food and it looked pretty good. Band was great with plenty of room for dancing.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I walked up to the Hostess Station. The girl asked how many, I said 3, she said OK about 15 minutes, I said ok. We waited about 30 minutes and no one had said ANYTHING to us. So I went over and asked how much longer, she said she didn't know, but as soon as a table opened we were... More 

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Lutherville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Poor manners. Unpolished wait staff. Food was actually good but we had to wait such a long time to be seated and waited on even though we had a reservation. Wait staff have no personality.

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Essex, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great place for dining, drinks, entertainment, and to meet nice locals. Every experience here has been very pleasant.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Family night for our group of 7. Got seated ok and the iced tea and water served promptly. That was the best part. Food came out slow. The crab soup watered down and my oyster sub arrived with 4 tiny burnt oysters and only lettuce no spicy mayo and the fried onions I asked for. They corrected it but with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?