We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River Watch Restaurant

$$$
American, Seafood, International, Delicatessen
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
410-687-1422
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
LOUD

This place is a Biker Hangout - Meat Market. The Biker fill the place where you do not want to take your Family. The Woman are there looking to Hook up with someone or something. Food is over Priced and the same go's for the Drink's

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Chris O
,
Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is a Biker Hangout - Meat Market. The Biker fill the place where you do not want to take your Family. The Woman are there looking to Hook up with someone or something. Food is over Priced and the same go's for the Drink's

Was this review helpful? Yes
OBX
Level Contributor
178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love the location here. Great outdoor space to hang out and have some drinks right on the water. Can watch the boats go by on the river and sit in the sun or in the shade. Excellent food and drinks - be sure to try the Orange Crush, it's awesome! Bacon wrapped scallops are were excellent also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great outside seating with a view of the river - good seafood. Great service - food was very reasonably priced. We shrimp seafood & turkey sandwhichs and burgers, shrimp & crab soup and all were very tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a nice dinner tonight. Even through it was hot outside, we had a nice breeze coming from the bay. Our dinners were great. Thanks

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abingdon
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We haven't been to the River Watch Restaurant in over 20 years since we moved out of the area & probably won't be back for another 20 years. My husband and I thought the prices were high compared to the portions we received but maybe you are also paying for the view of the water. During our visit, when the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abingdon, MD USA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We recently went there to meet up with our friends. This was the first visit for all of us. We went to listen to the live band and eat drink and have fun, we sampled the appetizers. Our favorite was the bacon wrapped shrimp. The shrimp were huge! We all had sandwiches that were generous portions. The drinks were not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore
Level Contributor
71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
home
Level Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed River Watch Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to River Watch Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about River Watch Restaurant

Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
Phone Number: 410-687-1422
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
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
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Delicatessen

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from River Watch Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?