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River Watch Restaurant

207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
410-687-1422
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Ranked #23 of 62 restaurants in Essex
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Continental
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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Joppa, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We just wanted a light meal, you would think a restaurant would know how to make a simple turkey club. Not at river watch, they forgot the bacon. When I told the waitress she promptly returned it to the kitchen. To my surprise when she returned it to me it was missing 1/4 of the portion. I guess the kitchen... More

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I tried to go to lunch at River Watch last week. There was a time that it was a popular place and we had both been there a number of times in past years. What a disaster. So disappointed. Crab soup was too salty to eat and only lukewarm. We sent it back, tipped the waiter for... More

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Timonium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Took out of towners here for some water front dining and crabs - a basic disaster! Cream of crab soup and stuffed shrimp were good but that was all!. MD crab soup was so watered down it was awful. Salads were tough and limp. Fried crab cake was very good but a broiled one was burned black on the bottom.... More

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Manchester,MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife, her sister and I stopped by here for lunch. I had heard about this restaurant from some of the guys that I used to work with (I'm retired now) and had always wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed.The food, atmosphere, and the service were all excellent. It is a bit of a drive from... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a nice place to enjoy a relaxing lunch during the summer. They have the BEST crab dip - - it actually has crab in it, which is unusual these days. I always try the crab dip at restaurants and this is the only one who really puts pretty good-sized hunks of meat in the crab dip. It is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a party of 16, with reservations. We had 1 waiter and from what another waitress told us he wasn't very good. Either way we should've had 2 waiters. The soup was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals. The manager did take care of some of our bill and gave us a gift card, which I do plan... More

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