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River Watch Restaurant

$$$
American, Seafood, International, Delicatessen
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207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
410-687-1422
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
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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
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Bel Air, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful restaurant by the water. Gives that feeling of being at the beach or islands. Great atmosphere. Bands are great. Staff very attentive and food is good.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went with family and children Friday night. Atmosphere was festive, very family friendly. Beautiful night on the water, nice live band gave it a festive atmosphere. Kid friendly, children's menu, even have bean bag game for children to play while waiting for food. Food was good, reasonably priced. Didn't see any bikers or hook ups, where did that come from?... More 

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Bowie
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were out for a light lunch along the Hopkins Creek on a most comfortable day. Watching out over the creek viewing the boats and wildlife made for a most relaxing outing. Their foods are most delicious and presented nicely. Our server, Brandon, knew the menu and was most informative of the scenery we were enjoying. Being frow Bowie is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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OBX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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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.

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maryland
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10 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

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Abingdon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Abingdon, MD USA
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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 

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Baltimore
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?