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101 81ST St, Ocean City, MD 21842-5243
(410) 524-8100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive...
An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go at Sunset

The restaurant is beautifully laid out with lots of large windows to view the sunset on the water. In the past, anything I ate at this restaurant was great, so I was more than disappointed at the very dry and obviously overcooked crab cake and roasted potatoes. The fish dinner that my companion had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
SeekingsunMd
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MD
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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MD
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The restaurant is beautifully laid out with lots of large windows to view the sunset on the water. In the past, anything I ate at this restaurant was great, so I was more than disappointed at the very dry and obviously overcooked crab cake and roasted potatoes. The fish dinner that my companion had was excellent and topped with a... More 

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Bridgeville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, view, and food. Service was a little lacking. Higher prices are worth it.

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant. We very much appreciate you coming in and hope to see you soon! Garvey Heiderman Managing Partner The Hobbit Restaurant More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We made reservations for 9:30,we got there early and they seat us pretty fast, we ordered around 9:15, waitress was OK but didn't really check on us, so an hour later no food, people who sat down after us had eaten and leaving. Needless to say we left. Maybe the food was good I can't say, but be prepared for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate for the first time at the Hobbit end of Aug 2014. My husband, 26 yr old daughter, and 14 yr old son. We ended up here as we searched for a restaurant on line and the kids love the Hobbit movie. We were early diners, 5ish,, were seated immediately, by the kitchen where it was a bit noisy.... More 

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Charlottesville
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was just perfect. I tasted the crab soup and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Our server, a young blonde, was very sweet and helpful.

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Olney, Maryland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Definitely an upscale restaurant in Ocean City. Pricey, but very good food and lovely menu. One of the best "dirty" martini's I've every had. Wonderful for a romantic dinner.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and great service. A wee bit on the expensive side but worth it. Book early in season...it gets busy!

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Penn Valley, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have eaten at the Hobbit Restaurant in Ocean City, MD several times this summer and many times over these last several years and have found the food to be consistently good. The location is great for us as we can walk there from our apartment. It is now located on the ground floor of a large high rise condo... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went the last two Mother's Day and had a wonderful meal and stupendous view. The first year we were able to watch a fox out in the marsh which was really cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I took my friend to dinner to celebrate a new job and we had a wonderful time. The food was great, we had the clams casino, cream of crab, duck dinner and drunken chicken. We indulged so much there wasn't room for dessert! We were greeted warmly at the door and taken directly to our table. The view was beautiful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 81ST St, Ocean City, MD 21842-5243
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 524-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?