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121 81ST St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-524-8100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A restaurant on the DelMarva Peninsula that wants to be a stand out needs to offer a more varied selection of LOCAL seafood than the Hobbit does. North Atlantic salmon and halibut isn't local! I had a salad, Spinach Apple Fennel salad, and an appetizer, fried oysters. The salad was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Westbrook, CT
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Westbrook, CT
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A restaurant on the DelMarva Peninsula that wants to be a stand out needs to offer a more varied selection of LOCAL seafood than the Hobbit does. North Atlantic salmon and halibut isn't local! I had a salad, Spinach Apple Fennel salad, and an appetizer, fried oysters. The salad was excellent...very fresh and innovative. The oysters were pretty ordinary. My... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We made reservations for my birthday through Open Table and noted it was my birthday. Upon arrival, the table wasn't quite ready, so we enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. About 10 minutes later, we were directed to our table located right on the window wall, beautiful views of the sun setting on the marsh with a Happy Biryhday sign... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Bronxville, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The atmosphere and view in this restaurant is great. My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. We had a great view of the bay and was able to watch a beautiful sunset through the floor to ceiling windows. Several staff members and other diners wished us a happy anniversary several times. Our waitress was extremely attentive. The... More 

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Ro, Thank you very much for coming to The Hobbit last week. I am sorry to hear that you thought the food was lacking some flavor. Could you let me know what you had and what the issues were so that we can take steps to improving the dishes? Feel free to email us at info@thehobbitrestaurant.com which goes straight to... More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Hobbit is not to be missed when in ocean city, unless you don't care for fine dining. The view of the bay from the floor to ceiling windows is incredible. We were fortunate to have a window table. We watched the sunset during our dinner. The menu is wonderful. We took our three kids there and they didn't blink... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Hobbit has a great looking dining room and a wall of floor to ceiling windows with beautiful views of the bay. The prices and menu items would lead one to believe that the entire experience would be as spectacular as the view. Unfortunately, a basic steak dish (feature of the evening) was tough to cut and fatty. A very... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Frank, I am very sorry to hear about your experience at The Hobbit last week. It seems that the food and service were both lacking for you and I want you to know that is not at all what The Hobbit is about. I hope you come in again and if you do make sure you ask for me so... More 

Bear, Delaware
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped in for Dinner on 7.10 15. At first, I thought I might be under dressed, but the hostess assured me that it wasn't an issue. The dining room is beautiful and the view stunning. The food, while a little pricey, was delicious. We didn't race through the meal and we're never made to feel like they wanted to turn... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Chose the Hobbit for my husband's 60th Celebration. We came with 4 other people. This is fine dining. The restaurant is beautiful and an excellent value. The food and service are excellent. This time we came early for the early bird special which included a house salad and veggie of the day. I had the "Maryland" crab. It's solid lump... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You have to come in and see this bayside restaurant and the floor to ceiling windows that open up to the bay. The menu does not change much but the food is always very good. Service is good as well.

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Washington, DC
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful sunset and wedding anniversary dinner at The Hobbit last week. We'd made a reservation, so there was no wait to be seated. As it always is, the view of the bay was spectacular. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. For our appetizer, we shared the house salad (definitely big... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The hobbit is a must go to place, if you are looking for superior food and service. From the time we walked in were greeted with a smile and made feel welcome from the host, he sat us very efficiently to our seats and we were immediately greeted by our server. Although he said this was his first summer working... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit Restaurant! We sincerely appreciate you coming in for dinner and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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Additional Information about The Hobbit Restaurant

Address: 121 81ST St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone Number: +1 410-524-8100
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 81ST St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-8100

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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