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Zahniser's Dry Dock

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C Street, Solomons, MD
(410) 326-4817
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Dry Dock, is located in Solomons Island at the Zahniser's Yachting...
The Dry Dock, is located in Solomons Island at the Zahniser's Yachting Center. Expect an intimate water view restaurant that caters to an upscale dining experience, specializing in steaks & seafood. We offer deck seating, weather permitting. Nightly specials & Happy Hour 5-6:00pm daily. Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00pm. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm Reservations recommended.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not bad but not what it used to be.

The four of us went to Dry a Dock on a Saturday night. The inside decor is very "yachty" and the deck was also nice. The restaurant was busy but the food and service was timely. I had the broiled oysters appetizer and they were a little bland. Certainly not New Orleans charbroiled oysters with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Knotoncall2
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The four of us went to Dry a Dock on a Saturday night. The inside decor is very "yachty" and the deck was also nice. The restaurant was busy but the food and service was timely. I had the broiled oysters appetizer and they were a little bland. Certainly not New Orleans charbroiled oysters with garlic butter and Romano. The... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Took my wife to Dry Dock for her birthday dinner and we had a very nice time. We sat outside on the deck and the view was awesome. Ceiling fans ensured we were comfortable. The menu is limited, and tends toward taking normal items and adding a flare. The food itself is pretty good, only worth the price due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I love the Dry Dock and try to eat there for any special occasion or just for because we are in the mood for an excellent meal. Tonight we had crab/scallop bake and salmon. Also had an fried oyster app and a half Caesar salad. Everything was really wonderful and tasty. You can tell only the finest... More 

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant is obviously well liked by locals and has earned good reviews in the local press as shown by the framed cuttings at the top of the stairs just before you go into the restaurant. This is not something that enthuses me when visiting restaurants but in this case they proved spot on. We had a large group of... More 

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Dameron, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant in Solomon's is my favorite of all the restaurants in Solomon's and on it's island. Food here is fantastically prepared, tasty - a food experience you should really enjoy. Good for families also - although this is not a big space restaurant. We made reservations - don't know if they are required though. Good views of the marina's... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very pleasant atmosphere, excellent menu, engaging staff. I wish I had found this place sooner. The staff really made you feel welcome. I can not say enough about the food.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I hadn’t been here in several years and was passing through on a friend’s boat so we gave it try. The best I can is that it’s okay but unremarkable. I had the cream of crab soup and the hamburger. The soup was okay but the burger was overcooked and because the bun was stale it fell apart and I... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We recently started going back to this restaurant. What a pleasure. This time we took my mom. We had the rack of lamb - wonderful presentation, scallops on crab - delicious, and shrimp, chicken and sausage boil - a treat! Sitting outside is the only way to dine. The servers are excellent, the food is too. We will return often.

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Solomons, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We attended dinner with another couple. The server was great with fast service. My meal was not good at all. The "crab? And potato" soup tasted like watery chicken broth with very little crab meat with some potato added in. My entree was a pepper-seared steak and was so grainy, it was almost not edible. Approximately 30 minutes following dinner,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I absolutely love this restaurant. We try to go at least once every month or two. It is simply the best quality food, service, and view for a restaurant in Southern Maryland. We absolutely love it and will continue to visit this amazing establishment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C Street, Solomons, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Solomons
  • Phone Number: (410) 326-4817

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

The Dry Dock, is located in Solomons Island at the Zahniser's Yachting Center. Expect an intimate water view restaurant that caters to an upscale dining experience, specializing in steaks & seafood. We offer deck seating, weather permitting. Nightly specials & Happy Hour 5-6:00pm daily. Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00pm. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm Reservations recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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