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Zahniser's Dry Dock

C Street, Solomons, MD
(410) 326-4817
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Ranked #3 of 33 restaurants in Solomons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Maybe it's because we visited as the season was winding down, but from the service to the food, the Dry Dock wasn't as good as I remembered. Our server was nice, but was a total rookie. It was ok that he had to read the specials, but he couldn't answer simple questions e.g. "it says there is crab in this,... More

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Somers, NY
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140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a lovely spot--overlooking a marina filled with sailboats. The appetizer of fried oysters was exceptional: sweet oysters, perfectly breaded. The cioppino was delicious, filled with shrimp, tilapia, scallops, and mussels; the tomato broth was well-seasoned with lots of chunky vegetables. We shared a piece of coconut cake for dessert, and it was very good. Our server was helpful, attentive,... More

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Nokesville, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I went upon recommendation and were not disappointed. We say outside looking upon the boats. The temperature was perfect. The atmosphere was great. The staff was exceptional. And overall a wonderful experience. We each ordered a seafood dish and they were absolutely terrific. But the crab dip appetizer was the best. Definitely worth the trip.

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Alexandria, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're looking for a place where you can watch the sunset and the boats returning while having an excellent dinner, then Zahniser's is for you! We ordered the fried oysters for an appetizer, and they were a treat - plump, juicy and lightly breaded. For an entree, my husband had the seafood gnocci with garlic cream sauce, which was... More

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Hurst, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dinner at the Dry Dock is the perfect place for a romantic evening or an intimate group event. The locale offers a wonderful view of the boats on the bay, and spurs conversation about sailing or exploring the beautiful Chesapeake. Our experience has always been near-perfect, even when sitting on the deck as a storm moved in...and even then it... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We tried the Dry Dock while docking our boat at Zahnisers over the 4th. The steaks are amazing and their steak sauce adds so much flavor! I always love a restaurant that offers Creme Brûlée! Yum!

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Hollywood, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Recently visited for an anniversary dinner. We have been visiting this restaurant for over 28 years and seen it grow. This is our third recent visit where we are seated at the last table indoors, which is right next to the kitchen/galley entrance. Would be nice and quiet, even romantic, except for the hustle/bustle of a busy kitchen. The menu... More

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Columbia, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On the spur of the moment we dropped by Zahniser's to see a table was available. It was, and the meal and service couldn't have been better. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a meal we will remember.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The rockfish fingers were delicious. The crab cake sliders were ok, and at $19 for two small sliders, on the expensive side. The gnocchi with rockfish, scallops, and shrimp was fantastic. The grilled grouper with lemon infused rice, was also really good. We would consider going back, but wouldn't order the crab cake sliders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

with small children, date nights are few and far between in our home! on a recommendation, we made reservations at dry dock and had the BEST date night we've had in a long time!! the service was incredible (server was knowledgeable and very outgoing), the food absolutely delicious (i had the duck!), and the view and atmosphere just perfect! i... More

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