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Dock Street Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$American, ,
136 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1803
+1 410-268-7278
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (171 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
136 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1803
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Went with my wife for mid-week dinner in Annapolis by the water. We were looking for a place that had outdoor seating with a view. Dockside was the spot. We waited a little long for initial contact with our server; I was just about to...More

Thank Kraig M
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped into this place based on some of their great reviews. But it kind of looked like a dive bar. I was expecting to be disappointed, but the crab cakes were amazing! Best I've ever had. Very little filling/breading so much flavorful crab! We...More

Thank Jeannine M
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I was told to visit this place for the best crabcakes in downtown Annapolis by some locals and I have to agree with their recommendation. Now that I live in Annapolis, it has become the only place I go to enjoy crabcakes. Try it for...More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We choose to eat outside under the awning and had a great view of the harbor. It was like sitting at a Paris cafe and people watching. We were also entertained by the boats, big and small, coming and going. The crab cakes and crab...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We had just toured the Naval Academy and were very hungry. I asked a local where to find the best crab cakes nearby and she recommended Dock Street Bar & Grill. She knew her crab cakes!! All three of us tried them in different permutations...More

Thank KAL45
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Best crab cakes I've ever had. Casual atmosphere. You can expect a wait of 30-45 minutes, but it's worth the wait. Their crabcake dinner is market priced and on our visit that was $30 a dinner.

Thank 434ronm
Reviewed July 4, 2017

One of the best crab cakes I have ever had. Period. Great atmosphere too. No reservations so be prepared to wait. Bit it's worth it.

Thank cbajohn
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is a very dark dive bar but it's always crowded. Don't let it intimidate you - it's a pretty good place to get a drink and appetizers. It has typical bar food and the usual beers and mixed drinks. I would recommend, at least...More

Thank HappyTraveler1202
Reviewed June 22, 2017

ordered the crab cake and crab dip. also a little pricey, it was worth the money. lump crab meat in every bite ! very tasty

Thank Phil F
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Delicious crab cakes and crab dip. Crab cakes are full of crabmeat. I go there every time I'm in Annapolis! Service was good even though it was a full house!

Thank LeysaB
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July 22, 2016|
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Response from Timothy M | Reviewed this property |
I would not suggest dock street for a group of 40. The Federal House or McGarveys would be able to handle a group of that size. Both of these places have a larger seating areas and the food, at both places, was very good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-268-7278
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