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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
+1 410-216-6206
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“oysters” (156 reviews)
“crab” (112 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

you owe yourself! Come here....parking all over close by this gem. This is a repeat visit to this foodie space in downtown Annapolis. Literally the biggest, best, flakiest lump crab cakes ever... it’s ALL crab! Come for the brunch. $2 mimosas and the sports are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SuperGirl11
Reviewed yesterday

I thought this place was great. It had local atmosphere, fast service and good seafood. I had an oyster Po Boy, The oysters were cooked to perfection, side of slaw that was delish too. My husband had a crab cake sandwich, he seemed to like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Greenethumb
Reviewed 5 days ago

I try to go to Boatyard a couple times a month either for happy hour or dinner, and their lunch is great too. My go-to's (for lunch or dinner) are typically the crab cake sandwich/platter, fish tacos, flounder BLT (favorite), oyster po-boy, and the pizza...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Clayton R
Reviewed 5 days ago

we used to go all the time....but then my husband had travel problems....but we went for a brunch on a Saturday.....it was around 11:30 so not terribly crowded yet.....and a wonderful surprise! Lobster rolls...main lobster and 2 rolls on New England rolls...they were delicious...the waiter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good local spot. Food is usually good. Place is bustling and clean. Good bar crowd with good happy hour.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mary29494
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Want to please everyone in your party? Head to the Boatyard. Great food and cool sailing vibe. More of a bustling locals hangout so you can avoid the touristas. It’s in Eastport, a short walk across the bridge from downtown. If you’ve never been, you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D9073WAphilipb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great neighborhood restaurant- good food, reasonably priced if you're watching the $$, and you can also spend a fine night of fancy dining if that's what you're seeking. Live music certain days, the bar is always busy and the dining area is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 410Sophie2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried again! Forget trying to speak with a manager – – they are never available and will never call you back. Obviously they don’t care and can afford not to when they have long lines of people trying to get in. I don’t understand...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank petergJ844KK
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant! The crab cakes were delicious as well as the Cream of Crab soup. Our server was excellent as well! Very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely go back when I visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dnh1918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the the Boatyard! It was recommended by friends who live in the area - it was delicious! The bar is large and friendly. The seafood tasted fresh and was reasonably priced. Great meal!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shawnsperez
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from fourtrip | Reviewed this property |
It can get busy on any night. Call ahead
Marta H
July 2, 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I think they do.
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Response from pdchristian2018 | Reviewed this property |
We were a party of three. We arrived around 4:30 and immediately seated. By the time we left, 5:30-5:45, there was a line waiting. I’d just call and inquire whether they accept reservations. Excellent food. We found if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
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The Boatyard is where local sailors, fishermen and lovers of the Chesapeake enjoy pint drinks, great crab cakes and the freshest local seafood. Specialties include smoked fish of the day (on premise), cream of crab and Maryland crab soups and an extensive list of crab and seafood specialties. The First Lady came from the White House to enjoy our crab cakes. The Boatyard has the most extensive raw bar in the area including a variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and mussels. The Boatyard receives awards for being most family friendly and having the best burger on the Bay. Its weekend brunch is the best in the area. The Boatyard is located in the historic maritime district of Eastport-a short walk or water taxi from Annapolis City Docks. Its photo boat films the local sailing races and shows them nightly. Named by Coastal Living, Sailing World and Sail Magazine as one of world's top sailing/boating restaurants.
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