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The Bethany Boathouse is a fun place to go for live music and great food. We have outdoor seating and a gazebo bar on the pond. Live music 7 days a week in season. Our most popular items are our Tuna tacos, crab cake sandwiches and our specialty salads. Dress is beach casual so come in your flip flops and enjoy an orange crush from the bar and a pound of steamed blue crab claws while listening to some of the best local entertainment around. Open 7 days a week in the summer. Open at Noon during the week and 11:00 am on the weekends. Open till 1:00 am every day.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi, Live Music, Playgrounds
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

Great place here - right across from where we were staying - able to walk there - excellent service fast and friendly outdoor and indoor and gazebo sitting - biggest TV I have ever seen - can be split into 4 separate screen or one...huge one, Baltimore was playing on the Monday night we were there - typical blend of what you would expect in a local sports bar - outdoor seating can be enclosed with plastic walls and Gazebo is covered as well, we went twice for the pretzel - amazing - second time we went it was raining but we were dry on the patio, our server was amazing - alter find out she is the manager - well deserved excellent service - greeted and seated right away, pretty packed for a Monday night, parking is ample, we stared with the JUMBO PUB PRETZEL:Served with a side of Boathouse queso and mustard dip - and it definitely is - with two dipping sauces - cheese and mustard - star of the night here - fish and chips, make your own fish tacos and two burgers - all were very good and cooked as we asked, fries were good as well, no dessert we were content - nice place if you are in the areaMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

Great outdoor atmosphere, good drinks and decent service. Fresh Orange & Grapefruit crushes and snack food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

We have been going to the Cottage Cafe for years. This year we decided to try their other restaurant, Bethany Boathouse. The atmosphere is great. It is casual, welcoming and kid friendly. Our server was attentive and friendly. Our disappointment was with the food. We...are used to the high standards of food at Cottage Cafe and expected the same here. This is a great place if you are looking for a drink and a cool atmosphere, but if you want a good meal, go across the street and eat at Cottage Cafe.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

We had lunch outside on the deck with a water view. Very comfortable. Salad and fish were fresh and tasty. Service was excellent. Menu had plenty of items to choose from. We would definitely go there again.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

The happy hour is good and the ambiance is fun. Often times they have live music which is very enjoyable!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Good beer selection. Good service. Limited hours during the off season. Above average restaurant. 4 stars.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

Great place to go for happy hour and/or dinner. They usually have nice live music, a nice breeze blowing and a fun crowd of patrons. The drinks are always good and they have large TV's in case you want to watch a Nationals game or...tennis match while you are there. I really like the chicken nachos. My son loves the warm pretzel!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Took a ride to Bethany from Ocean City, Md. They had shorter hours because the season was over. Could not eat at bar only drink. It did not disappoint. We sat outside on a lovely evening. The waiter was very attentive. The 4 of us...had shrimp. Everything was delicious. Glad we went in the fall. We had no wait at all.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Went for drinks and appetizers, was not disappointed. Have been several times and enjoyed all. Gets crowded in the summer, best time is after labor day and before Memorial. Good food, good staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

This is a great local restaurant in Bethany and is a sister restaurant to the Cottage Cafe across the street. They have a nice outdoor seating area by a small pond as well as an indoor dining room, indoor and outdoor bar areas. Our server...was very friendly and made good recommendations for food and drink. Waffle fries were delicious! It took a while to get our food when they weren't real busy on a Monday night, but food was hot and fresh when it finally came out. We were sitting out by the water on a nice evening so we didn't mind the wait. We'll eat here again when we're in Bethany.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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OkieBubbles
July 24, 2020|
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Response from Tom N | Property representative |
Yes, we have outdoor tables
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teach9712
August 7, 2017|
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Response from 960chadf | Reviewed this property |
yes - but if you are going to do take out - i suggest an alternative spot for that. this place is about the bar, live music, open air. the food is eh...
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Cindy R
July 21, 2017|
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Response from SWMaryland | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. My opinion is that it is unlikely. Not that kind of a place.
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