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Bethany Boathouse


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner

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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.
$8 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
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, Table Service, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Saturday night after a long trip. There was wonderful live music. The food was good, prices reasonable and the beer was cold. A simple combination that would bring back a weary traveler again and again.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here to eat our last night in Bethany beach and it was just way to crowded and loud. They had a live entertainer and it was just too loud because they had several speakers throughout the place. The food was good but the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Urban1026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish (Grouper) and chips (waffle fries) that I had at the Bethany Boathouse was the most delicious and “filling” Fish and Chips I have ever had in my life. My wife ordered Tuna tacos. Each of three pieces of tuna tacos included tuna steak not...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 391masb
Reviewed May 6, 2019

We spent a foggy Saturday night at the Boathouse (1st Timers) and got seated right away without a reservation. There was a 1 man band playing the oldies to set the mood. They were out of the Crab Claws (blue crab) Appy unfortunately so we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed April 24, 2019

I wanted to love it, really I did, because the Cottage Cafe is reliable and the location is great. We stopped in over spring break, and although their profile on TripAdvisor says they are still closed for the season, they must have recently opened with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Eyeballs
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Have had great food here. Atmosphere is nice and convenient . Have had lunches here, nice variety . Good service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank peachesmack83
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Now that tourist season is over, we're trying places we haven't been. We've never been here because it looks like a tourist trap. Actually, a good casual atmosphere, decent service, and decent food. Pub grub is the fare, but we'll go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 933PaulW933
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner the other night. We were seated right away. WAit staff were excellent. I ordered the fish tacos. They arrived in about 15-20 minutes. They were very tasty. My wife was happy with her entree as well. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heb2013
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The atmosphere is casual and laid back at this restaurant and bar. The food was quite good, and our wait staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tawny1956
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is dining at its most cynical: this is an interesting looking, kind of funkily decorated bar that's probably a good place to drink but then it makes the mistake of trying to serve food as well. Three of us had lunch here and we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from Chad F | 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...
Cindy R
July 21, 2017|
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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