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$10 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with the tuna bites- delicious and cooked perfectly to order. Husband’s Seafood flatbread was also delicious and worth the extra surcharge due to crabmeat shortage. I had the scallops which were also very good and generous potion size. It was a busy holiday weekend...so restaurant was busy but waitress was very good, friendly and kept us updated in the service. Beautiful waterfront family-friendly restaurantMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 6, 2021

Traveling with my brother. Massive downpour. Looked for a place that was still open at 8 pm on a Tuesday. We got lucky. Pulled in and went upstairs (not sure they have an elevator, but I think they have some outside dining when it is...not raining) and got a table. Lots of choices. How many ways can you serve crab? Tons. A good local beer was a nice start. Crab meat was at market rate, which made it expensive. They were right upfront about that. So, we started with the soup - had the half and half (MD Vegetable Crab and Cream of Crab). Very good. Rich, and plenty of crab. Then had an appetizer of Rockfish Bites. Fried local fish with a dill sauce. Really good (not cheap, but tasty). Then we both had a double order of crab cakes. Cakes were broiled, large, and delicious. Came with two sides. Brother had fries (lots of them) and cole slaw that was good. Im had a huge baked potato and pickled beets (excellent). Entrée was like $32, but well worth it. good portion size and great taste. Service was excellent. Restaurant closes at 9 - we were there till 9:15 and never felt rushed. Would gladly return.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed April 26, 2021 via mobile

Not many choices in April outside of the weekend. This restaurant was open. The scallops were good. Sliders were small, dry nuggets. I guess you don’t buy burgers in a seafood place. Also, steamed clams were dry. As is the case in many places lately,...service was poor. Not sure if it was lack of employees or interest. We were greeted with a letter stating that all crab prices were higher than the menu stated. The server didn’t know what the prices were. She handed us a card we could scan to access pricing. Actual prices were significantly higher. We would not return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised! Seafood was excellent and seasoned well. Our table ordered a variety of options. We ordered crab cakes, chicken Chesapeake, scallops, fried fish, seafood sampler, cream of crab soup, fried pickles, etc. Everyone's dish was good! Will definitely visit again!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

We got takeout from Portside and it was excellent. The seafood nachos were great and I’m picky about my nachos. My wife had the pan fried scallops and I had the crab cake sandwich. Quite good. Side salads were large and the dinner portions were...a good size too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 7, 2020

We were happy to find a place where we could eat outside yet there was plastic sheeting to block the breeze. We had two tables, ordered a variety of food and it all came out together, hot and everyone was satisfied with their meal. I...was particularly happy with my nachos and I order nachos all of the time. The service was good too.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2020

We were visiting from out-of-town and had dinner on their heated patio the first night and ordered takeout the next night because there were more items we wanted to try and we liked the food. Thursday evening we ordered the shrimp special - half pound...shrimp for $6. For our main course we got the crab cakes, which were mostly crab and delicious. The “small” side salad was a generous size and very good. We also ordered a wedge salad because we were sharing the main course. Service was excellent. We were the only ones on the patio and our waitress kept checking on us, refilling our water, etc. she was really nice. We ordered the crab bruschetta and crab dip flatbread and Old Bay wings to-go on Friday night, which we also enjoyed.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 9, 2020

We ate outside here on the water and loved the outdoor space. The food was delicious, especially their crab special. Service was great as well. Good seafood and large menu.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic shrimp tacos and fries. Large salad is definitely a large which I appreciate. So glad I ordered early, lots of people picking up orders!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020

My prime rib was way over cooked and the server told me that it is medium rare somewhere in there. My friend ordered the tuna steak and again that was over cooked. Not a good experience for my first time there. Doubtful that I would...want to go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Portside Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5