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River Watch Restaurant

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207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Baltimore, MD
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I have NEVER had a bad meal at Riverwatch, whether it's a Crab Cake, Pork Porterhouse, Grilled Salmon or Seafood Salad...it's all great!!

Thank grammy903
Abingdon, Maryland
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610 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I've been here a couple of times...always had a good meal...but this is the first time it was nice enough to sit outside while dining. The restaurant doesn't look like much in the front but in the back, there is a huge deck for outdoor dining. The restaurant is on Hopkins Creek which is a pretty body of water. There... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
United States
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559 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Recently had lunch there. Sat on the deck with friends and had a lovely lunch. I am picky about my crabcakes, but I saw someone with it and decided to try it. Delicious! Crabcake, with vegetable and a baked potato. Nice big crabcake with lots of lump meat, option of broiled or fried (I chose broiled), steamed green beans and... More 

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Bel Air, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful restaurant by the water. Gives that feeling of being at the beach or islands. Great atmosphere. Bands are great. Staff very attentive and food is good.

Thank BeachPatti
Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went with family and children Friday night. Atmosphere was festive, very family friendly. Beautiful night on the water, nice live band gave it a festive atmosphere. Kid friendly, children's menu, even have bean bag game for children to play while waiting for food. Food was good, reasonably priced. Didn't see any bikers or hook ups, where did that come from?... More 

Thank dheffne
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were out for a light lunch along the Hopkins Creek on a most comfortable day. Watching out over the creek viewing the boats and wildlife made for a most relaxing outing. Their foods are most delicious and presented nicely. Our server, Brandon, knew the menu and was most informative of the scenery we were enjoying. Being frow Bowie is... More 

Thank Chiefdon
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is a Biker Hangout - Meat Market. The Biker fill the place where you do not want to take your Family. The Woman are there looking to Hook up with someone or something. Food is over Priced and the same go's for the Drink's

Thank Chris O
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212 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love the location here. Great outdoor space to hang out and have some drinks right on the water. Can watch the boats go by on the river and sit in the sun or in the shade. Excellent food and drinks - be sure to try the Orange Crush, it's awesome! Bacon wrapped scallops are were excellent also.

Thank Jeffrey W
Annapolis, Maryland
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163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great outside seating with a view of the river - good seafood. Great service - food was very reasonably priced. We shrimp seafood & turkey sandwhichs and burgers, shrimp & crab soup and all were very tasty.

Thank WxmanMD
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner tonight. Even through it was hot outside, we had a nice breeze coming from the bay. Our dinners were great. Thanks

Thank tomdee81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, International, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-1422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?