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The Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub
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102 Fort Dr, McHenry, MD 21541-1289
301-387-6800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Delaware
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our favorite meal at Black Bear. Food was outstanding (ribs, sandwiches and chicken tenders), service was exceptionally nice and locals came out on the deck to pet our dog. Yes, they are SUPER dog friendly!!!! They brought him water and they have a $2.00 "doggie burger" which is an unseasoned hamburger which he loved!!!! Beautiful view on the... More 

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Thank loveslewes
Ocean, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was "eh" - shrimp skewers were nearly sushi & cheese bites were like freezer to fryer food - didn't dare order dinner! Bartender was anxious that we were going to delay his closing the place when we arrived at 8:05 (an hour early because "we've been slow all day" - hours state open til 10!). He warmed up a... More 

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Thank DIanJoy
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spoke to the waitress on the side about having celiac. Explained no gluten. Waitress said let me talk to the chef. I ordered grilled chicken salad. Dressing on the side. Waitress came out and said macaroni and cheese, mozzarella sticks and crab cakes gluten free. Guess staff is clueless. Gluten exposure for sure. Be cautious. Have to add 1:15... More 

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Thank Kelly I
Fairfax, Virginia
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly slow service. 30 minutes to get drinks. Food didn't show up until 75 mainutes after we arrived. The only reason I gave a terrible was the food was OK once it arrived. Try somewhere else. Not worth the wait or the cost. Took 20 % off should have been 50 % off at least.

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Thank Jeff I
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff and the food is awesome. We decided to stop there for a quick cocktail and stayed all evening.

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Thank Lisa C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Black Bear Tavern. Indoor seating is sparse and we had wait for the server to find us a chair because a family who entered just ahead of us removed one of the two chairs from the table we selected (which was the last indoor table available). I realize this wasn't the establishment's fault, but it wasn't... More 

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Thank Ann A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berry drinks and mojitos for the girls. The bartender was very friendly and a very good drink maker.

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Thank Dave S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was nice with outdoor dining. The service was quick and very nice. The food was very good, and came out very hot. The price was very good as well.

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Thank Heather M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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281 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were seated promptly and our order was taken promptly but that was the last thing that didn't take forever. After 30 minutes I finally went to the server - I had to go get her - and said if the food was not up in two minutes we would pay for the drinks and go somewhere else. I was... More 

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Thank JE01
Grasonville, Maryland
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

3 of us went, the beer menu was horrible, the food was reheated tasting. service was horrible, they were not that busy it seemed but yet 15 minutes to place a drink order and another 10 min. for the drinks to get to the table. Waiting for the food we listened to the live music which was great. When the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Fort Dr, McHenry, MD 21541-1289
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 301-387-6800

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