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Drift Inn

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41310 River View Drive, Mechanicsville, MD
+1 301-884-3470
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
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Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
41310 River View Drive, Mechanicsville, MD
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Best crabs, the Number 1's you order are numbers 1's, I believe they are trout line crabs and not crab pot crabs, there is a difference in taste. Very clean. I ordered an iced tea, they brought me a whole pitcher, a little off the...More

Thank porkchoptree
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I read many reviews before going there. My husband and I decided we would make our own decision and if it was bad we just wouldn't go back. We did wait about 10 minutes to get a table but that was our decision. We did...More

Thank Peggy A
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I last ate here in 2004. Today is my first day back, living in the DC metro, and this was the first place I went. We had a dozen blue crabs that need to be put on Jenny Craig cause they were PHATT. So delicious!...More

1  Thank Hawg51
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Went with another couple for late season crabs.Crabs were running heavy and very full locally. Drift-in must have been using left-overs...their crabs were $8-10 more then other places and weren't nearly as good or full. They were closing the very next day and were "Out"...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We tried this place several years ago and didn't care for it. We went back since it was remodeled to see if it was any better. Still no good. My wife had the crab cake sandwich. Bad enough that it didn't come with anything but...More

2  Thank DRital
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Awesome! Sandgates is my second favorite, only because they are a chip off the old block. Great atmospheres great service, you will totally feel at home!. Oh and please do not forget to clean up after yourself!

Thank Brian W
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here with the family since I was a kid (30 years) because this is an authentic, no fluff, crab house. My most recent visit was not a disappointment. The crab cakes are excellent but they take about 15 minutes to come...More

Thank AdventureMythsJon
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Yes, Drift Inn is hidden but so worth tracking it down whenever you are in Southern Maryland (St. Mary's County). Reminds you of a "fishing camp" and has nothing in the way of glitz, but if you want delicious Maryland crabs THIS is the place...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Genuine So MD establishment - -excellent food - - don't expect perfection at the end of a busy weekend, as with any eatery - -

Thank VaView
Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I had the great pleasure of dining at this establishment in July. This was a regular stop for a business friend that we were visiting. Thank you Wilbur. One of the previous reviews mentioned the wait for your order not much to...More

Thank Laura G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41310 River View Drive, Mechanicsville, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-884-3470
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