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Sandgates Inn

27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
+1 301-373-5100
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for any meal or just a drink. Great staff and food. Highly recommend this place, definitely a hidden gem.

Thank JEShanks61
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My father always wants to go here for the grouper. We had a large group and unfortunately they did not have a table quite big enough for our group. So we either had to be split or squeezed into 1 table. As always the food...More

Thank richardselby02
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Crab cake sandwich was big and delicious! Service was excellent. View was perfect. Will definitely go back!!

Thank Janice P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Sandgates Inn is a regular hangout for my family. Whether it's two or ten of us, we always enjoy ourselves in the laid back atmosphere. Great place to go to eat crabs (or any seafood). You can sit outside and enjoy the view of the...More

Thank eyoung2114
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Sandgates has a nice outdoor patio (we sat inside though due to the 90+ degree weather) and wide windows along the river for inside seats. We ordered a dozen blue crabs, 1/2 lb steamed shrimp, fries (crinkle cut &steak cut), a fried seafood sampler which...More

Thank AnnaTheTraveling5
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Awesome food and Excellent service. Crab Cakes and hush puppies are awesome. Very meaty crabs. Great view of the Patuxent River and Great atmosphere.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I have always preferred the Sandgates Inn over the restaurant next door because of the family atmosphere. I believe the food and service is better as well.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Crabs are always good the crab cake and hush puppies are good. Nothing fancy but the crabs and shrimp and oysters and crabcakes are good.

Thank hgummere
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We had lunch there on Saturday, 9/30 and it was so good! The crabs had so much meat in them!  Then the softshell crabs were huge!  We love this place and cannot wait to go back!  The crab cakes are the BEST!   We purchased...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We were there with some friends because they wanted crabs. The crabs were great, they said, however, my catfish Cajun style and the crab cake sandwich was so tasteless, I could have cried. How do you get catfish chewy and bland with extra salty breading?...More

Thank Nesrin G
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Jack Q
October 25, 2017|
Response from RoseMarie E | Reviewed this property |
They did say they had that option available but they are not dependable. My sister ordered broiled scallops, which they said they had but 10 minutes after she placed her order they said they didn't have them broiled, only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-373-5100
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