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The Hobbit Restaurant

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121 81st St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842-6458
+1 410-524-8100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hobbit is one of the best fine dining restaurants that we have gone to in OC. It's not cheap but we didn't leave there feeling like it wasn't worth it. Service, food quality and ambiance are very high. We will be back again.

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Pat, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are always happy to hear about another great experience at The Hobbit. We look forward to seeing you soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Ocean City, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hobbit is a beautiful restaurant with a spectacular view of the setting sun. Our dinner was delicious! We started with a few appetizers to share and everyone loved them. Our entrées were delicious, tender filets, flavorful salmon and the best crab cake ever. They use only the lump crabmeat, hand picked, local crabs, and it's held together with an... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed everything so much, especially those crabcakes! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Garvey H. Owner More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the mkt priced crab cakes--found out they were $42 but ordered anyway--big mistake, Needed 4 servings of tartar sauce (no flavor) and the crab cakes were full of shell and for $42!! Green beans were not quite cooked enough-the mashed potatoes were adequate. When I told my served the crab cakes had shell he said he would let tje... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Gordon, Thank you for taking the time to review The Hobbit Restaurant. I am sorry to hear the crabcakes were not to your liking as that is one of our top selling menu items and the recipe has been the same for 39 years. We receive hundreds if not thousands of comments every year from our customers telling us how... More 

O'Fallon, Missouri
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our 13th anniversary. I am not from here and spent a lot of time looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. I was excited as the view looked amazing and the food is suppose to be great. When we got there the romantic atmosphere I wanted, was gone. Management had booked a group of... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Melinda, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Hobbit. I apologize that we had a loud group during your anniversary dinner. It is obviously unacceptable that our server laughed when you said something to the server about the noise and I'm sorry about that. We take a lot of pride in making sure every guest... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us decided to try The Hobbit on a last minute whim. Getting there before 6 was the right decision - it filled up as we ate. It is a very popular place for a reason. The fried calamari was just right - tender with just the right amount of batter. As a result, it was NOT like eating... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive review of The Hobbit! We are glad you decided to come in on a whim as well. Happy to hear the calamari and pork chop were cooked to perfection and the sunset didn't disappoint either. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Washington DC
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Hobbit. Easy well marked parking and someone to open the door--what a good start. We made a reservation for dinner several weeks before our dinner date. The view is amazing. We had drinks to start which were well made. We chose not to have starters, because we can't finish our dinner plates if we have starters. We... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Thomas, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Hobbit and we hope to see you again soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Hobbit on our last night of vacation called 2 days ahead barely got a reservation they were booked. My friend and I got there went in to people waiting with no reservations and considered ourselves lucky. It went downhill from there. The whole experience felt like they couldn't get us out of their fast enough. Literally 2... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Te, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at The Hobbit. We take a tremendous amount of pride in making sure every guest enjoys dining here. Can you elaborate on what you had for appetizers? The reason I ask is that besides soup it is practically impossible for anything to arrive at the table... More 

Maryland
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great. Service, drinks, view of the bay was breathtaking, food was delicious, no complaints. Try this spot !!

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive review of The Hobbit. Glad to hear we offered an all around excellent experience and we hope to see you again soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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291 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the Delmarva Shore area and don't include The Hobbit in your itinerary, you have made a big mistake! A pleasant staff, including a new chef, will make your dining experience most memorable. The food is amazingly delicious. The prices are reasonable for the quality meals you will be served. The Bay view, from this beautiful restaurant, is... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Mr. Miller, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thorough and positive review of The Hobbit. It is always a pleasure seeing you in the restaurant and we are more than happy to do whatever we can to make sure you have a wonderful experience. Hope to see you again soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Venice, Florida
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a weekend dinner, reservations here are a must. The restaurant itself presents an unobstructed view of Assawoman Bay, and the sunsets are so spectacular that everyone's cell phones are in use to photograph them. The menu has specials and regular offerings, and my daughter and I tried one of each. She had a ginger-salsa-topped fish, which she raved about.... More 

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HobbitRestaurant, Owner at The Hobbit Restaurant, responded to this review

Carol, Thank you very much for the positive review of The Hobbit. We are happy to hear you were able to experience one of our fabulous sunsets. I apologize the crabcakes were slightly dry as that is one of our token dishes that should always be perfect. We look forward to seeing you again soon and if your crabcakes aren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 81st St Unit 101, Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842-6458
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-8100
Description
An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.

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