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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 - 9:30 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

On our recent family trip to Ocean City, my wife and I were looking for a good place to go for a "date night" while my in-laws had our daughter. There was a few places we were debating, but the Hobbit Restaurant won out (we're big Tolkien fans too!) We walked in to a beautiful atmosphere, with a beautiful view.... More 

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

Capt. Picard, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are excited to hear you enjoyed your first experience so much! We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen in April 2017. Garvey H. Owner More 

Long Island, NY
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Not sure if I've written a review before but if not it's long overdue.The Hobbitt replaced Fager's for us, first of all, for our anniversary dinner. Long story but Fager's lost my flower delivery for our anniversary dinner two years in a row.Actually they gave the flowers one year to another dining couple. I decided to try the Hobbitt after... More 

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

Thank you very much for the positive review on The Hobbit. We are thrilled to hear that we are your anniversary spot as we attempt to take great care for those occasions. We look forward to seeing you again next year for your anniversary! Garvey H. Owner More 

McLean, Virginia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Back at The Hobbit restaurant in Ocean City. It's Corvette weekend and this place is hopping with locals. Not a single corvette in the parking lot! Some new items of note on the menu! The cold smoked beef carpaccio with Creme fraiche and capers is incredibly great. I'm a carpaccio lover and was not sure about a smoked concept. Shut... More 

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

Paula, Thank you very much for the positive review of The Hobbit! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the beef carpaccio and the bar sandwiches. Thanks also for the plug about us closing soon haha! We look forward to seeing you again in 2017. Garvey H. Owner More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The Hobbit is definitely the best restaurant in Ocean City. We went there to celebrate our anniversary, and it happened to be restaurant week. If you are in Ocean City during restaurant week you have to try their 3 course meal for $35. The shrimp toast and the salad with goat cheese were an excellent start to the meal. I... More 

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

Cynthia, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are so happy to hear that you had a great anniversary dinner and enjoyed your meal thoroughly. Hope the kids enjoyed the Mary's Delight too! We hope to see you soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Oakland, New Jersey
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was a upscale restaurant. A little pricey but the food was excellent. The view was beautiful, on the water, but I just wish they had outdoor seating. Atmosphere inside is quiet and the service was excellent.

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

Natalie, Thank you very much for the positive review of The Hobbit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything so much. Unfortunately with being in the condo building outdoor seating is not an option but we hope to see you again soon even without the outdoor seating! Garvey H. Owner More 

georgetown
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Fine cuisine- beautiful sunset - two teenaged God daughters and we have just ignited another generation of Hobbit lovers. They were amazed and awed at the view and the food. This has always been a go to family place for us, and to share with the next generation - I sure hope they bring their kids here someday. I'm betting... 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. It means a lot to us that you have passed down the tradition of dining at The Hobbit to another generation. We have been a family business for almost 40 years and we hope to continue that tradition as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Garvey... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

From the moment we walked in, we were amazed with the ambiance and warm welcome. This is not your typical Ocean City restaurant, up scale with a beautiful dining room. I have no doubt the view is wonderful but we ate later @ night. The service was exceptional, attentive, friendly and the exact right amount of checking in without being... More 

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

KP, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hobbit. We are glad you enjoyed everything and received the warm service that we always strive for. We hope to see you again soon! Garvey H. Owner More 

Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

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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Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, International, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 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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