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American, Seafood
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed December 30, 2021 via mobile

It’s a dump. Walk into someone’s living room to have them cook VERY overpriced food for you. Think of this as a rural restaurant that has little competition for tourists and few locals that must keep its bar in business. The burgers were slider sized...and our medium well order was definitely medium rare. The fish tasted like it was previously frozen and crab cakes tasted thawed from who knows when. Take your money elsewhere or cook at home.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021

Went there thought ok out of the way place give it a chance. When I say dirty dive it’s an understatement. One person cooking,waiting,everything. The place was really dirty. Service was along the lines of “no soup for you”. Food was a 3 out of...10. Dinning there was only good to write in a chapter of a book.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

Incredibly fresh seafood, caught that morning. The rockfish stuffed with crab is the very best seafood dish in the entire Washington region. See a full review at john tanners bbq blog, search Courtney’s.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

Don't expect upscale, this is a hole-in-the-wall local place where the food is good and the freshly prepared seafood couldn't be any fresher. If you are willing to set your expectations right, and are willing to accept what Courtney's is, you will enjoy the experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

The fresh food was cooked well, and very tasty. But this is a restaurant that is no longer on the way up. Dark, musty, and not very well kept anymore. The postings on the wall from earlier decades let you know this was once the...place to go.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

The high price of food & beverages is utterly ridiculous - But, the experience is Priceless! A family trio has owned and run the joint forever and a day! If you’re ever off the beaten path and stumble upon this place - Go in and...sit at the bar. You won’t regret it AND, You’ll never forget it either!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Courtney's recommended by our rental agency. Stopped by for a late lunch. Hard to find a clean table to sit at. Overall, the place was dirty with boxes sitting everywhere. The server was over 80 and slowwwww. Wanted to shoot the breeze with everyone. Food...was tolerable but certainly not as good as we expected and definitely not worth the price. When it was time to go, I couldn't find the server to get the check. I had to write down what food and drinks we got on the placemat and take it to the bar. But, the bartender was not at the bar. I had to stick my head into the kitchen to find anyone and tell them I needed to go and therefore needed to pay my bill. They couldn't find my check and had to use what I had written on the placemat. I would expect better of a place right on the water. Also, the waiter told us he had to come in at 4 am to wash the dishes from the evening before. My experience with the restaurant industry is that this is not allowed. Everything is supposed to be cleaned up before the staff leaves at night. Inspectors need to check on this place. Don't go there.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

My wife and I went for lunch last week, which this site listed as the #1 place to dine in the area. The website has a delightful video of how the fish are caught fresh each day. This may be true but the video appears...not to be recently made. I ordered a fish basket, which the server (I think he's the owner- didn't ask) asked me if I wanted broiled or fried. Fried was fine for me. My wife ordered soft-shell crab and was not given a preference. I mean, it's sauteed in a pan, right? Nope. It came out fried. Leaving, I did not see the server, but they had trouble locating my bill, even though there were only two other tables in use. The lady behind the bar (owner's wife maybe- didn't ask) was asking me about who was still in the dining room. I helped her, but figure that information could have been gleaned from the server. Oh, yeah- decor and atmosphere- it's a dump.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

We stopped for a late lunch. There were few choices in the area and we were looking forward to trying this place. The location was nice, at the end of road, on the water with some picnic tables outside so we had high hopes. The...food was overpriced and poor. My husband ordered a fish sandwich basket with sides of cole slaw and potato salad. The two salads were about a tablespoon of each in a small bowl. I ordered the shrimp basket with fries. The shrimp was over-fried while the fries were barely cooked, still cold in the middle. Two sodas and a coffee came to about $62, without tip. The place was a mess with half-eaten food on almost every empty table.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021 via mobile

The food was delicious, it was recommended to us by our hosts at the Inn. My husband had crab sandwich, delicious, I had cheeseburger also delicious. Dessert was the best, blackberry crisp with ice cream. The waitress was so friendly.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

The owner got mad at me for nicely asking him if he was the owner. He’s angry and rude. The worst experience ever.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a very friendly local named Roz whom we had asked where could we get some great seafood. We both had the crab cake sandwiches and onion rings. Yes the place itself is not impressive and the service is...not fast. But the food is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021

The crabs are best all around. The salinity of the waters makes the crabs taste 10X better than anywhere else in Maryland. You must put on Bucket List of places to eat MD Crabs! Plus, Oysters are perfect!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 3, 2020 via mobile

I've reviewed this place 6 years ago when we were in the area and it hasn't changed. Yes the place looks like a dump and the services slow, but every order is cooked per order. The husband, wife and sometimes daughter are the people who...are cooking and serving. My wife had the stuffed rockfish which she said was absolutely the best she's ever had and I had the fried seafood platter. Also a bowl of Boston clam chowder. Every entree was absolutely delicious. Yes spend a little time here and wait while your meal is cooked and it'll be well worth it.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

The owner and his wife (the Courtney’s) have been cooking-up and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week for what seems like an eternity. She cooks - He serves! We thoroughly enjoyed fresh broiled rockfish, perfect and meaty soft crabs and a screaming...delicious bowl of vegetable crab soup all caught that same morning. Two generous salads on the side and we were smiling! Nothing fancy mind you but it’s a step back in time we’ll worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Totally agree, Donn. The food is wonderful, if you enjoy home-style cooking -- just be prepared to enjoy a long conversation, a cold beer (or two!), and the company that you brought with you. :)
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Yes, Courtney's Restaurant & Seafood offers takeout services.

Courtney's Restaurant & Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3