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Zahniser's Dry Dock

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C Street, Solomons, MD
(410) 326-4817
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Germantown, Maryland
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been boating to Solomans for over 20 years and this has been a favorite stop for us. The food is excellent and the service is fast, reliable and they accept reservations. The Chief is inventive and provides an excellent variety of menu choices. The ambiance is excellent and it provides a great venue arriving either by water or... More 

Thank Marc K
Enid, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab cakes and shrimp were wonderful! Loved the view of passing boats! Had key lime pie for dessert- good but not as good as Red Rock canyon- last weekend in Wichita KS

Thank JDCrain
Gulfport, MS
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We visited this restaurant for lunch last Saturday. The restaurant is lovely and cleanly nautical on the inside. The bartenders really worked to make sure that our obscure drink choices were delivered. The food was very good, but not as good as other restaurants on the island. The ambiance, however, was great.

1 Thank swatts1
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great hidden secret on Solomon's Island. Nestled away on the waterfront at Zahniser's Marina. The atmosphere is casual and nautical. The have outdoor dining space - very casual, with plastic furniture, but beautiful views. I've eaten here several times and I have never had a bad meal. It is moderately priced for a summer destination. Check... More 

Thank Steven A
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My wife and I had dinner the Dry Dock as a "last night out" celebration at the end of traveling up the Intracoastal Water from Florida. The review title sums up the experience: pleasant but pricey. Our reservation was accepted without a problem, and we were seated promptly, even though we arrived early. The room is not large, although outdoor... More 

Thank Richard E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The name of this restaurant tells its story. This is a restaurant installed on the second floor of a haborside house, literally in the middle of a boatyard. Don't be surprised to find yourself parking your car in the midst of large sail boats up on stands for storage and repair! But that's part of the fun of this place!... More 

1 Thank James W
upstate pa
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat in Solomons Island . We usually come here by boat get a slip and make reservations for dinner. It's a quaint little place that sits high above the water with nice views. Never had a bad meal here yet.

Thank twmUpstatePa
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great, reasonably priced food during Calvert County Restaurant week. Scrumptious blackened shrimp and cheddar grits with salad and crème brule! Reasonable wine list. Great white wine mussels. Attentive, professional service. We would happily return.

Thank trinityvicinity
McLean, Virginia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Unusually nice atmosphere for a restaurant at a marina. They were booked up when we arrived and so we sat at the bar and had drinks and some appetizers. Interesting conversations all around, great bartender and the mussels were fabulous -- complete with some toasted sourdough for dipping. Yum.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

First time we've had the opportunity to eat at Dry Dock and we were pleased both with the ambiance, the quality of food and the service. Entrees like the crispy duck breast and the seared tuna were as good as any we'd have at home in Annapolis

Thank sailors1028

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C Street, Solomons, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Solomons
  • Phone Number: (410) 326-4817
The Dry Dock, is located in Solomons Island at the Zahniser's Yachting Center. Expect an intimate water view restaurant that caters to an upscale dining experience, specializing in steaks & seafood. We offer deck seating, weather permitting. Nightly specials & Happy Hour 5-6:00pm daily. Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00pm. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm Reservations recommended.

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