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Zahniser's Dry Dock

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C Street, Solomons, MD
+1 410-326-4817
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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Lexington Park, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I recently had dinner at the Dry Dock with a visiting friend from Bethesda, Maryland. This has always been a favorite of mine and I was amply rewarded when my friend agreed it was a wonderful meal in a wonderful place. It is quite small which adds a to the charm and enjoyment. The food is excellent, not weird as... More 

Lexington Park, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Great Brunch, one of the best I have had. Fun drinks and good Bloody Mary. Dinner was good too. A little high on the price side but unique dishes. Also, a little off the beaten path which is nice due to limited seating. I would go back for special occasions.

Thank KCyouthere
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My husband and I ate here for Sunday brunch and wow was it good! I had the quiche special and he had the French Toast. My quiche was delicious, but it was just one little slice. The french toast came with 2 slices of french toast, eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit! They were both delicious. We were looking for an... More 

Thank Carrie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The waitress was nice and attentive. The food did not match. I had the shrimp salad on a croissant .it was ok. The Caesar salad was okay. A lot of dressing. Shrimp salad comes with a salad but it really was not mentioned. Dinner? Not. Went somewhere else.

Thank Teresa T
Easton, Maryland
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

My wife and I have been eating here for years whenever we come to Solomons. We have followed them from the late 80's on. The food never disappoints and the view of the marina and harbor is spectacular!

Thank George W
Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Overall a great experience, staff was very helpful and the food was great. Sat at the bar before dinner and enjoyed drinks. Would highly recommend this for great seafood.

Thank jc2013503
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today, and I was expecting better, based on the reviews. Sadly, we were quite disappointed. Even though there were hardly any lunch patrons, service was extremely slow. We waited close to 45 minutes for our meals. When we received them, we noticed that two of us were missing our side dishes, but our server had left... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and wine selection. I had broiled scallops with crab meat. Delicious. Same for my wife's Ahi tuna cooked very rare. Caesar salads were great, so was the large piece of chocolate cake. Alejandro, our waiter was great and attentive but we were not rushed. Week nights are probably best time to get a last minute reservation.

Thank john g
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate on the deck, the only place I would choose to eat as the view is spectacular. We came to this small restaurant without a reservation, but it was early enough on Saturday evening that we were given the choice of eating at the bar or on the deck. Our crab cakes were wonderful. They were moist, unadorned as... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: +1 410-326-4817
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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