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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Barbara H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank rnmassage
Germantown, Maryland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 16, 2016 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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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32 reviews
24 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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146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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

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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, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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: (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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