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Reviewed December 30, 2022 via mobile

I've been coming to Blacksmith since it opened and the past few times we've been in have been underwhelming but I've been willing to give them the benefit of the doubt given my previous experiences had been so exceptional. However, today's experience was abysmal. It...started with waiting an hour to be seated as a two top when the hostess told us it would be 20 minutes. I get it -they are under staffed, it's a holiday weekend, the weather is beautiful, etc. Once we were seated we were hangry but hopeful that the meal would more than make up for the long wait, and boy, were we wrong. We ordered the Bahn Mi and an Oyster Po Boy. The meat on the Bahn Mi tasted like it had been cooked hours ago and the oysters on the Po Boy were tough and luke warm at best. Still, we tried to stay positive until we waited over 20 minutes for the server to bring the check so we could pay. The servers displayed absolutely no hustle during the rush or while we were being served. Over two hours spent at Blacksmith today and one of the worst dining experiences of my life. We are local and want to support local, but won't be back to the Blacksmith.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2022

Let’s start with the positives. Blacksmith offers a very extensive vegan and vegetarian menu in addition to their eclectic regular menu. The bar offers creative signature cocktails and a nice selection of locally sourced craft beers in cans, bottles, and on tap. Our waitress elevated...our expectations for the meal which was to follow with assurances that we were in for a dining treat. I certainly hoped that to be true, given the prices on the menu! The waitress was effective in making recommendations from the menu and summarizing the many daily specials. Every item that we ordered was tasty and nicely plated, but the prices exceeded the quality of the product. I understand if a restaurant business wants to promote itself as offering a “fine dining” experience; I generally appreciate it, especially in a small town where a place like this could be a "hidden treasure." However, when a restaurant offers “French press coffee” at over six dollars per serving, I expect MORE than a couple of scoops of Taster’s Choice freeze-dried coffee presented in a French press pot, yet that is exactly what it was! The kitchen spilled some freeze-dried coffee granules on the serving tray which served as the damning evidence. The deceit was made more egregious by our waitress advising us to “let the grounds steep for six-and-a-half minutes” as she served it! She chuckled as she said it, as if we might have been in on the joke. We were not amused when we discovered what we were served. I was offended when the waitress questioned my wife’s judgment when she asked for salt and pepper to season her meal, replying, “most of my customers are satisfied with the seasoning.” She also made several not-so-subtle suggestions to solicit generous tips from her customers which struck me as rude. Their cheeseburger was the most generous portion of beef I have ever encountered in a burger, consisting of two one-third pound (my estimate) patties on a brioche bun. However, it came at a premium price of almost sixteen dollars! The meat was cooked properly but the mound of meat on the bun was so cumbersome that it was impossible to eat it as presented. I would have preferred to be served one burger patty at six dollars less with an option to upsize to a second piece of beef. As far as the setting, the white faux fur which serves as back cushioning for the seat benches around the perimeter of the dining area is a tacky juxtaposition to the rest of its warm ambience. There is so much potential in Blacksmith; its shortcomings could be relieved with adjustment of their prices and some etiquette training for the staff. But the $6+ freeze-dried “French press” is hard to forgive.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Justine Z, Owner at Blacksmith, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. To address some of your concerns. Regarding our coffee, done properly our French press coffee is done with corse ground coffee as is suggested for a French press which means that your server (the server also makes the coffee) made...More

Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

While yearly visiting one of our favorite towns in Maryland, we enjoy lunch here. My Po Boy shrimp was unforgettably tasty. My wife had Rock Fish Tacos. She said it was the best meal we've had on our Delaware/ Maryland thus year. The atmosphere is...also to our liking. Guaranteed you will enjoy a memorable meal at a decent price.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Justine Z, Owner at Blacksmith, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2022

Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate it!

Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

Delicious lunch dishes based on local produce. I recommend the taco dishes and the hamburger. Great and fast service in spite of the big crowd of guests.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing lunch on the outside deck at BlackSmith. We started with deep fried crab stuffed deviled eggs. They were incredible. That is what I mean by unique. How they made them is beyond me. The Thai iced tea was very good...and a bit different from what you’d get in a Thai restaurant. We then had killer tacos…one plate of shrimp and one of rock fish. It was way more than enough. Very yummy. Service was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022

Everything about this place is good/great but the noise. A lot of the interior seating is adjacent to the bar and the noise levels are expected but intrusive. Do not miss the whiskey sours

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2022

We had spent a busy morning at Assateague and were on our way to Chincoteague and thought we would stop in Berlin for a late lunch. Wow, what a great choice at the Blacksmith, we sat on the covered outside deck, very comfortable. My wife...chose the BLT salad, one of the best we have tasted in freshness and taste for quite some time, I chose the quiche special with salad, it was very lite and tasty. We were so impressed we have promised ourselves a return visit for dinner, next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Great light lunch stop while we were in town doing some antique shopping. The server was super friendly and helpful. The pace has a good atmosphere and menu selections.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

We are local, and have enjoyed Black Smith for years. Tonight we get the wrong food (was to be for another table), the order was split then, with my wife's arriving much later. Fries were cold. No one offered to refile our drinks, and now...they don't answer their phone. ALL phone calls go to a full voicemail box. So the place has gone way down and there is no way to reach anyone to tell them. They don't even have a comments section on their website - only the (non-working) phone. Very sad. - Local CouplsMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Justine Z, Owner at Blacksmith, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2022

Thanks for the review David. Occasionally things do happen that affect your dining experience negatively. We apologize for that. As you will see from my previous reviews, rarely do we receive a bad one, especially from locals who know that our restaurant is consistently serving...More

Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

After a long, hot day at Assateague, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the deck of the Blacksmith. The food and drink were excellent and a good value. The waitstaff was also excellent.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

We sat at the bar and our bartender/server was very attentive and friendly. Both of our meals were amazing. They can accommodate gluten free and vegan. We always eat here when we are in Berlin and they have never disappointed!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

We sat outside and enjoyed a nice summer night. Service was good and the Vegan Italian Sausage Hoagie was EXCELLENT. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Everything was fantastic from arrival to departure. We were seated quickly. Our very efficient server was friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. She told us about the specials which made it harder to decide on what to get. We were not real hungry but wanted...something before we went back to the hotel. We ordered the burger and the Thai meatball special to share, They were both fantastic. We couldn't stop there so we order 2 deserts that were also fantastic. If you have read this far and your not convinced to eat here, it's your loss and you will regret your decision. It was our pleasure to dine with you on this evening 7/8/2022More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

We have eaten at Blacksmith many times and have brought friends there as well. It is a local place with good food and service. However, they have now taken our two favorite items off the menu so I don’t know whether we will return. Please...bring back the crab cakes and the Bundt cake! They have a very pleasant outdoor space but the menu choices are now quite limited.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Went here because reviews were good. Smelled so fishy and got seated 10 inches away from other table. I could practically eat from their dish. We got up and walked out. Couldnt really rate food. Not our vibe.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Their menu can be found on their web site if you Google "Blacksmith Berlin MD" Cocktails prices from $9 - $13 I did not see a specific Christmas menu. Being in Berlin Maryland historical district I believe you will find... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5