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“Much like my last visit”

Boatyard Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 356 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: The Boatyard is where local sailors, fishermen and lovers of the Chesapeake enjoy pint drinks, great crab cakes and the freshest local seafood. Specialties include smoked fish of the day (on premise), cream of crab and Maryland crab soups and an extensive list of crab and seafood specialties. The First Lady came from the White House to enjoy our crab cakes. The Boatyard has the most extensive raw bar in the area including a variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and mussels. The Boatyard receives awards for being most family friendly and having the best burger on the Bay. Its weekend brunch is the best in the area. The Boatyard is located in the historic maritime district of Eastport-a short walk or water taxi from Annapolis City Docks. Its photo boat films the local sailing races and shows them nightly. Named by Coastal Living, Sailing World and Sail Magazine as one of world's top sailing/boating restaurants.
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stopped in specifically for oysters. They had 5 varieties available so for the 3 of us we shared 5 each of the 5. All were fresh and very good. Fun to debate which we liked best. Again - the only obnoxious thing about the Boatyard is getting the server to be better managed. Way too fast paced in terms of asking about drink orders (we were sitting maybe 30 seconds?). Set your expectations. I saw the lobster rolls and they were yummy looking. Wish I believed the server that the soft shell crabs were fresh - but we thought it was too early in the season, and he just did not build rapport to instill confidence.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We've eaten here MANY TIMES, and their food is consistently GREAT! The other night, they had a Roasted Oyster Pizza that was out of this world. No matter what dish you try, you're sure to love it. TIP: It's VERY busy (and always noisy. Sometimes, sitting in the back is a little better). However, the food & atmosphere are worth it. We went on Sunday at noontime, and had about a 20 minute wait, but every other time, we got a seat immediately. If you're dressed in anything more than shorts and boat shoes, you're over dressed. ENJOY!

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were visiting friends in Annapolis and wanted to take them out to dinner before retuning home to Canada. We all had the crab balls Yummy! coconut shrimp was very good. We also all had the surf and turf which was crab cakes, delicious and steak cooked and spiced to perfection. It was very busy at the 730 time I would recommend 8pm it was Satuday night. Service was excellent though in spite of being very busy. It was $200 for the 5 of us not bad at all. Enjoy!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Have been going here since it opened. Always good food and service. One of the most unique restaurants in Annapolis. Bar does big business with the sailing crowd. Specials daily. Old favorites stay on the menu. Good ribs, meatloaf, pizza , crab cakes and Jamaican Jerk Chicken sandwich. Prices are moderate. Expect to pay 40-60 for a family of 4.

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Thank Paula S
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richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Thanks for the kind words come again soon. df

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Boatyard has better than average, but not really terrific, food. My chief problems with it are: 1. Lack of sufficient parking, 2. Too high ambient noise level, 3. Cooking sloppy in rush hours i.e. simple dishes overdone or cold. The observed demographic says it all: early on, families with young and generally tired and cranky, children. Later, after work meet and greet drinkers who yell at eachother to be heard. Service can be perfunctory; one server, happily now gone, was always more interested in picking up his female colleagues, so our food would sit at the pickup station getting cold and dry.

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richard f, Owner at Boatyard Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Thanks for your feedback. We take our customers experiences very seriously and always review these comments at our staff meetings. Come again soon and check in when here 4103368880 D Franyo Owner

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