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“Great Family Destination”

Boatyard Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 350 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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88 reviews
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“Great Family Destination”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food is always well above average and the service is fast and friendly. Atmosphere is clean, bright, nautical. Young children and parents will be comfortable here as it is always busy, with moderate noise. Parking can be an issue so leave the large SUV at home.

  • Visited July 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,383 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“The atmosphere is the thing”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was really good but the atmosphere seems to fit the nautical theme of the whole area better than any other restaurant around

  • Visited June 2014
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Local Joint - Great Find!”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Sought Boatyard Bar and Grill out at the recommendation of locals I met the day prior and was so glad I did. Went with the kids early and avoided the lines that were there for dinner (5:30 arrival) when I left. Started with a half pound of steamed shrimp (done in beer, old bay and onions) - amazing - and finished it up with a half rack of ribs (great size) glazed in Mango BBQ, some baked crab mac and cheese (soooo good), slaw and apple honey cornbread. Did I say finished this up already, well that was before the slice of key lime pie and a couple of beers; everything was wonderful. This is a relaxed bar and restaurant with an old school boating vibe that caters to locals telling their tales of the sea, and neighbors catching up; with only a couple of us tourists that got the word to go. Bottom line, don't miss out on this place if you are in town. Well done.

Visited August 2014
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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“It's not a trip without a visit to the Boatyard!!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

As always we make our way over to Eastport to go to The Boatyard for either lunch or dinner. It's never disappointing, the food is always good, and the staff is very friendly. Service is great here, we like that they refill our iced tea glasses without asking. We love the atmosphere here.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Beverly O
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Corona, California
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“Great Food”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We wanted a nice place to eat but not a tourist-trap. The Boatyard is absolutely amazing!! My wife got the lobster/corn chowder soup which was incredible. I had the open face crab melt with the best potato salad I have ever had. My wife got the fish and chips and said it was one of the best she ever had. We topped off our meal sharing a slice of key lime pie and apiece of Smith Island strawberry cake and both were delicious. We cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Visited August 2014
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