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“Excellent Food/Wonderful View”

Bayard House Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melrose Park
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food/Wonderful View”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lovely location, charming building, excellent food and drink, and fine service make for a very pleasant and rewarding dining experience at this restaurant on the Delaware/Chesapeake Canal. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the neighboring shops in this charming town, Chesapeake City.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Don0702
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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Bloody Mary's and Easter dinner”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This place is a welcome respite for a nice quite weekend dinner. Have been coming since 1990. It is a real gem! Nothing in Philly compares to it. Great ambiance; excellent drink selection; reasonable prices, and best Bloody Mary on East Coast--hands down. The Bloody Mary contains real tomatoes juice (high quality), fresh horseradish, celery, shrimp and is perfectly garnished. Go and be treated with class, in an otherwise low class world.

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Thank frankiebocchio
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Townsend, DE
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Exceptional food, extraordinary view”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Bayard House is a charming restaurant located in historic Chesapeake City, which is open year round. The view of the waterfront is extraordinary from the large second floor window-framed dining area. The inner rooms are also quite attractive, but not as breathtaking. However, the outside patio on the first floor with additional inside dining is perfect for viewing the many boating activities, including major shipping vessels.

We have eaten there on many occasions, bringing friends and family to this special location. The wait staff is extremely friendly and always willing to answer the many questions about the city and the waterfront.

They always start with a selection of breads and crackers with a yummy, yet mild herb spread. Their soups are excellent, as are their salads. For lunch, I especially enjoy the Pear and Walnut salad with baby spinach. Their hamburgers are delicious and served exactly as ordered. The sweet potatoes fries are freshly made, and not greasy. The Cajun prime rib sandwich special, served with fries and coleslaw was so very tasty. However, it was so large that half had to be taken home. Their crab soups and crap cake dinners are also exceptional.

The dessert selections are exceptional and I highly recommend the chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate cup and lots of whipped cream.

Chesapeake City is an enchanting riverfront historic town with lots of shops and homes. It is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. You can always find parking, and there are many events and activities year round that make this a fun and enjoyable place to visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Alana B
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North Springfield, VA
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great meal, with a wonderful view”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We heard about Bayard House from the innkeeper of the place we were visiting, and stopped by for a 7:00 p.m. dinner on a Saturday. The food and service were top-notch, and the building was a real treat. We really enjoyed the view of the canal during dinner. The food selection is largely seafood (not surprising), but the menu is diverse enough to fit most palates. We're definitely returning!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jeff W
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Newark, DE
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very surprised how rudely we were treated”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went with my spouse, brother, and sister in law 6 PM on a Friday evening. We were looking for a relaxing evening with some beer/wine/light fare. We were dressed nicely. As soon as we walked in the bartender rolled his eyes. The only table with 4 chairs was occupied and the space is very narrow, so pushing 2 tables together was not feasible. We decided to sit at the bar, but after a few minutes of loud overhead music drowning out conversation and listening to the bartender's sarcasm, we got up and left. We went upstairs and ate. The food was good, but it cost twice what we'd budgeted for the evening. ($77 for hubby and I, not including tip).The waitstaff upstairs wasn't much friendlier. This used to be a nice place to eat. What with Schaefer's Canal House across the way (and doing booming business) I'd thought they'd at least try to show some hospitality. We won't be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank wildmommms
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