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Boatyard Bar & Grill

400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
+1 410-216-6206
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“oysters” (136 reviews)
“crab” (97 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved this place...great food and atmosphere. Our waitress, Amanda, was terrific. Good prices. Call ahead...no reservations accepted and can be very busy.

Thank crlmisc
Reviewed yesterday

The Boatyard Bar and Grill was packed, which is usually a good sign. We waited for about 40 mins for a table for four on Sunday lunch. The check in process was efficient with a text to inform us our table was ready. But I...More

Thank SBS20001
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here with family and was able to get a decent meal. Everyone that ordered crab or crab cakes really liked their meal. I wasn't overly impressed with anything in particular. I enjoyed my time there, my meal was fine but nothing stood out...More

Thank aj192018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took BAE to Annapolis for a short getaway from winter, but it followed us! We found the Boatyard on TA and went for dinner. From the oysters, to the scallops over pappardelle to the rockfish, everything was delicious. Would recommend again, and again.

Thank notafoodcritic16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit if you like crabcakes. Food is delicious and service is friendly. Look at the walls and see pictures of all the celebrities who have dined at the Boatyard.

Thank Gatorartlady
Reviewed 6 days ago

Guess I just expected more after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Food was very good - we ordered the crab cake sandwich and I have to admit, it wasn't nearly as good as Chick & Ruths! Oysters on the half shell were good, not...More

Thank nikkikh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from St. Mary’s across the bridge and found this darling little restaurant off the beaten path. Went during dinner hour and either could sit at the bar or wait an hour and a half for table. We were fortunate Enough to find a...More

Thank Meagan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress was super friendly and efficient. Yin and yang soup was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with some friends yesterday. Their stuffed oysters and crab&artichoke dip is excellent, just like when I got them last year. But we had 4 main courses and none of them was as good as the first two. The local Ale was the...More

Thank lmaparicio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the crab cakes and artichoke and crab dip. OUTSTANDING. It’s not in the center area, but that’s fine. It’s a nice walk. Worth walking there.

Thank 501BrianL
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Handel M
April 11, 2018|
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Response from GrandPaWalking | Reviewed this property |
No only in door seating! Avoid Carrol's Creek, my Mother and Sister got sick there a few years ago and they handled it badly!
August 14, 2017|
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Response from A.c. P | Reviewed this property |
not sure
Marc R
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Christopher C | Reviewed this property |
I assume that crab cakes are $23 for a plate with 2. Best to check the menu online. I have discussed the crab cake quality with my friend who is a Maryland Girl. She says that the Boat Yard crab cakes are in the top 2 or 3... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-216-6206
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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.
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