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McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
+1 410-263-5700
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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68 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really fun bar with oyster shooters, cheap happy hour food and drinks during the week. On the weekends it can get a bit crowded with dancing and a lot of people.

Thank Alexandra F
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visited on an unseasonably hot day in October in which we were in dire need of refreshment! Drinks were cold, oysters were good and the waitress was a hoot. It took a bit to get service, as the place was jam packed. But we enjoyed it and would recommend for a drink and quick nibble.

Thank Spartygirl88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We live in NJ & have family in VA. Whenever we have a little extra time we "detour" through Annapolis just so we can pop into McGarvey's for their AMAZING crab dip and out of the oven bread!! We have been visiting for years! Sandwiches are great too!

Thank Chris M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I would just like to say... I frequent the establishment and LOVE McGarveys, however, I was extremely disappointed when I paid multiple dollars for multiple beers ALL OF WHICH WERE FLAT.

Thank Caitie L
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Oysters were very good, red beans and rice way too hot, burger was average and crab cakes just ok. Good atmosphere, neat pilot helmets over bar area, expected more but got less. Needed more servers, for sure! Got to be better places in this great city.

Thank rbankerman
Orange, California
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

OK, it's the day after Christmas and they are busy! Food was good, French Dip, fish & chips and special fish sandwich were excellent! Service was adequate for how busy they were... Probably better on a less busy time of year!! Still we'd try it again!!

Thank TooRed51
Washington DC
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Went to McGarveys for a few beers and dinner. Beers were ok if over priced. Food unfortunately was poor. Tasted bland and were a lot of carbs in big rolls and lots of fries. Really loud group of guys at bar who made walking past the bar for waitress and patrons difficult. Not the McGarveys like it used to be.... More 

Thank WW2Historyguy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were surprised how good the local oysters tasted. We went during happy hour and the majority of their top-shelf martinis cost only $5...a great bargain!

Thank TravelHappily1
Centreville, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been going to Mcgarvey's for 30 or 40 years-It has always been a classic Bar-Good food and great drinks-No more-Went there the other night,not sure what was worse-The food or the drinks-Annapolis has too many other choices to choose from -try Red Red Wine Bar,or Davis Pub or for that fact anywhere

Thank Stephen S
Lewes, Delaware
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This began as a fall-back for lunch. Our first choice had no tables, so we popped in here. I'm happy we did. Our server was Eddie, and he was terrific, not too distant, but also not clinging. The food was very good pub fare, with good portions. The beer was cold, and there was a nice selection.

Thank Donald B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-263-5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?