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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” (48 reviews)
“oysters” (125 reviews)
“crab” (91 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2504
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for brunch for friend's wedding. Excellent. Very Nautical. Artifacts interesting. Wait staff went out of their way.

Thank NancySeminole
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and spur of the moment. What a fantastic place. We had the crab cake sandwiches. All crab, no filler at all. The seasoning was perfect. I also had the coleslaw. It was fresh, and crunchy. The atmosphere was...More

Thank traveler257684
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just thinking about the food at this place makes my mouth water! The boatyard has been consistent since the day it opened. I️ favor the crab cakes here over any other in town. I️ honestly have never had a bad meal here. Service is on...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a crab cake with their coleslaw. The coleslaw was tasteless and I had to add salt and pepper. The crab cake was very good; but not the best I've had. Not a lot of filler, but not overly flavorful. I found the tartar...More

Thank MindyFreed
Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals know this place well but the visitors do not. It has great atmosphere, great service and the food is spectacular. I believe their crab cakes are the best in the area. It also has a nice nautical theme. I highly recommend it.

Thank asantavicca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional local harbor favorite. Exceptional service, local charm and perfect lunchoen experience! Causal and perfect if one enjoy's local sea food and local Annapolis environment.

Thank ronped
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I go to the Boatyard every time we are in Annapolis. It was recommended by our broker when we bought our sailboat. The crab cakes are out of this world. Parking is on the street and free. It is always busy at...More

Thank allegro5660
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had stopped ordering crab cakes in restaurants because I was usually disappointed in the quality, often dry, either tasteless or over seasoned, and most critically, too little crab and too much filler. Then I visited The Boatyard for lunch last year on a recommendation...More

Thank nlsathome
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at an off time on a Thursday afternoon, but we received great service and great food (no leftover lunch meals!). I had a fish sandwich which was the first time a had one where the fish was the star of the sandwich rather...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on Friday afternoon. The place was packed. I found out why. The food is fantastic. Started with the mussels appetizer and it was delicious, more than enough for 2 people to share. I had the cream of crab soup and all...More

Thank tbone125
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Response from A.c. P | Reviewed this property |
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Marc R
29 June 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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29 August 2016|
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Response from majshanman | Reviewed this property |
Can't imagine it being a problem. You'll see a wide range of dress.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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