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River Watch Restaurant

207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
+1 410-687-1422
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible23%
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“seafood” (3 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight I order the seafood dish that had shrimp, mussels, clams, and potatoes. The shrimp were a good size, but the mussels, and clams were very tiny. 5 of my mussels were closed, so I went to ask my waiters to take it back, and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A nice variety of food watching the sunset on the water. The crab cakes were fabulous! The Mason Dixon crab soup is a must try! When we return to Essex, we will visit this place for sure!

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I would say this is the place you would like to go if you like the water boating in the afternoon or on the weekend music and dancing

Thank jamesfB1276SJ
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The River Watch is tucked away in a quite residential area alongside several marinas. The bar on the deck has a pleasing waterfront atmosphere along the Middle River. The pricing for the Happy Hour and regular menu is quite reasonable. Hospitable staff under a long-time...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Wanted to charges $20 for parking! The guy was so rude... to have dinner. The food was okay won't be back.

1  Thank Lora B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

People come here for the waterfront atmosphere. I would definitely not come for the food. Shrimp stuffed with crab was essentially stuffed with the barely there crab dip. The stuffed mushroom caps were not terrible. The buffalo chicken bites were passable bar fare. The crab...More

Thank DivaTJ
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Mother's Day yesterday. The parking was a bit tight, but overall the location was easy to get to. The limited menu looked great but the food was terrible. The $14 crab dip was more like soup served with chopped up dollar store...More

Thank raewalkins
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The building and seating needs to be updated We came by boat There was a band the music was good but the food was not We have never went back and we leave very close

1  Thank doreenlynnr
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife and I ate dinner here last night and we were told to pick anywhere to sit by the hostess / waitress. She was very attentive and was the only waitress working that night but there were only 5 or 6 tables seated so...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for dinner and we're very pleased. Food was great especially RiverWatch shrimp wrapped with bacon and killer wings. My brother had a steak that he loved and fries that were crispy and tasty. After dinner they had an incredible band with no...More

Thank steakcake
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-687-1422
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