Craving Seafood? Boatyard Bar & Grill Is The Place For You

Are you searching for an ideal restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland where you can enjoy your favorite seafood? Well, Boatyard Bar & Grill is the place to be. Read on to find out more about this vibrant nautical-themed restaurant for all things seafood.

If you happen to love all things seafood and find yourself in Annapolis, Maryland then there is one place where you definitely need to visit and that is the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Founded back in 2001, this go-to seafood joint is at the forefront when it comes to celebrating the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle of pint drinks, fresh local seafood, and the best crab cakes. In this post, we’ll be sharing with you details about this great restaurant. In particular, we’ll look into what to expect, from the food, interior, and even staff, when you actually visit Boatyard Bar & Grill. There are three areas that this post will focus on to better highlight this seafood restaurant.

The three areas in focus in this post below are;

  • Restaurant’s Menu
  • The Design of Boatyard Bar & Grill
  • The Staff at Boatyard Bar & Grill

Boatyard Bar & Grill Brief

Boatyard Bar & Grill is known to have opened its doors to the public back in 2001 and ever since then they’ve strived to provide the very best when it comes to service, food as well as the restaurant’s ambiance. Worth noting about the food and interior at Boatyard Bar & Grill is that it reflects the lifestyle of Chesapeake. That said, it does boast a very unique interior design that resembles that of an old yacht. To complete the look, the interior design is finished off with photos of local sailors perfectly mounted at different parts of the wall.

With regards to the food, it also reflects the lifestyle in Chesapeake. One such meal is their Crab Cake which not surprising has resulted in the restaurant receiving an award for Best Crab Cake in America. This is not the only award they’ve received since they’ve been in business; they’ve also received an award for being the most Family Friendly restaurant nationwide. Additional awards include being named one of the world’s top sailing/boating restaurants by both Sail and Sailing World Magazine.  

Boatyard Bar & Grill’s Menu

As already mentioned, Boatyard Bar & Grill is the ideal location for anyone who loves all things seafood. That said it does boast an extensive menu that features some of the best seafood dishes. It also offers its customers a number of specials. For instance, depending on the day you choose to go, you’ll find them serving Smoked fish of the day, Maryland crab soups, Cream of crab as well as an extensive list of seafood and crab specialities.

Still on Boatyard Bar & Grill’s menu, its I worth noting that it also boasts an extensive raw bar. This includes shrimp, clams, mussels, and a variety of oysters. Their burger is also something you should try during your visit to Boatyard Bar & Grill and just in case you need any convincing simply ask one of the locals and they’ll tell you how amazing their burgers are.

In fact, they are known for having the best burger in the Bay. That said, popular meals at Boatyard Bar & Grill include Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, their Fish and Chips, Finley’s Fantabulous Fish Tacos and Maryland Smith Island Cake just to mention a few.   

While the seafood is to die for, Boatyard Bar & Grill also has the very best when it comes to service. You actually feel welcomed the minute you step into Boatyard Bar & Grill even if it’s your first time there. The staffs are also quick in fact they’ll have you diving into your favourite meal in a matter of minutes depending on your order of course.

It’s always good to go in a bit early when it’s not too busy to really get to enjoy everything that Boatyard Bar & Grill has to offer. Even better, you’ll get to enjoy happy hour specials when choose to dine in slightly early. Worth noting when it comes to their menu is that they do have kids and vegetarian menu. So if you are at Boatyard Bar & Grill with your kid(s), remember to ask them for their kid’s menu and if you are a vegetarian, simply ask for the vegetarian menu.

Boatyard Bar & Grill’s Restaurant Ambience & Interior

In addition to getting the food right, Boatyard Bar & Grill also has an ideal design that’s perfect for a seafood restaurant. Even better, they’ve ensured that the design of the restaurant perfectly portrays the lifestyle in Chesapeake. That said, when you walk in the restaurant you’ll be greeted with photos of local sailors in Chesapeake who made their mark in the community. You’ll also quickly notice its yacht-like look that adds to its overall design appeal.

It is worth noting that you can choose to visit the restaurant and dine comfortably even if you have a pup. However, you’ll be required to take up their outside seating as its dog-friendly. They’ve made available water bowls by the bench as well as a deck like-area that makes cleaning up after a mess very easy. To top it all off, the staff at Boatyard Bar & Grill are pet friendly, in particular, they are dog friendly.


If you are planning on visiting Boatyard Bar & Grill, it is good to familiarise yourself with the list of meals on their menu. One way you can be able to do this is by visiting their online website under the menu section. Also worth noting when visiting Boatyard Bar & Grill is that it is located in the historic maritime district of Eastport. This is just a short walking distance from the Annapolis City Docks. But if you don’t feel like walking you could opt to take a taxi and ask them to drop you off at Boatyard Bar & Grill’s entrance. 

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