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The South's Best Sandwiches - featuring Boatyard's amazing crab cakes!

Boatyard Bar & Grill amazing raw bar fresh local oysters

Grab an extra napkin, and sit down to the tastiest wonders ever assembled on bread., July 2017 by Julia Rutland


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On the corner of Severn Avenue and Fourth Street in Annapolis, the Boatyard Bar & Grill is just a few blocks from the water in the historic neighborhood of Eastport. Walking up the planked ramp and into the spacious restaurant, you might feel as if you’ve just strolled into a maritime museum. Photographs, paintings, and trophies cover the walls from floor to rafters. Look closely and you’ll even see singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s autographed surfboard hanging from the beams. This gathering spot for local sailors and visitors alike keeps fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood prominent on the menu and maintains a loyal following for the Best Crab Cake Sandwich You’ll Ever Eat. The generous crab cake is rounded high with jumbo lump crab that appears to defy gravity. Chef George Betz’s secret recipe involves gently folding the crab in a rich sauce that helps hold everything together. The crab cake is broiled to a light golden brown and served on a tender brioche roll. A lemony house-made tartar sauce is included on the side and makes a great dipper for the fries that come with it. Don’t fret if you can’t satisfy your craving with a visit to the restaurant— the Boatyard ships crab cakes nationwide from its online store.

Order Boatyard Bar & Grill All Killer, No Filler crab cakes online.

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian Welcome Guide

Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in the Washingtonian Welcome Guide

How to Spend a Day in Annapolis - the Washingtonian Welcome Guide explores a day trip to Maryland's quaint sure to stop at the Boatyard Bar & Grill for the freshest local seafood specialties and amazing crab cakes!

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Full Moon Party September

Full Moon Party September 2017

NEXT FULL MOON PARTY September 7, 2017 with Jess McQuay Band

Come howl!


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Bands in the Sand 2018


Next date: TBDBITS2017 PropTalkFullSponsorAdBands in the Sand, BITS, benefit for Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Boatyard philanthropy

2018 will be our 13th Annual Bands In The Sand party at and to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.   Los Lobos was last year's headliner, joined by Mad Planet and Misspent Youth and the future musical line up promises to be just as stellar!

The Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo, a Trustee of CBF, saw the opportunity for the best beach party in the area while out at another event up on the porch at CBF almost a decade ago.  He said to himself “this is nice but CBF needs to have its largest fundraiser right on the beach by the Bay overlooking Thomas Point Lighthouse.”  Since he had already founded and produced the Annual Boatyard Spring Fishing Tournament and Annual Annapolis Maritime Museum Boatyard Beach Bash, he knew a lot about throwing outdoor “life-style events”.  It meant generators and wires for power under the sand, large professional stage, sound system, lighting and setting up a full kitchen right on the sand.  Dick says “the CBF team and my Boatyard staff have really stepped up and produced the very best party of the year in the area.”


The event has raised over to a million dollars for CBF.   This year our good friends at bambeco were the Title Sponsor again. “Thank you bambeco, you are truly dedicated to Saving the Bay, such a natural treasure!”

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure.  America’s largest estuary is worth more than one trillion dollars, home to 17 million people, and populated with iconic wildlife.  But despite some recent signs of improvement, the Bay is still a system dangerously out of balance.  Poor water quality is threatening our local rivers, streams, and the Bay; endangering the health of thousands of species of plants and animals; putting human health at risk; and deflating our region’s economy.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is committed to making the Bay and its rivers and streams healthy again.  And, with the help of dedicated members, we work across the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed to do just that.  Our vision is a restored Bay with healthy rivers and clean water; sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; thriving water-based and agricultural economies; and a legacy of success for our children and grandchildren.

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