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Boatyard Bar & Grill named Baltimore Sun 2019 Critic's Choice for Best Crab Cake

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill is the winner in  The Baltimore Sun Critic's Choice for “Best Crab Cake“.......The six ounce orbs (don’t call them patties) of jumbo lump crab bring patrons streaming, by land and sea, to Boatyard Bar & Grill…”  That is huge for us - Baltimore is very particular about their crab cakes, and rightly so with a number of excellent offerings in the city.  

We attribute our All Killer, No Filler crab cakes to amazing Executive Chef George Betz.  A Baltimore native, George knows crab cakes and guards his secret recipe carefully.  Over 79,000 crab cakes were served at the Boatyard last year - and we ship them nationwide through Goldbelly. 

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian's Amazing Summer Day Trips

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian's Amazing Summer Day Trips to the Eastern Shore and Annapolis.

An easy day trip, Annapolis offers colorful possiblities for sightseeing, great food and water views.    Internationally acclaimed as Best Sailors Bar, the Boatyard has been described as  "....a nautical cheers"  and falls under Washingtonian's Where to Catch a Buzz in this article.  We also have the famous "All Killer, No Filler crab cakes and the freshest local seafood specials around.  Come see us this summer!

  https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/05/17/amazing-summer-day-trips-eastern-shore-annapolis/

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Boatyard June Full Strawberry Moon Party

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Boatyard Full Strawberry Moon Party

June 20, 2019 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

 

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Final Results for Boatyard Bar & Grill 18th Annual Rockfish Tournament

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We like to keep things fresh and lively here at the Boatyard and the 18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament was no exception!  With winds gusting up to 30 on Saturday, our illustrious judges led by Joe Evans, (his daytime job is editor of Chespeake Bay Magazine)  deemed it prudent to add an additional day to fish on Sunday to offset Saturday's potentially hazardous weather.  With the option to fish one or both days, an occurrence only experienced once before in the history of the event, anglers boldly ventured out to enjoy what they love.

 

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Boatyard May Full Flower Moon Party

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Boatyard Full Flower Moon Party

May 16, 2019 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

 

Boatyard May 2019 Full Moon Party

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Boatyard Bar & Grill #1 Shell Recycler in Annapolis area

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill is the #1 Shell Recycler in the Annapolis area!

 

819 bushels of beautiful oysters....that's about 409,500 oysters eaten at the Boatyard in 2018.

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18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament

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18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament - April 20, 2019  

Boatyard Rockfish Tournament Sponsors 2019

 

Opening Day for Maryland's beloved rockfish season is much anticipated by local anglers and so is the Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament!  Known for its fun and relaxed vibe, this annual Spring tournament returns for its 18th year on April 20, 2019.

As a charity event, not only are the anglers doing what they love, their participaton benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp.

The 18th Annual Rockfish Opening Day Catch & Release Tournament is possible because of our amazing sponsors, with Anglers Sports Center leading the way as the title sponsor since the tournament's inception in 2001. 

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill Legendary March Events

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 IRISH NIGHT
(aka Up the Republic and MRE Night)

March 12, 2019

Kicking off soon-to-be Spring with legendary events at the Boatyard, Irish Night jubilantly returns to celebrate all things Irish!


The Honorable John P. Barry presides over a delightful evening of lively Irish music and song, with highlights to include the infamous end-of-night conga line.   Featuring the local Oyster Boys with Kevin Brooks, joined by talented guests Seamus Kennedy and Danny Costello and others.

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Boatyard Full Snow Moon Party February 2019

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Boatyard Full Snow Moon Party

February 21, 2019 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

 

Boatyard Full Moon February 2019

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Boatyard Full Wolf Moon Party January 2019

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Boatyard Full Wolf Moon Party

January 24, 2019 at 7pm

Live Music with  Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

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Boatyard Bar & Grill Angler Nights Return

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Back by popular demand and sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA Maryland, Angler Nights return to the Boatyard Bar & Grill!  Swapping tales of fish fought, dynamic escapes and monumental catches, anglers and friends parlay up on the last Tuesday in January, February and March for good grog and grub with an entertaining movie.  Each passing year those fish stories take on Moby Dick proportions and keep the staff smiling for weeks! 

January 29 - Back Bay

An award-winning short film about the legendary Back Bay bass fishing inside the Outer Banks of Virginia and the efforts to recover the glory days.  Features Cory Routh, Lefty Kreh, Walt Cary........

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Boatyard Full Moon Party November 2018

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Boatyard Full Beaver Moon Party

November 29, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with  D'Vibe & Conga

 

 

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Boatyard Full Moon Party October 2018

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Boatyard Full Hunters Moon Party

October 25, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

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Boatyard Full Moon Party September 2018

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Boatyard Full Harvest Moon Party

September 27, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with D'Vibe & Conga

 

 

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Boatyard Full Moon Party August 2018

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Boatyard Full Sturgeon Moon Party

August 30, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill - 

Dining Out:  Just another local at the Boatyard Bar & Grill

The Boatyard Bar and Grill is another one of those places that everyone seems to know about. From the outside it looks like the classic dockside bar that has been there since before the town was built around it. Signs depict sailing locations around the world, and the outside deck is full of happy customers.

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Boatyard scores Best Crab Cake, Best Raw Bar, Best Sailors Bar

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Boatyard Bar & Grill scores the trifecta:

Best Crab Cake
Best Raw Bar
Best Sailors Bar
in What's Up Best of Annapolis 2018

 

Our amazing All Killer, No Filler crab cakes, fresh-from-the-Bay oysters, and laid back sailing bar are recognized by What's Up Best of Annapolis for 2018.

Thank you to all our supporters near and far!

  Boatyard best raw bar   Boatyard all killer no filler crab cakes  Annapolis Maryland Boatyard Bar and Grill

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in What's Up Dining: The Taste

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Recently What's Up Magazine's Rita Calvert came by the Boatyard for a visit and in the process, wrangled the recipe for Chef George's version of the classic Antoine's Stuffed Oysters Rockefeller.

Dining The Taste
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By Rita Calvert, Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.
June 2018

If you sit down and have a friendly chat with Dick Franyo, owner of the Boatyard, you will learn a lot.  If you sit down with executive chef, George Bentz (ed. correct spelling Betz) you will laugh a lot.  Luckily, I got to experience learning and laughter during two different conversations with first, Dick and then chef George.

 

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Boatyard Bar & Grill Straws are Compostable

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In keeping with the Boatyard's commitment to a healthier environment, our straws are 100% plant based and completely compostable......since 2014!

Veteran Compost began composting our food waste in 2013 (now that is an incredible process!).   Not long after, Justen let us know that the beautiful Boatyard red straws were getting into the scraps and messing with the machinery.  Turning tail on our environmental pledge was not an option so we sourced a completely compostable green one.  Companies are increasingly leaning toward more eco-friendly products and fortunately the price has come way down, allowing smaller venues to participate too.  It's kind of cool that every step in the right direction creates a ripple of positive change!

Not wanting a straw with your beverage?  Please let our servers know!  We are happy to comply.

What else do we do?

Voted Best Raw Bar by What's Up Best of Annapolis 2018, we sell a whole lot oysters here at the Boatyard.

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Boatyard Full Moon Party July 2018

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Boatyard Full Buck Moon Party

July 26, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo

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Baltimores Best Crab Cakes 2019 critics pick Boatyard Bar Grill

The Boatyard Bar & Grill has been chosen to be The Baltimore Sun Critic's Pick Winner for Best Crab Cake

....... "The six ounce orbs (don’t call them patties) of jumbo lump crab bring patrons streaming, by land and sea, to Boatyard Bar & Grill"
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Boatyard Best Crab Cakes Best American 2019 Whats Up

 * Best Crab Cake * Best American*

  • 10 Most Famous Sailors Bars in the World (Sail Universe, 2018)   A must-go-to in Maryland, this bar and restaurants is one of the most authentic ones in the world and a perfect spot to get to know some expert and enthusiastic sailors from the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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