Renovation is excellent. Look
Renovation is excellent. Look forward to using your deck
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family loves this restaurant!
My family loves this restaurant! Great food, beautiful views and great service:)
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
New holiday tradition
We truly enjoyed our dinning experience. We now plan to make Hemmingway a new holiday dinning tradition ! The food and service were excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorit spot!
Upon arrival the hostess took us right back to our table with no wait. After sitting down we realized there was not enough room so they were kind enough to move us to a bigger table. The original waitress was assigned to our table and she was nothing but accomadating and helpful. She knew the menu very well and explained to us in details the specials. Very kind lady! The prices were fair and even the specials were exceptional value for the price. I'm beyond satisfied!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always love going to Hemingways.
We always love going to Hemingways. It's a spot we love to take our out of town guests for the sake of the view alone.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the first time I have
This is the first time I have used OpenTable for dinner reservations. The process was very easy and fast. I even requested a specific table location which we were given when we arrived. I will definitely use it again!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food served with
Wonderful food served with an outstanding view of the bay & sunset. Our first visit, already planning to come back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing View of the Bay
Went for lunch with my mother and grandmother, and sat outside at the bar. I like in Annapolis, and Hemingway's is one of the best views I've seen thus far at a reasonably priced place. I had the Open Faced Crab Melt and it was incredible. We went at a sort of odd time so nobody was there but I've been there at night before and this place is happening. Also an awesome restaurant for those that live on the water because you can ride your jetskis over and park and eat there. Will definitely be returning soon!!
4/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hemingway's was recommended by a friend who lives on Kent Island and we were a party of 9, the place was great, tables were open and you didn't feel so close to the next table that they could hear you chew. Awesome food, service was good, ambiance was great and view was to die for!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day lunch
Open table system worked well by itself. Staff needs to be more flexible accommodating diner needs.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hemingways has great seafood, but it is most notable for its stunning views of the bay and bridge. It is peaceful, relaxing, and awe-inspiring. I just love the place! And the Stella on tap doesn't hurt either....
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful setting, otherwise fine
This restaurant is right on the bay, just a short drive off the bridge. The tables are all indoors, but there are walkways and small piers to walk on before or after dining. All in all, the setting is super. The restaurant has huge glass windows so the views are unobstructed as well. The menu is a bit limited (perhaps because we were there on Mothers Day?) but not really a problem for us - we all found things we liked. The food is fine - attractive and decently prepared - so we all enjoyed our meal, but it wasn't spectacular. This is a place to go and relax & enjoy the views while also enjoying the food - not a place you'd go to primarily because of the food. If you go at dinnertime, bring sunglasses - the restaurant faces west!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem of the cheasapeake
We've dined at hemingways for over 30 years. After the renovation the there was some shake down time. the mune is reduced and good. The service is good. We asked to be moved and it was accomplished with no hassle. the Crab can vary. Biggest complaint is the limited red wine choices on the menu. the view is exceptional. We will return
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy a meal at Hemmingway!
At the Hemmingway you have a wonderful view of the water and the Bay Bridge. You can eat inside or outside. I love there seafood dishes. The Raw Oyster is to very good. The staff is very friendly.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Date Night
We split a crabcake for an appetizer. We had the rockfish imperial and the crab mac n cheese. I think we got 2 of the best dishes on the menu. We raved about them, as did our server.
The service was lacking at first. We waited about 15 minutes before anyone took our drink orders and we had to ask someone to find out who our server was and to bring us some water. But once that was settled, our service was great.
After finishing our dinner (that we enjoyed while listening to live music from below), we walked downstairs to the grass and the water's edge to watch a perfect sunset over the Bay Bridge. We'll defintely be back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and a
Great food, service and a view of the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay from the upper deck made for a perfect evening. Definitely returning soon!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hemingways has experienced such a change with the makeover. It has been a long time since we have been back and we were very pleasantly surprised at the terrific interior decor. The location is phenomenal with a view of the bay bridge. Complements to the chef...our dinner was impeccable. I would recommend Hemingways to anyone looking for a romantic getaway or just a terrific dine out.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent but for
Food was excellent but for the price I thought the amount of food was small. It was probably the perfect portion size if you are watching your weight.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had driven across the bridge
I had driven across the bridge many times but never had the oppurtunity to stop. The food was very good,and the sunset was spectaculer. Loved it would definetly go back.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We see Hemingways every time we cross the Bay Bridge and I have always wanted to try it. I go to several of the restaurants in the Narrows. We found the food to be really good and my lady friend said she liked the new look. However, in spite of the really good food the place reminded me of some less expensive eatery. The waitress was not polished in her manner, she failed to remove my empty plate for about 15 minutes and I had to request someone to fix our wobbly table. In addition, the table was set for 4 but the extra 2 settings were never removed. There were bread plates but no bread was served, to anyone. As I said, the food was really good and we stayed 2 more hours down at the bar. Great views of the Bay but way off in service.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son was visiting from out of town for the July 4th weekend, and the task of selecting a restaurant for the evening was left to him! It's always an aventure to try something new, without any influence from any source. My son chose Hemmingways by looking online, and it was a true home run! Food was great - the outside deck was beautiful with great views. As an added treat, fireworks were visible over the water in 3 different locations. I will definitely go again, and have all ready told many people about the great experience.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of potential
Great view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with a fantastic sunset, don't recommend window seats before sunset unless you have sun screen and sunglasses., good food,on the expensive side with small portions. Great atmosphere, bay related decorations tastefully done, "no pun intended" will definitely go back and sit outside at precisely sunset.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great views
We have been to Hemingway's a number of times. It has great food and spectacular views of the bay and sunsets. We have always had excellent service
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food, fantastic view! Couldn't ask for more!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go out to dinner by boat
We liked the ease of docking at the marina. Dockhands were very friendly and courteous. We draw 5 ft and hope you will keep the channel dredged.
Restaurant was great. Food and service excellant. But the view and atmosphere makes it special. We recommend it to all our friends
Please drop me from your e-mail list--WE wil check web site for info.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location is perfect to relax after crossing the bay bridge going East or enjoying the sunset on the way home.
It is our preferred stop.
Seafood is consistently good.
Portions remain too large.
Not having an adequate rest room upstairs is a major drawback
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOOD & A VIEW
Beautiful restaraunt with a great view of the bay and the bridge. The food and service was stellar!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We cam with our two young daughters to celebrate my birthday and my dad's birthday. The menu was great for the kids and the adults who ranged in age from 55 to 93 years old! The food was great and the ambiance was terrific.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Dinner Location!
We took our boat across the Bay for dinner at Hemingway's. We hadn't been there since they remodeled about three years ago. The new establishment is beautiful! They have plenty of slips and a great staff on the dock. There is a great deal of outdoor dining area and an outdoor bar both with great views of the Bay. The service was very friendly all around including the hostess, bartender, server and other staff. Our food was great! The sunset was beautiful!!
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great View, Good Food, Hmm Service
We go to Hemingway's for the great view of the Bay at sunset, and good food. Wonderful evening, except the waitress kept calling my partner and me "sweetheart." Now, I'm not old enough to be her grandmother, or young enough to be her grand-daughter, so didn't appreciate this at all. It came across as a way to put us in our place and distance herself from service - very disrespectful. Will go back, but make sure we're not in this woman's station. And the tip suffered by 7%.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous setting with gorgeous view and great outdoor dining. Food and wine were great. Waiter was horrible. He neglected to tell us the specials, which I later heard from another waiter at the next table. I would have ordered one of them. He completely forgot the table multiple times. I heard complaints about his service from other tables around me as well. But the food I ordered was still great and the setting was spectacular, so I would love to go there again, but would ask for a different waiter.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM