Stoney's Kingfishers
Stoney's Kingfishers

Stoney's Kingfishers

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stoneysseafoodhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4103940236x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Newbegin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining areas overlooking the water. One is located upstairs with a private outdoor patio and bar. The other is located at street level and is separated from the main dining room by french doors.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Faughnan 410-394-0237x
  • Entertainment: Live acoustic guitar on Thursday and Friday nights at the downstairs bar.
  • Special Events: Check our website for wine diners, live entertainment and bar specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: After the Catholic Church, and before the Methodist Church
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking right in front of the restaurant, and free public lot directly across the boulevard!
A word from Stoney's Kingfishers
The elegant dining room of Kingfishers merges artwork with nature. A mural spans the space and is accented by lifelike hand-crafted wooden carvings of Maryland estuary life. All of this overlooks the scenic waterfront of a Patuxent River inlet. Kingfishers is the perfect place to fulfill your business or social event. It is refined enough to have an important meeting but also casual enough to stop in for a beer and some fare after work. Also available is an outside deck, several transient slips, and an upstairs dining area and bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Stoney's Kingfishers reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)scenic view (33)great for lunch (20)good for groups (18)special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)kid-friendly (8)romantic (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (1)Show More
  • MooreVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Crab Mac was tasteless. Butternut squash soup was the best I've tasted in a very long time. I want that recipe. Yummy! Emily was a very attentive server with beautiful smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Maryland Seafood Eatery
    Bill
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The title says it all. The menu is everything that you expect from a seafood restaurant in Maryland. Crab cakes, crab balls and assorted fish. The food was average and the staff was friendly. The wait staff, however, does move at a typical Southern Maryland pace. Everything was very relaxed bordering on slow. This is not to say that they provide bad service, just service at a slower pace. The important thing, would I go back? Sure thing, I'm a a sucker for seafood.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kingfishers wasn't Elegant
    bpatters1950VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    On their web site the dining room is described this way - The elegant dining room of Kingfishers merges artwork with nature. It did merge artwork with nature, but it sure wasn't elegant. Neither was the food or service. It was just barely fair. There new winter menu wasn't what we expected and was more like eatting at Long John Silvers, with fewer choices. Our waiter kept forgetting what we had ordered to drink and would start heading to our table and then would remember and go back to the bar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    sst13
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was good, server was good, but food seemed to come slowly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatsguy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We came for a casual build important business dinner for 8. We a had a great time with exceptional table service. The food was fantastic and the food/beverage selections were great. Our server did everything right - was prompt and responsive, jovial and friendly, and always helpful amd cheerful. The hostess was very accommodating and helped us when the group wanted to sit outside. The only issue was when we gathered in the bar until all arrived. There did not seem to be a bar tender on duty and several of us waited quite a while to get served. All in all a wwonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price!
    CCfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Stoney's offers a beautiful setting, but incredibly slow service, mediocre food at very high prices were very disappointing!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great water view
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Loved the view! The food was fair - great grilled green bean salad, but the crab cakes were only fair and expensive at $20 for a single crab cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a joke
    Atownfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was here Labor day weekend. Booked res on open table since all other restaurants on Solomons Island were booked solid - hint of things to come. Very little outdoor seating...which did not bother us. But they made it sound like they had no seating. They sat wife and I in a dark corner at a table meant for 8 patrons when they had smaller tables with better views and lighting that appeared open. 15 mins went by before a waitress came over. We asked if those tables were available, she checked and they were. Why didnt they sit us there in the first place? Food was awful. Both got the crab cakes whick came with fries of all things. Wife substituted steamed veggies but they brought her fries anyway. Crab cake was worst I ever hadvery dry. $100.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic-Not usual
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is not where you should go for a romantic anniversary dinner. It is great for the tourists trade and boaters and crab lovers. I lunch the lunch time period at Stoney's Kingfisher where it is a bit quieter and not as hectic during peak dinner hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor dining!
    jnm14
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nice deck on the back of the restaurant over the water. Lots of boats and ducks to watch as well. Hostess called 45 minutes before reservation time to ask if we wanted inside or outside seating which was excellent. When we arrive for our reservation our table outside was all ready for us. Menu had a good variety of options :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Proper" Fish and Chips
    Whistlepig
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took a friend who is orginally from the U.K. and he talked for days about how happy he was to find "proper" fish and chips in the U.S.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern restaurants
    KansasCityRestaurants
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed our lunch, sitting outside. The food was very tasty and the service was very good. Loved the view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing water view
    PhillyPattiVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Chesapeake Caprise Salad was great, crab was sweet and worth the drive from Philly. Shrimp and grits were great- grits were so creamy- yum! The Jambalaya was tasty. Rockfish bites were disappointing, rather fishy. A shame because I had been dreaming of fresh rockfish all week. Friendly service. Overall a very nice meal!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious crab cake
    MoetteVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Delicious food my husband and I orded fried calamari and chicken wings. Calamari was delicious, chicken wings were ok we have better. The crab cake enter were delicious We will be back next time we are in the Solomon's island area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stoney's Kingfishers
    MinnieBee
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Stoney's Kingfishers is a must eating spot on Solomons Island. Outdoor and indoor dining lends itself to beautiful water views. The seafood is tasty - especially the scrumptious crab cakes. The wait staff is warm and friendly. On weekends and holidays, they even have good live music. I highly recommend Stoney's Kingfisher for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JULY 4, 2014
    Goodeats
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I took my wife to Stoney's Kingfisher's for her birthday and we were reasonably pleased. The seafood platter was a good choice and value for the money but the grease it was cooked in was old so that dampened what should have been spectacular. The service was OK but slow. The reception was fine. I would return but I would be cautious on menu choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Stoney's Kingfishers reviews archive.
  • Nice view
    Penn
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had our 17th Anniversary dinner on the back deck overlooking the water. Food was good, service was ok after we ran down a waitress. Parking is an issue. Had 6:00 reservation, dropped my wife off and waited about 10 minutes for someone to leave a parking space before I could enter restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family get together
    6plus1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had not been with all my kids together at one time in a long time. Made the trip from NoVa to Calvert cliffs and then dinner at Stoney's king fisher. It was well worth the trip. Good beer selection and awesome crab balls! Kids ranging from 21-2 had a great time and ate everything in sight. Will absolutely be back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD FIND
    Blue2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a lovely, casual restaurant with great views. If you want to throw on a pair of jeans and grab a meal - this is a great place to do that. If you are looking for a white tablecloth experience...not so much. However, it was just what we wanted for the day...sadly there is also at least one person who thinks that every one needs to hear his/her conversation. We were unfortunate enough to be seated near a table full. Ugh. Our choice was to give up the view or stand the noise. We stood the noise until dessert - at which point we went to the bar. Great little bar, quiet.... a nice cap to the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    anicole
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I was on the area for one night on business and found this restaurant by searching the map. The location and pics on their website looked good so we tried it. It was perfect. Crab cakes were the best I have had and we got to relax outside on a beautiful night next to the water. The waiter was very nice. I will return next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our party had reservations for 6:00 for a surprise dinner and we were not seated until 6:30.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, mediocre food
    RohbeanT
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I really liked the setting... right on the water, with huge windows that allow a great view. The outside seating is nice, too. Most of the tables have umbrellas. The service was great. The food was mediocre. I ordered fish tacos, which had too much rice and were too dry. That recipe needs to be revamped, as fish tacos should be prepared differently. The hush puppies and french fries were okay... but a tad overcooked. My mom ordered crab cakes, and she said they were just okay. I might go back again one day and order something else, because I really did liked the open, airy atmosphere and the waitress was really nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like it used to be
    Trm222
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The location is the main attraction. Stoney's used to be the place in So MD for good food and a good view. Now the food is about the same as the other places. The waiter seemed very rushed. The women that work there need to wear something that is more professional. I am not sure it is worth the drive anymore.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waterfront Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had lunch at Stoney's Kingfisher on Memorial day. We sat outside on the deck and watched the boats and activity in the harbor. Service was prompt and special requests were not a problem. My crab cake sandwich and salad were quite good. Many good craft beers were on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    UMD85
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our service was terrible. Food wad good, but I would.not go again .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was awesome and our waiter was friendly and attentive, but it took an unusually long time to get our food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not As Good As It Was
    Tusexy4u
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The last time our entire family had lunch there and the food tasted a lot better than this time! The crab cakes were awesome and melted in your mouth then.. I had ordered the same meal as when I was with my husband because the "Washington Post" had given them great reviews on their crab cakes. This time the crab cakes were a lot more drier and the cold slaw tasted old like it had been some leftovers from the previous night before. The fries were overcooked. There were not many people waiting to be serve but it took awhile for the food to served. The hostess and waiter were outstanding in their greetings and customer service. They can't do nothing about the cooks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Service!
    NavyLegal
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was my first time visiting this restaurant and the area. I brought my date here for her birthday and had such a wonderful experience. The wait staff was on point and didn't skip a beat. Extremely attentive and well versed in the menu. We sat outside on the dock and it was very quiet so we could carry on a conversation. The food arrived and it was absolutely amazing. The bacon wrapped scallops were cooked perfectly and the plating was perfect. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone! The only downside was it was a little difficult to find parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PEACEFUL
    Navycpo
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    What a great place to eat and enjoy the view of the marina. Service was great and fast.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful first experience!
    Sweet2heart
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Loved it. .went w/my husband & kids a truly enjoyable time our server was Fantastic. .will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Pretty average tasting food. Arrived early and we were told we would have to wait until our scheduled reservation; however we were actually seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. It then took 20 minutes and two requests for our waiter to arrive. It also took some time for the meal to arrive although no one ordered any "special". We certainly did enjoy the view and our time together, but don't believe we would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Like It Use To Be
    CoCoThunda
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was okay - the food presentation sucked, the waitress was okay and she should have had help or more focus for a party of 13. The dishes were dirty and it kind of messed the mood up for my mom's birthday. Not a restaurant I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Turned Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We invited friends to join us for the advertised "Mully's Beer Dinner" featuring food and drink from local producers at Stoney's Kingfishers on April 24th. When the four of us arrived at Stoney's Kingfishers at the appointed day and time for the "Mully's Beer Dinner" we were told that the event was sold out and that we were not on the list. After discussion with three different employees of the restaurant, and after showing them our confirmation email from Open Table for the "Mully's Beer Dinner" we were told that our reservation on Open Table didn't matter because the "Mully's Beer Dinner" was a special event and they wouldn't honor reservations made through Open Table. One person did apologize, but we were turned away anyway. Bad.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    bland food. service lacking. if it weren't for the location it is hard to imagine this restaurant would be as popular as it is.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Fish Place on the Water
    edchair
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our meal here. The crab cakes/balls are very good. If you want good crab cakes on the water at Solomon Island, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Room with a view
    AMoore
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This place was an awesome choice for a birthday dinner. The view of the cove was nice and the atmosphere of the place was very layed back and nice. This is a great place to enjoy the local cusine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have been to the Kingfishers
    NJSdining
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    we have been to the Kingfishers Restaurant many times and decided to bring family members to enjoy the experience with us this time. we all had a great time and the food & service could not have been better. we will continue to dine at the Kingfishers Restaurant in the future. it is a great place all year long not just during the summer months although we can't wait to be seated outside on the waterfront deck! very enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice as nice
    BirdNerd
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Never having been to Solomons, I took a gamble and booked a table at Kingfishers based on the name alone (my wife and I are birders). It was such a pleasant experience the first time, that we went a second time. We tried many different kinds of food and sampled many beers. It was all fantastic. But what really made the experience great was our waiter, Tom. He was genuinely friendly and even when the restaurant was quite busy, he made time to visit with us. He saw that we were birders and told us about a great spot to see some Bald Eagles and even showed us some pictures of the area. Great food, great beer selection, excellent scenery, but if you go for nothing else, go for the great people who work there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was darn good
    Chubasaurus
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great spot for any occasion. Delicious food, great for a romantic dinner. The live music is a treat as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Valentine's Dinner
    Suzi
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed our waterfront dinner at Stoney's on Valentine's Day. They had an extensive beer and wine list. My husband's Neptune platter was delicious and so was my tuna. Customers ranged from couples to families. We'll certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.