Bridges Restaurant - MD

4.6
721 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Bridges is an OpenTable "Top 100 Scenic View Restaurant in America". Located in the heart of the Chesapeake, Bridges restaurant offers unmatched waterfront dining featuring made-to-order dishes that are prepared from scratch using the finest hand-picked ingredients. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Bridges offers an award-winning happy hour Sunday through Friday. Come enjoy the spectacular views and taste the best of the Chesapeake Bay region!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(410) 827-0282
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Chef Nathan Ebersole
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Private spaces such as the Patio or Barside Room may be rented for an additional fee subject to availability.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Monica Beasley: (410) 827-0282
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Wells Cove & Main Street
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live Entertainment All Year on Friday & Saturday Evenings starting at 7pm and on Thursday Evenings May - September
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Let Bridges host your next special event at our venue! Unique private spaces & custom menus created by chef Nathan Ebersole
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 721 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
BJ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the drive from Tysons Corner! My perfect place for my birthday celebration!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with friends 2018.09.14 Return visit to an exceptional restaurant operation. Soup prior to dinner were cream of crab and cream of mushroom. All noted how really tasty the soups were and the crab meat content of the cream of crab was bountiful. Chosen entrees were filet mignon and crab cakes. Both were great and prepared excellently and included asparagus or green beens, both very tender, which seems to be a challenge for most other restaurants. Service by C.C. was magnificant. Very attentive, and seemed to know what we needed before we did!. Great operation under the supervision of General Manager Michael Moon, who truly has a well oiled machine pumping out great food and super service. Highly recommend this great restaurant.

Report
Helpful
RB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only better than the fantastic water view is the great food and service. Our favorite place for a date. Can’t for our next visit!

Report
Helpful
A
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for a birthday dinner. This was the second time at this restaurant. Very consistent, good service and delicious food. The mozzarella tomato balsamic and basil appetizer was so delicious! And of course the wind was on point!

Report
Helpful
KP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoys dining at Bridges. It is so relaxing looking at the water and watching the boats go by while you are eating.

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Bridges is a great restaurant. Usually we fine for dinner, but this time it was lunch for the family and everything was great...as always.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Amazing!

Report
Helpful
ED
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great experience. Crab cake was delicious. Shrimp and grits was very good, although could have used more grits! Beautiful views inside and out.

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great views, good seafood, but limited options for people with seafood allergies.

Report
Helpful
CA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening dining on the outside deck. Although we missed the usual beautiful sunsets due to an earlier shower, the temperature was perfect. Views of water and boats returning for the evening add to the ambiance.
Wide selection of beer and wine. Starters large enough to share. Our daughter-in- law and I shared the watermelon salad which they served in individual plates so we didn't have to do ourselves. My son and husband shared the traditional mussels and our waiter, Schyler, made sure they had extra bread to dip in the flavorful mussel broth.
Our entrees featured local crab cakes and soft shell crabs and we're both excellent. My husband had one of his favorites, the shrimp and grits, and would highly recommend it. Although it is listed on the menu as a small plate the serving was more than ample.
The inside can be very noisy but with the deck dining you can easily talk with friends and also hear the live music in the background. Would highly recommend making reservations if wanting an outside table or coming on the weekends.

Report
Helpful
D
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Change of menu would be a good idea we stop there a lot.

Report
Helpful
DC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great scenic location on the Kent Narrows with great food and service

Report
Helpful
HC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing sitting next to the water and listening to the band! The band was quiet enough to still have a conversation. But the service was slow. It took about 15 min to get our first round of drinks and the portions were smaller than I was expecting. We did not take our children but I felt it was a suitable place to do so. I'd like to try again and hopefully have better service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and even better food and drinks

Report
Helpful
KJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at Bridges! The food, ambiance, and service was amazing! I ordered the stuffed shrimp and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful sunset views, a great place to dine el fresco on a summer evening.

Report
Helpful
JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall dining in a casual atmosphere. Water views add to the ambiance. Owner is hands on.

Report
Helpful
LM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were staying in the nearby Holiday Inn Express in Kent Narrows, Md and saw the restaurant from the 42 Exit ramp on route 18. We went to dinner at 4:30pm, not crowded at all, and got a table dockside. We ordered a bottle of wine, and had a very attentive waitress, McKenna Fox. Our appetizers were a bit ordinary, and expensive for the quality. Calamari rings were only lightly fried, very soft, underdone; the firecracker shrimp, a bit bland.... Entrees were better: crab cake had a lot of lump crab, the yellowtail tuna very nice treatment.
The view of the water great! We did get kinda hot tho, as the umbrella did not shade us as the sun got lower on the horizon.
Our bill, $151.00 for two, seemed a little pricey, but we would go back, maybe skip the appetizers.....

Report
Helpful
JJ
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great crab cakes and soft crabs! Awesome atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
AK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

You can't beat the view! Spectacular if you sit near the windows!

Report
Helpful
GW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The appetizer (Calamari) was a very small serving. The lunch cost (>$100) was excessive. The service as excellent (Alexandra was exceptional!).

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great environment and gorgeous views

Report
Helpful
ES
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridges continues to be a favorite! We sat windowside for a great thunderstorm. Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively and fun. Our waitress was attentive, but never rushed us. We love this place!

Report
Helpful
LL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Cannot comment on the food as we had none. 20 minutes after being seated and given menus, we observed two other tables, which were seated 15 minutes after us, begin to receive service. We were never approached by any wait-staff member and we left, unnoticed.

Report
Helpful
t
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet a friend and catch up. Our waiter, Schuyler, was attentive without getting in our face. He understood we needed time to talk and allowed us to do it. And he was funny!

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at the bridges. The food was out of this world!!!! We ate two appetizers at the bar during happy hour. The food was cooked beautifully. At dinner I ordered a filet migion and my husband ordered pizza. My steak was to die for!!!!!! I would definitely come here again and recommend this restaurant to others. We had a great experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch!!

Report
Helpful
RB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with fabulous views and sunsets. Food and drinks are quite good and not overpriced.

Report
Helpful
M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I used to live in the area and returned for a weekend visit! Bridges was recommended for on the water dining and it did not disappoint!!

Report
Helpful
KR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Location of restaurant is ideal. Would have enjoyed eating outdoors, except it was pouring rain. Inside was noisy. I ordered blackened yellowfin and found it to be too spicy. Bruschetta was tasty.

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thursday evenings are 1/2 price for a bottle of wine. We had a lovely dinner with neighbors and enjoyed several bottles of wine without breaking the bank! Good live music too. It was a very rainy evening, so this was a great way to brighten a rainy week

Report
Helpful
h
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meeting friends

Report
Helpful
A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we will definitely return! The customer service was amazing, the food was very good and the view was something to be remembered.

Report
Helpful
A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very little shrimp on the sandwich for the price. Cream of crab soup; Delicious!

Report
Helpful
BF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to stop for a high quality meal on the way to the beach. And they allow pets which is a definite plus. Water views, live music and Thursday half priced wine makes this a no brainer.

Report
Helpful
PC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, a great meal and outstanding service. The watermelon salad is a FANTASTIC menu item for the summer!

Report
Helpful
RK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the soft crab dinner and they were cooked perfectly!

Report
Helpful
JS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Crab cake sandwich, burger and meaty pizza were all pretty good. Great views of water. A little noisy, open plan with lots of hard surfaces.

Report
Helpful
j
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

It is always a good place to stop on the way to or from the Ocean. The food on the most part is excellent and normally the service is great. We just got a slow server that day. But overall is a great place with great views of the surrounding water.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I braved a very severe lightning and thunderstorm to have dinner at Bridges. Because the weather was so bad, I believe we were probably the first guests for dinner. We sat in the covered porch area with a great view of the Bay. It was a beautiful environment despite the horrible weather. I started a great meal with a very good Maryland Manhattan straight up with rocks on the side. The food however was even better than the view. We both started with the delicious cream of crab soup. Plenty of crab meat in a delightful creamy broth. My wife had the crab cakes which were mainly lump crab with minimal filler. I had the scallops which were cooked to perfection and so so tasty.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19