Bridges Restaurant - MD

4.6
1058 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1058 people are saying
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vipStella969
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

After seeing 4.5 starts on TripAdvisor I was expecting more. For the price I was expecting more. The food was well-presented but lacked any distinctive flavor. It was all very bland. There were two other people in my party and they agreed. It is not a restaurant I would return to.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view, restaurant and service were very good. Crab dip and crab cake meals were outstanding. The burger, could have gotten a better one at Five Guys

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vipFood4thought
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top two favorites. I am self employed and I often give gifts to my clients. So one if my favorite gifts are gift cards to this restaurant. I get feedback from my clients saying they loved the experience they had at this restaurant. Keep up the good work

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining and we loved every minute of the experience. Food was delicious and waiter was very attentive!

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vipBTKDiner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome place and amazing food. I'm happy to support restaurants that are getting IT done!

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TammyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be returning!!

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ElenaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last time we went to Bridges, the front desk host was so rude to us, we literally walked out. Decided to give them one more chance because the restaurant food is amazing and the staff is (usually) super friendly. Glad we did. The service was great, food was amazing and the sangria a perfect addition to our girls night out! We will be back for sure - maybe it was just an "off" night for the hosts on the day we went.

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Foodie
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It felt very Covid safe. We ate under a 3 sided tent and it was also warm enough. Wonderful experience.

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dnclements
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Bridges Restaurant was absolutely delicious! My partner and I were seated in the sun room, and had a beautiful meal with a view of the water. We began our meal with the crab dip, and had the jumbo shrimp and the scallops and mushroom risotto for our main course. All dishes were great, and as a picky seafood eater myself, I was very impressed. Quality food that I wholeheartedly recommend!

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vipluv2eatout
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. Food was excellent as well
as our waitress.

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RussD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 39th anniversary. The steak was perfectly cooked, the Brussels sprouts were delicious, and the ambiance was nice.

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CarolynH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome as always. Food prepared perfectly and great quality and service for the price. Wine was a perfect match to a wonderful evening.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ask for a table by the window. Best view if the water. Great for sunsets.

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JessicaR
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I normally love Bridges. Their Caesar salad with blackened salmon is what I order every time. This visit really disappointed me. The chef forgot to toss the salad in dressing and the salmon didn't taste like blackening seasoning at all; tasted more like they just burned it with very little flavor. Both of my friends dishes looked really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wry nice to get out and have dinner. Definitely will go back

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RobC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was pretty good, I had the Scallops and Mushroom Risotto. The Scallops were good sized but fairly gritty. The Risotto was not very hot, and the portion size was unimpressive. A bit of a surprise, given that the overall bill for 5 people was $300. Typical Monday, I guess. Might give it one more chance on a weekend. Recommendation might change if the food is better.

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ElizabethM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food (I had raw oysters and scallops with mushroom risotto; also, their bread is superb, and dinner at Bridges is not the time to go gluten-free) and impeccable service. They managed to be warm and hospitable in a safe, socially-distanced way. Just about a perfect dining experience.

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GQMoody
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite classy yet casual place to eat with awesome food and great views.

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Nonna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy to see the vegitarian bowls. Two of us had the Tai bowl and one had the crab flat bread. the food was amazing and the service was perfect. Great view of the water too.

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vipFood4thought
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here. The food is consistently good and the staff is very friendly. It’s our favorite place to eat in the area.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. It was our first time visiting. The food was excellent. Our server was wonderful. We loved the view and will be back in the summer.

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JakeH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant: Beautiful, clean, in an excellent location, with understated elegance.

Service: Exemplary. Everyone was friendly & engaged. Hard working staff was "all hands on deck." They zipped about the restaurant without making a sound (we didn't even hear dishes clanking together when they were cleaning and sanitizing the tables). Everyone had a sense of urgency, while going out of their way to project a sincere desire to ensure every guest had a good experience.

Food: Exceptional. I've never had scallops cooked so perfectly. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his rockfish and brussels sprouts. My portion could have been slightly more generous, but it is fine dining. I'd rather have a smaller portion of high quality food cooked to perfection, than a generous helping of low quality, poorly cooked food.

Price: A little pricy, but considering the quality of the experience, worth every penny! We will be back, and we will be bringing friends & family.

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Crabber
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great views, great service. We will definitely be going back.

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mandsfrazer
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been to the Bridges numerous times and always had a great meal. I'm not sure what happened this time but they couldn't get my steak right, the most expensive thing on the menu. It's a great place but unfortunately not this meal.

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Naptown
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place. My friends orders bloody Mary’s and had no complaints. I had a Virgin Mary and sent it back twice-once for being salty (they took salt off rim) and twice because the drink was too salty and didn’t like the flavor. Two of us had vegetable crab soup: so-so. Otherwise fish taco, mussels and fried oysters were great!

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crabcakes, which were really good and a nice size. No breading at all.
Competitively priced entree. The draft beer was a little pricey at $7.50. I thought somewhere in the $5.00 range would have been more reasonable.
Overall, good meal and restaurant is located in a spot with some good views of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go-to’s ! Food is always great, can’t beat the views and service is almost always great !

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and our server Brad was wonderful! Lovely restaurant with fair prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Scallops /risotto were terrific as well as the shrimp and grits.

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vipRBEB
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our go to place for local seafood food with great views of the Kent Narrows water way. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipkdmeit
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant on the water. Arrived after dark so not much view but there was a live band that added ambiance. Food was creative. Mussels delicious. Scallops and bacon delightful. Service was good but not attentive. Nice place for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Javier was a terrific host.

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KarenT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great atmosphere. Prices are a bit high for this area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

During these crazy time, you really have to commend Bridges for a great experience. Great set-up and the food was incredible. Get their crab cakes, you can't go wrong.

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vipJudy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We sat outside. It was the evening of November 7 and the weather cooperated and we were also seated next to a space heater at our request and the restaurant was so accommodating. Excellent live music and it was really a fantastic time.

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vipMpat2zo
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and delicious food! It came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. I look forward to coming again.

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NancyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The seating and the area were really nice and that’s all . The food wasn’t great , calamari brought it on a cloth instead of greens or a napkin and was dry . Mussels weren’t as fresh as expected from a restaurant on the sea. My husband ordered rockfish, came two small fillets on a bed of brussel sprouts and he payed $38 for it!! Service slow with a bunch of high schoolers that just woke up and came to work at the restaurant!! Sorry

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DgKg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and we even went for lunch and dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lots of good distance between the outside tables and waiters all wearing masks, wiping down tables and chairs between customers and generally being extra careful and considerate. Much appreciated given how few times we’ve eaten anywhere except home for months. Very good fish tacos and an autumn harvest salad. Perfect place to sit to watch the boats going by too.

FAQs

Bridges Restaurant - MD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 827-0282.

Bridges Restaurant - MD is rated 4.6 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.