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About Bridges Restaurant - MD

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!

321 Wells Cove Rd
Grasonville, MD 21638
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Wells Cove & Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 827-0282

Website:
http://www.bridgesrestaurant.net/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment All Year on Friday & Saturday Evenings starting at 7pm and on Thursday Evenings May - September

Executive Chef:
Chef Nathan Ebersole

Private Party Facilities:
Private spaces such as the Patio or Barside Room may be rented for an additional fee subject to availability.

Private Party Contact:
Monica Beasley: (410) 827-0282

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Let Bridges host your next special event at our venue! Unique private spaces & custom menus created by chef Nathan Ebersole

Bridges Restaurant - MD Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Scenic View (30)
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Casual (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Fun (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (11)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Live Music (9)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had lunch two days in a row and were extremely pleased with everything. We then decided to have dinner there as well and it was beyond our expectations. Freshest oysters and scallops we have ever had! We will definitely go back next time we are in Maryland.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was good, we got our orders in a timely manner. The food was unexceptional except the wings were very good. It was way too loud. If you want to go to a bar it's fine, if you want a nice dining experience no so much.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to Bridges several times for lunch, and this was our first time for dinner. We invited our very best friends to join us. We were seated early (1/2 hour before our reservation time), getting an excellent table close to the water. Everything was wonderful, including our waiter. The only problem we encountered was that we were given the wrong bill. Fortunately, once that fact was discovered by us, it was quickly resolved. Our friends were very impressed with Bridges, and we hope to get together there again in the future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for Restaurant Week and had a terrific dinner. Two of us had the Scallops and Risotto, which was exquisite, and two had the Pork Tenderloin with mashed sweet potatoes, which was a wonderful medley of Fall flavors. The Firecracker Shrimp and Cream of Crab Soup were delicious and the Caesar salad was reliably tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Slow service initially due to wedding reception being primary focus. After initial wait everything was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time, excellent experience. Will definitely return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for good food and views of the Kent narrows.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for a lunch or a dinner. This was our first time eating dinner, with another couple. We all enjoyed it, and a "small plate" of fish and chips was HUGE, so that was a plus! The veggie crab soup delicious and the fish special also very good. Service excellent. We were in a corner inside and it was a little noisy. We'd wanted the glass-enclosed room that also opens up in front "wall" to outside, but there was a private party going on in that. We'd eaten lunch twice before, outside, which is really nice also. There are also areas outside just for sitting and having a drink.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited on a Saturday afternoon after a soccer game.Great food and great view. We ordered the risotto, the crab cake and the fish and chips. Great portion especially the fish. Also the dessert with the strawberries, cake and ice cream was amazing. Friendly service too. we will go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sunset view was fantastic. We were celebrating my birthday and our seats were perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was a quiet Monday afternoon. We had an excellent waitress who recommended the delicious half and half crab soup. It was a wonderful experience and we had a great view on the enclosed patio!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good. It was a bit noisy, Service was friendly

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Would definitely recommend. My husband and I went for our Anniversary. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great location. Was told they were out of bread at 7pm on a Saturday. Also had a 18 inch hair baked into our crab cake. After that appetites were non existent. Manager gave some money off bill for this but none of us wanted to eat anything else after that. Portion sizes were small for rest of our plates. View is great servers were nice just problems with the kitchen this visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Bridges was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! The view is spectacular and the wide open doors a d breeze we're wonderful. The food was amazing and the waitress was great!! Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The lunch menu was limited, but the seafood selections during lunch hours were awesome. The view was spectacular. Service would need more work because our drinks: ice tea and water was not re-filled. Their reservation system was not accurate because I reserved for an open deck and by the water table, but it wasn't available to us by the time we showed up. I would come back for the night light and dinner selections.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went to Bridges to meet some friends from out of town. Server was great. Very patient while we all caught up. Service and food could not have been better

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal. Had local Homecoming dance groups filling the place but the crowd was well handled
Also had a wedding part filling a corner which was fun to watch
Meal was fantastic and out server Tawney very attentive

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great meal!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Bridges with my parents, husband, and 2 teenage sons. The setting is great, make sure you get a table outside facing the water at sunset. Just lovely watching the boats go by and the sun drop into the water. Can't believe I was only a little more than an hour from DC.

Seafood is the specialty, and for good reason, it is very fresh and nicely prepared. We started with coconut shrimp, shrimp ceviche and firecracker shrimp as a shared appetizer. All were very good although there wasn't that much shrimp in the ceviche given all the sauce. The firecracker shrimp was a large portion and my favorite of the three.

We all had the crab cakes which were filled with crab with almost no filler. Highly recommend. My older teenage son had the pepper crusted NY strip which had a nice crust while still being juicy inside. Very large, he didn't finish it all which means it must have been a hearty size (we took it home and enjoyed it the next day). My other son had the pizza, looked fine, nothing special (but he liked it). We shared the key lime bars (good), fresh fruit cobbler with vanilla ice cream (amazing), and chocolate cake (very rich).

Service was excellent, server remembered everything and the delivery of the courses were perfect. She stopped by frequently to check on us without being intrusive.

My only two disappointments--the cappuccino machine was broken (certainly not a big deal but it would have been a nice complement to our delicious desserts) and the mojitos were terrible. Mint was not muddled, it was just thrown in the bottom of the glass, same with the lime, it was just tossed in there. Since not muddled, drink was too sweet. Need to muddle lime and mint, and make sure there is soda water in there to give it some fizz. I would avoid this drink. Otherwise, highly recommend dinner there. We will definitely make this a destination on our way out to Eastern Shore the next time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Anniversary
I paod

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I had a great drive down from Perry Hall, MD. The weather was nice and the Bay Bridge was a little crowded. We arrived at the restaurant with a friendly greeting. We were able to pick where we wanted to be seated because it was not crowded. We sat next to the deck, the doors were open with sun and a nice breeze. We started with a Caesar and Spinach & Arugula salads. Then we ordered Fish & Chips and the Rockfish for dinner. I had Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Everything was very good! The food was served hot. I am big on the temperature of food. I recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of our favorite places to have lunch on the water. We have never sat inside but the bar and restaurant areas also seem comfortable. We enjoy excellent food and service and Bridges is consistently good. The people are always so friendly and attentive. I miss their Black Cherry Mojitos though ! Hope they brings those back on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food, super service, in a setting that can't be beat--one of the best views around, especially since they added the additional outdoor, on the water, seating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Waterfront, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Great service and food. Good vegan/vegetarian food selections.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Authentic, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Place is a gem. The bruschetta and crab soup were delicious. I would go so far as to say the bruschetta was the best I have ever had. The outdoor dining was a treat. The bathrooms were clean. The service was fair and the waiter had zero personality. He even forgot a few things and did not clear the table. It was not busy at all. We were right next to the busing station so it should not have been hard for him.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was a beautiful out door dinning experience. the boat tie up is nice and not used much

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We take out of town guests there for Maryland crabs or oysters and the waterfront. Service is always great and we live showcasing our Esstern Shore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The last time I was there was a year ago for Father's day brunch and I found the food underwhelming. I wanted to treat a client and said "my treat, whereever you suggest". My clients said either O'Leary's or the place with the metal roof. I opted for Bridges (the metal roof) as it has a fabulous view. The meal was amazing! I was very pleasantly surprised as the dishes had flavorful combinations and was excellently prepared. We had a great table overlooking Kent Narrows and the noise level was fine. Bridges gave us warm bread with olive oil and tapenade followed by our orders of salads, melon gazspacho, crab cakes, shrimp & grits, soft shell crab, berry cobbler and key lime tart.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bridges did not disappoint. This was my third time at this restaurant and it has been great each time. The server we had was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and you can't beat the view. We will definitely be going again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great local seafood and service with an awesome view of the water. Can't wait for our next visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Stopped in for lunch on our way to the beach. Service was extremely slow. They use a runner system and their runner didn't know the table numbers or was misqued when bringing out orders. We started with cream of crab soup which was very good but was barely warm because it had sat out waiting for the runner. My husband had the shrimp Caesar salad which was fresh with perfectly cooked shrimp while I thoroughly enjoyed the the watermelon salad. Although it was off season, there should still be more accountability for the waitstaff.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was superb! Service pleasant! Would go back any time in that area! Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We were very pleased with the environment, service and food. The restaurant is surrounded by water and the cool breeze made outside dining just delightful. We were not rushed and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with great views. I found nothing that disappointed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Bridges very much. Great food and a great view. We enjoyed watching boats come in and out of the harbor. It was fun to watch the birds too.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The menu could use some changes.
Large cigarette boat during our visit seemed to upset all while we were dining on Monday, Labor Day.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was quite good, particularly desserts. Unfortunately, with live music playing in the bar, it was simply too loud to have a conversation anywhere in the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

My whole family was very pleased with the restaurant. I had the crab cakes and they were excellent.
Overall, a very good place to eat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food is always good. When traveling to and from the Eastern shore this is a great option because we have our dog with us and can sit outside with him.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our server was fantastic! She was so nice and made the overall dinner more enjoyable. We had a fantastic view and the other staff members are great too. When i looked up after my food arrived a manager was pasding by and proactively asked me if we needed anything (we needed more dressing so she was very observant). Food was great too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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