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Best Waterfront Restaurants in Essex

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A photo of Charly’s Waterfront restaurant
3.8
Excellent(124)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Essex
Booked 2 times today
Charly’s Waterfront is a seafood restaurant located on the waterfront in Essex, MD. It's frequently praised for its great food, service, and atmosphere. Reviewers love the 'water vibe' and the beautiful views of the water from the patio. The restaurant also offers live music and a unique setting for a night out.
A photo of Bowley's on the Bay restaurant
4.5
Awesome(87)
Price: Moderate
• American • Bowleys Quarters
Bowley's on the Bay is a waterfront restaurant located in Bowleys Quarters, Maryland, right on Chesapeake Bay. It offers outdoor dining under swaying palm trees and amazing waterfront views. The indoor dining area is perfect for off-season dining. The reviews highlight the excellent food and service, with one reviewer calling it the 'best Ahi tuna appetizer'.
A photo of The Waterfront Hotel restaurant
4.0
Excellent(63)
Price: Moderate
• American • Fells Point
Booked 2 times today
The Waterfront Hotel is a fixture in Fells Point, Baltimore, offering classic American cuisine in a Gastropub style. It's known for its scenic outdoor dining overlooking the waterfront. Reviews rave about the great food and service, as well as the ideal location. So, if you're looking for a waterfront dining experience in Baltimore, this is the place to be!
A photo of Bygone restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3450)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Harbor East
Booked 29 times today
A fusion of the old, the new and the best of Baltimore. We’re an American gastro bistro that represents historic, vibrant, authentic Baltimore. We blend modern energy with a classic feel, celebrating luxury, excitement & an elevated dining experience. Plus, we’ve got some unbeatable views of our beautiful city!Bygone’s warm & welcoming atmosphere is reminiscent of an old-school social club, while our open rotisserie grill, whiskey bar & craft cocktails add a flair that is contemporary.Please note: No shows and cancellations made within less than 24 hours will be subject to a $75/per person fee.
A photo of Docks on the Harbor restaurant
3.7
Very Good(421)
Price: Expensive
• American • Inner Harbor
Booked 20 times today
Docks on the Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located in Baltimore's iconic Power Plant Building. It offers a new waterfront dining oasis in the heart of the Inner Harbor. As one reviewer put it, 'In town for graduation, came across Docks and had a great experience there.' Another said, 'Definitely a must visit restaurant! Date night, birthday no matter the celebration this place is the go to.' So, if you're looking for a fantastic dining experience with an unforgettable view, Docks on the Harbor is the place to be!
A photo of Loch Bar - Baltimore restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1390)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Harbor East
Booked 24 times today
Loch Bar in Baltimore is a waterfront restaurant. It's situated overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with many reviews praising the 'beautiful waterfront setting' and 'outdoor seating by water'. The location provides stunning views of the harbor which are loved by many guests.
A photo of Ampersea Restaurant restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1358)
Price: Expensive
• American • Harbor Point
Booked 20 times today
At the intersection of Harbor Point and Fells Point, Ampersea is redefining cuisine that's modern, Maryland, authentic. A destination innovating the way Baltimore dines on the Patapsco River. Perched on the western corner of Thames Street and located in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum building with the Living Classrooms Foundation, Ampersea dining room, patio, and event spaces offer a stunning combination of panoramic harbor views, impeccable service, and delectable dishes. During our busy season the restaurant has policies in place that may affect your reservation. please review the following:- Entire party arrived to be sat- All parties larger than 4 people must call into the restaurant to schedule their reservation.- All tables are subject to an 18% auto-gratuity.- Outdoor dining is not guaranteed for all reservations but is first come first serve.
A photo of apropoe's restaurant
4.5
Awesome(244)
Price: Expensive
• American • Harbor East
Booked 2 times today
Located on the water in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, our signature restaurant, Apropoe's, offers a fresh take on American comfort food. Enjoy seafood and local favorites in a stylish setting inspired by the 1920's Prohibition, as well as the famous writer Edgar Allan Poe.
A photo of Ouzo Bay - Baltimore restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2695)
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Harbor East
Booked 17 times today
Located in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay focuses on authentic Mediterranean cuisine, emphasizing the freshest seafood. The opulent space offers a full service bar, lounge & extensive patio.Ouzo Beach, an outdoor bar & lounge extension, is now open. It is located along the Harbor promenade with a beautiful beach feel including palm trees & waterfront views. Reservations are not available for Ouzo Beach. It is first come, first serve.We promote a dining atmosphere & suggested dress is business casual. We kindly ask our guests to abide by these suggestions to create an enjoyable environment for all guests. The following items are prohibited however:• Gentlemen’s tank tops or sleeveless shirts• Hats are not permitted indoors for gentlemen• No exposed undergarments• Clothing with language or graphics that are vulgar or sexually explicit• Footwear is required, however there is no restriction on the style*Children accompanied by an adult are not subject to the Dress Policy*
A photo of Captain James Landing restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1651)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Fells Point
Booked 10 times today
A Baltimore landmark since 1978, Captain James Landing Restaurant has earned the name "most unique eatery" in Baltimore City. For starters we are the only restaurant shaped like a merchant vessel. Five brothers created a restaurant in the 70"s with the goal of providing quality service to the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland as well as the thousands of tourist that visit our Monumental City. Our Waterfront Crab House (located adjacent of our restaurant) was awarded in 2012 "#1 Best Crabs in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine. Our Crab House is the one spot in the city where you can eat steamed crabs with a true waterfront seating. Water Taxi Stop #14 brings you right to our waterfront location.

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Discover best waterfront restaurants in Essex

Discover the serene charm of waterfront dining in the Baltimore suburbs with our curated selection of restaurants in Essex, Maryland. Each restaurant offers a unique blend of breathtaking water views and a culinary experience that embodies the local flavors and traditions. Whether you're in the mood for sumptuous seafood, classic American dishes, or innovative cuisine, the dining spots in Essex cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. The dining scene here is vibrant, with each establishment providing not just a meal, but an experience that combines great food, exceptional service, and the soothing ambiance of being by the water. Ideal for romantic dinners, family gatherings, or casual outings, Essex’s waterfront restaurants are a must-visit for both locals and tourists seeking a memorable dining adventure. Embrace the picturesque settings and let the tranquil waters of Essex set the backdrop for your next culinary journey.

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