Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located on the Chesapeake Bay at the base of the Bay Bridge, Hemingway's is the perfect place to enjoy breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets and the freshest local seafood. General Manager: Stephanie Dudding sdudding@hemingwaysbaybridge.com (410) 604-0999
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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful sunset. Service fair. Food good

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The only good thing about this restaurant is the location. Food is overpriced and over-salted. The service was awful. A diner had spilled some water on the table, we had to track down the waitress and ask for assistance. She flopped down a stack of paper napkins and walked away. A 20% tip was already added for having 7 people at the table, which was not deserved. Would not recommend.

MM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Server was helpful with suggestions and description of the dishes. Food is consistently good and view is unbeatable!

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our waitress was very nice but didn’t check back to see if we needed anything..? The rock fish was not good and the veggies looked as tho they were left over 3 days...very disappointing experience.

CN
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The view from Hemingway's at Sunset can not be beat. Spectacular view of the Bay and Bridge. I felt the food, although good was too expensive for what you got and how it was presented. (Broiled Seafood Combo). Vegetables were mushy and Seafood rather bland. Service was very pleasant and we really enjoy the atmosphere. Think a smaller menu option (sandwich, etc) would have been a better choice.

Q
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Views are amazing! It is sad to say that is the onlt thing I can compliment the restaurant on. Calamaris were really oily! Would not recomend that at all. Oysters were good. Special sandwich was good too. The service wad poor. When we walked in there were 2 people at the stand, none of them bother to acknowledge us! They were talking and a minute or 2 went by and then the young lady said hi. Our server fid not even offer bread or rolls, we saw other people around us being brought the rolls. She checked to make sure everything was good but when we finished our meal she immediately brought the check, did not even offer dessert.... not coming back! I do not recomend this Type of service to anyone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried out food for rehearsal dinner in the future. Very pleased

A
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on the upper patio overlooking the Bay. Beautiful venue, food was excellent, service was superb. Very nice start to our holiday weekend!

JR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Please treat yourself to a lovely experience and refresh here after you cross the Bay Bridge. The menu is easy to navigate and choose from. The drinks and food positively fulfill the senses. The view of the bay, sea birds, boats and bridge is spectacular, and you will leave having experienced a mini vacation. Notes: I enjoyed a mid-road trip break during the Friday of Labor Day. The bar tender honored my request for a non-alcohol Bloody Marry, the cooks prepared a gorgeous guacamole, and I continue to dream about the watermelon gaspacho with crab.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met for a late dinner. Our table overlooking the water was perfect. Our food was great and service excellent.

IS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Hemingway's is a marina restaurant with fabulous views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Bay Bridge. We sat inside on a comfortable summer day. Most of the diners were seated on the ample outdoor covered area. Our meal was tasty. I sent my softshell crab sandwich back to the kitchen. I asked that it be prepared sauteed, but it was delivered heavily battered and fried, which is the normal menu offering.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The experience wasn't all that I expected, to be a seafood restaurant.

S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemingway’s has the most amazing view on the Chesapeake Bay with generous outdoor seating opportunities and they are somehow able to manage the crowds that flock to them on beautiful weekends - like this last weekend - with charm and grace. For this reason we plan on coming here often, even during the off season - it’s a unique and excellent restaurant with an excellent staff and perhaps the single most stunning view within hundreds of miles of the location.

AC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there to listen to the late afternoon / early evening live entertainment; we grabbed a bite while waiting. The food was great and the serving sizes way more than we could eat. Service was good but a bit slower than our intent (we are fast eaters and generally brook no delay ordering, eating, and splitting). The views are outstanding, and I would highly recommend hanging for the Tiki bar live entertainment, especially of Mark Desroches is performing.

AC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was awesome, service could have been better.

KB
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate at Hemingway's Sunday evening. It was not crowded, and therefore we did not understand why it seemed to take so long to get our appetizers....then our dinners came before we finished the apps. Overall we were happy -- love the view! Can't wait until the weather is a bit nicer to sit outside.

PM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and definitely won’t be our last. The food was excellent and our server Alice was top notch!

FC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly crew.....! Nice and clean as well. I will recommend Hemmingway. Thank for your great work.

MS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful sunset! A view from our table.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant view, service and food.
Lauren, our server was fabulous!

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

View was spectacular!! Menu was expansive. Only complaint was the Maryland crab soup was a bit salty. However the grilled rockfish Reuben was spectacular. Will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Date night ♥️

RC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We sat inside by the window and watched the sun set over the Bay Bridge. The seafood meals were delicious and well prepared. The service was attentive and on queue to meet our needs.

Most patrons were eating outdoors on the deck and patio and obviously enjoying the evening. The setting sun made for a romantic backdrop.

Twice during our visit a helicopter landed on the lawn and delivered passengers to the restaurant or marina. Rather a surprise.

Meal prices were toward the high end, but the ambiance and service make it a worthwhile venue. We will probably return in the future.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good and food delicious! The view was very nice, except for half the group had their back to the windows.

BW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was spectacular. The food and the service were also outstanding. My crab cake sandwich was just right. My husband really enjoyed the rockfish as well. We’ll be back for sure!

TJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only thing that was irritating was a large table of folks kept coming to the window to take picture of the bridge where we were sitting. Food and service was great!

Thanks,
Tom Johnson

JT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was good...service was terrible. It was hard to find our wait staff. It would be nice to have someone outside on the deck when guests are eating or drinking. Our wait staff didn’t check on us to see if things were fine. We had to go in to find her..

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful View and great Marina!

D
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Scenic restaurant, good food and several options to choose from.

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the Rockfish which was perfectly prepared, fresh, luscious & delicious. My crab cake was the best restaurant crab cake I’ve ever had, pretty much comparable to my late Aunt Helen’s exquisitely pentultimate crab cakes (my uncle would catch the crabs at 5 am, then bring home, cook & pick them, freshest lump crab with just enough binder to hold them together, complement & showcase the crab meat). It was heavenly to consume them. The mashed potatoes & grilled summer vegetable medley were the perfect accompaniment. Our only suggestion to improve our experience would’ve been to offer espresso or cappuccino or at to make coffee stronger to go better with a sweet dessert.

KR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Its a convenient restaurant to those who dock their boats @ Baybridge.

LF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went here for my wife's birthday dinner. We sat by the window upstairs to get a sunset view. View was excellent, she was really happy. Food was delicious. Crab meat everything is their best here (mushrooms caps w crab, crab soups, broiled crab cake).

DO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice birthday dinner at sunset at Hemingway's. Great dining experience. Plan to comeback in September to celebrate my 19th Wedding Anniversary.

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Charcuterie board is great!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing view outside. Lots of fun and interesting decorations inside. Very nice service. Crab dishes are fantastic, but otherwise the menu is only ok. Food is overpriced for the quality. There were a lot of flies inside the restaurant and it was incredibly hot although they said all air conditioners were on and working.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Hemingway’s and we enjoyed our experience completely. Service was very good, the food was delicious and the atmosphere and view of the sunset was wonderful

GM
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location ! Great food and service ! On a lighter note, I hate Brussels sprout but they make fried Brussels Soroush with bacon and vinegar ! Wow! Do not miss it !

XS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding view of the Chesapeake Bay, service fit for a King and the quality of the food is Five Stars. The staff is professional, personable, with quick service and attentiveness. They accept their responsibility with integrity and discharge it with great purpose. In short, an Exemplary restaurant with great choices and well prepared dishes. It is now my to go place for family and friends. Dr. Xavier Stewart, Brigadier General, US Army Pa, Ret.

DL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside the view was spectacular of the bay and the bay bridge! Wonderful food service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back

YI
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Experience was great!! The hostess seated my husband and I were sitting for over 30 mins without any service. We asked for the manager I can’t remember her name but she was very apologetic and accommodated us very well. We truly appreciated it

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