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About Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina

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: Gaby Haddad- ghaddad@hemingwaysbaybridge.com
(410) 604-0999

357 Pier One Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday 11am - 9 pm

Cross Street:
Route 8

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 604-0999

Website:
http://www.hemingwaysbaybridge.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment on the weekends during the season

Catering:
Full catering facilities

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special Events: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Celebrations & Holidays.
Call Gaby Haddad (410) 604-0999 for more information.

Private Dining

The Admiral’s Lounge is an intimate area in which to host your reception. Its glass window imbues the room with natural light and provides an exceptional view of the Chesapeake Bay. Whatever menu you select, Hemingway’s uses fresh, local and seasonal food that is sure to delight your guests

Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (16)
Waterfront (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
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Casual (10)
Good for a Date (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the person's in my party had a seafood allergy. The manager (female/long dark hair - sorry don't remember the name) came over to our table to chat with her. She (my Niece) explained what she was and not allergic too. The Manager made sure she had a clear understanding of this. When the food came out, we found out that the cooking oil for any foods that she was allergic to was changed out prior to her meal being cooked. This shows outstanding customer service for the restaurant staff. The food was amazing. THANK YOU!!!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Requested and was seated outside. Ordered soup and appetizers. Service was slow and food was tepid in temperature upon arrival. We were not provided water nor appetizer plates. Placed food order and asked about the starch and vegetable . Was only given 1 option of each even after I inquired of other offerings. Order came and I was given a substitute without I first conferring with me. Hemingway’s was at one time, one of our favorites. Food was a bit salty and everything tasted the same.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very good wait staff, our waiter was attentive and in tune to us, but the place was TOO noisy, even away from the bar. The food was good too, but not if you like to eat big meals; great for foodies. The décor is very nice and the view is fantastic and the location is great, BUT, put some acoustic tiles on the ceilings or walls or someplace to dampen the sound of 20 conversations going on at once. Another restaurant who cantered to the architect's every artistic wish vs. creating a pleasant place for the diners to enjoy some conversation along with the food and a nice decor. Do that and you have a winner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Crab cake was poor. Oysters were not fresh and I was gold they were from NewJersey. Rockfish was good

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We always stop here on our way back from the Eastern Shore. This place has always exceeded our expectations. The Crabcakes are awesome, the 50/50 crab soup is perfect, and they always have great beers on tap...although the Hemmingways Ale is always an excellent choice. Most important is the view of the bay...it is always beautiful! This time Belo did an excellent job recommending some menu items...the coconut shrimp appetizers were perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Some of us went for crab cakes (me) which were underwhelming but Jenna was an outstanding waitress. The first two staff members we saw appeared to believe our party of six were actually ghosts; they didn't utter a word to us even when spoken to. Some of us sat at the bar for a few minutes but there reception was the same. We went to Hemingway's on our way to a vacation in Maryland and didn't have to think about going back on our return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Did not get served for first 10minutes. but server was kind after that. Food was great

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ambiance was beautiful! A little pricey but overall a nice experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great meal, beautiful outdoor seating right on the water. We'll definitely return. Easy fly in spot and a short walk to W29.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was fabulous as always and you cannot beat that beautiful sunset over the bay. A family favorite.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was poor - they were not busy but still we got no attention. Had made reservation well over a week before - requesting outdoor seating - upon our arrival was told no outdoor seating available - 40 minute wait. VERY DISAPPOINTED

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We decided to take a break from the bridge trraffic & stopped for lunch. The staff was welcoming and seated us quickly. We were outside & simply enjoyed the view. Our crab cake sandwiches were delicious. Everything one could ask for on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Love Hemingway's for it's fabulous view of the Chesapeake Bay and Bay Bridge. Great staff, good food and great bar for watching sports events. Noise level can be a little annoying at times but the many plusses outweigh this minus.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This is going to become a yearly vacation stop. I asked for a window seat when I made the reservation and it was a beautiful view. Food was good and served promptly. We took a walk around the property after dinner and watched the sunset.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Beautiful view, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful service, and delicious meal! What more could we ask for?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our group of 5 had a wonderful time! Our waitress was very helpful with entree and dessert suggestions! The peanut butter pie was delicious! Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Having been here before and the weather being nice it seemed like the right thing to do!

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great first experience. Service was excellent, menu choices were varied (and included several GF options), and view was speactular. The Rockfish Reuben itself was worth a return trip. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great view of the Chesapeake Bay. Lots of good seafood choices. The rockfish rueben was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

So I have to start off and say that I love Hemingway's. We drive from Falls Church, VA just to hang out on the bay which is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately tonight there was a thunderstorm that popped up out of nowhere. Which was fine. we were easily accommodated in the inside dining room. The service was great as usual. The staff is always welcoming. The only thing I did not appreciate too much for was a high amount of flies that were inside of the dining room. The food was pretty good. The only thing I have to say that the corn was a little old I'm looking. Definitely something to try anytime you're coming or going to the ocean.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

First time back in years. Server was a gentleman, food was just average. It does have a great view of the bridge though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We usually try to stop at Hemmingways on our way back from the Eastern Shore. Food is always great...I would recommend the crab cakes...they are excellent. Also the 50/50 crab soup is unique and very good! The view is great especially out on the patio. We were too early for the live music, but have enjoyed the entertainment on previous visits...overall we continue to be pleased with the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

A generally satisfactory experience, including a great view, great food, great service. However, the noise level was very high, uncomfortably so, and management should really address this. It would be a reason for not returning. Also, this is a large restaurant with, in my opinion, inadequate restroom facilities. Management needs to make some changes for customer comfort.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Seafood is delicious. For low cholesterol options do the broiled platter and ask for all the butter on the side. We stopped by on the way to our destination and on the way back - it was worth a repeat :-)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Half the restaurant had sun shining in their eyes and no shades. Food was ordinary and my medium well steak was extremely rare and I sent it back and it came back burnt. I did not eat it... No compensation or acknowledgement from staff. Steak was about 1/4 of an inch. Don't waste you money.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Much better lately than in the past. It is under new management and it is obvious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant to a dog!! They service was absolutely appalling. Our server was congregating and chatting with other staff members instead of ensuring that our table has fresh cold water, and refills and that fresh bread was delivered. The food was mediocre at best. The crab dip was a hit!! The restaurant had no air condition!!! It was sitting in a sauna!! The manager had a very nonchalant attitude and had too many excuses for why were being mistreated!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It took a while for our entrees, but that explained to us upon arrival. Maybe the air conditioning wasn't working very well because it was very warm inside. There was no breeze coming in from outside and, there weren't very many people in the dining area where we were seated. Had I been more familiar with restaurant, we would've opted to dine outside to get some relief from the heat with the breeze off of the water (there was bit of a high wind that day too).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Special menu for Father's Day Lunch, seating was a bit backed up, even with our reservation. However, the food was excellent, the waitstaff friendly and when she didn't know the answer, she went and got it. She had good recommendations and we had a lovely view of the bay bridge. Even though the place was busy, we felt well cared for and not rushed at all. thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our server and food were fine. However, the restaurant refused to put up their umbrellas to shield the diners from the sun. It was 90 degrees without barely a breeze, but the restaurant was afraid the "breeze" was too great a liability and would send the umbrellas sailing away, even though they were weighed down with 100lb casters. So, seven customers with sunburn, three of them children, who will not be returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We asked for outside but the weather was questionable so we took a booth inside. We had no view from there which was disappointing since it's a beautiful waterfront venue. Food was very good with one exception, the soft crab was not fresh, tasted fishy and perhaps frozen. Drinks were delicious. We were inside with a large group and it was very noisy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

This is my 2nd visit to Hemingways. The food is amazing & service is great too. The view can't be beat and there is a lot to do. You can dine indoors, outside on the deck, on the patio or at the outdoor bar. There are boats galore & you can even watch the small aircraft taking off from the local airport next door. For us it's a short drive down 301, but well worth it. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My husband and I went to Hemmingways to celebrate his birthday while on a weekend trip. The food was excellent- I had the broiled seafood platter and he had the 8oz filet. We were both very pleased. It was a little louder and more casual than I anticipated, and despite having a reservation, it would have been a 30 minute wait for an outdoor table. I would plan ahead if that's what you want. It was an especially hot day, so sitting inside in front of the massive window gave us an excellent view of the bridge in the AC. Since it was a nice warm day, the outdoor bar was popular, I imagine it could get loud on colder nights if they attract the same bar crowd indoors. We would go back again in a heartbeat and recommended it to his parents who live more locally.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

After passing this establishment heading to the shore for 40+ years and saying we must try this place I / we were hugely disappointed... great location... service was marginal (she was friendly enough, not particularly attentive), the food was way less than I had hoped especially considering the prices... I have family that keep a boat at the marina and they pretty much said the same...
Sorry

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great view and amazing seafood! Fun to sit on the patio and overlook the water.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We've stopped at Hemingway's many times going to and from the Eastern Shore, typically for lunch. The view is wonderful - the options for outdoor dining are plentiful. This time, because it was rainy and warm, we ate downstairs in the outdoor covered tiki bar, looking out over the bay and the Bay Bridge. (only comment - they typically play country music in the tiki bar). The combination Maryland Vegetable/Cream of Crab soup is always available and is very, very good. The crab cakes have little filler, and very fresh crab. The soft shell crab sandwich is excellent. Service is good and friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The food was great and enjoyed the sunset while we sat outside.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Timing is everything. Got the corner booth with a great view of the bay. The food was great, but a little pricey. I guess I should have expected that with the area. All in all a great place well worth it on special occations.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very busy nautical themed larger restaurant on the Chesapeake. I have a food ingredient issue which was obviously ignored on receiving my meal. Waitress said she would communicate with the chef when putting my order in but obviously didn't. And I requested American cheese -got cheddar. Ordered drink off the menu - weren't making that drink today. My wife ordered soft shell crabs - got crab cakes. Took forever for the waitress to get us our bill. This is just a large fast food restaurant with a little more upscale Chesapeake menu. Really wanted this to be a good place - very dissappointed

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Hemingways has had an up and down reputation over the past few years. It is currently on an upswing again. Our dinner was delicious, service was above average, dessert was to die for and the tab was reasonable. Not to mention the best view of the setting sun on the entire Bay. We will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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