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1936 Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Beach, MD

1936 Bar & Grill

4.3
4.3
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
1936 Bar and Grill is one of the area's most unique dining experiences, overlooking Fishing Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. Stretched out over two levels with ample outdoor seating, it features multiple screens for viewing your favorite sports and beautiful sunsets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (443) 550-7800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Chesapeake Beach
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. SanfordG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for superbowl, it was very good crowd. Highly recommended.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow and food still came out room temperature. They ran out of hamburger buns and offered white sliced bread. I stated that I could’ve made that at home, then the waitress suggested ciabatta which came out not toasted or garnished. Then she came back out and said someone arrived with regular hamburger buns and they came out not toasted, not stamped with 1936 or buttered. It was very lack luster, so I don’t know what took so long. I kept having to ask the waitress for items several times. I had to get up and get my own plastic water because she gave me my food with no utensils. I asked her for straws and she brought unwrapped straws with her hands and placed them on the dirty table. They usually put them in the cups before serving the drinks or bring straws wrapped in a napkin and hand them to you. It was a very poor Christmas Day dining experience. I’d never go back on a holiday or anytime soon. $100 for 1 adult and 2 kids (1 alcoholic drink, 1 entree and 2 kids meals and 2 lemonades)… The price, quality, service, portions, just isn’t justifiable for the price and as long as it took for us to receive our food and for the food still to come out room temperature was just terrible. The bill should’ve been comped.

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  3. JorgeA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to have drinks. Nice ambiance and good views of the water. The food is satisfactory, but a little on the pricey side. Fine for special occasions.

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  4. MelodyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live 1936, will be back as much as possible. :-)

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  5. GaylynM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food. We had a great time. Hopefully, they do lunch with the Grinch again next year.

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  6. RickF

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was very good. The noise level was such that it was hard to have a conversation at your own table without raising your voice.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizer and food came out at same time. Had to get server’s attention for additional drinks and anything in general

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  8. SherryL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy. Ordered BD cake for my grandson/ they said they didn’t have it. Had to buy a slice. Waitress was nice but not knowledgeable about some things. Cocktails were not very good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good - no flavor. Wings too hard, salmon bland … bread pudding was the best.

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  10. syrpatrick

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Morning, this was my first visit to the location. Lots of construction near hotel where I stayed. Better signage to get You to the restaurant from hotel. Elevator gave me an issue so I drove up the garage. A very Slow night, no offerings made, never pointed out our signature cocktail menu, or best dish, good choice dish etc. Best advice, When it is slow, you have the opportunity to dazzle your guest, Just Do It. ✅. 40 years Restaurant industry. ✨☀️🙏

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  11. BLAIRA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I normally order the Fried Shrimp but tried their burger this time. It was cooked perfectly, juicy and very tasty.
    1936 Bar & GrillResponded on August 24, 2023
    Hi Blaira! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you loved the 1936 burger, it's one of our favorites, too!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, service was great and the view was beautiful. Great for a date night!

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  13. Taylor

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too many flies. Although they had the little fly fans on the tables, they were all on our feet and backs. Very uncomfortable. We sat indoors, and it wasn’t a great experience with the flies.

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  14. CarolM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were wonderful, however we were bothered by flies during our whole meal.

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  15. LisaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great but I had a reservation but servers said no reservations was allowed even though I called a week in advance. Food was ok view was amazing

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  16. MJFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    1936 burger was very delicious! Cooked to perfection! I love the touch of "1936" branded into the bun! Enjoyed the ambiance of lunch by sitting outside and watching the crab boats come in...I love Calvert County!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant and food. I understand it’s younger adults waiting tables but if they would check on the customer more instead of hanging out at the hostess station for longer periods. Once had to go to bar to get my own refill.

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  18. Melissa

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried chicken is delicious. Crab cakes are tender and broiled to perfection. Casual environment with water views.

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  19. Danny

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, except it took an hour and 10 minutes to get our food.

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  20. JamesH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Entering the restaurant there was welcoming, though several waiters were at the front desk talking with each other. The food was not enjoyable. The jumbo shrimp were under cooked. The hush puppies were overcooked and hard as a rock.

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  21. nick

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but the service was horrible. I spent $250 for 4 people I would have expected better service we got our appetizers with no plates. And they were messy so we really needed them. When I asked I was told they ran out of small plates so we had to do without. We just ended up dripping stuff all over the table. Them we had to clean it off ourselves. They didn’t take our menus until we finished our apps and they let dirty plates pile up on our table. Even after bringing us our entrées they still left the dirt appetizer plates on the table. It was way too much money for way too bad service.

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  22. KarenM

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was good, took a little longer than expected for our meal but he kept us updated.

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  23. MelanieW

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently dined at this restaurant and had a rather mixed experience. Unfortunately, my coleslaw was spoiled and had a putrid smell, resembling that of garbage. Additionally, the seafood mac and cheese was quite watery and lacked flavor, with only two small shrimp in the dish. The rockfish bites were misleadingly named, as they were just battered rockfish on a skewer. On the bright side, the fried chicken and green beans were quite enjoyable. I've visited this restaurant in the past and the food was completely different, so I was quite disappointed with my recent experience. Overall, while there were some positives, the spoiled coleslaw and lackluster seafood mac and cheese were definite low points. Unfortunately, I will not be returning to this restaurant in the future.

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  24. TinaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great and the food was really good but very pricey. Erin and Kay were awesome!
    1936 Bar & GrillResponded on February 16, 2023
    Hi Tina! Thank you so much for leaving a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your food and service while at 1936 Bar & Grill!

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  25. DanaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding as always, however, was disappointed with the food. Hush puppies were so over cooked and hard a rock. Wings came out the same way very over cooked.
    1936 Bar & GrillResponded on February 10, 2023
    Hi Dana! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are extremely sorry for not meeting your expectations, and will share your feedback with the 1936 Bar & Grill Team so that we can continue to improve.

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  26. iDine

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The establishment opened at 11am and that was also our reservation time. The reservation was booked a couple of weeks in advance. Upon entry, the workers were cleaning up the dining area as if they closed the night before and didn’t finish. That wasn’t a good look or first impression because it was our first experience. I will return to try it again because my hope is that the lack of cleanliness at opening was an anomaly.

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  27. JackieN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The waitress was pleasant The oysters were mediocre and returned for bing small
    1936 Bar & GrillResponded on January 3, 2023
    Hi Jackie! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize that the oysters did not meet your expectations. We will share your feedback with the 1936 Bar & Grill Team to improve for future experiences.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Used open table to make reservations. When arrived at restaurant was informed by staff that they do not take reservations. I then showed the manager the OpenTable app and how I was able to book reservation. She was shocked I was able to do that and. Had no idea that people could make reservations at her restaurant. She advised me that she would inform her owners.

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FAQs

1936 Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 550-7800.

1936 Bar & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 1936 Bar & Grill

4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chesapeake Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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