Sweetbay Restaurant & Bar

4.7
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sweetbay Restaurant and Bar is a neighborhood restaurant designed to complement and enhance the lifestyle of our patrons from Southern Maryland. Our food is upscale american with a heavy seafood focus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 295 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good experience overall except too noisy and prices a bit high.

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CharlieT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn’t have several keys dishes available. No crab cakes, calamari, creme brulee, 1 kind of cheesecake. In Md should never runout of crab. Also too many entrees with pork in them limited available dinner choice to 1 item. Deviled eggs were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will certainly go again

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Kitten
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The restaurant was probably 1/3 full but our food took a long time. The bar is right there with the tables. There was constant shaking of drinks and ice in the metal containers, which greatly impeded conversation.

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Karen
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere - would recommend dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Hostess was unable to accommodate our early arrival 6pm for a 6:30 reservation and was not welcoming or gracious And the restaurant was only half full When I asked why, she said that patrons had reserved specific tables and ours was currently occupied. Really?

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charles
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with son. Had the halibut which is always great. Son had tenderloin which was perfectly cooked. Introduced Son to a “Fig Off” which he really enjoyed

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LarryB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. So glad we decided to have our anniversary dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful and the service was very good—but it is very expensive.

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TimW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to have dinner. I would come again for another great meal.

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LaurieH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quaint. Went for brunch. Exceptional food. Drinks were spot on. Excellent waitress. Will definitely be back for dinner.

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DeanP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT! Food was outstanding, service was great! Allison was our server and did a fantastic job! We will be back!

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JayS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite brunch place! The food is absolutely delicious and well priced for the amount you receive. The restaurant inside and out is very nice and quiet. Perfect for Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Food was great as usual. Excellent service.

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

On the night we were there it was very noisy inside. Hard to hear our own conversation.

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely outstanding.
I would recommend this restaurant to allow family and friends

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MollyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great place—a little speedy for us, but terrific for special occasions. This time, the crab cakes were a bit bland, but everything else was good. The service was excellent.

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ElaineD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mother's Day Brunch. We went as a table of 3, parents and adult child. They had carnations that were being handed out to the mothers, but not me. huh? ok. I ordered the Crepe, bacon and home fries. Everything was cold, as cold as the water on the table cold. not good. I sent the bacon back, because that was just gross. My husband's chicken dish was also cold. The server kept forgetting about us. She never grabbed an empty plate, left all of them there on the table. It was disappointing. I am glad I was in good company.

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ColleenK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great Mother’s Day brunch with my mom. Food and lattes were delicious. Service was fast. Wish we weren’t sat by the kitchen/rest rooms when there was a lot of seating elsewhere. Also it is loud in the restaurant, that won’t stop me from going back though.

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LeslieH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and cocktails! Service was great! Will definitely return and recommend Only cons: Fairly loud and a bit pricey.

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brendap
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was an excellent server!
Cannot wait to go back.

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FireChief3419
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met up with some friends who have never been there. Had a wonderful dinner. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, food was outstanding

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Hollywoodgirl
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great drink menu and dinner selections.. We love having a date night at Sweet Bay! Highly recommend

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BDB121
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tuesday is a great night at Sweet Bay! The specials are Great!!!

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vipEricDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, and always fantastic service. At the bar, Eric and Jack are superstars.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The restaurant is so noisy at peak times. The food is excellent though. Extremely pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first experience for the both of us!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch location!

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vipmsAnnandale
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious! Now that we're fully vaccinated, and given that it was raining outside, we ate inside for the first time in the six months we've been enthusiastically enjoying Sweetbay meals. Diners can't go wrong with the tuna tartare shareable and entrees like the scallops & risotto, blackened salmon and green rice, or shrimp 'n grits. Each one delicious and served by very friendly wait staff.

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PeggyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and consistently excellent food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The dining room was very noisy on Friday night so we were accommodated and sat outside. The service was great, the meals were fabulous

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Kyle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Shrimp and Grits was fresh and flavorful. Add drinks, desserts, and great service from Mike.

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vipmsAnnandale
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sweetbay always offers a delicious meal. Loved the scallops appetizer and raw oysters on the half-shell. But the tuna tartare is always our go-to item.

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Emily
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Best deviled eggs and seafood omelet ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried calamari anywhere! Tuna tartare appetizer is yummy. Spicy shrimp appetizer is amazing. Those r my regulars, along with Scallop entree. But have tried everything and all delicious. Enjoy!!

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NancyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks...nice atmosphere...clean. Will return and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This pace exceeded my expectations by far! Great food, great service, and a great ambiance.

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BethM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The restaurant is a total gem, awesome food and great service. The NOISE level is terrible, it hurt my head!! Please address this problem, I have heard many complaints from friends who have dined here. Also, DIM the light over the booths!! I not at Bob Evans.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sweetbay Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Sweetbay Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 309-4148.

Sweetbay Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.