The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dockbar

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dockbar, is a casual full service restaurant located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Solomons Harbor. We have beautiful outside seating and a lively bar. Our menu items are prepared to order using only the best quality ingredients.
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JY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

End of summer celebration

MH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!
Great service!
Great time!
Look forward to a return visit!

GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed your family dinning experience. Service and food were excellent.

TW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used open table to get a reservation for a party of 12. The table was ready when we arrived. Server was exception. Food as delicious as always. Great experience

SB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service excellent food - try the grouper bites!!! Beautiful view!

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s ok. The online menu has not been updated since changes made in April. We were disappointed by the lack of a couple choices.

BW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stormi was amazing! She was prompt and thorough. We never wanted for anything and the good was amazing!

B
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great... especially with our party of 12 and 3 of the, we’re under the age of 8. The selections are plenty. The wings and calamari were delicious as appetizers. Three of us got the bacon wrapped scallops as our entree along with a side salad, and we all agreed the scallops were way underdone! We were kind of afraid to eat raw-ish scallops. We were fearful they’d be overcooked but they weren’t!

AF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful view. Excellent food. Server made up for a reservation snafu with great customer service! Would definitely come back! Reasonable prices. Great live music just ask to be seated away from the speakers!

RD
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beyond delicious and quite reasonable. Noise level so loud it was difficult to have a conversation with the others in our party of 6.

M
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was great but the food didn’t reach that level. Me and my friends got crab cake sandwich with onion rings. I got my crab cake fried and theirs was broiled. Onion rings were fried so long the onion rings were were tough and chewy. When I got home I got sick. My other friends did not. Only difference was my crab cake was fried. Not sure why????

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was awesome. You have get the Cream of Crab Soup and the crab cake sandwich was amazing. The view is beautiful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and it different a 5 star.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

M
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Loved sitting outside...beautiful view! Took us about 15 minutes to get a server and then the server was hard to catch up with at the end. Prices are a little steep (almost think you pay extra for the water view). Seafood was delicious but twice we received a New York Strip, that was supposed to be cooked medium rare, well done. The waitress was trying to get us to eat it anyway but if I’m paying $34 for a strip it better be cooked the way we ask. We will probably go back but avoid a few dishes.

R
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant, wonderful food for the price! Great view on the waterfront!

M
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We did a 2pm lunch. Not too bad. We also got a lb. of clams. They sucked very bad.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. A beautiful table outdoors with an AWESOME view and lovely meal and excellent service...

WD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out favorite spot in Solomons, great atmosphere, great food, awesome staff!

TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Great view. Great food.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great especially for as busy as it was food was delicious and huge portions

JA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good seafood, good service, it's dining vs eating.

C
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We dine out quite often and enjoyed the space however it was very loud among the other guests at nearby tables so it was difficult to hear the conversations at our own table. 3 out of the 8 guests had ill stomachs the following day. For the price of the meals we thought the food would have a bit more punch and flavor, portion size was adequate. We will try again with a smaller group and sample other items on the menu in the future but do not feel it will be a place that we frequent. The waitress was friendly however inattentive especially after dinner was served. It was not very busy through the course of our visit with adequate staff on hand. Guests had to ask three times to receive fresh drinks, both from the bar and non alcoholic. Also, considering the cost of the meal we thought the wait staff would be dressed more appropriately. Tight and extremely short shorts are not appealing to some guests while dining. Please know I do not typically write reviews however felt it was necessary in this case. Also, I worked in the business for 25 years in all areas of the house, mostly management from fine dining to extremely busy crab shacks and would have wanted to know where our business could improve. Hope this review is helpful and not taken in a negative way...but you asked :) have a happy day!

MT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The crab dip is phenomenal! Highly recommend the Chicken Chesapeake Wrap with fries. Prices are a tad high but worth it.

BB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Food served by a new but very polite and extremely courteous waitress. Had a great time.

R
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at the Lighthouse. It was beautiful scenery, excellent food and great service. Our server Paige was so sweet and very good! I have already recommended the Lighthouse to my friends-It's a must go to!!

T
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food not great or amazing, but very expensive for what you get. Service was above average.

OT
1 review
Reviewed on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

My boyfriend and I ate here for a dinner and we both loved it! It has a great atmosphere, our waitress was friendly and attentive but not too attentive, the food was delicious, the views are pretty, and the restaurant is big and has a fun vibe to it. I would definitely recommend people to eat here!

J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Over priced and nothing special. The outdoor dining is the best feature of this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 6. Our table was ready. No waiting necessary. I had asked for a window view and we did have it. The service was great and the food delicious. We tried several appetizers. The scallops wrapped in bacon were awesome. Great place to eat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Solomons hands down.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress, Kelly, was phenomenal. She made our special occasion so nice. The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. We will be back to celebrate milestones in the future.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great, service was great. Lunch menu was very reasonable. Food was good, but not great. Portions were adequate. Dessert was WONDERFUL. Fancy drinks were great as well. I would definitely come back. The place seems to fill up as we were leaving so perhaps the service and noise level would have changed, but since we were dining between 12:00 and 1:00 it was quiet and very nice.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a wedding on Saturday, My mother in law's birthday was Sunday and we wanted to surprise her with brunch with the whole family. I was able to book for 15 people with no problem at all. I even had to change the time and again no issues. We got there and the staff was great, food came fast and was delicious. We ate outside and the view was unbeatable. Everything went off without a hitch and we are very grateful. It's not often easy to get a place to accommodate large parties let alone some where you've never been. These guys did a fantastic job.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I reserved a diner for my wife and I on a Sunday. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated. We were given menus and then never checked on again. At least 4 servers walked passed us and never inquired at to us being taken care of. After 15 minutes we went to the hostess and explained we were leaving and why. I was only responded to with a "that's weird." There was no attempt at correcting the error. The menu looked great and we were very excited to try the menu. We never made it to a glass of water.

BA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I am a frequent visitor the restaurant. I have a suggestion, however, due to my experience when we had dinner there with my family. My parents are in their 80's and they were visiting the area so we decided to have dinner at Lighthouse. My daughter and her BF also came so we could all catch up. Problem was they seated us right in front of the guy singing and playing the guitar. I expect this experience when I go to a restaurant/bar with live music that starts at 8 or 9, but this was 6pm! He was very good but it was extremely frustrating not being able to talk and catch up as we had planned. I would suggest putting the musical entertainment further away from the tables so they can be heard and enjoyed without being disturbing. The food was wonderful and the view was, of course, gorgeous.

CC
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a group of six and we were seated right away and the service was very good. Most of us ordered the signature "angry" crabcake. Everyone seemed pleased with their meals. The food is typical Solomon's fare. But, the atmosphere is fun and scenic worth the drive.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of 8, the staff was very accommodating when we asked to have a seat outside instead of the inside reservations they gave us. Food was plentiful and delicious with good service and nice view.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

overpriced. pasta was undercooked. paper napkins at a $50.00 per plate dinner is not acceptable. too casual for the price.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place for a date or for families. Super friendly greeting at the front and our server was awesome and attentive.

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