Rod N Reel
Prepare to spend a few hours there as the service is pretty slow which gives you time to enjoy the freshly nade waffles and omelettes which are a huge success.
It was a birthday celebration. Food, service & view was good. Would have been a better experience without the flies in the restaurant.
We always enjoy coming for the breakfast buffet, the only trouble is always running out of scrambled eggs. Drink service is slow as well but the overall experience is good.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoy our breakfast buffet and have shared your comments about the scrambled eggs and drink service with our F&B team as we are always striving to improve.
The waitress was very professional and pleasant.
There were flies and bugs everywhere not sure if it is because of the area but I shouldn’t eat where bugs and flies are
Great plentiful buffet. Earlier is busier / louder. Go after 1130 and it's a bit quieter and more enjoyable. Also a better chance of getting a table overlooking the bay!
Wanted lobster. Walked over to the tank and none of the lobsters were moving. One was on its side. Had delicious crab cake instead. Smith Island Cake was scrumptious
The Sunday brunch buffet was amazing. The food was delicious and plentiful. The price was very reasonable. The only complaint was we had to ask for our server to order drinks but after that the server was very attentive.
I’d recommend the resort but not the restaurant. The food wasn’t great or worth the money. The service was fine and people were friendly.
The place smelled horrible. The manager was more worried about fixing her slot machine than refunding the money I lost inside of it. And our server was slow and not very knowledgeable about the menu. Food got mixed reviews guests but overall it was not great.
Great all around!
We went there for our anniversary dinner. Some of the food cans cold and they had reheat the food. The service is average and the food is ok. I probably would not go back. Overpriced for what you are getting for
Fantastic tasting well proportioned seafood dinners. Will return soon!
The service was good, but the food was great. From the appetizer to the dessert. There’s nothing like a quick getaway, with fantastic food to complete it. Rod & Reel was actually referred to me. I’ll make sure to pass it along 💯.
Very Nice place for a special lunch. Really beautiful rear exterior.
The service and food was great. The server was attentive and personable. Our overall experience was outstanding. We look forward to visiting with you again very soon.
Everything was great except the flies. Really hard to enjoy your food and family when we’re constantly swatting flies.
We had a very enjoyable day. But, our lunch was warm, crab cakes were order, as well shrimp, the greens and mac n chesse. Food could have been hot...
The breakfast buffet on Sunday was great. Tons of options. Service was good and friendly. No one seemed bothered with my family with 4 kids 6 and under.
Food was tough liked it was nuked, greens were salty, mashed potatoes was too dry, had to ask for gravy for the potatoes. Creme brûlée wasn’t lit on fire in front of customer. Service was ok but had to ask for lemons for my iced tea several times. For the price of the food, the food could be better or cooked fresh.
We had reservations but when we arrived our table was not yet ready for us even though the restaurant was less than 1/2 full. Our server was friendly and got our order correct (6 of us) with the exception of putting our entire order (appetizers and meals) in at the same time. As we all know once your food comes you are no longer interested in an appetizer. I felt they should have offered to take them off checks. She admitted she rang them in all together. Didn't do a great job checking back for drink refills or other needs. Food was good. Everyone enjoyed their meal, but next time will try the outdoor restaurant.
Loved it last year but when the kids are complaining about so many flies that was too much. Scrub the place down and it will be nice again.
Rod N Reel is very over priced. The food was average at best and definitely not worth the price.
Avoid the cream of crab soup. It was the consistency of mayonnaise. The waitress returned it to the kitchen and the cook agreed it shouldn’t have been served. The issue should have been realized when spooning it out.
Also, the buffalo wings were served with the buffalo sauce on the side. I’ve never ate at a restaurant which serves their buffalo wings dry.
Is only recommend this restaurant if staying at the resort. The food is decent, we ate there about 4 times and there were 4 of us so tried a lot of meals. Everyone is very nice and accommodating. They seemed a little disorganized almost like it was a new restaurant. But they try hard. Soups were awesome and homemade- these were the yesterday’s soup specials (because they taste better the next day!). Crab cakes and steak were great. Salads weren’t presented well but fresh and often were missing ingredients listed. Side dishes were hit or miss (mac n cheese a no, coleslaw very good). So if you are staying there I’d say give it a try!
We had a reservation for 4 p.m. We were seated at 3:55 our table was ready with a beautiful view. There was a dissatisfied customer who made a scene. However, our waitress, Brittany, appeared to adapt and we proceeded with placing our dinner order.
The food was good but out of the four carrots on the plate only two were eatable. The other two were not fully cooked and could not be cut with a knife. The price does not match the portion of food received. The seafood Norfolk was tasty but it was a small portion compared to the price. The stuffed shrimp were three medium-sized shrimp. My husband was hungry by the time we arrived home.
We enjoyed being together for our birthdays and probably will visit again in the future.
Went for dinner and it was pretty good, but very pricey. Went for breakfast the next morning and was totally displeased! We had omelettes that had no seasoning and the home fries were soggy and no seasoning. We were the only ones there, so it was not busy, and I had to get up and get our waitress in order to get our bill and pay.
We had our Anniversary dinner here and it was great. Service was fantastic and friendly staff. Thank you!
The entree I had was horrible (fish and chips). Lacked any flavor and the fish had a slight green cast to it. I didn’t eat it after seeing that. My husband enjoyed his meal. I enjoyed my Caesar salad and creme brûlée. The server (Natalie) was wonderful. I expected better quality food considering the first rate profile at the bottom of the menu of the executive chef.
The view was nice. Food was fine. Service lacking. Requested surprise Anniversary dessert on open table and called ahead for it. Did not happen. Waited over 10 minutes to be greeted by our waitress. Water not refilled, No bread. No return for dessert or coffee. Left before dessert. No manager walking around to see how things were.
parking area is under construction which severely limits and congests parking; we used the valet service which was fine. The lunch service was extremly slow, the lunch food was ok and nothing special, the price is a little high for lunch time albeit a seafood restaurant.
My wife and I had our worst dining in your Chesapeake Beach restaurant on Sunday July 28, 2019. I made the reservation one week ahead of time and specifically indicated it was our anniversary. We got there and it took the Front Desk person 15 minutes to find us table. When she did, it was in the middle, not even a booth or something intimate. Another couple that overhead my wife complaining switch table with us. No recognition of the anniversary and the sentiment of the dining was completely destroyed. It was our first and last dining at OpenTable, ridiculous!!
I was extremely disappointed. My daughter and I had breakfast that morning and it was excellent, so we expected the same level for dinner. The food was not good. It had very little favor and was over priced.
Food and service was great. Portions were small. Location is wonderful.
Great experience. Please, however, consider purchasing a state of the art pest system to control the flies.
Sarah was a great server, loved the buffet!
Rod N Reel was great but the only reason I didn’t give it a Five Star was the following things:
1) When we ate for Brunch we were seated by the window and our food was attacked by bugs. Sweeping at bugs all morning took away from the meal.
2) We came back for dinner but this time we requested not to seat by a window. After seating down to eat we waited w awhile for our food to come out. As we were waiting the whole side of the table that was seated against the wall started sweeping at bugs again and this time we asked to move our table. It took awhile for the manager to approve the move so the waitress just moved us over to another table. My wife asked for the manager but she never showed up until we were leaving. The manager just apologized and we left as unsatisfied.
3) The parking was bad we had to wait for the shuttle that showed up within an hour to get to the parking lot. We just walked with my mother n law who just had two knees surgery. SMH
4) The food was outstanding and the customer service was okay.
I love Rod n Reel! The crowd is always pleasant and the service is always friendly. My family and I go for the ambiance but the food and mixed drinks are usually disappointing. The food is often bland or has a taste of just coming from the freezer to the grease, the calamari more specifically this trip. I assumed maybe bc we usually go during busy times the food was less than mediocre but this night wasn’t really packed and the food still didn’t match my expectations for such an enjoyable restaurant.
The service and ambiance was nice, however the rockfish with crabmeat was was bland, mash potatoes was lukewarm and bland.
I love this restaurant! I have been here at least a half-dozen times and had outstanding food and service. However, I had no idea that they were building a garage that eliminated their parking lot. I had to drop off my party and ask someone I saw on the parking lot where I could park. She directed me to follow the shuttle, which I did. I did not see signage until I was on my way to the alternate lot. Although the shuttles were provided non-stop, just the hassle of having to park off-site colored this experience for me. If it had not been for the parking issue, I would have rated this visit a 5.
Service was very slow. Extremely over-priced for mediocre food