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Rod N Reel

4.0
675 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Rod ‘N’ Reel has been a premier waterfront dining destination since 1946. While feasting on delicious local seafood you can smell the salt air and feel the Bay breeze as the bustle of harbor activity unfolds before you. Gilles Syglowski, Food Critic for What’s Up? Magazine, boasts, “Superb. The fish was moist and delicious…overstuffed with a smooth, tasty imperial crab mixture-a simply delightful dish! “Jumbo lump crab cakes have been the signature dish here for decades but tenderness, juiciness and flavor also abound in our certified steaks. Saturday Rise ‘N” Shine Breakfast Buffet, 7 am to 12 pm. Sunday Breakfast Buffet is wildly popular, 7 am to 1 pm, folks drive miles for smiles and an abundance of creative fare on Sunday. Lunch and dinner served 7 days.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Saturday Breakfast Buffet: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Breakfast Buffet: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 257-2735 ext. 107
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rudy Volpe and Joe Misero
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Private party facilities
Our Chesapeake Beach Resort features several wonderful options for an event with a view. Choose from the elegant Chesapeake Ball Room or the functional and attractive Hotel Board Room.

Have fun in the sun! Enjoy your social event or company function outdoors on our beach. The possibilities are endless. Beautiful breezes on the waterfront, gorgeous views and open space treat our guests to the ultimate Chesapeake Bay experience.

Our Chesapeake Ball Room is ideal for conferences, banquets, receptions, meetings and holiday parties. It accommodates up to 350 guests and can be divided for smaller, more intimate affairs. On a clear day, you can see the Eastern Shore from anywhere in the room.

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Need a custom cake or menu? Please contact us for more information on our options. Thank you!
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Private party contact
Banquet Sales: (866) 312-5596
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MD Rt. 261
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking every day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 675 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraNorthBeach (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wait for order was long and restaurant was not particulerly busy, but seafood entrees were very fresh and well prepared, so wait was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Server was great. Had a soloist playing music which was good. Food was good for price.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waitress was horrible once our food was delivered I ask for bread/butter and ketchup she never returned until we were done eating when asked about ketchup and bread she apologized stating she was busy gave our check did not even ask us if we wanted dessert

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JoeH (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Outrageously priced for the small amount of food. Very disappointed.

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EatnMore (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great time at brunch celebrating a birthday. Making reservations was a breeze, we walked in were seated in under 2 minutes. Well worth the drive and effort to get there in the rain. We will continue to come back! The food is amazing, the price is a good value as well.

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vipJayRay (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We went yesterday for my husband's birthday. This is not our first time here -- it is our favorite breakfast place. I always book Rod and Reel for meetings and social gatherings with my friends. So many selections and great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very quiet, peaceful with a great view. Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful place I always enjoy coming to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Our brunch was outstanding from beginning, making our reservation on Open Table, to end the great service we received throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great NYE dinner and dancing!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for dinner New Year's eve. Reservation was made and we were promptly seated upon arrival. Beautiful atmosphere and view. The food was absolutely amazing. The appetizers were delicious. Clams with chorizo and the oysters Rockefeller were perfectly cooked. The chateaubriand was fork tender and melted in your mouth! The lobster and seafood Norfolk were incredible! Even the sides were delicious. Hands down one of the best meals i have ever had. Fine dining at its best. Will definitely go back.

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LoriK (Wilmington)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas night dinner, ran out of many entrees. Food was lukewarm when it was served. I hope the waitress was undertrained, she was not attentive at all.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Reservation was for 12:30 PM. Three members of the party arrived early. When the remaining party arrived at 12:35 our table was not ready. Eventually we were seated in the area where the buffet was being served even though we were not orderering the buffet. After half an hour a waitress arrived and told us this wasn’t her section. Finally someone appeared & took our drink orders. It was an hour before our lunch order was taken. Food was delayed & when it finally arrived it was cold. For a birthday celebration it was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

We celebrated my husband's 78th birthday at the Rod N Reel on Dec 6. We had such a good time and the restaurant looked wonderful! I loved the poinsettia tree and all the holiday decorations!! The food was good and the service was excellent by Kelsey. I have celebrated my 50th and 61st birthdays here. Just a very good restaurant and always a good time!!!

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Japarsons (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was plentiful and the quality was good. Lots of options to meet everyone’s taste. The Santa was great and the picture was a nice touch. However, our service was awful. We sat for more than 20 minutes before we were ever greeted by our server and then it was a quick one at that. No description of the buffet or drink specials. We asked about the drink specials for the brunch and she was annoyed to have to tell us. We ordered a mimosa and a Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary tasted like watered down cocktail sauce. She did not clear our plates, but once.
The tables were crammed in the room with hardly room to move between them. When we were ready to pay we had to wait another 10 min. for our waitress to come back.

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JoycesThanksgiving (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at Rod and Reel. There were many food options for a family with so many tastes. Everyone was pleased with the meal. The old folks had traditional Thanksgiving meal of carved turkey, mashed potatoes (white and sweet), green veggies, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dessert and coffee. The young people explored all of the offerings. I think all six of us had a different dessert and wow, what a value. We had fun and everyone left happy!

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CAB99 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Dinning experience was great.
However the on line reservation systems was not very good. We made reservation and then were called and informed the time was not available.
Not happy.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! My family and I dined for Thanksgiving. The buffet looked very appealing and the smells that were being let off by the food attracted us even more. Once we got our food, that was another story. The corn pudding basically ran off of my plate and was not cooked thoroughly. The green bean casserole was mushy, the cod wasn't even identifiable as it was chopped into pieces and we constantly had to wait for food to be cooked since none of the staff was watching the pans that needed to be refilled. Our server Dave was nice but had way too many tables as he kept forgetting our drinks and scratching his head to remember. We waited twenty minutes for our check so that we could pay and be on our way. I thank God that I am a good citizen because the way that I was feeling, I should have just left without paying. $238.00 for what???? I voiced my concerns to the manager on duty and he gave us coupons for free bowls of soup on our next visit. I left them on the table because we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner for the family and friends

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is good, staff attentive without being intrusive, fantastic views. Our favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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