Stoney's Kingfishers

4.6
242 reviews
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The elegant dining room of Kingfishers merges artwork with nature. A mural spans the space and is accented by lifelike hand-crafted wooden carvings of Maryland estuary life. All of this overlooks the scenic waterfront of a Patuxent River inlet. Kingfishers is the perfect place to fulfill your business or social event. It is refined enough to have an important meeting but also casual enough to stop in for a beer and some fare after work. Also available is an outside deck, several transient slips, and an upstairs dining area and bar.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stoney's was recommended by the hotel where we were staying. We were pleasantly surprised upon entering that they had live music. It was great. The food was very good. All in all a very nice experience. We would return.

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HL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. We were not rushed at all. Great seafood and margaritas! Great views. A little noisy once the entertainer started singing.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot more laid back and family oriented than I thought. Very nice place. Good food. Recommend the jumbo shrimp!

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a gathering for my wife's Birthday and it was outstanding, the wait staff was great and never pushy to order. When she came by to check, she always had a smile and asked if anything was needed. Upon dinner arrival, the meal was served without any issues. A great place...

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MP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Calamari was very good. Mussels were inedible. Smelled
very fishy/old and tasted worse. They comped them off the bill but we left after just the calamari and drinks. Not sure we trusted the kitchen after they sent out mussels that were clearly not even remotely fresh.

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day lunch. Fabulous food and our server Nicole was perfect.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Had the scallops and brussel sprouts and they were cooked to perfection. We also had the calamari appetizer which was just as nice. It was a Wednesday night, off season so it was pretty quiet. I was with a couple local folks and one former employee and they said it's very popular during the summer season. I will be going here again!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Comfortable, friendly, pleasant wait staff; Dynamite 8 oz crab cake (least filler ever); mostly lump crab meat.
Great tasting Cream of Crab soup, but served poorly heated. Will always return to this restaurant.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Location was great, service was good. Food was not quite warm enough but was overall a good place to eat.

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F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great crab cakes an fishbites, always excellent.

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SH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and Matt provided excellent, attentive service without being intrusive. Stoney's crab cakes are world renown, but the rest of their menu is delicious as well. The live music in the bar was just perfect for us - they covered some Jimmy Buffett, Simon and Garfunkel, Beatles, and CCR among others. We sat at the opposite end of the dining room and were able to have good conversation while still enjoying the music. All in all this is a wonderful, relaxed dining experience.

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WM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, reasonable prices, waterfront view, friendly atmosphere.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the crab 🦀 dip it was amazing! We also had shrimp and crab balls everything was so good! Highly recommend this place!

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The crabcakes were delicious. And the drink choices were good .

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Great views of Solomons Harbor and love to watch the moon rise over the water. Great music by a local musician. I have food allergies and they are particularly careful each time we are there. If there is a new waiter, they knew before they came to our table that I have an allergy. The restaurant and bar have a beautiful local mural and the rooms are accented with fabulous bird carvings that fit into the mural. Great crab cakes! Great salads! Great place to go!

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TJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I meet with friends for our monthly book club lunch and discussion. Our waiter Matthew was outstanding, polite, friendly and patience with our group. I myself had the Kingfisher salad. It’s my favorite salad.

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IR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great location. Service was excellent. Food was just ok. Crab dip and crab soup was excellent though. Maybe it was just an off day in the kitchen.

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F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, good music. What else do you need?

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n
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wait because they take reservations! Yay! Beautiful, peaceful water view, very friendly helpful staff, food was delicious and fresh. Definitely will return. It was a perfect meal and evening by the water.

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

our server was great, but the crabcakes had a TON of breading in them and totally not worth the price.

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KA
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor dining. Waitstaff very friendly. We went on a busy night and were immediately seated with our Open Table reservation.

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, we were seated...waited about 15 minutes and no one came to serve us. Then a party of 4 came in, and were sat right next to us, and were waited on. It was sad, we got up and left. Very disappointed.

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F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 24 tonight. The crab cakes and rockfish bites are always a hit for out of town guests. Well done. Again.

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n
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Good, friendly service. Great water view , relaxing place for dinner, takes reservations which is always a plus on a Friday or Saturday night. Love the signature salad and homemade blue cheese dressing.

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D
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great setting on the water. The crab cakes are among the best we have had and the Rock Fish bites were fantastic!

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DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, as usual. Had tuna bites and cucumber dill salad.

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DW
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every one enjoyed their meal. The wait staff was excellent. We would return.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, from the hostess to the center. Friendly, informative and a great sense of humor.

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L
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food cold, not a fan. Fried food has to be your thing.

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Colossal shrimp not good, ordered half pound shrimp as main meal, did not expect such large shrimp, they were overcooked and guest did not finish eating. Fries were soggy with each of three entrees. Tuna entree with cucumber salad, thought cucumber salad would be served as a side.
Sides not offered with meal, extra cost. Could not have table conversation over the music. Server, hostess were great.

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My food was good except for the broiled crab cakes they were dry & not seasoned much.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The hostess Casey was very accommodating, warm, and inviting. We ended up at this restaurant while trying to catch the firework show which happened to be the best location. Casey allowed us to sit on the front patio as opposed to indoors and found a waiter (John Matthew, who by the was just as awesome as Casey) who wouldn’t mind going out doors to serve us. The food was just okay however they make up for the food in the service provided. Thanks Casey and John Matthew!

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Dine there regularly and always have a great time and enjoy the food.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Very poor service to include running out of crab crackers on a Tuesday night with 3 other tables of patrons in the entire restaurant, waitress spilling water on one of our guests, forgetting to put in one of our orders, and the soup I ordered never arrived although was on the bill. It was removed upon request.

Also in general the food was not good. Nothing specific on preparation problems, just not tasty.

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CT
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was fresh and tasty. It’s a lovely location on the water. The waitress was nice, but not well trained. She said she was in training. She brought both the appetizer and the main course at the same time. It threw the whole meal off.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, especially the hush puppies and the chocolate lava cake!! Service was also very good.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place never disappointed great food and service

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day. Crab cakes were great, husband’s mahi was “okay.” Service was good. Only complaint was they didn’t have ice cream for the desserts so we walked across the street and got cones on the boardwalk.

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LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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G
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The overall experience and view was great. We selected at the last minute and glad we did. The outside decor doesn’t fit the inside and the food was good.

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