Stoney's Kingfishers

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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(410) 394-0236
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Newbegin
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Private party facilities
We offer two private dining areas overlooking the water. One is located upstairs with a private outdoor patio and bar. The other is located at street level and is separated from the main dining room by french doors.
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Private party contact
Eric Faughnan: (410) 394-0237
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
After the Catholic Church, and before the Methodist Church
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Parking details
Street Parking right in front of the restaurant, and free public lot directly across the boulevard!
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Entertainment
Live acoustic guitar on Thursday and Friday nights at the downstairs bar.
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for wine diners, live entertainment and bar specials!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for the crab cakes which we were good but not amazing. The bottom was well done. We thought we ordered platters and ended up with sandwiches with only one side although we asked for the 2 sides. Not sure what that confusion was. The seafood chowder was fair, mostly cream and potatoes, have had better. Honestly was surprised because we know people who drive out of their way to eat there.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too much fat fried food.
Crab cakes were good.
Shrimp had too much batter.
Fries were dried out.

DA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon our arrival, we were seated immediately and chose to be seated outside. The volume of the music playing inside was at a very comfortable level on the outside deck. Our waiter, Joey, took our dirink order right away and our dinner order upon delivery of our drinks. He returned to our table several times to check on us - how was our meal ... checked on our drinks ... whether we wanted anything else ... whether we wanted dessert - he couldn't have been more pleasant or considerate! The entire evening was very peaceful and tranquil. It was perfect - the setting, the ambiance, the service, the meal - for our anniversary celebration. Overall, our dining experience was "over the top"! Thank you ...

JG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The fried fish and old bay fries were disappointing

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak was severely overcooked. I asked for it medium well which is slightly pink and it was well done, extremely dry and tough. Filet Mignon is not supposed to be so dried out you can barely chew it.

BT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was really overpriced. 4 plus child was 163.00 plus tip. Food very salty. Waitress was never around.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! Simply perfect.

C
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have had I a long time. We had a great time and will be back soon.

RH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the musics and dancing on Friday evening. Beautiful spot and relaxing environment.

FD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had people from out of town who enjoyed the experience of water front dining. They said the food was good and especially liked the crab cakes. However my wife was unhappy because her dinner was luke warm and she did not send it back as we were on a time crunch.

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped for lunch . We had crab cakes, onion rings, fish and chips, and fish tacos. The only reason anyone took food home was because of the huge portions. Everything was delicious.

SU
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood is great. Definitely encourage reservations! Delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

My family and I decided to celebrate a birthday here. However, the staff dropped the ball! Although I selected "birthday" as a reason for selecting the restaurant, I was discreet when asking the hostess seating us about wheather the the restaurant did anything special or not because one of our party was celebrating. She enthusiatcally answered yes and I reiterated we would like that for the lady in our party. She said "definitely" and would let the server know. SO ......dinner came and went and nada, zip, zilch! The server brought the check and I was thinking that this was part of the surprise and I didn't want to give it away. Finally, after 5 minutes, I sent one of my kids on an fake restroom mission to remind them. Long story short, they told my kid we should have informed the waiter. Had I been told that I would have, but since we'd been sitting there now for well over an hour, I decided to leave.....Birthday uncelebrated by the staff and totally irritated!!

L
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit was fantastic! Our server (blonde young man) was brilliant! He did not stop throughout our visit (or the surrounding tables)...... happy, friendly and professional. Food was delicious and value for money was great.

I love the location but it would be fab to have ceiling fans or large room fans on the back deck. When the humidity is high with 97f heat.... plastic chairs were very uncomfortable.

We did not let the heat upset our visit as the service and food was so perfect!

Thank you

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

We really enjoyed our dinner here! Great service, nice atmosphere along the water, food was very good. Patient & accommodating of our kids. No complaints, just an enjoyable dinner out.

BK
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Stoney's is a reliable place to get good crab cakes and crab dip. I tried the fish tacos on a whim - they're OK, recommendation: make little ones and add a little spice (Tabasco, etc.). My family was in from out of town and enjoyed their meals.

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food.... Love this place!!!

JP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is okay but could be better. Service is great.

DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Full bar. Sit outside on the water if you can.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I tried the restaurant for a second time in two days, and the prices charged for the quantity you get is ridiculous. The food is good, although at times a bit over fried. The crab bisque was phenomenal, the lobster and crab macaroni and cheese was mediocre. It’s hit or miss but it’s much better than Stoney’s Clark’s Landing! Avoid that location at all costs, dad food horrible service, rude staff and very dirty restaurant

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The decor Is lacking, and dated. Food was good, but lacked flavor. The Crab balls were bland and over cooked. It happens. Will I return, yes just with lower expectations

DW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Anniversary

RL
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good with outside table request per reservation, but put at a table with water dripping into chair from roof and needed to find a new one on our own. Food was good but for price point I thought should be very good. Outstanding views dining on the deck.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cold food. Had to ask to have table cleaned.

CC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place as a family. Always have a great time here whether we are there just us or with friends.

EB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family’s experience here was very enjoyable. The waitress was very attentive to all 12 of my party. I will definitely come back again and have told everyone how much we enjoyed our meal. Thank you.

S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were promptly seated for our reservation and joined a moderate number of Mother's Day diners. Despite the rainy conditions, the view was, as usual, pleasant and relaxing. Stoney's staff was friendly, courteous and efficient taking our orders promptly. The food, as we have come to expect, was served quickly and was delicious. Following our meal, we decided to extend our enjoyment by ordering crab cakes "to go" to have for dinner the next evening. We enjoy taking out of town visitors to Stoney's and the Kingfishers location is the benchmark against which I rate other seafood restaurants. Keep up the great performance!

DR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat with the best crab soup i have ever had. Great cocktails at a good price and just a fantastic environment.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant after a 5 day visit. A very accommodating staff. We would mention a preferable request and their response was “we can do that”. An outstanding experience.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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.

HL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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.

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!

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...

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Great crab cakes an fishbites, always excellent.

SH
Hawaii
3 reviews
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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