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The Hobbit Restaurant, Ocean City, MD

The Hobbit Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1540 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*OPEN NOW FOR INDOOR, OUTDOOR (IN OUR PARKING LOT), & CARROUT* An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 524-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Purkey

  • Catering

    We currently do not offer catering. If you are interested in catering in the off-season our chef may be available to do so.

  • Private party facilities

    We do not have a private room but host multiple private luncheons, dinners, and wine tastings throughout the year. We cater to the needs of each specific event. To inquire about an event please email info@thehobbitrestaurant.com or call 410-524-8100.

  • Private party contact

    4102548100: (410) 524-8100

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean City

  • Cross street

    Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) & 81st street (Bayside)

  • Parking details

    Private restaurant parking that extends from our front door to the back of the strip mall at the head of 81st.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at 81st street on the corner of our block

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Great food and service.
  2. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Service, food, location were amazing! Must have the Cream of Crab soup. The best soup ever!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal food and service. They really made our anniversary special for us.
  4. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect end to our trip! We will be back very soon.
  5. CL

    CarolL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a fabulous dinner preceded by wonderful cocktails. The view was beautiful as was the sunset! In regard to Covid there was good spacing between tables and very good ventilation. We will return!
  6. l

    lmelko

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary there. The seating was perfect for watching the sunset. Our meals were delicious. The cream of crab soup was outrageous. The crab cakes and veal dish were superb. Our waiter, Chris was very attentive.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing special of the day - a filet tail with peaches and blue cheese that was truly perfect. Great appetizers - crab with guacamole and duck cigars, also the scallop and mushroom appetizer was delicious. Very disappointing mussels app - severely under seasoned with no complexity of flavor. Service was slow and distracted, no follow up with head of house. Skip dessert - we had the house special and it wasn’t. Overall view and ambiance were fantastic, most of what we ordered were delicious hits, but a few glaring misses. We’d certainly be back if in the area again.
  8. MD

    MaryD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a favorite on our vacation and the restaurant of choice to celebrate my birthday at the beach
  9. LS

    LeslieS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice service
  10. B

    Bolton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Delicious GF crab cakes! We eat here every year when we are on vacation.
  11. TS

    TeressaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with beautiful views of the bay. Would definitely recommend!
  12. JW

    JuneW

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was our first time at the restaurant. The views were fantastic. We saw a beautiful sunset that evening. Everyone liked their food. The offerings were unique. Best calamari I have had in a long time! I had the salmon incrusted with macadamia nuts. It was delicious. We will definitely go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came to celebrate our anniversary. They had outside seating but it was basically in the parking garage. So they offered us a high top on the “patio”. Which we loved the view of the water and sunset. The only issue was it was right next to the hotel pool. So families were playing and screaming. It was fine we blocked that out because the view and food made up for it!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vlad our waiter was amazing!
  15. MD

    MaryD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to dine and the bay view is spectacular
  16. JO

    JOSEPHS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you get there at the right time and can watch the sunset, your dinner is complete. Food as usual was outstanding, though a little pricey, worth it! One of the best meals of the week. I no longer stay in OC, but it is always on my list of must do restaurants.
  17. V

    Vince

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had excellent food and service but the seating in the parking lot takes away from the experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and kind staff. Very diligent about cleaning and sanitizing.
  19. DR

    DRR24

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was a bit off and slow at times.
  20. a

    agbcpa

    Baltimore

    98 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If I could give a "0" I would and that is a shame since we had been here 5 times in the past 2 weeks. Being understaffed is fine if you are honest with customers but bad service on top of losing our ticket and food coming as we walked out the door made it a horrible evening. Be care about going to the hobbit- not sure if you do there that you will actually get to eat. Hint be honest when you lose a customers ticket it goes a lot better than lying to cover up.
  21. J

    Jason

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great. The food and drinks were amazing. I highly recommend for a date or get-together.
  22. ED

    EDFT

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service. Very good COVID social distancing on the inside.
  23. l

    loub

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Yummy dinner. Excellent service. Very sunny location, shades would be nice.
  25. GF

    GaryF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, service and overall experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. My husband ordered the pierogies, something he never orders and it was delicious. Inside is beautiful with all of the windows overlooking the bay area. Staff was extremely courteous and quick. Definitely a nice place to go for a tasty meal and they do reservations so there’s no waiting.
  27. b

    beach

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Felt very safe eating here. Tables were spread apart and staff were wonderful. Everyone was very cautious. The food was amazing!!
  28. M

    Magsmg

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A little pricey but the food was excellent!!! The view was beautiful. All of the tables were spaced appropriately. I would suggest to sit inside for the beautiful view if early evening. One side of the bar even has a view. Outside seating is in undercover parking area with no view but setup with lights for ambiance later in the evening.
  29. NJ

    NJJIM

    Philadelphia

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great dining experience, wonderful service, creative cocktails, delicious food, topped off by the BEST sunset view in Ocean City! Our server, Caleigh, was very helpful with her description of several menu items as well as the evening Specials. Very good social distancing, very well thought out and executed. We will return again.
  30. LS

    LeslieS

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and service wonderful with all the challenges today
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was fabulous. Had to dine in parking lot due to virus but they did the best they could. Vlad was excellent server. Food well worth it and generous portions. Fabulous homemade desert. Looking forward to being able to dine indoors again when safer.
  32. C

    Cindyslove

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to The Hobbit restaurant many times over many years and this was our first time since they reopened. The person working the reservations was very accommodating when I asked to change my online reservation from outdoor to indoor (we landed a window seat overlooking the bay). We were very impressed with the layout of tables all social distanced, it was obvious that our waitress knew the COVID-19 food service protocols. Our entrees were perfectly prepared, I would definitely recommend the Blueberry Mojito cocktail, and our desserts were excellent. It was a great date night and I highly recommend this restaurant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful view with amazing food. Our server (Natalia) was so sweet and fun. Had a great time and highly recommend to anyone who wants something special in OC!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning best view on the east coast not kidding
  35. BB

    BrianB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to Ocean City fine dining restaurant. The service and food never fails. Garvey, the owner, always stops by the tables for a quick chat to see how things are. During the pandemic, after reopening, they made sure all tables are safely socially distanced, and added additional tables by having dining outside.. Don't miss this great place when you are visiting the shore.
  36. MK

    MikeK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    food was great as was the service. a bit overpriced, but was definitely good. due to covid, the seating was outside in the parking lot, and they did the best they could, but it still felt like sitting in a wind tunnel. overall, if/when we hit a new normal would be worthwhile to go back and try it without the gale force winds.
  37. LP

    LawrenceP

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top gourmet restaurant in ocean City. Food is fabulous never a bad meal or appetizer menu small but everything on it is great
  38. PJ

    PJFFX

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service at the restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and we had a great time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brianna and Luke are amazing and the food is absolutely delicious. Best place in town!
  40. r

    roberth

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful table overlooking the water

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Hobbit Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1540 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) & 81st street (Bayside)

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private restaurant parking that extends from our front door to the back of the strip mall at the head of 81st.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at 81st street on the corner of our block

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Purkey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 524-8100

  • Catering

    We currently do not offer catering. If you are interested in catering in the off-season our chef may be available to do so.

  • Private party facilities

    We do not have a private room but host multiple private luncheons, dinners, and wine tastings throughout the year. We cater to the needs of each specific event. To inquire about an event please email info@thehobbitrestaurant.com or call 410-524-8100.

  • Private party contact

    4102548100: (410) 524-8100

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