The Hobbit Restaurant

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1443 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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MS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good fortunate seated by window for sunset.

Food was well prepared and attractively served. Both meals were excellent. Their dessert called Mary’s Delight was so good.

Atmosphere great for an special evening dinner.

MO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place because it is always exceptional.

V
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything but the noise. All four of us were more than pleased with our entrees, and we all agreed that the maple arugula salad was the best salad any of us could recall eating anywhere. The overall price was eminently fair for the service, food, and ambience--it just wasn't applause-worthy on its own. We don't visit Ocean City more than once a decade or so, but The Hobbit Restaurant still stands head and shoulders above anyplace else we've eaten in or near OC.

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

2nd time eating at this establishment. Everything was awesome. Brought our friends for the 1st time. They said definitely would go back.

M
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest restaurants in Ocean City! Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food!

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

Missed you last year due to seasonal closure but worth the wait. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the vibe as well as the view. The food was so unique and very good.

HB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit was everything people said it was and more. The service staff was fabulous and the food so delicious! I had the short ribs and they were done to perfection. My husband and friends had the chicken with hunter sauce. My husband is still talking about how great it was. The view of the sunset was icing on the cake so to speak. Oh... the desserts were great as well.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at The Hobbit. We had calamari for an appetizer and it was so good. Crab cakes were delicious and full of lump crab. Hubby had filet topped with crab and he said it was amazing. Mary’s dessert is the bomb, so full of chocolate and whipped cream. Love the ambience at The Hobbit. They make you feel that you’re the only one in the restaurant and you can’t beat the view.

LL
Washington DC
335 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner though food was over salted!

G
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the bay. Service Team is top shelf. Prices are a little on the high side. Worth it just the same.

EZ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Our server did not give me the option of the choice of starch as described in the menu. The starch was presented as three whole potatoes tossed on the plate with no seasoning or presentation. The entire plate presentation was horrible. Just a slab of salmon on beet juice with three whole potato balls rolling around. Also the wine on your menu that we ordered was not available. According to our server you had ‘run out’ of it. For a meal of this expense the food, presentation and service should be exemplary. This was an anniversary dinner and was very disappointing.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent top-notch food and service from Eric. The cream of crab soup in particular was the best ever tasted

SF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Made reservations for 6 people and was seated on time to see the lovely sunset view. Appetizers and entrees were awesome and large portion size was a nice surprise. Everyone raved about the creativity and taste of their meals and the service was outstanding. This was our first visit and we will be back!

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious. The only complaint was a loud group of girls near us. They were being very loud and yelling over each other. I had anticipated a quiet meal away from my loud 4 year old son and was very disappointed I had to listen to them. At one point they sang two screaming renditions of Happy Birthday. I wish their waiter had asked them to be a little quieter. I don't think it was fair to everyone else in the restaurant.

VT
Poconos
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I make this one of our dining spots when we visit OC. We have never been disappointed that is why I give it an excellent rating in all categories.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands birthday celebration was perfect!!! From the beautiful sunset to the personalized card on the table!

B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greated & seated immediately with reservations. The view of the sunset was awesome! Our food came out quickly, was cooked perfectly' & served hot. Our server was very attentive. We were checked on appropriately. The crowd was a great mix of people. Excellent food & service without being pretentious. I would recommend smart casual dress and to be there @ sunset. Many people were taking pics of themselves with the back drop of the beautiful sunset.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off I am a major foodie! Had never been to OCMD before so had no idea of what places were good. I did my research and came up with The Hobbit. It absolutely exceeded my expectations! The place is beautiful the views spectacular and best of all the food and service were exceptional. I am still dreaming about the lamb lollipops!! I absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for excellent food and atmosphere.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in ocean city

G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had four people in our party. All agreed that it was the best meal we’ve had in Ocean City in years.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable from cocktails to dessert and everything in between. Excellent service. Looking forward to returning!!

c
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, classy, beautiful setting on the bay. Food is delicious, service impeccable. Highly recommend.

PO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, view and service were superb. Clearly the best restaurant in OC, Fenwick and Bethany beaches. We had the shrimp toast and lamb lollipops as appetizers. Delicious!! And the roasted duck and swordfish for dinner. Everything was amazing. The portions were large. We took home leftovers and didnt have room for dessert. For fine dining it was reasonably price. Go!!

g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the view was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes and quick to check in with us about how things were going. We would definitely come here again!

OT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sadly, we are selling our OC condo and will not get to visit The Hobbit as often as before. This “final” meal before our move was as incredible as ever! Can’t recommend this place enough. If you are in OCMD, be sure to make it to The Hobbit for a fine dining meal!!

AH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit was such a lovely surprise. I was recommended by my brother-in-law for my anniversary and I could not be happier. The filet was the best I have every eaten in my life. My husband got the salmon and the crust was to die for. I would recommend getting a reservation during the sunset because it is breath taking. The service was excellent and I will definitely go back the next time I visit Ocean City.

K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

F
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, gorgeous sunset, delicious food, excellent service. Fine dining at its best

JH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit was such a wonderful experience. The views were absolutely stunning, the staff is professional and polite. The bartender made the best dirty martini I have ever had. The food was an experience of amazing flavors and a menu that captures all tastes. We couldn't decide between appetizers so we just kept ordering. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Ocean City and certainly my top spot for a special night out.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is our 2nd time attending. We were there on the opening day of spring and we attended last weekend. I love the ambiance. The owner is always around asking if we need anything and answers our questions as to how this restaurant got its name. It is Not after the movies. It is really interesting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant whenever we visit Ocean City. Food and service (Evan was our waitor) was outstanding!

D
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Crabcakes were the best we had all week! Great service! Matt was awesome. Beautiful sunset view! Highly recommend.

DG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleased to find availability on Open Table that suited our late decision to eat out. Katie very friendly & professional waitress!!

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and setting! Thank you, Matt, for a wonderful evening enjoying our friends.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at the Hobbit was excellent! We enjoyed everything from appetizer through dessert.

RK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite splendid food. Marvelous view, especially at sunset.

PD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here every summer for dinner. It is delicious, amazing view and great service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

OT
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls golf weekend

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a
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food congenial staff

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