The Hobbit Restaurant

4.8
1107 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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FN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. The cocktails were very well made. The service was exceptional. A noisy restaurant, but you get used to it. A great dining experience.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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WF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Valerie our waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely wonderful= the stuffed filet (devoured by our 19yo son) was the best he ever had and the swordfish entree of the day was extraordinary. Desserts were not needed but we indulged anyway. And, they were superb.

Combined with the view, it was one of our family’s best dining experiences in years.

We will return...

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and a great time had by all!

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WR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and price! Highly recommend. But just bring your sun glasses as the view is beautiful but the sun is intense.

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BG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food, and excellent service. The Hobbit is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland. We highly recommend it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Had a reservation for 7:15, arrived early and our table was waiting and set up with ice waters. Enjoyed cocktails and watched the lightning storm pass in the beautiful bay windows. Then was treated to a gorgeous firey sunset looking out at Assawoman Bay.

Food wise we enjoyed lollipop lamb and calamari appetizers. For entrees we had the pan roasted duck breast and the lamb shank with saffron risotto. Incredibly rich and delicious food paired with friendly wait staff.

Ended our meal with a chocolate rum cake. Staff was great and the restaurant is a definite must on a romantic vacation to Ocean City, MD!

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W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and we loved everything about it. The food was amazing and our server, Matt, was awesome. We will recommend to everyone.

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

We were celebrating my husbands birthday and had a wonderful evening. We were not rushed and enjoyed all of the food. Excellent service as always. Love the Hobbit!

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KB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is simply amazing, food is excellent, service great, and beautiful views too!

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c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything about The Hobbit was good. The food , service and atmosphere with the beautiful view

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JD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time to The Hobbit. Every table has a great view of the bay and the sunset was beautiful. Clams casino were very good and the wedge crisp and delicious. I tried the Pierogis. They were very good. Nice flavors. Different than traditional pierogis. My husband had the filet. He ordered medium rare and it was medium, but still had good flavor and seasoning. The bartenders were fun and good selection of wines and cocktails. Service was also very good. On our list of go to restaurants at the beach.

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d
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu and the food was very good. Service was excellent. Plus got to see an amazing sunset. We will definitely go back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent food,service and atmosphere next time we are in OC Md we will stop in.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant - they are hard to find!!! We can’t wait to go back- food was delicious and service was super!!!

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TH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rosemary roasted potatoes were delectable, and the green beans were perfectly cooked and flavorful.

Also, the manager was gracious and in command without imposing.

We had a LOVELY experience!!

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

We have always enjoyed the Hobbit Restaurant. I'm glad the quality is still top notch. The views over the bay are always beautiful no matter the weather outside, but especially when the sun is setting. I had a great Old Fashion too!

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was restaurant week in Ocean City and also Mothers Day weekend. Made it very crowded and noisy to the point that we could not hear our own conversations even with the waiter. Food was fantastic but an extensive wait time as indicated by the crowd size. Overall a great Birthday meal for my wife.

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JY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience, as always. My wife and I both had a 3 course meal and cant say anything bad about the food. We did have to wait a bit for it and it was loud because they were packed, but was worth it. Great views of the bay.

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TS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All was fabulous except for the noise level. It seems that acoustics need to be addressed.

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time eating at The Hobbit. This time we could only reserve a table at the bar but by the time we arrived they were able to seat us in the main dining room which has one of the prettiest views over looking the bay. The service has been excellent every time, and the food is always very good. Highly recommend.

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G
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very consistent in all aspects - a go-to every time we visit OC...

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VD
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view at sunset! Bartenders were fantastic and our meals were delicious.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with extraordinary view of bay. Menu diversified and food is excellent. Noise level perfect to engage in conversation. Relaxing and very enjoyable experience.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really noisy the night we were there. Not usual for the Hobbit

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WK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit can be for a special occasion or for just an everyday meal. Great bar which you pass on the way into the dining room. A wonderful eclectic menu from seafood to steaks, pork and lamb - all expertly prepared and served. And WHITE TABLECLOTH which makes The Hobbit even more special.
And we would be remiss to not mention the staff - from the greeting at the front door, the bar service and the wonderful personalized table service. We’ve been here many times and are delighted that we know so many of the staff by name. That’s what really makes this place special.

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t
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service...went for restaurant week!! Food was great, beautiful view!!
My favorite OC place to dine!

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d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at The Hobbit was fantastic. Great calamari, excellent drinks (try the Polish Dirty Thoughts martini), a wedge salad to die for (loved the balsamic vinegar drizzle over the blue cheese dressing), and an excellent swordfish entree. The Hobbit does not disappoint.

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant because they were offering a restaurant week special. They offered many choices and all of ours were delicious. Our waiter was friendly and efficient despite how busy they were. And of course the bay view was fabulous!

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ND
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding dinner at The Hobbit. Best view in Ocean City. Food is excellently prepared and service was superb. Great handcrafted cocktails. Was there during Restaurant Week so two at the table took advantage of the special deals available. Had the swordfish with the daily catch preparation and it was a great dish. Love those rolls, also - fresh and hot. I’ve never been disappointed.

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I
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time!

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VJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there this past weekend for a bachelorette party. Let me just say, we were beyond surprised with our service. From the time we walked in, until the time we left. This restaurant made it seem as if we were regulars and it was our first time there. The food was amazing, our waiter Tim was outstanding and attentive. I would recommend this place a thousand times more! And let’s not forget the awesome view!!!

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t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has amazing food only equaled to watching the beautiful sunset while enjoying the culinary delights. The fried green tomatoes are delicious and enhanced with large lumps of crabmeat. The lamb lollipops are delicious and seasoned to perfection. The salmon was an artistic display only exceeded by its tastiness with gnocchi and artichokes to enhance the dish. Dessert is to die for. We enjoyed coconut cream pie over a chocolate and crusted base. This restaurant has it all!!!

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F
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sorry to say we were disappointed. Hostess and wait staff were fantastic but the food was very mediocre. Salad was drowned in dressing, filet was just ok side of potatoes were served cold. May have been an off night for the kitchen but when prices are that high that should not be acceptable. Beautiful setting but that did not overcome the meal.

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SD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, gorgeous restaurant, wonderful service. Always an exquisite experience!

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter dinner with family. Had special menu that was well thought out and good value.

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EW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yes, I would highly recommend for the view if for nothing else. The noise level is a little high and conversation is difficult especially with the older members of the group. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and prompt, and as I said, the view is incredible. The prices are reasonable.

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OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was not very professional and although starter was nice, entree and dessert below expectations.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Always a nice time

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DC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is outstanding at this restaurant !!! The food is amazing ! My husband says the steak is the best he has ever had and my favorite is the Shrimp Burger !! Food, service and atmosphere is the best in OC!!!

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