The Hobbit Restaurant

4.7
1559 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

*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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great food and service.

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Dinner
Philadelphia
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CarolL
Philadelphia
7 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!

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viplmelko
Philadelphia
50 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
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.

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MaryD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLeslieS
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice service

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Bolton
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TeressaS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JW
vipJuneW
Birmingham
6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vlad our waiter was amazing!

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MaryD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine and the bay view is spectacular

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JOSEPHS
Philadelphia
9 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.

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vipVince
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and kind staff. Very diligent about cleaning and sanitizing.

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vipDRR24
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on July 11, 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.

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Jason
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEDFT
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viploub
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGaryF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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.

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vipbeach
Washington DC
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!!

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MaggieJ
Philadelphia
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.

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vipNJJIM
Philadelphia
120 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.

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vipLeslieS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and service wonderful with all the challenges today

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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.

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Cindyslove
Philadelphia
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning best view on the east coast not kidding

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vipBrianB
Baltimore
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.

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vipMikeK
New York Area
11 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.

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LawrenceP
Baltimore
10 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

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PJFFX
San Francisco
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viproberth
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table overlooking the water

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The Hobbit Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1559 OpenTable diners.