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The Hobbit Restaurant

4.6
814 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Anniversaries (9)
  • Scenic View (9)
  • Waterfront (7)
***WE WILL REOPEN MARCH 28th 2018!***
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Outside of Memorial Day to Labor Day Nightly Sunday- Thursday 5:00pm- 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Nightly 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 524-8100
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Cross street: Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) & 81st street (Bayside)
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vipCindyC (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Energetic Crowd! We were in Ocean City, MD for our 30th anniversary weekend & since our other evening was casual, we wanted a more upscale restaurant for the 2nd evening. We had a 7:30 reservation & the place was packed. We were seated & it was a nice touch there was a printed Happy Anniversary card on the table. We ate the price fixed menu where you chose 3 out of 4 offerings (appetizer, salad, entree or dessert). I chose the beef tenderloin empanadas w/ blue cheese. (Good, but kept thinking this is made with someone's leftover steak, oey). Hubby had caesar salad, very good. We both had the 10 oz glass of wine. Big glass of wine! Good house pinot noir. I had the crab cake & my husband had swordfish. Both very good. Ended with creme brulee, which again, was delightful. Place was VERY noisy, in fact people behind us were screaming laughing & pounding on the table. Not quite the place for a quiet anniversary dinner, but it was Sat night. We also had to ask the staff, because out of the 5 tables surrounding us, we were 1st to order, but last one served dinner. Again, not a big deal.We realize it is the end of the season. A very nice place, beautiful inside, cathedral ceilings, nice view (if it wasn't dark out). Nice menu & staff were friendly, even walking us outside to wish us Happy Anniversary.

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Superb (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Phenomenal dining experience!! From beginning to end this is a fantastic restaurant that we will visit again and again! Stunning views of the bay and sunset! Superb food and service!! We look forward to next season!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 17, 2017

A much improved visit from our visit last year. Beautiful sunset. Tim was a great server - cordial and good pacing. Delicious salads and appetizers with veal and crab cake entrees. Loved the $40 wine opportunities to celebrate 40 years. Looking forward to next season!

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westpalm (Miami)
5.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

Bike ride event

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vipKDJP (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and service. Loved the Pieogi Entree

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 11, 2017

Dinner was great and the service was outstanding. Dessert was even better!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 10, 2017

I have never really had a great meal in ocean city Maryland this changed that. Beautiful restaurant, great service wonderful food. We caught it on restaurant week so it was not only delicious but reasonable. Love the $40 wine list. All in All a great dinner . We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was excellent. Our server John R. was pleasant and provided excellent service. The view was spectacular and the ambience perfect. Go before sunset so you can watch the sunset from the dining room. Great experience.

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vipGreat (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on October 6, 2017

We’ve eaten here every time we get away to Ocean City. The food was terrific. My husband had the cheeseburger soup, which he loved. My filet, ordered medium, was way too rare, but was quickly fixed, and they took my glass of wine off the check. Very nice of them. Service was impeccable. Noise level is very high. Don’t expect quiet conversation.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was quick with wait staff supporting each other in delivery and clean up. We had the ahi tuna, fillet and salmon. All raved about their dishes both in presentation and preparation.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Outside of Memorial Day to Labor Day Nightly Sunday- Thursday 5:00pm- 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Nightly 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Cross street
Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) & 81st street (Bayside)
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(410) 524-8100
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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.
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Parking details
Private restaurant parking that extends from our front door to the back of south moon under at the head of 81st.
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Public transit
Bus stop at 81st street on the corner of our block
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Executive chef
Jason Purkey
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
The Hobbit participates in Restaurant Week in the Spring and Fall. We occasionally host beer and wine pairing dinners as well.